Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, August 21


Associated Press
Trump administration plans to end limits on child detention
Wage hike may end Washington state firm’s blueberry harvest
Earth’s future is being written in fast-melting Greenland
Appeals court sides with state in opposing coal terminal
Washington state and National Parks offer free admission on Sunday
Man gets over 2 years for hate crime assault of black man
More Spokane political leaders call for Shea resignation
Washington state to restore Huey helicopter for firefighting
Suspect in huge Capital One breach seeks release from jail
Investigation of reporter’s weekend inquiries stokes ire
Appeals court sides with state in opposing coal terminal  

Aberdeen Daily World
City likely selling homeless camp land for $440,000
Oped: Those tax advisory votes are worth your trouble  

Auburn Reporter
King County awards $1.5 million to South King County Senior Centers and Resources to help serve diverse population 

Bainbridge Island Review
Bainbridge says ‘Enough’ at vigil against gun violence (Hansen) 

La Center teachers vote to approve strike, 75-1 

The Daily News
State Court of Appeals judges uphold DNR’s denial of Millennium sublease  

Everett Herald (subscription required)
WaPo: Trump confirms he’s considering a temporary payroll tax cut
Harrop: Why aren’t we seeing infrastructure projects? Tax cuts   

Federal Way Mirror
King County awards $1.5M to South King County Senior Centers and Resources to help serve diverse population 

The Island Guardian
Predicting Changes In The Salish Sea 

Islands’ Weekly
New state funding formula results in deficit budget for Lopez School (LekanoffLovelett) 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Letter: EDC thanks the community foundation for donation 

Kent Reporter 
33rd District legislators plan coffee hour in Kent (Keiser, OrwallGregerson) 

Kirkland Reporter
LWSD office personnel may see pay cuts next year 

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Man gets 30 months in prison for hate crime assault of black man
Bainbridge BARN will offer new trade craft certificates 

News Tribune (subscription required)
He was addicted and living on the streets. Now he’s throwing out the first pitch at a Mariners game
If you bought your dream home recently in Tacoma, Redfin salutes you
Letter: Mental health: There’s hope outside hospitals
Las Vegas firm builds big stake in Washington card rooms, including one in Lakewood 
From the Matt Shea files: GPS trackers, a ‘provisional government’ and a hunt for moles   

Olympian (subscription required)
About the homeless? It’s your problem now, says Lacey Planning Commission to Lacey City Council
DUI patrols increase ahead of Labor Day    

Peninsula Daily News
Port Townsend samples water in response to herbicide spraying
Seismic sensors to be increased on Peninsula, elsewhere 

Puget Sound Business Journal
How opportunity zones and coworking spaces joined forces
Banks want efficiency. Critics warn of backsliding.
Trump says he’s exploring ‘various tax reductions’
Pension funds step up campaign to reduce gender pay gap   

Oregon appoints members to bridge replacement committee (Cleveland) 

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Boeing hiring hundreds of temps in Moses Lake — and paying for their housing — as it prepares for 737 MAX’s return to skies
Grand jury charges witness with lying about suspect in 2001 slaying of federal prosecutor Thomas Wales  
Washington state pushes back against attack on abortion rights

Skagit Valley Herald
Public forum held on homelessness (Lovelett)
Results finalized in primary election (Lovelett) 

Spokesman Review
Spokane Mayor David Condon, police Chief Craig Meidl say state Rep. Matt Shea is unfit for office (Riccelli)
‘The lack of affordable housing is actually costing us’: Cantwell promotes affordable housing bill in Spokane 

Tri-City Herald
Trump praised for energy policies, criticized for trade tariffs at Tri-Cities summit
Guest Opinion: Use Endangered Species Act to End Columbia River Litigation   

Washington Post
U.S. deficit to expand by about $800 billion more than previously expected over 10 years, CBO says
Trump’s erratic style becomes more problematic as the economy slows
In Denmark, surprise and fury after Trump cancels visit over Greenland
Trump administration moves to terminate court agreement, hold migrant children and parents longer
Trump quotes conspiracy theorist claiming Israelis ‘love him like he is the second coming of God’
Parkland students unveil sweeping gun-control proposal and hope for a youth voting surge in 2020  

Whidbey News-Times
Supporters wave flags and signs in support of Navy at weekend rally
Waterfront association offers ideas, plans changes for Coupeville wharf entryway
Barbara Bailey won’t seek third term in state Senate   

Yakima Herald
Data: Flying through Yakima to Tacoma equals increased chance of deportation for asylum seekers
State to have forum on graduation requirements in September in Yakima 



‘Infant to Work’ program expands at Washington state offices 

Seattle teachers rallying again in support of contract negotiations as school year draws near
Seismologists: Seismic event underway that could increase risk of large earthquake in region
Seattle Children’s Hospital kept info about deadly mold under wraps, emails show
WSDOT awarded up to $37.5 million for Passenger Rail Car Replacement Project
$20 million invested in senior centers throughout King County   

Migrating RV still causing squabble on Harbor Island
‘We are at capacity’: Short traffic lights, heavy traffic raise ire of Seattle commuters
First day of school uncertain after Kennewick teachers vote to strike
City Council looking to bring E-Scooters and Bikeshare to Vancouver
PSU report: More than 38,000 people homeless in Portland tri-county area in 2017  

Trump Administration Moves To Permit Indefinite Detention Of Migrant Children
ICE flights mean financial gain for Yakima
Seattle Police launch nation’s first ‘swatting registry’   

NW Public Radio
Washington cancels two more contracts with in-home care provider following scrutiny
‘You have to remain an optimist.’ Northwest farmers wrap wheat harvest as prices depress
Poll: Americans, including Republicans and gun owners, broadly support red flag laws   

Q13 TV (Fox)
Tacoma’s hot housing market continues to defy area trends
Boeing hiring hundreds of temps at Moses Lake location to prep for 737 MAX’s return 



City Living Seattle 
Assessor announces new property tax relief threshold for seniors (Dhingra) 

My grandparents were immigrants. Would they have made the cut under Trump’s immigration policy? 

Seattle P.I.
Appeals court deals blow to big coal export terminal proposed for Longview, Washington
Gun safety lobby gives Republican lawmakers failing grades 

Yahoo! Finance
EXCLUSIVE: Big tech vs. your privacy (Hudgins)