Washington State House Democrats


Monday, March 20


Associates Press
Environmentalists warn about Trump Puget Sound budget 
Crews place booms to contain oil sheen on Columbia River 
Train deaths in Washington state return to normal numbers 
Minor flooding in Spokane region 
Billionaire Gates meets with Trump to talk foreign aid 
The Latest: NSA knocks down WH claim of British spying 

Aberdeen Daily World  
Kilmer weighs in on President Trump’s budget proposal
Olympic National Park sees rise in visitation during 2016

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
State, Tacoma officials consider how to solve homeless camp under I-705 
Oregon curtails some use of gillnets on Columbia River 
Patience is this Iraqi-born Washington student’s true virtue 
Washington state teens practice virtual reality welding 

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (revenue, wildfires)

The Daily News  
Capitol Dispatch: State could say goodbye to ‘high-stakes’ tests for high school graduation (Blake, Takko)
Crews place booms to contain oil sheen on Columbia River
Student Success Fund provides an extra boost for LCC students

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Future of Boeing’s 787 seems secure, but maybe not in Everett
Edmonds Community College offers first bachelor’s degree
Changing car tab math could cost Sound Transit $6 billion
Burke: Making hamburger of Trump steak promises
Editorial: Trump’s cuts to transportation would hurt economy

Kirkland Reporter 
Kirkland college students recognized by national organizations for academic achievements

News Tribune (subscription required)  
State, Tacoma officials consider how to solve homeless camp under I-705 
Opinion: Death by a thousand cuts
Opinion: Washington must recommit to justice for all
Editorial: Stop the PDC from becoming the petty complaint department (Chopp, Hunt)

New York Times 
On Health Law, G.O.P. Faces a Formidable Policy Foe: House Republicans
G.O.P.’s Health Care Tightrope Winds Through the Blue-Collar Midwest
Rural Areas Brace for a Shortage of Doctors Due to Visa Policy
Trump Budget Cuts Put Struggling Americans on Edge
Trump the Builder? Budget Blueprint Puts His Promises on Infrastructure in Doubt

Olympian (subscription required)   
Establishment Democrats aim to adopt the anti-Trump movement
Editorial: Obamacare replacement needs drastic surgery
Opinion: Protesters, police have rights, responsibilities

Peninsula Daily News  
Looking ahead in Olympia: Budgets, education funding (Van De Wege, Chapman)
Peninsula backs development of cross-state trail system

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Analyst: Trump budget’s FDA fee hikes would hurt smaller Seattle biotech companies
Sen. Murray: ‘I will fight this deeply reckless, harmful plan every step of the way’
Trump’s budget cuts millions from Seattle affordable housing, low-income resources
Business-centric agencies and programs that Trump would cut have a long reach

Redmond Reporter 
City, Metro set to improve bus route 245 performance

Renton Reporter 
Grants help those in unincorporated King County

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Seattle area spends most per capita to build transit and here’s why
Proposal in Olympia aims to take some of the confusion out of student loans
With rising anxiety, minorities and immigrants learn how to stay safe
State budget would target 1 in 5 workers for big raises (Sullivan)
A parking headache: What’s the fix for crowded park-and-ride lots?
Jerry Large: St. Pat’s Day a reminder of enduring myths that demonize immigrants
New York Times: Rural areas brace for shortage of doctors after changes in visa policy
Opinion: Seattle’s sugary-drink tax: Do it for our kids
Editorial: Do not renege on promise to Dreamers
Opinion: From jail to a master’s degree: the power of education

Skagit Valley Herald
Letter: Stop the gouging; scrap ACA
Letter: ACA costs are high

Spokesman Review
Hundreds attend pro-Obamacare vigil in Spokane park
Environmental groups, state officials warn about Trump Puget Sound budget
As local waterways swell with spring runoff, residents tread carefully
National Guard sent to Sprague as water rises; Little Spokane River falls below flood stage
Ferris High School football coach suspended amid investigation into claims he exposed himself
New flights boosting travel options at Spokane airport
Train deaths in Washington state return to normal numbers
Spin Control: Return of the hated MVET roils Seattle drivers, some Washington lawmakers
Editorial: Shore up ailing public health budgets

USA Today 
Trump budget cuts bankroll new waste: James Bovard

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Editorial: Curbing campaign donations for governor only is shortsighted (Ranker)
Editorial: Presidential primary must be relevant 
Editorial: Beefing up statewide tourism effort has merit 

Washington Post 
Overshadowed executive order sets stage for threatened federal programs, workforce
How Trump’s travel ban would hurt the people who voted for him
Trump wants the forgotten men and women to stay forgotten

West Seattle Herald 
Public records access, costs targets of two House bills advancing to Senate (Pollet)

Yakima Herald Republic
Trump/Bannon world view is not finding much favor 
Editorial: Republicans’ health care reform itself needs reform 


Lawmakers consider taxes on vaping and e-cigarettes (Pollet)
Light rail stations shift lives of Seattle commuters
Environmentalists warn about Trump Puget Sound budget

Carbon Tax Keeps Popping Up In Divided Washington Legislature  (Fitzgibbon)
Unpacking Government: What Are The Limits Of Executive Power?
Northwest Tribes Say Salmon Recovery Is Requirement Based On Treaty Rights
Maryland Democrats Aim To ‘Build The Pipeline’ For Women In Office
How Millennials Win And Lose Under The GOP Health Bill
Volcano Preparedness Is An International Effort

Your hunch is right: There were more crashes in late 2016
Disenrollments could put Nooksack tribal sovereignty in jeopardy

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Fred Hutch director: ‘People will die’ under Trump’s proposed budget

NW Public Radio 
Carbon Tax Keeps Popping Up In Divided Washington Legislature
Northwest Tribes Say Salmon Recovery Is Requirement Based On Treaty Rights
Washington Supreme Court Upholds Oil Terminal Process


Hey Sen. Ericksen, here’s what Trump is paying you

My Edmonds News 
Education funding, gun control, tax structure big issues at 21st District town hall (Ortiz-Self, Peterson, Liias)

Tax reform can’t wait, new revenue forecast shows