Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, August 7


Associated Press
Whale researchers say 3 Southern Resident orcas are dead
Hotel, estate to pay $1M over Columbia River oil spill
New Washington state law aims to get more cars registered
Washington city fires communications chief over recording
Teen shot by police in Kent after traffic stop
Growing program puts air quality specialists on wildfires
Whale researchers say 3 Southern Resident orcas are dead
New Washington state law aims to get more cars registered   

Arlington Times
Shame on EPA for changing law that keeps our waters clean 

Auburn Reporter
Auburn mourns the passing of former Mayor Chuck Booth  

The Daily News
County commissioners OK $3 million state grant for homeless services
Herrera Beutler to hold jobs fair Aug. 27
Longview mobile home co-op a model for saving low-income housing   

Everett Herald (subscription required)
That ride on the ferry is going to cost more — and then more
Commentary: Congress can take surprise out of medical bills   

The Island Guardian
Attorney Higginson Elected State Bar Assn Governor
Make Sure Your Child Is Allowed To Attend School Starting Day 1  

Islands’ Weekly
Affordable rental housing project coming to Lopez Village 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
New pumpout facility serves recreational boaters in the San Juan Islands 

News Tribune (subscription required)
Last week’s affordable housing drama between Tacoma and Pierce County was embarrassing
Editorial: Memo to Speaker Laurie Jinkins: Tacoma expects you to bring home the bacon (Jinkins, Fey)    

New York Times
3 Countries Cut Rates as World Braces for More Trade War Turbulence
A Quarter of Humanity Faces Looming Water Crises  

Olympian (subscription required)
On the issue of homelessness, Lacey Planning Commission says they need more time

Puget Sound Business Journal
FedEx ends another Amazon contract
Why a law says sites aren’t required to address hate speech
Opinion: The rapid pace of medical research benefits everyone
Opinion: Credit unions should not be subsidized  

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington’s primary election tests new voter system, but ‘everything went according to plan’
Three southern resident orcas missing, presumed dead Updated 8:12 am
How dreams of a school for Seattle’s young men of color turned into a Rainier Valley summer program
Seattle-area internet firm decides not to host extremist 8chan website linked to El Paso shootings
Editorial: Whoa, Gov. Inslee, on claims of mental-health reforms in Washington
OpedSalmon hatcheries buy us time while we work to restore the Salish Sea
Danny WestneatBacklash fizzles: Voters don’t seem to believe Seattle is dying after all
Letter: Tech has an obligation to police hate content | Letter to the editor   

Spokesman Review
Health district and charitable groups respond to hepatitis A outbreak
Shawn Vestal: Change is coming, but we still have to decide how much 

Trump sees ‘appetite’ for gun background checks as he holds talks with lawmakers  

Washington Post
Trump says he sees ‘no political appetite’ to ban assault rifles
Tucker Carlson’s claim that white supremacy is a hoax is easy to prove wrong. Just watch his show
Proponents of stricter gun control face a reality check in the Senate
U.S. stocks seesaw as trade fears spark overseas rate cuts; Dow off 300 points after plunging nearly twice that
A man assaulted a 13-year old because he was ‘disrespecting the national anthem,’ witness says 

Whidbey News-Times
Researchers taking a look at population’s health by the numbers
Superior Court judge allows jail inmate to be involuntarily medicated   

Yakima Herald Republic
Homicide rate close to record years; prosecutor believes task force is helping 



Washington ferry fare hikes in October, May approved
3 more Southern Resident orcas declared dead by Center for Whale Research
Seattle community honors mass shooting victims during National Night Out    

‘I’m looking for justice’: Hit-and-run victim argues for stiffer penalties for suspect driver  

3 Southern Resident orcas presumed dead
Double whammy: State ferry fares go up, then go up again
Planning commissioners stall on rules for Lacey homeless camps   

‘A Total Sense Of Belonging’: Northwest Tribes Lament Fire On Rattlesnake Mountain 

Orca population drops as 3 more killer whales presumed dead
A Doctor’s Insights Into Gun Violence And Gun Laws Around The World
Mass Shootings Can Be Contagious, Research Shows  

NW Public Radio
Mild Northwest fire season could blow up in late summer as fuels dry out 

Q13 TV (Fox)
3 southern resident orcas presumed dead, Center for Whale Research says
Washington state ferry fares going up
Foundation behind voter report card apologizes for sending controversial mailers 



Opinion: Why are Seattle’s prominent nonprofits opposing a new overtime proposal?
For Northwest tribes, wildfire on Rattlesnake Mountain ravages ‘a ceremonial place’ 
Lawsuit: Contractor putting Hanford workers at risk of chemical vapor exposure    

Seattle P.I.
Double whammy: State ferry fares go up, then go up again
Climate crisis poses ‘catastrophic’ potential impact, B.C. government study says
Ohio gunman’s ex-classmates decry missed chances to stop him
More elk are being killed by cougars than by wolves in Idaho
Whale researchers say three Southern Resident orcas are dead
Colville reservation wildfire growing, prompting evacuations