Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, July 9


Associated Press
United Nations slams US for detention facilities: ‘This should never happen anywhere’
Dead gray whale found floating in Budd Inlet near Olympia
Activists worry about potential abuse of face scans for ICE
Delay continues for Washington health records project
New report warns of potential radiation release at Hanford
23 US governors join Calif. in opposing Trump mileage freeze
Boeing deliveries of 737 tumble in 2nd quarter
Amazon, Microsoft wage war over the Pentagon’s ‘war cloud’
Seattle hospital reports dozens injured by fireworks

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
‘If the whales go away, we go away, and we don’t want that either’

The Daily News
I-1639, one week in

Everett Herald (subscription required)
100 Marysville trees will be chopped to help save the salmon

Islands’ Weekly
State ferry Hyak has sailed into retirement

Journal of the San Juan Islands
It’s a girl
State grants $3.9 million to county for outdoor preservation
Whole-person care with Apple Health comes to San Juan County on July 1

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Ecology fines Port Orchard project developer for damaging Ruby and Blackjack creeks
Dry weather sparks preparations for wildfires in Olympics

News Tribune (subscription required)
Pierce County median home prices up again; no break in rents, either
Could later start times become a reality at Tacoma schools? ‘Sleepyheads’ working on it
Traffic metering begins Tuesday at I-5 ramps in Tacoma, Fife

New York Times
Obamacare in Jeopardy as Appeals Court Hears Case Backed by Trump
Trump Can’t Block Critics From His Twitter Account, Appeals Court Rules
Judge Blocks Trump Rule Requiring Drug Companies to List Prices in TV Ads

Olympian (subscription required)
Dead gray whale found floating in Budd Inlet near West Bay Marina
Editorial: How to help with America’s border crisis

Seattle Times (subscription required)
June real-estate numbers tell a now-familiar story: Seattle is losing buyers to Tacoma, other outlying spots
Hate crime on the rise in Seattle and Washington state, study finds
To Seattle’s black artists and activists, the space race showed distorted priorities and utopian possibilities
Editorial: Border crisis betrays American values

Skagit Valley Herald
Sales tax change takes effect
72-unit, mixed-use project planned for Burlington

USA Today
Judge strikes down Trump administration’s bid to require drug companies to list prices in TV ads

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Effort to curb ‘title-only’ bills is stand for transparency
(via Seattle Times) Court order required to release driver’s license info

Washington Post
President Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter, federal appeals court rules
Acosta calls Epstein crimes ‘horrific’ as top Democrats call for labor secretary to resign
Trump to order overhaul of organ transplant and kidney dialysis systems

Whidbey News-Times
Work crews clean up trashed sites
Hearing examiner gives nod to low-income housing

Yakima Herald Republic
High-school apprenticeship programs give kids a chance to earn money, credit, work experience


State invests $45 million to restore Chinook salmon populations

NW Public Radio
Yakama Nation radio station gets tuned back on air 8 months after burglary knocked it off


Campus Safety Magazine
CWU Student Paid to Stay Silent Regarding Professor Misconduct (Keiser)

Should Seattle follow Portland’s model to help the homeless?
‘An egregious violation’: WA sues Navy for dumping toxic paint into Puget Sound

Seattle P.I.
Report: Home prices in Pierce Kitsap counties soar year-over-year as King County prices drop
Journalists at Seattle’s Crosscut, KCTS9 tell management: we want a union