Washington State House Democrats


Monday, August 6


Associated Press
Businesses cast wider net as jobless rate hits 3.9%
Feds weigh plan that includes feeding thin, endangered orca
Crews battle fires in Washington state, Idaho

Aberdeen Daily World
Tsunami survival event scheduled for Wednesday

Arlington Times
Opinion: Many teachers getting double-digit, up to 20 percent, raises

Bainbridge Island Review
Opinion: WEA insists ‘the money is there’

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Orcas’ hunger ‘is the result of hard decisions we haven’t made. We did this.’

Bothell Reporter
Sowing the seeds of mental health
Opinion: The deferred dreams of working women on H-4 visas

I-5 Bridge ‘tough topic’ in transportation plan

The Daily News
Longview farm share part of larger effort towards food equality

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Drug shortages felt at hospitals and clinics near and far
Elaborate shoplifting schemes often feed thieves’ drug habit
Local lawmakers put aside politics for needle cleanup (Lovick)
McCusker: Lowered expectations can mean a more corrupt society
Milbank: Media must stop playing into Trump’s hand
Commentary: Viewpoints: A better idea of where ‘The Big One’ could strike

Federal Way Mirror
Labor trafficking is under more scrutiny in Washington

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Discussion on virus that affects farmed and native salmon
Orca Salmon Alliance to deliver signatures of support for orca recovery

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Viral outbreak highlights health risks at swimming lakes

News Tribune (subscription required)
Hemp advocates angry at federal felon ban — but states already impose barriers
Editorial: Gun policy can’t keep up with technology, but we must try

New York Times
U.S. to Restore Sanctions on Iran Following Withdrawal From Nuclear Deal
Steel Giants With Ties to Trump Officials Block Tariff Relief for Hundreds of Firms
‘Too Little Too Late’: Bankruptcy Booms Among Older Americans

Olympian (subscription required)
School funding changes are put to the test in salary negotiations: ‘It’s a brand new system’
Neighbors of proposed homeless camps say city is moving too fast
Editorial: How our county may save at-risk species

Peninsula Daily News
Orca task force to meet Tuesday

Puget Sound Business Journal
How tech billionaires hack their taxes with a philanthropic loophole
‘Too little too late’: Bankruptcy booms among older Americans
China threatens new tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goods

Seattle Times (subscription required)
A serial cat killer is responsible for 7 feline deaths in Washington state, police suspect
Rescue effort for sick orca is ready — if pod can be located
Blaming state lawmakers, Seattle school officials forecast years of financial doom and gloom
In one Washington state immigration court, bonds are among the highest in the country and asylum is granted less often
GOP lawmaker attacks Central Washington University ahead of investigation into his conduct
As Washington growers struggle with labor shortage, vote in Congress on farmworker bill remains elusive
Editorial: Bellevue’s steps toward homeless responsibility are too small, too slow
Opinion: The natural legacy we leave to future generations shouldn’t be part of the D.C. political scrum
Editorial: Fighting wildfires requires greater focus, planning — and yes, money

Spokesman Review
Farmers bear burden of making Washington king of the cherry
Initiatives on carbon fees, soda taxes qualify for ballot
Inmates are training dogs at Airway Heights prison and helping themselves along the way
Opinion: Prepare yourself for poor air quality

USA Today
Amid war talk, Donald Trump reimposes economic sanctions on Iran

Vancouver Business Journal
New paid family leave program will launch in 2020
Entry-level housing remains scarce in Clark County

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Concerns about 3D-printed guns are real
Editorial: Agreement to clean Hanford groundwater sounds encouraging

Washington Post
U.S. moves to restore some Iran sanctions lifted under nuclear deal
In expensive cities, rents fall for the rich — but rise for the poor
Dying babies and no doctors: A look inside a Yemeni hospital
Editorial: Migrant kids were stripped, drugged, locked away. So much for compassion.

Whidbey News-Times
Sheriff’s investigation results in arrest of alleged heroin supplier

Yakima Herald Republic
Bittersweet: Hops drive growth in agricultural exports to EU as fruit demand wanes
Washington state business leaders work to cultivate allies in EU
Valley manufacturers want to see barriers fall
Nice doing business with EU: Prospect of a new trade deal looms large for Yakima Valley
Will: The future’s only constituency is the conscience of the present
Editorial: Focus on Yakima County health must continue even without Blue Zones


Parents go to great lengths for daycare slots
Only 1 Washington county is not under a high wildfire risk

Counties get federal boost in fight against opioid abuse
Scientists Working On Orca Recovery Not Surprised By Recent Tragedies

How One Boy’s Fight With Epilepsy Led To The First Marijuana-Derived Pharmaceutical
When It Comes To Wildfire, Politics Lag Behind Science
The Pot Breathalyzer Is Here. Maybe
Starving 4-year-old orca may get delivery of live salmon

Q13 TV (Fox)
Urban wildfires popping up as dry, hot weather continues


Do local police need to protect ICE workers?
Is Bellevue’s slow roll into bike share the beginning of something big?