Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, August 8


Associated Press
NRA, others sue Edmonds over gun storage law
Washington expects an estimated 131 million boxes of apples
Vets ready for rare efforts to save ailing endangered orca
Study: 1 in 7 children of Zika-infected moms have problems
Olympic National Park, forests, impose fire restrictions
Yakima Humane Society ends city contract over pit bull ban

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
As orcas starve, grieve, state task force of 44 meets about policy recommendations
The best park in Washington? It’s in Tacoma.

Bothell Reporter
Single-payer advocates push for health care reform
Public invited to review draft transportation plan for 2040 and beyond
State Fish and Wildlife seeks $60 million in funding

I-5 Bridge ‘tough topic’ in transportation plan

Everett Herald (subscription required)
New EdCC president is exploring the college’s future role
NRA and others sue Edmonds over new gun storage safety law
Mukilteo teachers rally in Everett for salary increase
Milbank: Deportation without exception, compassion or reason
Muhlstein: It’s hot out there, but high-schoolers keep hitting the books
Commentary: No, you can’t replace libraries with Amazon stores
Commentary: Labor trafficking is under more scrutiny in Washington
Letter: We need Congress to pass Medicare for All

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Hazy skies cover Kitsap County due to Washington, Oregon, and California fires
WSP: Increasing number of DUIs have children in car
Battling wildfires year-round is now the norm. How did we get here?

New York Times
New York Congressman Chris Collins Is Charged With Insider Trading
Trump’s Tariffs Are Changing Trade With China. Here Are 2 Emerging Endgames.

Peninsula Daily News
Column: PAT NEAL: There are no do-overs with the orcas

Puget Sound Business Journal
Inside Jeff Bezos’ incentive negotiation process: ‘Constantly hammering’ officials is the norm
US to add tariffs on $16bn of Chinese imports
An airline scans your face. You take off. But few rules govern where your data goes.

Seattle Times (subscription required)
NRA, Second Amendment Foundation sue city of Edmonds over gun-storage law
Washington AG sues New York man, says he set up bogus charities here
To lobby for public money, Mariners called on former Constantine adviser
Watch with us: Tomorrow, state officials may approve a second for-profit private school in King County
Opinion: More gridlock ahead: Seattle’s 100-year-old alleys were not built for mega-towers
Editorial: Don’t delay bump-stock buyback program (Ormsby, Rolfes)

Seattle Weekly
One Table Has No Clear Game Plan for Regional Homelessness

Spokesman Review
Air quality could remain unhealthy until Friday
Farmers voice concerns about trade war during visit by Senator Murray

Tri-City Herald
Editorial: Next time you have a snarky comment about someone’s death, shut up

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: When it comes to DNA testing, don’t expect privacy
Local foundations join call to remove citizenship question from 2020 census

Washington Post
Paul Manafort trial Day 7: Gates didn’t mention hidden income in 2014 FBI interview about Viktor Yanukovych
China retaliates with tariffs on $16 billion worth of U.S. imports after Trump’s latest trade hit

Whidbey News-Times
Commissioners show impatience with Planning board

Yakima Herald Republic
Saving the orcas: meetings, meetings and more meetings
While smaller than 2017, large apple crop expected in Washington state, with Galas topping the list
Editorial: City Council needs to finally repeal pit-bull ban


Orca task force to tackle dwindling prey, water toxins (Ranker)
Washington farmers worry about Chinese tariffs
DUI arrests with kids in the car on the rise in Washington

Mukilteo teachers threaten strike over teacher wages

Wash. Made Big Changes To School Funding – What Does That Mean For Teacher Pay?
A Game of Watch, Wait And Hope As Preparations Are Made To Tend To Ailing Orca
Pierce County’s Proposed Homeless Labor Program Runs Into Opposition

Light rail could make or break this immigrant’s American dream


Washington Farmers Sweat New Chinese Tariffs, Man With Fake Charities Sued by Bob Ferguson, What’s Up With Canada and Saudi Arabia?