Washington State House Democrats


Friday, August 10


Associated Press
Consumer prices up 2.9 pct, leaving Americans worse off
Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law
Team gives medication to sick killer whale at sea
WSU short of dorm rooms as it welcomes largest frosh class
DUI arrests with children passengers rising in Washington
$3.9B buyout of Tribune by Sinclair ends in acrimony
Rescue team rushes to help ailing orca spotted off Canada

Aberdeen Daily World
Tsunami survival tips and funding options discussed at Aberdeen forum

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
They’re big, they’re fat and thankfully there are finally a whole lot of ‘em
Leave the Discover Pass at home. Another free day at Washington state parks is coming up
Idaho health insurers raised rates 27 percent this year. For 2019? 8 percent.

The Daily News
Senators sponsor bill to speed up Millennium permitting

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Interns learn the nuts and bolts and rivets of manufacturing
Tulalip Tribes opening marijuana store on reservation
UW Bothell works hard to nurture first-generation students
News Tribune Commentary: Gun policy must try to keep up with technology
WaPo: Thousands call for LeBron James to replace Betsy DeVos

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

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan County, Town of Friday Harbor officials plan to reduce drug use, crimes

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Before new ferry Suquamish sets sail this fall, take an early look inside
Olympic National Forest wildfire doubles in size, more resources brought in to combat the blaze

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: Governor Inslee, Legislature must stop sex offender dumping in Lakewood

Puget Sound Business Journal
Identity crisis: The insurers moving away from insurance
Trump’s tariffs on Canadian newsprint hasten local newspapers’ demise
Companies respond to an urgent health care need: transportation
Opinion: Washington state politicians are showing leadership in addressing homelessness crisis (Nelson, Chopp)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Sick orca gets shot of antibiotics as rescuers prepare feeding attempt
Why teachers in Edmonds, but not Tacoma, are about to get double-digit raises
Seattle parks volunteers go to repair habitat, and find tent camps
Fireworks planted on equipment used in controversial Seattle road project
Amazon offers a peek at its softer side as it lifts the cover on literary donation program
Boeing finds surprise asset for defense comeback: old warplanes
Amazon considering opening Seattle health clinics for employees, report says
Editorial: Amid dismal voter turnout, Garfield County shines
Opinion: Hurricane Maria death-toll numbers show Puerto Rico is ‘a real catastrophe’

Tri-City Herald
Inslee says Trump trade war will ‘rattle’ the Mid-Columbia and Washington

Washington Post
Trump takes aim at Turkey, announcing doubling of steel and aluminum tariffs in effort to punish country
As fires rage statewide, a burned out California mining town looks to rebuild
Trump says NFL players should ‘Be happy, be cool’ and stop protesting during the anthem

Yakima Herald Republic
As Washington growers struggle with labor shortage, vote in Congress on farmworker bill remains elusive
Congressmen visit Valley to talk about farm bill, hold roundtable with ag interests
Editorial: Encourage breastfeeding, and the Yakima Valley will reap the health benefits


Following the money from Washington’s marijuana tax
Salmon cannon creators hope to save Southern Resident orcas

Local leaders fight plan to put sex offenders in adult family homes

Plan to replace Washington State Ferries’ aging vessels remains unclear
State launches project to improve seismic safety at high-risk schools

Can Art Bridge The Divide Between People Who Have Homes And Those Who Don’t?

What if we treated homelessness like an earthquake?
Crews near Bellingham load up live salmon to feed sick, young orca
LISTEN: Bigger, hotter wildfires are worsening air quality in the Northwest
Is Seattle’s hot housing market starting to cool down?

NW Public Radio
The Entire Northwest Is Abnormally Dry, With Severe Drought In Parts Of Washington And Oregon

Q13 TV (Fox)
Where will donations from Pearl Jam concerts, businesses to combat homelessness go?
Tiny village community poised to change homeless response on Kitsap Peninsula


As kinship caregivers struggle, Washington’s foster care system benefits

Seattle P.I.
Q13’s parent company Tribune suing KOMO’s parent company Sinclair
Stop using agricultural pesticide on food, court orders EPA