Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, August 14


Associated Press
Trump official: Statue of Liberty poem refers to Europeans
Trump claims credit for Shell plant announced under Obama
Cleanup contracts extended at Washington state nuclear site
State wildlife agents kill 3 more wolves preying on cattle
Amazon hiring for new facility in suburban Indianapolis
Pentagon auditor probing disputed cloud computing contract
Police: Man robbed Washington bank to get back in prison
Seattle City Council overrides mayoral veto on soda tax
Correction: Paid Family Leave story
State terminates contract with Spokane facility

Aberdeen Daily World
State Archives and Library awarded for saving artifacts from Aberdeen Armory fire
Records of 85,000 involved in hospital hack
Hoquiam enters pact with firm to collect unpaid B&O taxes   

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Remember the boarded-up houses on Billy Frank Jr. Street? Here’s what’s happened to them 

Chinook Observer  

Motorcyclists now required to have liability insurance in Washington (Blake, Takko)
Willapa Behavioral Health awarded major renovation (Takko) 

Battle Ground schools’ budget OK’d
In Our View: Criticism of wind power is mostly a lot of hot air
Vancouver Public Schools’ budget approved (Cleveland)   

The Daily News
County approves manufactured home district to help increase housing 

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Southwest, largest Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Airbus extends lead over Boeing in 2019 airliner deliveries   

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Inter Island Healthcare Foundation’s long-term care survey

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Kitsap County next to ban single-use plastic shopping bags
From not having kids to battling anxiety: Climate change is shaping life choices and affecting mental health 

News Tribune (subscription required)
2 men killed, 3 women injured in Tacoma shooting
In roundabout vs. traffic light, Gig Harbor Council leans toward the light
Sorry, Purdy Bridge isn’t getting any wider. But it will get a new deck, as crews repave Highway 302
Prosecutor’s Office releases ruling on fatal shooting by police in Puyallup   

New York Times
U.S. stocks dropped as the bond market signaled rising concern about economic growth.
Global economic trouble is brewing, and the trade war is only part of it.
Trump Immigration Plan Offers a Ticket to the American Dream. The Poor Need Not Apply.   

Olympian (subscription required)
Heads up, Lacey drivers: Lane closures coming soon to Marvin Road at I-5 

Peninsula Daily News
Cougar killed after slaying sheep near Quilcene
Port Angeles mulls code change to let rideshare companies work in city
Sequim City Council nixes MAT moratorium   

Puget Sound Business Journal
Seattle is adding million-dollar businesses faster than most US cities
States sue Trump administration over rollback of Obama-era climate rule
Opinion: Seattle’s mental health crisis demands action   

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle considers bill to protect abused renters from paying for domestic-violence damage
Southwest, a stalwart Boeing 737 MAX customer, eyes other jets
Transit riders say long, crowded bus commutes have driven some back to driving
OpedStrange logic: New head of Bureau of Land Management hates the concept of public lands
Letter: Ranchers must respect wildlife, including wolves  

Skagit Valley Herald
Groups oppose proposed mining
Area representatives cross party lines in name of civil discourse (Paul)
La Conner School Board: Superintendent to keep her job 

Spokesman Review
Care provider for Spokane adults with disabilities accused of neglect, abuse one year after sister company shut down
Schools prepare families for loss of philosophical, personal exemption for MMR vaccine
Column:  Where should we look for housing solutions? Not here, not here, not here  

Tri-City Herald
UPDATE: 1 Kennewick port official accepts reprimand, 2nd vows to fight. Total cost will top $100K
$23 billion of Hanford contracts delayed. Current contractors to continue cleanup — for now
Editorial: Pay-per-mile tax vs. gas tax. Lawmakers need to study up   

Editorial: State’s new voting system had no hiccups

Washington Post
Stocks tank as another recession warning surfaces
New York braces for a flood of lawsuits, as one-year window opens for child sexual abuse victims to bring cases   

Whidbey News-Times
County needs workers, jobs that pay more
WEAN left its mark in three decades of advocacy, litigation  

Yakima Herald Republic
Wapato City Council settles lawsuit filed by Washington Attorney General
Cleanup contracts extended at Washington state nuclear site
WaPo column: By spreading conspiracy theories, Trump undermines a belief in truth itself  



Bus lane cheaters at odds with Seattle transit riders
2 dead, 3 wounded after shooting in Tacoma
Are Northwest orcas really starving? Researchers explore several risk factors
Video shows before and after look at Seattle Viaduct demolition
Full-scale clinic to treat disabled homeless people coming to Seattle’s Rainier Valley
King County ecologist addresses concerns of foam on Lake Washington  

BREAKING: 2 dead, 3 others injured in Tacoma shooting
Seattle teachers rallying along I-5 in support of negotiating better contracts
Mistrial in UW Inauguration Day shooting case
AG Ferguson challenges repeal and replacement of Clean Power Plan
Department of Fish and Wildlife reaches agreement to purchase, protect land near Yakima
Suspicious fire damages Puyallup Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses  

2 killed, 3 wounded as gunfire rocks Tacoma neighborhood
‘Leave traffic enforcement to the professionals,’ says Seattle police after viral video
Drastically low numbers of salmon passing through Ballard Locks
Board of Health considers requiring student vaccination records be shared with schools  

NW Public Radio
Washington reduces number of foster youth out of state, but in-state beds still lacking
The U.S. once had a ban on assault weapons—why did it expire?
Residents say a Columbia River Gorge mine in Washington violates federal law   

Q13 TV (Fox)
Two dead, three injured in shooting in Tacoma
Portland police prepare for dueling demonstrations, potential clashes
Sumner community cut off from the rest of the city due to lack of infrastructure 



Civic Skunkworks
Looking for Hope in the Climate Crisis? Throw Out Neoliberal Economics!  

Seattle politics without corporate money? Council member fires off long-shot proposal
This new development will provide Seattle’s aging homeless population with housing and health care   

Seattle teachers rally along I-5 in push for better contracts
Blue whales make surprise appearance off Washington coast
Report: Washington GOP lawmaker connected allies with ‘biblical warfare’ group  

Seattle P.I.
Global warming an ‘existential threat?’ ‘Probably not’ says Cliff Mass
Washington, 22 states sue to block Trump ‘dirty power’ plan
Washington kills 3 members of wolf pack preying on cattle
New Oregon law requires cage-free commercial eggs by 2024   

Federal Way Voters Will Consider Legalizing Pot Shops
America Needs More Immigration, Not Less