Washington State House Democrats


Friday, July 12


Associated Press
Washington Supreme Court upholds Seattle voucher system
Vegas police release report on lessons from 2017 massacre
Trump Organization cancels golf event with stripper caddies
Seattle-area health department expands vaccination program
Trump administration plans immigration enforcement operation
Kitsap County residents felt earthquake and aftershock Friday morning
Obesity covered by state anti-discrimination law, Washington Supreme Court rules
Washington state OKs killing of wolf pack members preying on cattle
US consumer prices tick up just 0.1% as inflation stays tame
Earthquake shakes Puget Sound; no damage reported
2 new measles cases confirmed in Washington outbreak
Salmon recovery projects awarded more than $4M grant
Lawsuit filed to restore mountain caribou
State says death of adult cow was wolf depredation
Auditor: King County allowed ICE to access jail information

Aberdeen Daily World
Nonprofit helps families build new lives

Auburn Reporter
Community park along the river
City Council splits over whether to hire racial equity consultant
King County Sheriff’s Office has been giving ICE unredacted information

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Olympic Forest may see greater federal protection due to Democrat-majority House
The economic impact of tribal gaming in Washington state

In Our View: Trump threat to, not steward of, environment

The Daily News
Cowlitz PUD commissioners vote to keep Snake River dams
Kelso-Longview grocery workers to take strike vote at end of July
Local dental offices hit by malware, forced to cancel appointments

Everett Herald (subscription required)
New statewide election system causing concern among auditors
Everett residents weigh in on a ban of supportive housing

The Inlander
New study shows hate crimes on the rise in Washington

Island Guardian
Not-For-Profit Air Medical Transport To Serve San Juan County

Islands’ Weekly
EMS medical program director resigns

Journal of the San Juan Islands
State ferry Hyak has sailed into retirement
Scientists are looking for new lizards on Orcas and need the community’s help
Letter: The true cost of vacation rentals

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
State Supreme Court: Obesity covered by anti-discrimination law

News Tribune (subscription required)
Two new measles cases in King County; nine confirmed since May
Olympic Forest may see greater federal protection due to Democrat-majority House
Reign FC and Tacoma Defiance want millions in tax dollars for a stadium. We need to ask if it’s worth it
As amputee veterans age and move, will government cover their special housing needs?
Editorial: Pride flag on Tacoma Dome sends right message (Jinkins)
Overnight magnitude 4.6 earthquake rattles Washington’s Puget Sound region
State’s opioid notification law gets some fine tuning (Cleveland)
Construction at the Dome is about to bring a new look along I-5. The sign will be huge
Annie Wright Schools will push back start times next year so students can sleep, exercise

New York Times
Thousands Are Targeted as ICE Prepares to Raid Undocumented Migrant Families
Trump Turns to Executive Action to Press Citizenship Question on Census
Trump Withdraws Plan to Eliminate Drug Price Rebates
24 Governors Call on Trump to Halt Rollback on Rules for Clean Cars
22 States Considered Eliminating the ‘Tampon Tax’ This Year. Here’s What Happened.

Olympian (subscription required)
180,000 smoke alarms recalled for the most basic of reasons: They may not work

Peninsula Daily News
Port Angeles Council floats idea of sales tax for affordable housing

Renton Reporter
District and unions butt heads over budget

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Editorial: Hold state Sen. Mona Das to task for Trumpist attack on journalism (Das)
4.6 quake shakes Seattle region
Seattle-area immigrants seeking citizenship redirected to offices in Portland, Yakima
In the Sammamish Valley, an ongoing debate on a proposal allowing rural tasting rooms
Obesity covered by state anti-discrimination law, Washington Supreme Court rules
New gates, posh lounge at Sea-Tac airport give Alaska Airlines an upgrade
Op-ed: We are on track to modernize and secure Washington’s election system by 2020 | Op-Ed Updated 8:29 am
Washington state Supreme Court unanimously upholds Seattle’s pioneering ‘democracy vouchers’
Man accused of stabbing 3 strangers in downtown Seattle has been through ‘mental-health revolving door,’ mother says
For the first time, Seattle schools general fund will break $1 billion in spending
Amazon commits $700 million to retrain workers in new skills
Fearing hepatitis A outbreak among homeless people, King County expands vaccinations
Op-ed: Invest in critical early-learning facilities for underserved children

