Washington State House Democrats


Friday, August 3


Associated Press
Seattle to enlarge team that oversees homeless camp removals
US goes ahead with tax on Canadian newsprint
Documents: Youth care worker sexually abused immigrant boys
Target shooting to be banned amid fire threats, hunting OK
US employers add 157,000 jobs, jobless rate hits 3.9 pct.

Bothell Reporter
State Fish and Wildlife seeks $60 million in funding

WSDOT has a plan for state Highway 500

The Daily News
Commerce affirms tariffs on Canadian newsprint producers

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Water dispute keeps new Edmonds school from opening
WaPo: Portland braces for violence during antifa, far-right march
Editorial: The message from an orca mother

The Inlander
Generations after water quality and fish plummeted, tribes are fighting to restore a sacred resource

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Orca mother continues to carry deceased baby on 11th day
Burn ban in effect throughout Washington state

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Kitsap health district investigating 120 possible norovirus cases from Horseshoe Lake

News Tribune (subscription required)
GOP lawmaker attacks Central Washington University ahead of investigation into his conduct
Signature-gatherers will have to keep their distance from fair entrances, for now
Matt Driscoll: Rising seas and falling land: Tacoma needs to prepare for the impacts of climate change
Editorial: Protesting is fine, but where does Tacoma anti-Nazi group go next?

New York Times
Trump Administration Unveils Its Plan to Relax Car Pollution Rules
What to Know Before You Buy Short-Term Health Insurance
Russian Threat ‘Is Real,’ Trump Officials Say, Vowing to Protect U.S. Elections
How the U.S. Is Fighting Russian Election Interference

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Mariners’ tax plan shows how little we learned

Peninsula Daily News
DNR bans fires on 13 million forest acres
Researchers watching grieving orca; highlights plight of endangered mammals

Puget Sound Business Journal
Manufacturers increase efforts to woo workers to rural areas
Apple’s $1 trillion milestone reflects rise of powerful megacompanies
US Treasury outlines tax reforms over $3tn offshore cash pile
Opinion: Business leaders should support carbon fee initiative

Seattle Times (subscription required)
NOAA plans ‘outside the box’ response to save J pod orca, which may have just days to live
After repeal of head tax for homelessness, Seattle mayor seeks tech-company expertise
Boeing’s 737 ramp-up slows as unfinished planes pile up in Renton
How can Washington state better fund special education? Officials want to hear from you
I have two master’s degrees, but that didn’t keep me from becoming homeless.
Podcast: Reporter Lynda Mapes on tracking the mother orca who won’t let go of her dead calf
Sen. Patty Murray on Roe v. Wade’s future: ‘I have never felt this profoundly fearful’
Seattle to expand team that oversees homeless-camp removals
Bracing for a fight, Patriot Prayer’s right-wing faithful head to Portland for Saturday rally
Bellevue Police Chief Steve Mylett placed on leave; city cites unspecified ‘allegations’
Column: Housing troubles are freezing millions out of ownership far beyond Seattle
Opinion: Sudden cardiac arrest: Is your school prepared?
Editorial: Sensible measures must prevail, and 3-D printed guns have no role

Seattle Weekly
Advocates Seek to Eradicate Labor Trafficking in Washington

Spokesman Review
Spokane-area Reps. Shea, Volz on group studying open records for state Legislature
Column: The Amazon effect on local pay should be scrutinized

Washington Post
China warns it could fire back with tariffs of $60 billion in U.S. goods
U.S. economy adds 157,000 jobs in July, slightly below expectations

Vancouver Business Journal
What does state’s amended Equal Pay Act mean for employers?

Yakima Herald Republic
While fire danger remains high, target shooting will be banned on WDFW lands
NOAA plans ‘outside the box’ response to save J pod orca, which may have just days to live
Editorial: Legislature must be consistent on sexual harassment policies (Sawyer)


Some child-care workers worried about new state regulations (Rolfes)
Bill to kill more Washington sea lions clears key hurdle

Seattle may lose teachers to salary disparity

Statewide shooting ban goes into effect Saturday in effort to prevent wildfires

Republican Lawmaker Denies Inappropriate Behavior, Suggests He’s Under Attack By Liberals
Thiel: ‘Not Right Time’ For Mariners To Ask For Public Funds For Safeco Fixes

Homeless service providers face penalties if they miss housing targets
Despite Strong Economy, Federal Deficit Soars

Q13 TV (Fox)
Safer Schools: Bethel district upgrades classroom doors, other security for new school year


Head of public defense faces backlash from County after opposing youth jail
As other agencies launch electric buses, Sound Transit stalls

Seattle P.I.
Washington, 18 other states will sue Trump over emissions and fuel standards
Seafair brings Blue Angels back to Seattle, but at what cost?
Bonney Lake teen speaks out for first time after encounter with human trafficking