Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, March 22


Associated Press
State to pay $1.87M to 4 kids sexually abused at day care 
OxyContin maker asks judge to toss case brought by city 
Oregon senate approves proposal to shield pot users’ data 
Senate GOP releases budget with more education money   (Ranker)

Aberdeen Daily World  
Ocosta hosting a community tsunami evacuation drill Saturday
GOP bill’s changes in rules could undermine health of neediest

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
GOP budget would reject state worker raises to help pay for schools   (Ranker)

In Our View: Pot News a Mixed Bag

The Daily News 
County declares an emergency for Kalama River Road repairs
County pays for early contract termination after Hoffstadt Bluffs sale
OPNINION: Backyard solution?  (homelessness)
Woodland transportation company strives to leave no soldier behind

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Commissioners reprimanded for racially insensitive remarks
NAACP wants civilian reviews of police-involved shootings
Burbank: Rather than a job killer, wage boost increases them
Editorial: Student loans shouldn’t be a debt sentence

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Border patrol say no immigration changes at this time
Editorial: Look at the whole picture of housing
Concert to stop Kinder Morgan expansion

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Senate GOP releases budget with more education money (Ranker)

News Tribune (subscription required)  
GOP budget would reject state worker raises to help pay for schools
Teachers’ duty to report child abuse extends to home, court rules
Editorial: Immigrants need experts, not con artists

New York Times
Eyeing Trump’s Budget, G.O.P. Governors Say ‘No, Thanks’
Pass Health Bill or Lose Your Jobs, Trump Tells Holdouts
National Governors Association Warns of Proposed Federal Cuts
Opinion: A Republican Health Care Bill in Search of a Problem

Olympian (subscription required)
Will Thurston County consider Lakeside Industries’ recycled asphalt plan for the Nisqually Valley?
While Trump promotes military buildup, some look at another round of base closings
Republican budget proposal brings disagreements over Western State reform to light
Forest Service signs off on Lower Joseph Creek restoration
Editorial: Cuts to EPA make little or no sense

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Dump the ACA, 7 in 10 CPA execs say in survey
Proposed Washington state law blocks criminal history from job applications

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
State Senate Republicans say their budget fully funds K-12 schools
Family and parental leave policies are new front for labor supporters
Even without new commission, renters in Seattle and elsewhere have specific legal rights
King, Snohomish counties bristle at ‘shaming’ by Trump administration over immigration holds
What we’re reading: Spokane finds that making school harder is just what kids want
Jail time for ex-Tukwila cop who pepper-sprayed handcuffed man in hospital
Three years later, families, officials and scientists wrestle with lessons learned from Oso landslide
Westneat: The collateral damage of the GOP’s health care bill
Editorial: Victims of sexual assault should have better protections (Goodman)
Opinion: Does President Trump realize he stands in the way of cancer cures?

Seattle Weekly  
King County Makes ICE’s Hall of Shame — And Is Not Ashamed
You Can Now Buy Pot With a Credit Card In Washington State (Because Technically You’re Not)
Priced Out of Seattle, a New Generation Look to the ‘Burbs
A Year After the Murders, Are We Losing the Jungle Again?
At Flights & Rights, the ACLU Delivers a Literal Bar Exam

Skagit Valley Herald  
Celebrating 50 years of clean air

Spokesman Review  
Political infighting between Spokane police, prosecutors, medical examiner leaves death investigations unsolved
Hutterites sue Walla Walla winery over $19,000 in grapes
Opioids contributed to deaths of three WSU students
Flooding emergency declared as Spokane River reaches near-record highs
Wandermere residents decry new housing developments
Editorial: Transparency shouldn’t be gamed for political gain

Tri-City Herald  
State attorney general targets student loans, other consumer protections 
Our Voice: Separate state agency needed for kids (Kagi)

USA Today 
Critics: GOP health plan risky for mental health, addiction progress
Rules Committee to choreograph House vote to kill Obamacare
Opinion: GOP should slow down and rethink health bill: Andy Slavitt

Washington Post 
The GOP is doing what they accused Democrats of doing on health care
House Republican health-care plan set to face key hurdle before floor vote
Americans worry, cheer as Congress moves to upend the Affordable Care Act
Opinion: The only Obamacare replacement that will work is Obamacare

Yakima Herald Republic
“Real ID” deadline looms: Proposed fix would leave Washington with two-tiered license 
Editorial: Levy cliff averted, but much work ahead 


State Senate GOP plan adds $1.8 billion for education (Ranker)
Budget rejects hefty pay raises for ferry workers
AG urges senate to support sick Hanford workers
Washington representatives weigh ‘Sobriety for Sale’ bill
Lidar takes on new importance after Oso
Commissioners apologize, will receive reprimand over ‘racially insensitive remarks’

King County makes Trump ‘naughty’ list; councilman doubles down
Snohomish Co. fire commissioners who made insensitive remarks won’t resign

Trump Administration: These Washington Counties Are “Non-Cooperative” On Immigration Enforcement
Washington Senate Republicans Unveil Budget, Democrats Cry Foul  (Nelson, Ranker)
Using Mediation To Resolve Disputes Is Growing In Popularity

Muckleshoot mom calls for help but ends up dead. Her tribe wants answers
Feds call out WA jails for being ‘uncooperative’ 

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
‘It’s ridiculous’: Heartbroken family members plead for tougher DUI laws
Sound Transit board member concerned about ‘nightmare scenario’ over car tab fee

NW Public Radio  
Judge Convicts 4 Malheur Occupiers Of Misdemeanor Charges
Washington Senate Republicans Unveil Budget, Democrats Cry Foul

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Senate GOP releases state budget that would create statewide property tax; Inslee reacts (Ranker)


Republicans play their first card in budget game (Ranker)
Seattle not suing Trump…yet?
Disorder in the Court: GOP calls for breaking up the 9th Circuit

Senate Republican budget proposal puts Washington’s economic future on shaky ground

Seattle P.I.  
King County makes Trump ‘naughty’ list; councilman doubles down
Opinion: Sessions’ hard line on pot doesn’t help anyone
Washington Post: A big thing marijuana opponents warned you about is definitely not happening

Homeland Security and Trump attempt to shame King County for rejecting immigrant detainer requests