Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, August 21


Associated Press
Microsoft uncovers more Russian hacking ahead of midterms
States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans
‘Very high threat’ Snohomish County volcano may get new monitoring stations
Wildfire smoke blots out mountains, skylines across US West
US says conserving oil no longer an economic imperative
Washington sues sham breast cancer charity
Trump attacks report his staff urged him to deny briefings to Obama
The Latest: Kremlin dismisses reports of new hacking attacks
County to pay $240K to teens in solitary confinement lawsuit
Groups sue Boeing over Duwamish River contamination
Anti-Trump images become big business for DC projectionist
Bull market about to become longest in history
Trump ready to ease rules on coal-fired power plants

Aberdeen Daily World
Oped: Democracy needs the press as the ‘opposition party’

Bainbridge Island Review
Bainbridge city manager’s departing words cause kerfuffle

Vancouver Public Schools teachers vote to approve work stoppage
Editorial: In Our View: Bargain for Sustainability

The Daily News
Longview teachers consider strike
Smoke, poor air quality sticking around

Everett Herald (subscription required)
For tens of thousands, bad air is more than inconvenient
WSU Everett resumes classes with a new, seventh major
Robinson: We are now having to defend truth itself
Editorial: Press lawmakers to comply with Public Records Act

Highline Times
Opinion: Where’s the Real Fake News?

The Inlander
Data sums it up: You’re right, we didn’t always have “smoke season” every August

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Senator Cantwell holds roundtable discussion on affordable housing on Orcas Island

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Kitsap’s poor air quality due to wildfire smoke deemed unhealthy; locals cautious

Maple Valley Reporter
King County bans solitary confinement of juveniles

News Tribune (subscription required)
‘Get ready for a major smoke event:’ Air quality expected to worsen before it clears up
‘That money is ours — we’re not asking … we’re telling you,’ staff tells school district

New York Times
Paul Manafort Trial Jury Suggests It Is Divided on One of 18 Counts
How Do You Get Better Schools? Take the State to Court, More Advocates Say

Olympian (subscription required)
Ruling could keep gun-regulation measure off Washington state ballot

Puget Sound Business Journal
Microsoft disrupts new Russian cyberattacks against U.S. democracy
Honeybees are hurting. What else can pollinate our food? (Slideshow)
Eight more fast-food chains agree to drop no-poaching clauses that hold down pay
U.S. banks tap the brakes on consumer credit
Washington workers left 15 million vacation days unused last year

Renton Reporter
King County bans solitary confinement of juveniles
Air quality alert for Puget Sound region due to wildfire smoke

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington construction engineers, crane operators strike after union rejects labor deal
Until Seattle smoke subsides, take steps to keep Fido safe, veterinarians say
Foreign workers at Whatcom County farm walk off job
Washington lawmaker on public-records task force calls journalists ‘those dirty, godless, hateful people’ (Springer)
Logging in Upper Skagit River watershed put on hold as Seattle has ‘grave concern’
Closed-door negotiations but no deal in battle over Seattle plan to upzone neighborhoods
King County reaches deal to ban placing jailed juveniles in solitary confinement
Editorial: Way to go, Bellevue, on thoughtful bike lane pilot program
Opinion: Exports are where the battle is being fought — and we’re losing

Seattle Weekly
King County Bans Solitary Confinement of Juveniles

Spokesman Review
Spokane wakes up to worst air in the country; some trash collection delayed
Soldier from Spokane killed in helicopter crash in Iraq
Will smoke wake us up to climate change?
Spokane City Council adopts law calling for 2030 adoption of exclusively renewable electricity
Shea to push for more open records despite criticism of media, GOP leader says
Washington wildlife officials order members of Togo wolf pack killed, lawsuit temporarily delays action

USA Today
Sexual trauma claims by veterans wrongly denied by VA, investigation finds

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Judge’s strict ruling on state gun initiative was sound
Microsoft says it stopped Russian spearphishing attack on Senate and think tanks

Washington Post
Microsoft says it has found a Russian operation targeting U.S. political institutions
Sea level rise is eroding home value, and owners might not even know it
Opinion: Millions are caught up in America’s criminal-justice system ‘because they’re poor’

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima School District employees may hold vote to strike Tuesday afternoon
Editorial: Back-to-School assignment for parents: Monitor kids’ social-media use


5 tips for better breathing during smoky conditions
Washington sues bogus breast cancer charity; wins $500k for screening services
Wildfires burning longer, spreading more quickly in Western US
Washington recycling centers up staff, feel pressure under China restrictions

More restaurants agree to end “No-Poach” agreements
Washington National Guard using wartime technology to help fight wildfires across PNW
Crane operators strike in Western Washington

Man who confessed to ‘racist attack’ in Auburn won’t face federal hate crime charges
Smoky summers the ‘new normal’ around Pacific Northwest, scientist say

NW Public Radio
Gulf Of Alaska Cod Are Disappearing. Blame ‘The Blob’

Q13 TV (Fox)
Ten years later, very little progress on fixing racial disparity in state’s foster care system
States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans; court hearing in Seattle Tuesday
Microsoft says it identified and blocked Russian hacking attempt
Four imprisoned teens win cash settlement from King County in ban on youth solitary confinement


Puget Sound air quality worsens to “very unhealthy” Tuesday
Western Washington construction crane operators go on strike
Court must decide if I-1639 will make November ballot (Frockt)

Seattle P.I.
Researchers hope to give orca calf second dose of medication

A Washington State Rep Who Hates The Press, Burien Teen Charged With Manslaughter, EPA’s New Polluted Pollution Policy