Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, August 9


Associated Press
Seattle collects over $10M in first 6 months of soda tax
Tribune calls off $3.9 billion TV station deal with Sinclair
NRA, others sue Edmonds over gun storage law
Very hot temperatures feed fire danger
WSU short of dorm rooms as it welcomes largest frosh class
Contaminated equipment from Hanford site entered Richland
EPA reconsiders Washington state’s contentious water rules

Aberdeen Daily World
Salary increase discussions heat up between Aberdeen School District and teachers
Port purchases 520 pontoon casting property

Bainbridge Island Review
City announces deadline for tourism grants

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
King County fined $118K for wastewater discharge violations
Lummi Nation conducts practice run to save ailing orca

Vancouver council resolution supports bridge replacement
Editorial: In Our View: We Need Help, Washington

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Bids for new Mukilteo ferry terminal are millions too high
Rampell: Trump’s Obamacare replacement not bargain it seems
Harrop: Trump’s wildfire tweets ignite firestorm of ignorance
Milbank: Manafort’s on trial, but so is Trump’s judgment

The Inlander
Two Spokane women have been named to newly formed Washington women’s commission

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
Eastside permanent men’s shelter moves forward

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Why public mooring buoys aren’t always a ‘shore’ bet in the San Juans
Feds organize J50 recovery efforts
OPALCO completes first solar power project

Kirkland Reporter
King County Executive proposes discount for low-income solid waste customers
Rose Hill development in zoning review process

News Tribune (subscription required)
As orcas starve, grieve, state task force of 44 meets about policy recommendations

New York Times
Her Husband’s Killers Told Her She Was Next. These Days, That’s Not Enough for Asylum.

Olympian (subscription required)
Wash. health officials warn of worsening air quality due to wildfires

Peninsula Daily News
Installation of new Department of Licensing system will briefly close offices

Puget Sound Business Journal
Boeing denies rumors it may pause 737 production in Renton as planes pile up
Who gets a new 20% tax break? The Treasury Department speaks, and Trump may save
Albertsons and Rite Aid call off multibillion-dollar merger

Redmond Reporter
Indian festival draws thousands to Redmond

San Juan Islander
State grants boost ranks of boatbuilding students, restore schooner (Van De Wege)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Housing construction in local suburbs is at historic lows, while Seattle is setting records
Local Seattle preservation groups nominate Showbox theater for landmark status
Local driving instructor ‘making history’ by helping get Saudi women behind the wheel
Seattle-area parents who struggled with addiction change their lives for their children
Seattle soda tax brings in more than $10M in first six months
NYT: For sale: Survey data on millions of high-school students
Editorial: Sex ed focused only on abstinence is a mistake
WaPo Opinion: Alex Jones, lies and social media
Opinion: Rollback of vehicle-emission standards threatens the health of vulnerable Washington residents

Snoqualmie-Valley Record
The deferred dreams of working women on H-4 visas

Spokesman Review
School officials say bond measure was inspired by state funding mandate – and a big pile of dirt
Landmarks: Monument dedicated to Rebecca Hurn, Spokane’s first female lawyer, state’s first female senator (Billig)
Unhealthy, smoky air prompts health warnings, forces closure of Spokane pools
Washington AG sues New York man, says he set up bogus charities here

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Amid immigration crisis, islanders work for change
Traffic code unclear about parking near island mailboxes
County awards $84,000 to Vashon Senior Center

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Plan to end TSA screening at small airports wisely scrubbed

Washington Post
‘I want to die’: Was a 5-year-old drugged after being separated from his dad at the border?
Pence details plan for creation of Space Force in what would be the sixth branch of the military

Whidbey News-Times
‘This is the best job I could’ve asked for’

Yakima Herald Republic
WaPo opinion: Calling Trump’s treatment of immigrants ‘cruel’ is not hyperbole
Opinion: Latinos in Washington need better high-speed internet access


DUI arrests with kids in the car on the rise on Olympic Peninsula
Pearl Jam raising $11 million to fight homelessness. So where does the money go?

WA Dept of Health: Wildfires degrade air quality

That pain you feel about orcas? The Lummi know it well

Q13 TV (Fox)
Haze from wildfires surrounding Western Washington brings declining air quality
Pearl Jam raises millions to help Seattle’s homeless; local businesses join forces with iconic band


Opinion: Our jails are no place for refugee children

Washington air quality suffering during wildfire season, more haze on the way
State troopers notice spike in DUI stops with children in the car

Seattle P.I.
Washington’s best public high schools 2019, ranked
Pearl Jam puts spotlight on Seattle homelessness with historic ‘Home Shows’
State’s largest wildfire swells 50% in size; more significant growth feared

The Fact Is Nothing Is Going to Be Done About Climate Change Until It Kills Lots of White People
Finally, People Are Talking About Climate Change. But Is It Too Late?