Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, August 13


Associated Press
Pink salmon numbers might threaten other North Pacific species
Questions about plan to target ‘predatory’ vehicle rentals
New rules to deny green cards to many legal immigrants
Appeals court upholds Montana campaign disclosure law 

Aberdeen Daily World
Aberdeen to consider clearing Southside homeless camps
Bowerman Airport drainage project delayed by higher than expected water table
OpedGeorge Skelton: Single-issue voters have doomed gun control in Congress. Will that ever change?
Letter: Words have consequences   

In Our View: Studying good, bad of primary election results 

The Daily News
Kelso School Board passes 2019-20 budget
Area mayors comment on national letter on gun violence
LCC adding more student housing   

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Commentary: Can we scoot to a carbon-free future?
Updated 2019 primary election results for Snohomish County  

Islands’ Weekly
The intellect of the blackfish  

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Three Southern resident orcas missing, presumed dead
State and federal agencies work to save endangered butterfly
The realities of paddleboarding | Reporter’s notebook
Community foundation to match IOSA donations during fair week   

News Tribune (subscription required)
CEO of new Tacoma psychiatric hospital says patient’s suicide ‘difficult to accept’
Competition in scooter business could heat up again in Tacoma
Hospital system’s new ‘mission control’ aims to speed and better patient care
Sumner asks Sound Transit for pedestrian bridge to serve cut-off neighborhood
As debate on homelessness rages, he’s in a Tacoma parking lot giving away haircuts
55 kids in a calculus class? Puyallup schools bracing for impact of budgeting decisions   

New York Times
U.S. to Delay Some China Tarriffs Until Stores Stock Up for Holiday Shoppers
States Sue Over Rollback of Obama-Era Climate Rule
How Online Gun Sales Can Exploit a Major Loophole in Background Checks
The House v. Trump: Stymied Lawmakers Turn to the Courts  

Olympian (subscription required)
Washington state wants you to look out for these bugs
‘We’re ready to fight’: Wildlife activists vow to protect Endangered Species Act from Trump  

Peninsula Daily News
Entangled humpback whale freed near Tatoosh Islan
Clallam County jail seeks mental health professional   

Puget Sound Business Journal
Seattle’s Broadmark acquired by Trinity Merger to form mortgage REIT
Oregon joins AGs fighting Sprint/T-Mobile merger  

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Racist posters linked to hate group found at South Seattle synagogues, police say
Seattle council approves $9M loan to restart downtown streetcar work
Seattle City Council locks in fund for soda-tax revenue, overriding Mayor Durkan’s veto
Why many employees feel devalued even in booming job market Updated 6:51 am
Editorial: California car deal offers a ray of hope
Op-ed: State-led climate goals — like Washington’s — will lead the way  

Skagit Valley Herald
Education Focus: Camp brings summer options to low-income students 

Spokesman Review
Trump administration’s changes to Endangered Species Act give weight to economic factors
State looking to fight new immigration rules
Spokane Public Schools emphasizing nutrition, even in tough budget times
Opinion: U.S. should revamp asylum process  

Tri-City Herald
‘We’re ready to fight’: Wildlife activists vow to protect Endangered Species Act from Trump
2 Kennewick port commissioners face sanctions for mistreating their CEO, says attorney
Blueberry season is half over. Feds say growers must pay pickers 50% more   

Washington Post
White House delays some new China tariffs until Dec. 15
Extreme climate change has arrived in America
A glimpse inside the Central Processing Center, at the heart of the border crisis  

Whidbey News-Times
Hospital settles age discrimination lawsuit for $1.5 million
City council condemns state’s attorney general for Growler lawsuit 

Yakima Herald Republic
New effort forms partnerships to help ninth-graders succeed in Central Washington
Yakima city officials expect few changes from Keep Washington Working Act
Salmon are in the Upper Columbia River for the first time in 80 years  



Seattle synagogues in Rainier Valley target of racist flyers
Seattle Council approves another $9 million for streetcar planning
Whale poop analyzed to help save endangered orcas
12-year old Washington girl fights to save endangered orcas   

Police investigate after racist flyers found at South Seattle synagogues
Jury told to continue deliberating in UW Inauguration Day shooting trial
Intoxicated and barefoot, off-duty Renton officer accused of assaulting woman
Reports: Falling fragments from Boeing 787 damage cars, rooftops near Rome
Seattle City Council passes Green New Deal resolution
Seattle City Council votes to overturn Durkan’s veto of sugary drink tax restrictions   

Racist, anti-immigrant fliers found at South Seattle synagogues
Seattle City Council settles soda tax dispute by overriding veto
Foot ferry riders test brand new terminal at Seattle’s Pier 50  

Immigration Chief: ‘Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor Who Can Stand On Their Own 2 Feet’
Trump Administration Delays Some China Tariffs
Trump Administration Rule Would Penalize Immigrants For Needing Benefits  

NW Public Radio
Whale-come to Washington! Biggest animal on earth spotted off Northwest coast
Trump Administration makes major changes to endangered species protections
Across the West, land managers face hurdles in fighting fire with fire   

Q13 TV (Fox)
Racist fliers left at Seattle synagogues 



A disproportionate number of Seattle teachers are white. But diversity is increasing
Flyers at Seattle synagogues the latest in series of racist incidents
Opinion: ‘The dread lingers’: What it’s like to mourn for El Paso from Seattle
A new film argues Lower Snake dams make life worse for salmon, orcas and everyone in the PNW  

Trump rule will harm families, perpetuate trauma against immigrant communities 

Seattle P.I.
Trial of couple accused in UW shooting, assault continues deliberations; jury may be deadlocked