Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, August 15


Associated Press
Emails show lawmaker tied to group training for holy war
Both orca babies alive, all 3 southern resident pods spotted
Is the US economy nearing a recession?
Emails show lawmaker tied to group training for holy war
Alaska Airlines to offer direct in-state Washington flights
Feds: Capital One suspect may have hacked 30-plus companies
Attorneys general sue over public benefit immigration rule 
Cleanup contracts extended at Hanford nuclear site
China threatens retaliation if US tariff hikes go ahead 

Aberdeen Daily World
Local firm tapped to identify, prioritize Olympic Stadium improvements
County gets almost $1 million for homeless youth shelter
Commentary: When we stop talking to each other, democracy dies in silence  

Bellevue Reporter 
Redmond’s Chahlia to compete for Mrs. America 2020 title (Dhingra) 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Alaska Airlines continues to add flights out of Everett. This new flight heads east 

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Snohomish County’s fallen officers
What travelers need to know about Boeing 737 Max developments
WaPoMcArdle: Solutions in hands of NRA, media, not government
Editorial: Voting is now about as easy as it’s going to get  

The Island Guardian
Public Input Wanted On State Parks Long-Range Strategic Planning 

Islands’ Weekly
Inter Island Healthcare Foundation’s long-term care survey 

News Tribune (subscription required)
Affordable housing kerfuffle between Tacoma, Pierce County appears to be resolved
It’ll be a whole new Interstate 5 in Tacoma on Saturday with new lanes and ramps
Tacoma schools manager fired after lead found in water was reinstated, paid $250,000
With four months to go, 2019 Tacoma homicides match total from all of last year
Maritime company moving its headquarters, 150 employees to downtown Tacoma
Medical accounts management company ending Tacoma operations; 169 jobs affected
Editorial: Life-or-death game of musical chairs? New hospital faces big questions after young man’s suicide
Letters: Guns: ‘Military-style’ rifles good for hunting 

New York Times
Stocks Fluctuate as Traders Face Conflicting Trade War Signals 

Olympian (subscription required)
Free clinics aim to increase vaccination rates for Thurston County students
Teen’s nonprofit DOT4Kids teaches Thurston County youth how to write code, make apps 

Peninsula Daily News
Peninsula Housing Authority to dedicate six Mutual Self Help homes
EDC requests funds, partnership with public utility district
Port Angeles School District to hold back-to-school event for families in need   

Puget Sound Business Journal
Global economic trouble is brewing, and the trade war is only part of it 

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle police take aim at downtown gun violence by targeting drug dealers
After fixing cause of mold infections, Seattle hospital won’t be dropped from Medicare, Medicaid program
Both orca babies are alive, and all 3 southern resident pods have been spotted in Canadian waters
Washington among 13 states suing Trump administration on penalizing immigrants using public benefits
OpedAlaska’s nonprofit hatcheries give us hope for Washington’s salmon runs
Letter: Employer responsibility in immigration debate  

Skagit Valley Herald
Berry growers share innovations
County seeks public comment for S-W mental health facility (Sedro-Woolley)  

Spokesman Review
Rep. Matt Shea endorsed training children to fight in holy war
Spokane Public Schools board passes budget that includes cuts to staff, early Friday release
Farmers harvesting Washington wheat at a loss
Washington takes lead in 13-state legal challenge to immigration rule  

Tri-City Herald
Feds double down on ill Hanford workers’ court ruling. They will appeal 

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Orcas, salmon face myriad challenges 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Legal challenge to changes in federal power rules welcome  

Washington Post
9 key countries are on the verge of recession, driving fears the U.S. could follow
Analysis: Trump is clearly scared about the economy, and he’s setting up Jerome Powell as his fall guy
China promises ‘countermeasures’ in trade war, unmoved by U.S. tariff delay
A truck drove into ICE protesters outside a private prison. They say a guard was at the wheel.
Gibraltar releases Iranian supertanker despite U.S. plea
‘This will be catastrophic’: Maine families face elder boom, worker shortage in preview of nation’s future 



Potential code changes to Tacoma parks could displace homeless campers
King County author targeted in ‘swatting’ hoax
Whatcom murder-suicide over medical bills prompts warning for seniors
Washington teachers unions still negotiating contracts as first day of class nears
UW student creates national group for conservative environmentalists
Seattle Capital One hacking suspect may have hit 30 other companies, feds say    

Man arrested in connection with deadly shooting of WWU student
LGBTQ YouTubers claim discrimination
Metro Parks Tacoma working to put a stop to illegal camping   

Washington awarded $1 million for school shooting prevention training (Dolan)
Boeing 767 bursts into flames, shuts down airport in Ireland  

Stick markets take a breather after steep drop
Do you need all those meds? How to talk to your doctor about cutting back
Wheat farmers fear extinction if Snake River dams are removed to help orcas
Financial markets respond to signs of global economic slowing
Unequal outcomes: Most ICE detainees held in rural areas where deportation risks soar   

NW Public Radio
‘Humpback comeback’ delights whale watchers as researchers study surge and warn of risks
Troubles resurface for Washington in-home care provider after ‘unusual and troubling’ death   

Q13 TV (Fox)
Lane, ramp closures start Thursday night at I-5/SR-16 interchange in Tacoma
Both orca babies alive, all 3 southern resident pods spotted
Seattle Police create registry to help you stay safe during “swatting” 



The rebirth of nuclear power could come from Bellevue, if Congress approves
‘Un-American, anti-immigrant and unlawful’: WA sues Trump administration over revised public charge rule  

The Recession Cometh. Maybe?