Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, August 2, 2018


Associated Press
Inflation, gas prices, tariffs squeeze consumers
Trump’s short-term health plans are cheaper but cover less
US proposes higher tax on $200 billion in Chinese imports
Fed keeps key rate unchanged while signaling future hikes
Bill allowing more sea lions to be killed clears key hurdle
Outdoor burning on DNR land banned statewide

Bainbridge Island Review
West Sound Wildlife Shelter gets grant for educational programs

Northwest tribes may soon have right to kill sea lions
Editorial: In Our View: Reality Time on Climate
Editorial: In Our View: McNeil Island Needs Plan B

The Daily News
Longview police and fire departments train in active shooter simulation

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Ukrainians hacked restaurants in Lynnwood and Everett
The union predicted it: Teacher pay is rising statewide
Trump’s EPA formally launches rollback of fuel economy standards
Commentary: The deferred dreams of working women on H-4 visas
Editorial: Parks grant program needs full funding from state

The Inlander
Generations after water quality and fish plummeted, Natives are fighting to restore a sacred resource
Spokane GOP chair hosts white supremacist James Allsup at event, accuses media of “label lynching”

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
A look back at first year of E-DUI

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Some child-care workers worried about new state regulations (Rolfes)
Daycare is tight in Kitsap County. Here’s how parents manage it
Congress approves defense budget, includes funding to benefit Kitsap
Grieving orca highlights plight of endangered whales

News Tribune (subscription required)
Column: Weightless words, no consequences, in Trump land
Editorial: These sex predators could go to a group home. We don’t blame Lakewood for fighting it

New York Times
Trump Officials Unveil Plan to Weaken Fuel Economy Rules
Could Cleaner Cars Cause More Crashes? Experts Are Skeptical
Mueller Inquiry Exposes Big Paydays of Foreign Lobbying
How Colleges Are Changing to Reach the Next Generation
Op-ed: Trump’s Biggest Climate Move Yet is Bad for Everyone
Editorial: The Expensive Education of Mark Zuckerberg and Silicon Valley
Video: I Am a Farmer Hurt by Trump’s Trade War. I Can’t ‘Take It,’ Mr. President.

Olympian (subscription required)
Interpreters for HCA patients urge state to address issues sparked by new vendor

Peninsula Daily News
Port Angeles files federal lawsuit over Elwha water facilities
Researchers watching grieving orca; highlights plight of endangered mammals

Puget Sound Business Journal
‘Quiet inventory turnaround’ boosts hopes of homebuyers in the Seattle area, new report says
Fed hails strong economy with rate rises ahead
Kaiser agrees to stop denying surgeries for transgender women following an Insurance Commissioner investigation
Trade war drives Seattle construction costs up, new report says

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Motorcyclist sues King County detective who pulled gun on him at traffic stop
US: 3 Ukrainians arrested in hacking plot that hit 47 states

Spokesman Review
$495 million bond measure approved by unanimous school board vote
National Guard, Black Hawk helicopters assist fire crews in Eastern Washington

Tri-City Herald
They are the 1st Tri-Cities police force to use body cams 
Editorial: Washington is a big casualty of Trump’s trade war 

USA Today
Republicans block $250 million to beef up election security

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Panel with formerly incarcerated people meets Sunday
Park district seeks new commissioner, revists old business

Wahkiakum County Eagle
WSD approves $7 million budget for 2018-19 year (Blake, Takko)

Washington Post
Trump administration to freeze fuel-efficiency requirements
As midterm elections approach, a growing concern that the nation is not protected from Russian interference

West Seattle Herald
Ballard Alliance works to ensure Ballard remains a vibrant community

Yakima Herald Republic
Selah School District employees join push for high pay hikes from McCleary decision
Editorial: Orca mother’s grief reinforces need to protect salmon over sea lions


Washington school district covers up special ed failures
Statewide burn ban in effect in Washington

Homeless quadriplegic veteran living outside VA struggles to get healthcare
PSE sends racial slur to black woman

King County councilmember pulls support for Safeco Field funding bill
Firefighters from Washington head to California to battle massive wildfires

Seattle’s Draft Tree Protection Ordinance Maintains Protections For Smaller Significant Trees
Protesters Regroup After Police Tear Down Encampment Outside Detention Center
Wildfire Risk Prompts Emergency Declaration For Washington State
Under New Rules, Cheaper ‘Short-Term’ Health Care Plans Now Last Up To 3 Years
A Few More Bad Apples: As The Climate Changes, Fruit Growing Does, Too

Doctors don’t want to scare you, but there’s a major drug shortage right now
Solving The ‘Wage Puzzle’: Why Aren’t Paychecks Growing?
How Ukranian hackers sneakily got credit card info, per the feds
Your thoughts on youth justice? King County is asking

NW Public Radio
Resources Stretched Thin As Northwest Fire Season Intensifies; Pacific Crest Trail Closed In Places 

Q13 TV (Fox)
State lands commissioner declares burn ban in state parks and forests, starting Thursday


Bias, retaliation top list of Seattle city employees’ concerns
Sawant joins the Showbox fight
Trump promised exceptions to the travel ban. A new lawsuit says it isn’t so

Bellevue launches all electric bikeshare program

Poverty reduction programs support families to work and should be strengthened

Should All Drugs Be Legalized?