Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, August 20


Associated Press
Dump truck crashes into Subway sandwich shop in Seattle’s Pioneer Square, 5 injured
New lawsuit seeks protection zone for Northwest orcas
White House insists fundamentals of US economy ‘very strong’
Trump demands election-year rate cut from the Federal Reserve
Brand-name drug prices rising at slower pace, lower amounts
Northwest earthquake-warning system gets funding boost
Under new rules, Planned Parenthood will forgo federal money
Employees file tort claims against a Washington county judge
Union wins first step against Boeing over fired workers
4 last wolves in Washington pack killed by state hunters
State and National Parks offer free admission on Sunday
Earthquake-warning system gets funding boost
Numerous opponents call for lawmaker’s resignation
Republican Sen. Barbara Bailey to step down Sept. 30
Washington firefighter seeks damages for on-job injuries
New Washington state nuclear waste cleanup efforts tested  

Aberdeen Daily World
Congressman Kilmer to host job fair in Aberdeen
State, cities scramble to offer relief to tenants ousted by renovations, rising rents
Third round for aerial mountain goat transfers  

The Daily News
2,500 gallon spill at Nippon pulp mill mostly contained
Kelso train station needs more volunteers
Children’s Museum finds new home in downtown Longview   

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Seeking time for family, Bailey to resign from state Senate
Lying, spying and destroying evidence spur guardian reforms
Free days: When state parks say ‘welcome’ and there is no fee
Editorial: A slow farewell as a North Cascades glacier melts   

Islands’ Weekly
State seeks to strengthen spill strategy
An ecosystem out of balance
Letter to the editor: Whale watching gone too far  

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Worldwide fisheries experts gather in Seattle to save wild salmon
LTE: Thanks WSF boat Captains  

New York Times
Trump’s Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules Shows Signs of Disarray
After Lobbying by Gun Rights Advocates, Trump Sounds a Familiar Retreat
Trump Administration Considers Moves to Bolster Economy   

News Tribune (subscription required)
LTE:Risks of public service can be scary. Just ask TPU workers held at gunpoint (Pellicciotti) 

Olympian (subscription required)
The ‘fourth wave’ of the opioid crisis: Feds warn of a rise in meth use  

Peninsula Daily News
Protesters push back on aerial spraying in Jefferson County
Clallam County gets $356,864 bid to drill test well near Carlsborg
Residents tell Jefferson commissioners to stop Pope’s herbicide spraying
Water restrictions set by PUD for area west of Sekiu
State announces grants to preserve historic barns, cemeteries  

Puget Sound Business Journal
Trump administration considers moves to bolster economy
How job retraining can yield lasting wage gains (it isn’t cheap)
State attorneys general said to be near formal investigation of tech companies  

Seattle Times
Washington state GOP Sen. Barbara Bailey to retire Sept. 30
Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program   

Skagit Valley Herald
State Sen. Bailey stepping down 

Spokesman Review
WSU students start classes Monday with a bit of good news: Student debt in Washington is lower than in many states
Spokane Police Guild joins calls for Rep. Matt Shea’s resignation over gathering of ‘intelligence’ on City Council members
Planned Parenthood will reject federal funding rather than comply with new Trump Administration rule   

Tri-City Herald
After 17 years of construction, part of Hanford vit plant is done
Kennewick teachers vow strike if no agreement by Aug. 26
Editorial: Powerful federal lawmakers are in Tri-Cities this week. There’s no better time  

USA Today
‘We will not be bullied’: Planned Parenthood withdraws from US family planning program  

Washington Post
White House officials eyeing payroll tax cut in effort to reverse weakening economy
Trump again appears to back away from gun background checks
The 1619 Project and the far-right fear of history  

Yakima Herald Republic
Center for Human Rights: Yakima profits from ICE flights
More of the story: What’s happening with Yakima County graduation rates?
On second anniversary of Native woman’s disappearance, legislation in her name awaits action   



Ferndale’s resolution against white supremacy includes hidden message
Washington state to use Vietnam-era Army helicopter to fight wildfires }
Old NASA centrifuge used to simulate tsunami at Oregon State University
Killings of another Washington wolf pack sparks debate over predator management
2 Washington universities get federal funding boost for earthquake early-warning systems  

Mayor ‘evaluating the best approach’ after unsanctioned homeless camp pops up near Green Lake
WSDOT zeroing in on plan to help congestion near Tacoma Mall
Northwest early earthquake warning network gets big boost from federal grant  

‘What we have to do to survive’: Roving Tent City makes ’emergency’ move to Ravenna
‘Just don’t drink and drive’: Nationwide crackdown coming on impaired drivers
Calls for lawmaker’s resignation grow amid reports of intelligence gathering on rivals 
Boy Scouts put out wildfire started by abandoned campfire in Waldo Lake Wilderness
Wheeler says if protesters come back, city will be ready (Portland)
Federal dollars bolster earthquake warning system  

Kombucha vs. Coke: Seattle’s sugary beverage tax explained
Seattle educators and the school district try to reach a new contract agreement
Local teachers pursue training to improve phonics instruction for dyslexic students
‘Hot Water Reports’ use government’s own data to highlight unsafe conditions for fish  

KREM Spokane
Spokane County may have to add two more commissioners after new Wash. law (Riccelli) 

Is Seattle headed for a recession?
Washington parents can’t opt out of vaccines for philosophical reasons
Civilian panel rejects Seattle’s new police reform plan   

NW Public Radio
Judge strikes down ballot measure on whale watching distance rules in San Juan County
Wildlife roam where U.S. once made nuclear and chemical weapons, including Hanford  

Q13 TV (Fox)
Dozens of military families move out after mold concerns at JBLM
Opponents call for Matt Shea’s resignation
Daughters of slain Tacoma officer file lawsuit against the city for negligence
Earthquake early warning system gets $10.4 million to expand in Pacific Northwest
Facebook rolls out tool to block off-Facebook data gathering
Vaping changes blood vessels after just one use, study says
Set your air conditioning to 78 degrees during the day, 82 degrees at night, federal agencies recommend
Millennials impacted by Ground Zero toxins confront 9/11 illnesses 



‘The administration is doing real damage’: Trump proposal could threaten Washington species 
Meet the Seattle doctor whose work led Congress to block funding for gun research
Influential civilian commission urges judge to reject city’s plan for police accountability