Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, August 6


Associated Press
Presidential campaign keeps Washington governor out of state
Anderson Island ferry suspended after crack found in ramp
Amazon’s self-driving delivery robots head to California   

Aberdeen Daily World
Change comes to state health care plans for school employees
OSPI makes school district data easier to access   

Auburn Reporter
Community feedback needed on transit options in South King County 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Wildfire north of McCall threatens structures, forces campground closure 

In Our View: Election security should be nonpartisan issue 

The Daily News
Kalama wastewater treatment plant recognized by Ecology 

Everett Herald (subscription required)
No one backing down on uniforms at newest Everett school
Relief for drivers: No more weekend closures of US 2 trestle
Sen. Patty Murray addresses the weekend’s mass shootings
Arlington School Board eliminates athletic fees for students
Commentary: Vaccine law passed, but education work remains  

The Island Guardian
Wolf Post-Recovery Plan Development 

Islands Weekly
New pumpout facility serves recreational boaters in the San Juan Islands
Ferry fare changes coming this fall
Whale sanctuary project reveals two possible locations
Letter to the Editor: Vacation Rental Community Conversation thanks community  

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Proposed changes aim to help increase salmon migration in the Snake and Columbia rivers, support orca and salmon recovery
Ferry fare changes coming this fall 

Kitsap Daily News 
Opinion: Homeless students deserve a shot at college (Randall) 

Olympian (subscription required)
Judge sets aside decision to remove Thurston Conservation District leaders 

Puget Sound Business Journal
US credit card interest rates hit 25-year high
Shooting renews scrutiny of Walmart stores for frequency of crime   

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Where are the salmon and the orcas? Tribe, scientists grapple with unprecedented disappearance in Washington waters
Viaduct demolition reaches dramatic phase just feet from Pioneer Square buildings
‘A slippery slope’: Eastside web company waffles on hosting the online forum linked to El Paso shooter
Small city, big trouble: Wapato has spent close to $500,000 on settlements, severance and attorney fees since 2018
Editorial: Stop the flow of weapons and loaded language    

Skagit Valley Herald
State begins work on wolf management plan
County to pursue funding for affordable housing   

Spokesman Review
Blame bigotry, not mental health, for mass shootings, Murray says
Spokane Public Schools has a lot of numbers to crunch for 2019 budget as beginning of classes nears
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office will soon be able to watch schools’ security footage without a warrant
Smoke from regional wildfires settles in Spokane amid region’s hottest weather
Ecology Department warns of possible water restrictions in parched Little Spokane River Basin
As Spokane Public Schools considers budget, early release Fridays for elementaries seems like a done deal   

Washington Post
Rise of far-right violence leads some to call for realignment of post-9/11 national security priorities
Teleprompter Trump meets Twitter Trump as the president responds to mass slayings
Renewed calls for gun control after dual massacres test a deeply divided NRA
Trump is increasingly relying on himself—not his aides—in trade war with China
Boy Scouts failed to stop hundreds of previously unreported sexual predators, a lawsuit alleges   

Whidbey News-Times
Dry conditions increase fire danger
Letter: Sees no improvements in services at WhidbeyHealth   

Yakima Herald Republic
Yakima council: Permanent homeless shelter needs more review
Meetings for Hanford workers scheduled for next week
Anti-gang pilot program helps youth with attendance, attitudes, and academics 



Rep. Delbene: President Trump needs to call out hateful language
Eastside affordable housing program ARCH hiring staff to beef up rules enforcement
Work filling Seattle’s Battery Street Tunnel with rubble mostly complete   

Latest mass shootings renew effort to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines (Jinkins)
Ferry service to Anderson Island resumes after day-long closure from broken dock
Health experts see rise in emotional trauma reports after mass shootings
Triple whammy: Seattle seeing smoke from wildfires in Siberia, Alaska & E. Washington
El Centro hosts election day vigil for those killed in shooting massacres  

Hazy skies from wildfires will soon clear, but expert says it’s good to plan for the worst 

How The U.S. Compares With Other Countries In Deaths From Gun Violence 

NW Public Radio
Controversial internet forum 8Chan gets back online with assist from Washington web company
Analysis: Why it’s time to stop blaming video games for real-world violence 

Q13 TV (Fox)
Video: Interview: WA House Speaker Laurie Jinkins (Jinkins)
Western Washington braces for heat as July sets world record 
Seattle trauma specialist discusses solutions to gun violence after mass shootings
FBI has fewer tools to fight homegrown terror threats  



Lawsuit: Contractor putting Hanford workers at risk of chemical vapor exposure
Why are Seattle’s wealthy nonprofits opposing overtime for staff?