Washington State House Democrats


Monday, August 13


Associated Press
Orca back to feeding, frolicking after carrying dead calf
Washington wildfire spurs evacuations, firefighter injured
Wildfire victims among those stung by Trump’s trade war
Growing Spokane, Washington, sheds its sleepy city image

Aberdeen Daily World
City about to take ownership of riverfront camp land

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Drone: Wildfire aftermath in Kennewick
Longview farm part of larger effort toward food equality
Op-ed: Gun policy can’t keep up with technology, but we must try

Bothell Reporter
One Table has no clear game plan for tackling regional crisis

Editorial: In Our View: Regulations Protect Public
Editorial: In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (WSU housing shortage worsening)
Editorial: In Our View: Tourism vs. Livability

Everett Herald (subscription required)
After suicide of 13-year-old, family calls for kindness, courage
To expand salmon habitat, county floods farmland
125 miles, $21 million and the smell of fresh pavement
Muhlstein: Soft-landing place planned for children entering foster care
Commentary: Can Christians still support the death penalty?
WaPo column: We’re losing local reporters when we need them most
WaPo column: The causal cruelty of denying aid to legal residents
WaPo: Wage growth is getting wiped out entirely by inflation

Highline Times
White Center Food Bank opens new “Grocery Store” model shopping experience

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
State approves Highway 3 roundabout in Belfair
Weeklong Manette Bridge closure to begin Aug. 20
Amazon is no longer a Seattle company. Here’s what that will mean for future workers and its second headquarters
Maple Fire in Olympic National Forest nears 1,000 acres
State, trust plan to purchase former Mason County scout camp

News Tribune (subscription required)
Tomato fight divides growers in Florida and the West Coast. Will it trip up NAFTA?
Lakewood wanted an immediate halt to release of sex offenders. Judge said no
Editorial: Free speech or safe streets – can’t Puyallup have both?

New York Times
Voting Rights Advocates Used to Have an Ally in the Government. That’s Changing.
Back-to-School Shopping for Districts: Armed Guards, Cameras and Metal Detectors

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: K-12 pay talks are done all wrong

Peninsula Daily News
Suicides spike on Peninsula; numbers up in Clallam, Jefferson
Port Angeles teachers seek full $2.3 million from state for raises

Puget Sound Business Journal
‘We have to look at this as a wake-up call,’ former Alaska pilot says of fatal Horizon crash
An economic upturn begun under Obama is now Trump’s to tout

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Sea-Tac officials, airlines to meet Monday to discuss security protocols after turboprop heist
Stolen Horizon Air plane ‘a serious breach,’ raises questions about airport security
Man who took Horizon Air plane from Sea-Tac Airport was quiet, well liked, says former co-worker
Sea-Tac air traffic controller faced ‘one in a million’ scenario with stolen plane
As Trump considers penalties, Seattle-area immigrants turn down public benefits they’re entitled to claim
A cheaper way to ease Seattle’s homeless crisis? Pierce County sees promising results
Rocky launch of Seattle’s new construction-permit system causes delays, anger
After 17 days and 1,000 miles, mother orca Tahlequah drops her dead calf
Seattle city workers tell of unfair treatment and mistrust, as government tracks diversity shortfalls
Safeco Field lease agreement too favorable for Mariners and must be redone, ex-PFD member says
Westneat: Let’s listen to Seattle’s ‘real-estate rainmaker’ when he says $800M Safeco Field deal is terrible
FYI Guy: Waiting to have kids: Majority of first-time moms in King County are 30 or older
Editorial: Targeting sea lions is a shrewd and responsible step for saving salmon runs
Editorial: Florida lessons for school safety
Opinion: Lawmakers are still telling lies about the Public Records Act bill — don’t fall for it (Chase)
Opinion: Cut the toxins and boat noise, and boost salmon, so orcas can survive
Opinion: I was a hostage in Iran: Our propaganda is just like theirs
Opinion: A year after Charlottesville rioting, we must recommit to fighting hate

Seattle Weekly
State Employees Can’t Afford Seattle

Spokesman Review
Housing market gone bonkers leads to leaps in Spokane County assessments
Improved conditions keep fire from Coulee Dam; evacuations underway near Kettle Falls
Air quality ‘unhealthy’ in Spokane, North Idaho, Northeast Washington
Reversing three-year trend, discipline rises in Spokane Public Schools
Getting There: Driverless technology is closer than you might think

Tri-City Herald
Tri-Cities teacher raises are still up in the air. Will they reach deals in time?

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Searches of electronics at border should require warrant
Editorial: Local effort to curb small but powerful e-cigs is on target

Washington Post
FBI agent Peter Strzok fired over anti-Trump texts

Yakima Herald Republic
Tensions swell over school salaries in Yakima Valley
Editorial: Congress must vote on farm-labor bill in the fall


Infrastructure spending: Which state is falling apart the worst?

Wildfire smoke returns again to Western Washington as B.C. fires rage
Father pushes for Washington bill in honor of dying daughter with rare illness (Blake)

Plane Crashes After ‘Unauthorized Takeoff’ From Seattle Airport
Lawsuit Over Immigrant Detainee Wages Is Now Class Action

Human remains, plane’s recorders found at Ketron Island crash site
Firefighter injured in Washington’s largest burning wildfire
Mama orca drops her dead calf after 17 days, ending ‘tour of grief’
‘It Was Quite A Shock.’ Wild Weekend As Northwest Fires Claim Homes, Injure Firefighter
A novel idea from an environmental activist: Secession
Washington Is Abnormally Dry This Year, Oregon Even More So


Civic Skunkworks
Homeless People Aren’t Faceless Monsters. They’re Our Neighbors.

UW expansion sharpens debate over city’s power
Opinion: Coastal drilling protesters to Trump: Take a hike

Mary’s Place opens its first permanent shelter in Burien
Ailing orca appears underweight but ‘active, energetic’
Cougar Creek wildfire is now more than 26K acres, only 5 percent contained
Washington state investigates NRA gun insurance plan

Seattle P.I.
17 days and 1,000 miles later: Tahlequah stops carrying her calf