Washington State House Democrats


Friday, August 17


Associated Press
White House touts a boom; most economists see a blip
Trump nixes $92M military parade, blames DC for high cost
State board upholds Millennium water quality permit denial
Washington school district shortens school week to 4 days
US vows to work more closely with states to fight wildfires
Group sues to expand protected orca habitat along West Coast
Rights group, state reach settlement in competency lawsuit

Aberdeen Daily World
Stolen railroad bond wires believed taken for scrap

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Environmentalists sue federal government in Seattle to protect endangered orcas
Editorial: No more banishment for chronically absent students in Washington

State auditor dings Port of C-W on federal work

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Will seismometers be in place before our volcano erupts?
Ignatius: Trump’s action against Brennan another step toward abyss
Will: We’re overdue for an another economic collapse
Editorial: Keep protection of agency’s payday loan rule

The Inlander
After decades behind bars, Randy Mora wanted to start over. Turns out, the first days of freedom can be perilous
Industry experts say Washington grew too much cannabis, and it could be a serious problem
Federal appeals court pushes back against an EPA order

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
Wildfire smoke causes poor air quality across region

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
People experiencing behavioral crisis can use triage center as calming space

News Tribune (subscription required)
Legal pot is leading to increased litter in environmentally conscious Washington
Editorial: What the health, Washingtonians? Answer your phones

New York Times
Trump Asks S.E.C. to Study Quarterly Earnings Requirements for Public Firms
Some States Sitting on Piles of Cash, and Cities Want a Cut
Trump Cancels Military Parade, Blaming Washington Officials for Inflating Costs
Embracing Conspiracy Theory, Trump Escalates Attack on Bruce Ohr

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Northwest fight for clean air getting serious
Thurston County bans smoking, vaping in its parks

Puget Sound Business Journal
The Horizon Air crash revealed a shocking gap in airport security. Could it happen again?
Why alcohol companies are betting on cannabis
Google employees protest secret work on censored search engine for China

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle mayor’s office privately orchestrated talks with council members before head tax repeal, city records show
As smoke hangs over Northwest, study shows air pollution was already high
A $550-per-hour coach is helping Sound Transit’s chief get along with his employees
Environmentalists sue federal government in Seattle to protect endangered orcas
WaPo: New York law curbing Uber may spread — and return focus to congestion pricing
Uber and Lyft are increasing car traffic in Seattle. How much? 94 million miles
Ed Lab impact: Washington adopts rules to limit student suspensions, expulsions
Ruling could keep gun-regulation measure off Washington state ballot
Opinion: Razing affordable rentals only contributes to homelessness
Editorial: Don’t let public records task force become a joke

Spokesman Review
WDFW commission approves 5 percent hunter, angler fee increase request but brunt of budget request placed on state general fund
Ferry County ballots left in drop boxes a week after election
Possible overnight dry lightning causes red flag warning in Spokane; smoke may lessen from nighttime winds

Tri-City Herald
4,000 laptops soon will reach Richland students’ hands. ‘No one is left out’
Can hackers tamper with your vote? Researchers show it’s possible in nearly 30 states

Vancouver Business Journal
Construction landscape laced with uncertainty

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Verdict still out on success of postage-paid voting

Washington Post
Trump gears up to strip more clearances from officials tied to Russia investigation
Trump blames D.C. officials for postponing his military parade; Bowser responds his plan was ‘sad’
Trump administration is considering pulling back $3 billion in foreign aid
Trump calls on regulators to consider changing how often companies report earnings
Opinion: Former intelligence chiefs rally around Brennan and slap down Trump
Opinion: Revoke my security clearance, too, Mr. President

Yakima Herald Republic
Air quality remains poor, worse in Lower Valley
Senior ranks rise at local food banks
New state tourism program seeks to get Yakima Valley, Washington state top of mind with U.S., international tourists
Editorial: Release the Manweller report and let the people judge


Washington school district moving to 4-day week
Something’s fishy: UW research shows pollution negatively impacts a fish’s sense of smell

Leaked city documents give protesters heads-up on homeless camp cleanups
Gov. Inslee points to smoky skies as a reason to pass carbon fee initiative

‘Our killer whales aren’t doing well:’ Lawsuit aims to protect struggling orcas

New USDA Strategy To Manage Extended Wildfire Seasons: Collaborate With States
Fires in Canada, California Add to Smoky Haze over the Northwest

This Yakima newspaper isn’t backing down from Trump’s attacks on the press
How we realized we needed to question other people’s biases
Babies Born Dependent On Opioids Need Touch, Not Tech
FDA Approves New Generic Version Of The EpiPen For Allergic Reactions

NW Public Radio
Four Years After Carlton Complex Devastated Okanogan County, What Have We Learned?
Listening For The Sound Of Silence In Washington’s Hoh Rain Forest

Q13 TV (Fox)
Naval Base Kitsap: Sewage spill in Puget Sound due to ‘material failure of very antiquated system’
Safer Schools: Bellevue district training teachers for shooter situations, natural disasters


Save the orcas? We’ll have to do this one, radical thing
Young climate activists will take suit to higher court

Get ready for the new smoky norm of the Pacific Northwest summer
How to protect yourself during smoke days

Seattle P.I.
Gov. Inslee: Interior Sec. Zinke would sell his grandchildren for big oil

I Worked With Richard Russell at Horizon Air, and I Understand Why He Did What He Did