Washington State House Democrats


Friday, August 24


Associated Press
West Coast officials tell tourists not to worry about fires
Dead humpback whale found on Washington coast
More states take interest in legal fight over Columbia River coal terminal
Trump escalates feud with Sessions, wants ‘other side’ probed
Reports: Immunity for tabloid CEO in Trump hush-money probe
Search underway for inmate mistakenly released from jail

Aberdeen Daily World
State gets $700,000-plus in NOAA tsunami preparedness grants

Bothell Reporter
With Lakepointe study complete, Kenmore hopes for development

Evergreen teachers vote to strike

The Daily News
Longview teachers strike, argue for higher pay raises

Everett Herald (subscription required)
McCoy fined for late reporting of thousands in contributions (McCoy)
Milbank: GOP’s silence over Trump nearing point of no return
Thiessen: Catholic Church needs its own #MeToo movement
WaPo: Trump Organization’ bookkeeper gets immunity
Editorial: Lawmaker shouldn’t work alongside ‘dirty’ news media

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan County to receive temporary air quality monitor | Update
Local wastewater treatment plants win outstanding performance awards

Maple Valley Reporter
Fire crews have left the scene of Highway 18 brush fire
LTE: Treat teachers better

News Tribune (subscription required)
Manager fired pregnant woman because ‘it’s not a good time’ to give her leave, she says
Editorial: Spokane lawmaker gets free pass on press-bashing. Why?

New York Times
E.P.A. Rule Change Could Let Dirtiest Coal Plants Keep Running (and Stay Dirty)
Trump Denounces Justice Dept. as Investigations Swirl Around Him

Olympian (subscription required)
Relief from poor air will be brief, smoke most likely to return this weekend

Puget Sound Business Journal
Business leaders view U.S. immigration policy as threat to economy
US tariffs see small businesses plead for mercy as trade war bites

Renton Reporter
Column: Columbia River Treaty talks too vital to ignore

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Smoke, but less of it, may stick around Seattle for the weekend
Portland wanted to shelter every homeless family. The plan backfired, but it offers lessons for Seattle.
How likely are Seattle teachers to walk out on the first day of school?
Did Seattle deliberately withhold records showing tally of council votes on head-tax repeal?
Survey reveals high rates of sexual assault among Native American women in Seattle, many of them homeless
NYT: Sen. John McCain will no longer be treated for brain cancer, family says
FYI Guy: Aging boomers, rich millennials fuel rise of the mortgage-free homeowner in Seattle
Braun: Don’t divert funding for K-12 reforms to increased teacher salaries

Seattle Weekly
Open Letter Calls on Amazon and Microsoft to Withdraw Support for Elimination of Green Card Limit

Snoqualmie-Valley Record
Mt. Si High School construction progresses on schedule
Snoqualmie Valley School District welcomes new superintendent

Spokesman Review
Washington’s new head wildlife manager has had trial by fire in first month on the job
Crescent Mountain fire continues to grow, spewing smoke across the state
Inslee says Shea shouldn’t be on task force; GOP leader says he’ll stay

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Being a ‘farmer’ is now a hot political ticket
Trump plan could prolong lives of coal plants and their smog

Washington Post
Sen. John McCain, battling brain cancer, is discontinuing medical treatment, family says
Safest level of alcohol consumption is none, worldwide study shows

Yakima Herald Republic
Wapato police union sues city, claiming retaliation, discrimination
Mexican consul from Seattle visits Yakima Valley to talk about migrant labor rights
Editorial: Yakima PD should reflect the community its serves


New earthquake research shows where ‘Big One’ could strike
Wildfire smoke drifts back into Western Washington
Buyers see some hope in cooling Seattle real estate market
Washington team follows Ohio’s lead to clear rape kit backlog (Orwall)

Local experts counter new study that says safe injection sites don’t bring down mortality rates

Seattle no longer the fastest growing market for home value

Pacific Northwest cities hire outside vendors to police Airbnb-type rentals
Attention, Shoppers: Kroger Says It Is Phasing Out Plastic Bags

Will smoky Northwest skies yield America’s first carbon tax?
Only children of color are being kicked out of the Seattle Public Library
After $51M Tourism Loss To Wildfires, Oregon Wants Visitors To Come Back

NW Public Radio
In MeToo Era, A Yakima Valley Dairy Worker Finds Her Voice

Q13 TV (Fox)
What’s next for starving orca J50? ‘If we do nothing, she will die’
Seattle home price acceleration slows, but that doesn’t mean it’s easier to buy


Affordable housing, but at what cost?
Want to prevent megafires? Let forests burn
Opinion: Troubled waters: Politicians on the hook for orca, salmon failures

Experts counter study that says safe injection sites don’t bring down mortality rates
Rob McKenna: Orca lawsuit has a ‘pretty good case
Worried about salmon? What chef Tom Douglas says you should consider

Seattle P.I.
Inspector General report finds Hanford workers’ comp. program lacks in communication, trust

Slog AM: Seattle Government Withheld Documents About Head-Tax Repeal, Cascadia Quake Could Be A Decade Of Terrible Quakes