Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, August 14


Associated Press
Live salmon released for ailing orca, but she doesn’t eat it
Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more
Wildfire north of Spokane burns 3 homes, forces evacuations
Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier killed in Afghanistan
Gates testimony dredges up Trump inaugural spending mystery

Aberdeen Daily World
Pourhouse, old Selmer’s building in danger of demolition for Gateway Center

Bainbridge Island Review
Rolfes honored by fire chiefs (Rolfes)

Bothell Reporter
New study confirms historical presence of grizzlies in Washington

Editorial: In Our View: Traffic’s Toll has Big Reach

The Daily News
Kelso teachers get 8.5 percent pay raise

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Political spending at Trump properties soars
Editorial: If Trump can tweet, players can kneel
Letter: School districts must use state funds to increase teacher pay
Letter: Ignoring pollution, climate change has dire consequences

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
New study confirms historical presence of grizzlies in Washington

Kirkland Reporter
DOH provides steps to keep safe from wildfire smoke

News Tribune (subscription required)
“It’s not ‘climate change equals fires.’” Trump officials call for forest thinning to reduce wildfire risk
‘Just cause’ debate slows work on new rental regulations in Tacoma

New York Times
Trump’s Trade War Is Rattling China’s Leaders

Puget Sound Business Journal
Sen. Cantwell calls for congressional hearing after Horizon plane was stolen from Sea-Tac Airport
California recreational marijuana sales expected to overtake Washington by 2025
Jobs are growing faster in Seattle’s suburbs as reverse commuting grows

Redmond Reporter
New study confirms historical presence of grizzlies in Washington

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Sea-Tac Airport’s security challenge: 12,600 people have access to aircraft
‘Video games’? Pilots wonder how plane thief learned to do aerial acrobatics
Puget Sound air-quality warning: Beware of smoke from British Columbia fires
Washington state no longer has the nation’s fastest-climbing home prices
STEM majors way up, humanities down, among Washington college students, new data show
Sound Transit light-rail riders frustrated Monday morning by failed UW Station escalators
WaPo: Typical kid behavior or a mental-health problem? It can be hard to decide.
Editorial: Help level the playing field for homeless students
Opinion: A lesson for today in Tacoma’s fall and Seattle’s rise in the 1890s
Opinion: The truth about Russia is out there, but where is the GOP?

Spokesman Review
Spokane starts Tuesday morning with unhealthy air again
Togo wolf pack members kill another cow in northeast Washington
School nurses train to treat victims of mass shootings before school year starts

Tri-City Herald
State tells Hanford ‘no.’ Stabilizing the radioactive waste tunnel must wait
What sparked the destructive Tri-City wildfire remains a mystery

USA Today
Omarosa says she’ll hand over secretly recorded White House tapes to special counsel Robert Mueller

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Strong voter turnout indicates postage-free ballots are winner

Washington Post
At least 20 dead after highway bridge collapses over Italian city
Erdogan calls for Turkish boycott of U.S.-made electronics, singling out Apple’s iPhone
The next five years will be ‘anomalously warm,’ scientists predict
Do children have a right to literacy? Attorneys are testing that question.
Opinion: America’s debt has exploded. Why does no one care?

Wenatchee World
Wildfire smoke pushes air quality into ‘very unhealthy’ range
Upper Entiat River Valley mostly empty as crews work to slow Cougar Creek Fire
City Council to decide which districts members represent

Whidbey News-Times
Flowers for Tokitae and her family

Yakima Herald Republic
Research shows smoke from wildfires could be surprisingly deadly
Toppenish School District employees OK contract; average raises of 18.5 percent
Sea-Tac adds security personnel to cargo areas, terminals after theft of Horizon Air plane
Editorial: School district shortages extend to bus drivers, too


Washington lawmakers call for hearing into Seattle plane theft

A bridge connecting Sammamish and Bellevue? Mayor discusses that and possible boat option
Sen. Cantwell calls for Congressional hearing after plane stolen from Sea-Tac

New rules aim to reduce number of students expelled, suspended from school
3D-printed gun inventor welcomes Seattle legal battle
Sen. Cantwell calls for congressional hearing on stolen plane, airport security protocols

Washington Tribes Call on FCC to Prioritize Native Needs In Consideration of Licenses Change
Why Are Top School Officials From Washington Getting Paid To Meet With Tech Companies?
A Sunken Ship From The PNW’s Past And The Search To Find It

Scientists deliver live salmon to sick, endangered orca
From an old church parking lot springs affordable housing

NW Public Radio
Tribes Call On FCC To Prioritize Native Needs In Broadcast Licences

Q13 TV (Fox)
State schools chief says new student discipline rules should reduce suspensions, expulsions


Carmen Best confirmed as police chief in historic first

Current haze, bad air is unusual for Washington
Sen. Cantwell calls for Congressional hearing after stolen plane

Modernizing the Working Families Tax Rebate would rebalance the tax code, grow local economies, and help workers thrive

Seattle P.I.
Washington air quality dips with smoke from all sides
Connelly: Climate change cost could rise to $1 trillion during next decade

Where Did All This Smoke Come From and When Is It Leaving?