Washington State House Democrats


Monday, August 12


Associated Press
UN climate report: Change land use to avoid a hungry future
Washington State Troopers sue Ford over carbon monoxide
Elderly couple’s apparent suicide note: Can’t afford health care
Lawsuit settlement: More rights for psychiatric patients
Number of migrants waiting at US border surges to 40,000
Shootings prompt other countries to warn about travel to US
Mass shootings give rise to bullet-resistant backpacks
Walmart pulls violent game displays; no change on gun sales
Project aims to improve access to Washington wildlife refuge
Mining region struggles as it faces loss of biggest employer
Fall mushroom season starts early in Northwest
Law governing adoptions of Native American children upheld
Oregon paid leave law 1st in US to fully cover lowest wages
Auditor says staffing levels low at juvenile facility
Army Corps reports suspected oil leak into Snake River
Judge refuses to dismiss suit over wages for detainees
Lawsuit settlement: more rights for psychiatric patients
Judge: Trump administration can’t withhold Oregon grants
Washington miners struggle as it faces loss of biggest employer  

Aberdeen Daily World
BHP files revised shorelines permit application for potash export facility
Westport salmon limit can include 2 Chinook starting Saturday
OpedTimothy L. O’Brien: Trump must fix himself before he fixes El Paso and Dayton  

Auburn Reporter
Opinion: Careful not to follow Sweden’s haste
Opinion: State’s new voting system passes key test
Opinion: Publisher’s decision to limit e-book access is bad news for library patrons
Inslee appoints McDonald to King County Superior Court   

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
What exactly is involved in a hate crime, and how do you report one?
Washington state wants you to look out for these bugs
How close are you allowed to park your car to a stop sign?  

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Center ideas; waste of money (primary ballots) 

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Commentary: Can we scoot to a carbon-free future?
Commentary: Wildfire no longer just an east-of-Cascades worry
Letter: Lack of training support for some disabled workers   

The Inlander
Here’s why wildfire smoke always seems to funnel into Spokane  

Islands’ Weekly
Proposed changes aim to help increase salmon migration in the Snake and Columbia rivers, support orca and salmon recovery 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
New program for first-generation college students   

Kitsap Sun
Central Kitsap schools address teacher burnout
Opinion: Is inequality behind mass shootings? Shouldn’t we try to find out?
Opinion: Climate change means more snow droughts across the West  

News Tribune (subscription required) – new
Pam Roach plans to retire next year
Student care imperiled by budget cuts, nurses say. ‘Somebody’s going to get really hurt.’
Tacoma’s touted ‘workforce housing’ project makes changes to be available to more buyers
When Seattle bigwigs come calling, tell them the Port of Tacoma is open for business
Editorial: In age of mass killings, internet hate needs more scrutiny
OpedRunaway gun violence through eyes of a young ex-Marine  

New York Times
Trump Weighs New Stance on Guns as Pressure Mounts After Shootings  

Olympian (subscription required) 
Blueberry season is half over. Feds say growers must pay pickers 50% more
Big southbound I-5 traffic shift in Tacoma pushed to next weekend  

Seattle Times (subscription required)
It’s hard to get drug treatment while homeless. King County wants to change that.
Not Invisible: Confronting a crisis of violence against Native women
Seattle’s generational divide: Gap between young, old only getting wider | FYIGuy
NRA Foundation asks to raise more money in Washington raffles. Not yet, says state gambling commission.
When a study involving UW researchers showed climate change might diminish nutrients in rice, the USDA tried to cast doubt on the findings
Washington’s wine industry adjusts to new wastewater requirements
Ask Education Lab: What protections and rights do Seattle students with mental health issues have? 
Op-Ed: I represent the new working-class Ballard and support the Burke-Gilman ‘missing link’  

Skagit Valley Herald
Natural hazard plan getting revisions
Landowners asked to help conserve rare butterfly
Mount Vernon City Council prepares to vote on homeless parking ordinance
Endangered orca population continues decline  

Spokesman Review
Rain slows spread of Stevens County wildfires, also triggers flooding
Spokane police investigating rumors of neo-Nazi ‘hate camp’
Opinion: Partnerships are key to expanding rural health care access 

USA Today
Trump: Congress discussing ‘meaningful’ gun background checks, NRA will have input
Police are now a leading cause of death among young American men    

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Voter turnout in Primary was pathetic
Editorial: Plan to crack down on license-plate scofflaws is sound  

Yakima Herald
New Chinese tariffs on ag products won’t hurt Washington much — this season
Cracks widen in reservation justice system after Yakamas take back criminal jurisdiction 



Passenger-only ferries resume service in Seattle
Gender-neutral option on Washington state driver’s licenses gets first public hearing  

Scientists get up-close look at Washington wildfire-triggered storm
Homeless cleared from Ballard Commons Park as city launches new program   

Elk rebound in western Washington. Wolves may soon follow  

Q13 TV (Fox)
Kent starts enforcing $136 red light cam violations
Bellevue to expand homeless services, provide year-round men’s shelter 



Opinion: Why the income tax revival is good for Republicans
Mass shootings renew interest in banning high-capacity magazines in WA