Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, August 16


Associated Press
Brennan: Trump worked with Russians and now he’s desperate
State agency has made no decision on killing wolves
Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments
A rising concern? After straws, balloons get more scrutiny
Fed rate policy unintentionally pressures emerging economies
Not just land heat waves: Oceans are in hot water, too
The smog is clearing, but the reprieve might be temporary
Group sues to expand protected orca habitat in Northwest
Colorado baker who refused to make cake for gay couple sues again
Mount Vernon homeless meals cut due to neighbor complaints
Unhealthy smoky air blankets Northwest
80,000 gallons of sewage flows into Sinclair Inlet
State mulls killing predatory wolf pack in Eastern Wash.

Aberdeen Daily World
Funding sought for modern student union building at GHC
Editorial: Our Opinion: Trump’s press attacks have real consequences

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
How important is tourism to Idaho? $1.4 billion
Editorial:  President Trump, we’re not ‘enemies of the people.’ End your war on our free press

Editorial: In Our View: Trump’s Words Un-American

The Daily News
Longview school district faces budget deficits
Ecology seeking comments on revised Reynolds Metals cleanup plan

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Pickets, protests pay off as Mukilteo teachers get hefty hikes
Teens in Fred Hutch program aspire to be scientists, doctors
Bloomberg: Boeing, SpaceX prepare for America’s return to space travel
WaPo: Trump revokes security clearance of former CIA chief Brennan
WaPo: Fentanyl use drove drug overdose deaths to record high in 2017
Commentary: Solar probe extends quest to answer, ‘Why?’

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way school district moves forward on construction projects

The Inlander
Federal appeals court pushes back against an EPA order
Industry experts say Washington grew too much cannabis, and it could be a serious problem

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan Island National Historical Park makeover includes new visitors center, campsite, programs

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Kitsap teachers hoping for big raises in contract negotiations
Kitsap air quality levels now ‘unhealthy’ for everyone. Here’s what you need to know
High-speed internet comes to rural Mason County neighborhoods (Carlyle)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: No more banishment for chronically absent students in Washington
Editorial: President Trump, end your war on our free press

New York Times
Trump Revokes Ex-C.I.A. Director John Brennan’s Security Clearance
Trump Says Newspapers Are ‘in Collusion’ on Championing a Free Press

Olympian (subscription required)
Olympia City Council meeting interrupted as pair tries to deliver lawsuit to mayor

Peninsula Daily News
Port Angeles council considering vacant building law
Voters approve Chimacum schools $7.95M levy for facility upgrades

Puget Sound Business Journal
Bleak new estimates in drug epidemic: A record 72,000 overdose deaths in 2017
Officials encouraged insider threat training for airlines and airports before stolen Horizon aircraft crash
Seattle residents continue shift from home ownership to renting

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Logging in Upper Skagit River watershed put on hold as Seattle has ‘grave concern’
How Washington state made its abortion laws Trump-proof
Activists push to re-legalize affirmative action in Washington state
Kent students return to school in two weeks — but not if teachers go on strike first
To address homelessness, City Council creates another committee
Editorial: Shake up the system to boost voter turnout

Spokesman Review
Wolf kills in northeast Washington not prompting a kill order, for now
Editorial: The Spokesman-Review isn’t ‘the enemy of the people’

Tri-City Herald
Editorial: President Trump, we’re not ‘enemies of the people.’ End your war on our free press

USA Today
Opinion: Congress isn’t helping DREAMers, but states, colleges and businesses can. Here’s how.
Editorial: Betsy DeVos wants to fail students at for-profit colleges

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Study shows triangle route passengers’ dissatisfaction with ferry service

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Police video should be a public record

Washington Post
Trump’s lawyers prepare to fight subpoena all the way to the Supreme Court

Wenatchee World
Poor air quality to continue ‘for some time’
Fire team’s inner workings can be as complex as the fires they fight

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima city, county looking at ways to prevent future Cowiche Creek flooding
Cepeda column: In Trump’s America, there’s no ‘right way’ to be an immigrant
Editorial: Free press is a watchdog for, not enemy of, the people


UW study shows ocean may be ‘breathing out’ more carbon dioxide than thought
Trade war, tariffs threatening Seattle’s construction boom?
Seattle teachers rally for better pay, ‘fair’ contracts

Conservation group filing lawsuit to protect orca whales
Washington wildfire season now worst in history; smoke, haze impacting firefight

New trend shows Seattle home price increases are gradually slowing

Hundreds Of Seattle Teachers Rally For A Raise As Contract Bargaining Continues
Theatre Battery In Kent Offers Free Tickets To Show About An Immigrant’s Struggles

Judge dismisses kids’ lawsuit seeking to protect the climate they’ll inherit
Is your joint helping to ruin the environment?
What to do when the smoke starts to get to you
Are Job Ads Targeting Young Workers Breaking The Law?
Bills And Bulletproof Backpacks: Safety Measures For A New School Year
Hundreds Of Newspapers Denounce Trump’s Attacks On Media In Coordinated Editorials
PHOTOS: ‘Mad Max’ smokescape envelops Washington state
We’re Putting More Homes On Wild Lands And In The Path Of Wildfires

NW Public Radio
How Conservationists Are Using AI And Big Data To Aid Wildlife

Q13 TV (Fox)
Naval Base Kitsap spills 80,000 gallons of sewage into Puget Sound; ‘no contact’ advisory issued
Washington’s wildfire fighting costs this year expected to meet or exceed the $364M set in 2015


Opinion: Background checks give false sense of security at airports

Weekend closures and milestones looming for major freeway project
Air quality improving across Puget Sound region
Conservationists filing lawsuit to protect orcas