Skagit Valley Herald
State sues Navy over expanded Whidbey flights
Child care teachers worry about looming certification rules
State awards $4 million to salmon projects in Skagit County

Spokesman Review
Law protects those with obesity from discrimination,Washington Supreme Court says
‘Give me a call’: How Spokane-area politicians deal with uncivil comments on social media accounts (Ormsby, Riccelli)

USA Today
Trump to order citizenship question on census, despite Supreme Court ruling
Donald Trump: Immigration raids begin Sunday, will target criminals ‘as much as we can’
Report: Trump administration’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy ‘harmful, traumatic and chaotic’
Are tariffs against China bringing factories and jobs back to the U.S.?

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Debate over personal fireworks continues
Learn how to reduce wildfire threats to property

Washington Post
White House pushes Congress to strike deal as Treasury could run out of cash faster
Trump expected to announce executive action to try to get citizenship question on 2020 Census, according to administration official
Second federal judge blocks Justice Dept. Bid to replace census attorneys
Britain says it thwarted Iranian vessels from interfering with its tanker in the Strait of Hormuz
Trump administration defends pushing migrant asylum seekers back into Mexico
White House kills key drug pricing rule to eliminate hidden rebates

Yakima Herald Republic
Projects to help fish: Salmon recovery efforts highlighted in Yakima Basin


‘This isn’t what prisons were designed for’: State struggles with aging inmates
Washington state cutting hundreds of Marysville trees to save salmon
UW scientists studying how to save Washington’s disappearing prairies
Seattle partners with Ballard church to expand safe parking program
New leaders sworn in to replace ousted King County drainage district commissioners
Prepare to be on your own in a major Pacific Northwest disaster
Shaking from 4.6 earthquake felt across western Washington
Sea-Tac Airport opens new terminal to catch up with rapid growth
Washington couple gets $2,250 surprise medical bill: ‘It’s borderline criminal’

AG Ferguson: Trump administration’s ‘mistreatment’ of immigrant children violates court settlement

Tacoma considering new $300 million soccer complex by Cheney Stadium 
Semi crashes in notorious section of I-5 in Tacoma
City says they are working on repeat offender problem
Cha-ching! Seattle named top city in nation for most profitable businesses
Washington and Oregon send about 1,000 firefighters to battle Alaska wildfires

Feds Say Hanford’s PUREX Plant Is Degrading, Needs Stabilizing Soon

Broken Promises: Teachers Sue U.S. Over Student Loans That Weren’t Forgiven

NW Public Radio
Washington election officials sound alarm over new voter registration system
Washington State Patrol builds up its drone fleet to more than 100

Q13 TV (Fox)
Few answers on how to change the way Seattle should approach repeat offenders
ICE to begin nationwide immigration raids Sunday, report says
Pierce County mom on a mission to feed hungry kids
Onlookers get an up-close view of orcas at Lime Kiln Lighthouse


Auburn Examiner
How Off the Mark Were Senator Das’ Remarks? (Keiser, Billig)

What Alaska’s Pebble Mine fight means for Seattle
WA leaders to feds: Don’t underestimate the danger of Hanford waste
Opinion: Flush with cash, WA should invest in orcas now
Why the heck does WA hold elections in the middle of summer?
Workers on front lines of homeless crisis could get guaranteed wage hikes
Opinion: The critical, overlooked history of WA’s prison abolition movement

My Ballard
Rep. Gael Tarleton to speak at tonight’s Ballard District Council meeting

Democracy Voucher Program Survives Supreme Court Challenge

West Seattle Blog
UPDATE: Yes, that was an earthquake. Strongest since Nisqually