Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, August 8


Associated Press
Mass shootings so far this year almost reach 2018 levels
Levy supporting Seattle libraries heads toward approval
Anti-affirmative action referendum to be on November ballot
8chan owner heading to US as lawmakers seek answers
Judge: Trump administration can’t withhold Oregon grants 

Aberdeen Daily World
In initial count, incumbent mayors trail in Hoquiam and Ocean Shores   

Auburn Reporter
City applies to FAA for $3.1 million to extend airport runway   

Bainbridge Island Review
New budget for Bainbridge schools will tap budget reserves 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Sen. Ericksen tells Seattle to tear down its dams and to imagine the consequences 

Everett Herald (subscription required)
It works! State election system debuts without feared drama
Boeing: Lingering engine fix will push back delivery of 777X
Fraudsters already trying to make a buck off big data breach  

The Inlander
Washington will pay for low-income family planning while abortion gag rule plays out in court  

The Island Guardian
Landowners Work To Recover Butterfly 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
An ecosystem out of balance 

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
State ferry fares will jump this fall and in May 2020
Three more orca deaths take census count down to 73 Southern Residents  

New York Times
Climate Change Threatens the World’s Food Supply, United Nations Warns    

Olympian (subscription required)
Prepare for debate over diversity, inclusion, privilege after Referendum 88 makes ballot
Minimum wage ruling goes in part against firm that runs Tacoma’s immigrant detention center  

Peninsula Daily News
State ferry rates to rise  

Puget Sound Business Journal
The boomers going bust: why elderly bankruptcy is rising in America
China signals it will continue to weaken its currency as trade war rages   

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Citizen panel unanimously rejects Durkan’s proposal to address Seattle police accountability flaws
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers faces tough town-hall questions about guns and Trump’s rhetoric
‘Vehicle ranching’ in Seattle: Inside the underground market of renting RVs to homeless people
Residents flee growing wildfire on Colville Indian Reservation that is threatening homes and worsening air quality 

Op-Ed: Move the livestock and quit shooting wolves
Seattle police chief overturns misconduct finding against officer who allowed excessive dog bite
Tim Eyman’s initiative to cut car-tab taxes would cost billions in transportation funding, state says
WSDOT says it lost confidence in contractor’s ability to start Highway 99 tunnel tolls on schedule
Boeing CEO: Lingering engine fix will push back first flight and delivery of 777X  

Spokesman Review
Hamilton on ramp opens to Interstate 90
More evacuations ordered on Colville Reservation due to wildfire that’s expanding, making Spokane air unhealthy
More jobs would be saved under Spokane Public Schools budget revision discussed Wednesday night  

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
County to begin cleanup of polluted Maury park  

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Gov. Inslee’s presidential campaign should reimburse state  

Washington Post
Trump’s openness to extensive background checks for gun buys draws warning from NRA
Trump pressured his alcoholic brother about his career. Now he has regrets
Trump attacks local leaders as he visits two cities grieving from mass shootings
ICE agents raid Mississippi work sites, arrest 680 people in largest single-state immigration enforcement action in U.S. history
ICE arrested hundreds of people in raids. Now ‘devastated’ children are without their parents
Changing climate imperils global food and water supplies, new U.N. study finds
Democrats to DOJ: Investigate white nationalists with same intensity as global terrorism after 9/11
The Trump appointee who’s putting white supremacists in jail 

Yakima Herald Republic
In meeting with Murray, workers and advocates push for stronger protection from workplace harassment
Long-awaited project to house veterans breaks ground in Yakima 



Bikini baristas: Focus on Everett’s drug and homeless problem, not us
Orca Lolita was captured in hunt off Whidbey Island 49 years ago
No Thank You For Your Service: Investigation finds wounded soldiers punished, abandoned without help 

Troopers file lawsuit against Washington State Patrol over carbon monoxide poisoning  

Seattle app that helps homeless shows success, expands out of state 

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

Some Seattle Schools Don’t Have Emergency Food and Water
Photos of ‘needles’ sent to Seattle’s Find It, Fix It app. (Spoiler: many aren’t needles)
Mercer Mega Block sale could haul in $143.5 million for city of Seattle
This Seattle woman sniffs 500 cans of salmon a day — for you

NW Public Radio
New evidence shows popular pesticides could cause unintended harm to insects   

Q13 TV (Fox)
Washington State Troopers sue Ford over carbon monoxide
Mayors urge Senate to return to Washington for gun bill vote   



‘A never-again moment’: Jewish protesters join fight against ICE, Tacoma detention center
$143.5M ‘Mercer Megablock’ deal will bring science campus, affordable housing to South Lake Union    

Dori Monson: State senator suggests going after Ballard Locks before Snake River dams
Tiny home vs county: Effort to help homeless runs afoul of regulations
Fare increases coming to Washington State Ferries  

Seattle P.I.
Report: U.S. soccer paid lobbyists to dispel claims that the women’s team is paid less then the men
8Chan owner heading to U.S. as lawmakers seek answers
Is pot safe when pregnant? Study seeks answer, draws critics
6th fatal motorcycle crash in August alone happened Tuesday
Washington State Troopers sue Ford over carbon monoxide
More evacuations as wildfire continues to grow