Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, August 22


Associated Press
States aim to stop internet release of 3D-printed gun plans
Seattle air quality to improve but smoky skies may continue
Politicians target immigration law after arrest in Iowa case
Trump, Sessions feud spills over into dispute over policy on criminal justice reform
Federal judges appointed by Trump are starting to leave their mark
State lawmaker calls journalists ‘dirty, godless, hateful’
Initiative fight over carbon pollution fee draws big money
Washington sues sham breast cancer charity

Aberdeen Daily World
Hundreds show up to teacher-support rally; negotiations still at stalemate
Oped: A new welfare trap for immigrants

Inslee condemns state lawmaker’s remarks calling journalists ‘dirty, godless, hateful’ people
Soldier from Spokane killed in helicopter crash in Iraq

The Daily News
Kalama teachers, district report progress in contract talks
Longview teachers take district’s latest offer to union members

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Be patient: Meteorologists say relief from smoke is coming
Verizon: We should not have slowed service during wildfires
Milbank: When the online bully is your spouse — and president

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Bainbridge declines voting proposal
Bay area schools adopt no-shame dress code

News Tribune (subscription required)
Driscoll: Homeless crisis is hitting rural kids, and no one is doing anything, district head says
Editorial: The cents and sensibility of electric cars

New York Times
Trump’s New Pollution Rules Still Won’t Save the Coal Industry
Paul Manafort, Trump’s Former Campaign Chairman, Guilty of 8 Counts

Olympian (subscription required)
‘Very unhealthy’ air and smoke lingering, but relief could come by Thursday

Peninsula Daily News
Cantwell, Franz address salmon, orcas, wildfires in Port Townsend appearance
Union strike stops North Olympic Peninsula public works projects

Puget Sound Business Journal
Facebook identifies new influence operations spanning globe
Cost of new EPA coal rules: Up to 1,400 more deaths a year
Construction strike halts work on Amazon towers in downtown Seattle
Washington Attorney General receives first funds from settlement with Clark Nuber and breast cancer charity

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Gov. Inslee condemns state lawmaker’s remarks calling journalists ‘dirty, godless, hateful people’
Western Washington crane operators strike after union members reject labor deal
Seattle increasing removals of homeless encampments
3D-printed guns: Federal judge in Seattle frustrated over case, could make decision by Monday
Westneat:  The Northwest’s answer to Trump’s ‘gas guzzling is great again’
Groups sue Boeing over Duwamish River contamination
New Trump rule to aid coal-power plants unlikely to slow Northwest push for cleaner electricity
Lawsuit filed in Seattle says ICE failed to disclose records, violated Freedom of Information Act
Editorial: Remove press-bashing Rep. Matt Shea from public-records task force

Seattle Weekly
King County Assessor Pushes for Building Housing on Public Land

Spokesman Review
Catholic Charities refutes claims of lawlessness and building a ‘small army’ of homeless people
$1 million donation to WSU nursing will focus on better care for the elderly
Judge to Congress, executive branch: Face up to problems of 3-D printed guns

Tri-City Herald
Smoky skies shouldn’t be the new normal. If we don’t change, they will be

USA Today
Mollie Tibbetts murder case: Here are the facts on immigrants committing crimes in US

Washington Post
Winners and losers in the longest U.S. bull market ever
The Energy 202: Trump’s new CO2 rule may help coal plants run for years longer
The Health 202: Has Medicaid expansion helped or hurt the program? Depends which of these Republicans you ask

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima School District employees vote to strike as pay impasse continues
Military training exercise may have sparked 500-acre fire on Yakima Training Center
Editorial: No-tax Land and Water Conservation Fund needs to be saved


Where is the smoke around Puget Sound coming from?
How to get air quality alerts and real-time info on smoke

Washington’s solution to backlog of rape kits could be in Ohio (Orwall)

Doctors: Long-term health effects from wildfire smoke exposure still unclear
Teacher strikes loom for many Southwest Washington schools

Accused of staring at women’s breasts, official still stayed on job until retirement
As Wildfire Seasons Worsen, Scientists Point To Summer Precipitation As Major Driving Factor

Why does Seattle spend so little on homelessness prevention?
Could A Washington Forest Restoration Project Privatize Land Management, Or Make It More Efficient?
Washington lawmaker assails media as ‘dirty, godless, hateful people’
Could modular housing help shelter King County’s 12,000 homeless?
Big One would kill or maim ‘hundreds or thousands of school kids’

NW Public Radio
Could A Washington Forest Restoration Project Privatize Land Management, Or Make It More Efficient?
Northwest Coastal Towns Grapple With Growth Of Vacation Rentals

Q13 TV (Fox)
Falling ash, smoky skies: What’s exactly in that air?
Dairy industry struggling in Washington, but proud legacy drives Chehalis family farm


Finding beds for the unsheltered: there was supposed to be an app for that
Opinion: Safeco plan, a boon for billionaires, ignores our real problems

Seattle P.I.
Operator union, including Seattle tower crane operators, vote to strike
Connelly: Trump plan props up coal plants while West breathes dirty air

We Asked the State’s Top Wildfire-Fighting Official: Are Smoky Summers the New Normal?
Barnett: Seattle Is Doubling the Rate of Homeless Sweeps