Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, August 7


Associated Press
Jails, prisons slowly loosen resistance to addiction meds
Fire crews battle blazes across Washington ahead of heatwave
EPA delists federal Superfund site in Washington state
King County Metro named top public transportation agency

Aberdeen Daily World
New courtroom opens

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
California neo-Nazi spams Idahoans with robocalls, plans ‘regional capital’ in Gem State

Editorial: In Our View: Put Protest in Perspective
Editorial: In Our View: Orca’s Grief A Moving Image
Editorial: In Our View: Printing Guns a Dire Danger
Editorial: In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (tolling on I-5, I-205)

The Daily News
Editorial via Tacoma News Tribune: Gun policy can’t keep up with technology, but we must try

Everett Herald (subscription required)
FAA could release new passenger service report in September
Snohomish County’s bridges are safe, but some still need work
Now there’s a swing shift for aviation tech training at EvCC
WSU’s new Everett home is a tangible touchstone for students
Could electric planes be the next big thing in air travel?
Medicaid expansion making diabetes meds more accessible to poor, study shows
Commentary: How to avoid a repeat of 2016 election hacks
Letter: Uninsured drivers leaving law-abiding drivers with expenses

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
Single-payer advocates push for health care reform

News Tribune (subscription required)
Lummi Nation, biologists prepare to feed starving orca. But where is she?

New York Times
Rick Gates Testifies He Committed Crimes With Paul Manafort
No, Tariffs Aren’t Going to Pay Down the National Debt

Puget Sound Business Journal
Apple, Facebook and YouTube remove content from Jones and Infowars
If you think this year’s summer highway construction is bad, just wait. The next 10 years will be worse.

Seattle Times (subscription required)
After 5 weeks in a Seattle church, undocumented immigrant says he still has hope
Six questions about the GET rollover, answered
Seattle City Council looks to fast-track Sawant’s measure to help save the Showbox
King County Metro named nation’s top public transportation agency
Editorial: From calculators to tablets, help teachers fulfill their supply wish lists
Opinion: Migrant children caught in cross hairs of misplaced hostility
Opinion: Atomic shadows

Seattle Weekly
Seattle Public Schools and Teachers’ Unions Spar of Alleged Deficits

Snoqualmie-Valley Record
Washington joins Undetectable = Untransmittable HIV prevention campaign

Spokesman Review
Hanford contractor agrees to pay fine for accepting illegal kickbacks
EPA delists federal Superfund site in Washington state

Tri-City Herald
What will stop people dying at Palouse Falls? The state is trying these

USA Today
Marijuana breathalyzer aims to detect high drivers ‘without unjustly accusing’
Mendocino fire, the biggest ever in California, is still growing

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
State uses signs, fences to warn of Palouse Falls danger

Washington Post
Paul Manafort trial Day 6: Gates explains how millions were funneled to Manafort
Saudi Arabia ruptures ties with Canada, serving notice to would-be critics
‘We lost our naivete’: A year later, Charlottesville remains a wounded city

Yakima Herald Republic
Some call for changes to H-2A guest worker program
Blaming state lawmakers, Seattle school officials forecast years of financial doom and gloom


King County Metro named North America’s best large transit system

Washington sent brain injury patients to Oklahoma — then all but forgot about them
Veterinarians grapple with how to save young orca: salmon laced with meds or syringe
Substitute Teachers In Seattle Push For Better Health Insurance Coverage
Starving 4-year-old orca may get delivery of live salmon

Genetic Tests Can Hurt Your Chances Of Getting Some Types Of Insurance

NW Public Radio
Veterinarians Grapple With How To Save Puget Sound Orca: Salmon Laced With Meds Or Syringe?
Group Hatches Plan To Save Emaciated And Endangered Puget Sound Orca
When It Comes To Wildfire, Politics Lag Behind Science

Q13 TV (Fox)
Law enforcement says a fingerprinting levy on the ballot is an essential crime fighting tool for King County


As orcas starve, a task force convenes

Top 10 Stories: Safeco, 3D-Printable Guns, and Saving the Orcas

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: $23.5 million pricetag for 1.4-mile stretch of Burke-Gilman Trail
‘This is not about affordable housing’: Sawant introduces motion to ‘Save the Showbox’

West Seattle Blog
Housing challenges and other updates @ Camp Second Chance Community Advisory Committee
FOLLOWUP: Unanimous Council approval for Orchard Street Ravine expansion acquisition