Washington State House Democrats


Monday, August 19


Associated Press
Far-right and antifa groups both claim victory at Portland
Arrests and shields, metal poles seized at Portland protests
Advocates already see fallout from immigration rule change
Recession signs worry Trump ahead of 2020
Weak global growth likely to mean US slowdown, not recession
All members of wolf pack killed in Washington state
Oregon will spend $9M on new Interstate Bridge project
Facial recognition can detect fear, privacy groups concerned
Washington salmon cannon to offer upstream detour for fish
Wildlife roam where US once made nuclear and chemical arms
Health officials warn restaurant customers about Hep A case
Judge blocks killing of surviving wolf pack member
Judge rules against reinstating police officer after fight 

Aberdeen Daily World
Aberdeen approves long-term homeless shelter budget 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Deliberately contaminating groundwater at Hanford. Is it the key to faster cleanup? 
States must be careful with marijuana revenue — or see money go up in smoke, report finds 
All members of a wolf pack that had been preying in cattle killed in Washington state 
Half our fatalities involve alcohol or drugs — so, what is Washington’s DUI culture? 
King County debates how to spend $318 million on education  

In Our View: Oregon joining I-5 Bridge talks a welcome step
In Our View: Salmon release holds promise for future
Oregon appoints eight to I-5 Bridge panel (Cleveland, Hobbs, Wylie, Fey) 

The Daily News
90-year-old High Rock Lookout in Gifford Pinchot gets a facelift 

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Edmonds Council OKs $3.7 million bond for downtown park
Bloomberg: White House wanted to block migrant children from schools
McCusker: Capitalism isn’t ideal. Socialism just makes it seem that way.
Commentary: Opposition to fossil-fuel projects comes at cost
Commentary: What GOP, Democrats don’t get about health care
Editorial: State AG’s suit respects law and immigrants   

The Inlander
Washington Supreme Court upholds ‘three-strikes’ mandatory life sentence law 

Islands’ Weekly
Three Southern resident orcas missing, presumed dead
Ferry fare changes coming this fall
Lopez Island Library levy increase ballot measure   

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
The doctor is in: New school-based clinics will serve students, teachers families 

News Tribune (subscription required)
States must be careful with marijuana revenue — or see money go up in smoke, report finds
Landlords hammering tenants with new eviction laws that were supposed to protect them
Sound Transit’s Link project ‘financially devastating,’ Stadium business owners say
Tacoma for now has fewer beds for psychiatric care despite opening of new hospital. Here’s why   

Olympian (subscription required)
State, cities scramble to offer relief to tenants ousted by renovations, rising rents
Dr. Wood: Put vaccinations and other healthy efforts on your back-to-school to-do list
Records of about 85,000 people compromised in Grays Harbor hospital hack  

Peninsula Daily News
Clallam PUD announces water alerts
Task force wants to commit funds to OlyCAP project in Port Townsend
Jefferson County health department eyes ban on vaping in public places
EYE ON CLALLAM: Port Angeles council to consider rideshare services   

Puget Sound Business Journal
US companies reduce spending in face of growth fears
In economic warning signals, Trump sees signs of a conspiracy
Opinion: Taxes would stifle credit union benefits
Opinion: Washington’s real estate excise tax reform needs reforming   

Seattle Times (subscription required)
How should the King County Council spend $318M for education?
Washington firefighter badly burned in 2015 Twisp River Fire now fighting law that won’t let him collect damages
A ‘pivotal year’ for Nordstrom: New NYC flagship store part of a huge bet on the company’s future
Bikini baristas aren’t giving up after appeals court rules Everett can regulate their outfits
More than a viral sensation, the Salmon Cannon could bring the species back to the Upper Columbia after 90 years
‘Those were the darkest days’: How key budget cuts fueled Washington’s opioid crisis (Cody)
Rare ruling: Judge vacates decision that reinstated Seattle police officer who punched handcuffed suspect
Ask Education Lab: What protections and rights do Seattle students with mental health issues have?
74% of economists in survey see US recession by end of 2021    

Spokesman Review
5 commissioner bill constitutional, judge rules (Riccelli)
Spokane City council members, other leaders reportedly targeted by Rep. Matt Shea call for his resignation
More from the Matt Shea files: GPS trackers, a ‘provisional government’ and a hunt for moles
Washington should be careful with pot tax money, Pew study warns
Wind-driven wildfire burns 25 acres on Spokane Tribe of Indians reservation
Opinion: Washington is leading the way in disarming hate  

Tri-City Herald
Deliberately contaminating groundwater at Hanford. Is it the key to faster cleanup?
Tri-Cities area schools say this change will improve kids’ grades, behavior and attendance
Research in Tri-Cities could make cars and planes more fuel efficient and super strong
State initiative will kill an unpopular Richland car tab fee — cutting money for fixing roads
Tri-Cities school district is giving kindergartners an early start on a second language   

USA Today
A decade after the big one, what kind of recession will we have next?
3 mass shooting plots stopped around the country in separate incidents, police say 
Measles outbreak: As students head back to school, US and world officials warn about risks (Cleveland, Stonier)  

Washington Post
The Washington Post: As mass shootings rise, experts say the same thing: Target high-capacity magazines
Group of top CEOs says maximizing shareholder profits no longer can be the primary goal o corporations
NYPD fires officer in Eric Garner case
Fear of an impending recession? Here’s what you need to know if you’re near retirement or retired.
With ‘America First,’ some foreign companies in the U.S. fear Trump is putting them last
Rep. Steve King says media, GOP leaders owe him an apology after his comments on rape and incest  

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
Editorial: Keeping nuclear waste cleanup moving forward a sound decision
Opinion: Tom France: When it comes to salmon, orcas and Snake River, breach the status quo 

Whidbey News-Times
Contractor chosen for new behavioral health crisis center
Wharf gets rural development grant, Oak Harbor requests still in question   

Yakima Herald Republic
Over nearly 30 years, Community Health of Washington grew in response to community need
New resource center for homeless off to busy start   



Spokane NAACP, city leaders condemn Rep. Matt Shea: ‘We cannot be silent in the wake of extremist speech’  
Kent’s new red light cameras catch thousands of violators in a month
‘Moms Demand Action’ on gun reform at Everett rally
Emergency water rights transfer saves 1,000 acres of Skagit Valley farmland
King County health officials offering free lead tests for kids
Simulation shows what would happen when a tsunami hits Washington state  

Tonight at 5: New smart gun using chip technology has support of former Seattle Police chiefs
40 ACT exams lost in mail; free tests being offered
Judge upholds termination of Seattle officer who punched handcuffed woman
Seventh Kingdom Hall attack doesn’t stop Jehovah’s Witness convention  

New report ranks Wash. state’s community colleges as best in U.S.
Tacoma now ranks as one of nation’s hottest housing markets, study finds   

President Trump Tries To Tamp Down Recession Fears
Four wolves killed by Washington state agents — hours before court hearing to protect them
3 ways Trump’s welfare rule is already terrifying immigrants   

Northwest Public Broadcasting
What’s behind a cluster of vaping-related hospitalizations?
Police arrest at least 13 after Portland demonstrations bring out groups with opposing ideologies
Photo sleuthing by Washington man backs up new Amelia Earhart search
Four wolves killed in Northeastern Washington hours before court hearing to decide their fate  

Q13 TV (Fox)
Elbow room needed: Overcrowding still a problem in Everett classrooms
After more than two years, I-5/SR-16 realignment project nears completion in Tacoma
There could have been three more mass shootings if these men weren’t stopped   



Civic Skunkworks
Trickle Down Economics is Un-American  

Welcome to Wapato, the town of 5,000 facing a citizen revolt
Lime bike batteries have been catching fire in Seattle. Should you be worried?
Opinion: Seattle police arrested a 7th grade climate activist. What if they didn’t?
A new dress code for Seattle schools looks to eliminate gender and racial bias
Durkan says police accountability remedies should wait until next union contract  

Lowest sockeye salmon count in 40 years at the Ballard Locks 

Amazon’s facial recognition technology can now identify fear
UW scientist on how climate change is impacting soil and the food we grow  

NBC News.com
Ditch the switch? Call to go on permanent daylight saving time grows (Riccelli) 

Queen Anne & Magnolia News
Council, mayor pass legislation to generate $50 million for affordable housing 

Seattle P.I.
King County debates how to spend $318 million on education
All members of wolf pack killed in Washington State
Teen pleads not guilty to Washington school shootings