Washington State House Democrats


Monday, March 27


Associated Press
Seattle plant failure dumps millions of gallons of sewage 
Washington, Oregon governors vow to fight Trump 
Fire destroys apple packing plant in central Washington 
Deep snow delays North Cascades Highway opening 
Bills aim to aid job seekers with criminal history (Sells)
Some balk as Seattle seeks to spend more money on homeless
Advocates of homeless to panhandle to protest Cranston ban
Colorado bill an attempt to protect pot industry
Stocks dip as ‘Trump trade’ heads in reverse 

Aberdeen Daily World  
Ocosta robotics team headed to world championships
Ocean Shores Council continues to study marijuana impacts
City Council considers immigration policy draft

Bainbridge Island Review 
Senator Rolfes on Republican budget bill: ‘Students and families deserve much better’ (Rolfes)
Sen. Murray to opponents of Trumpcare: ‘Today shows just how powerful your voices are’
Gov. Inslee: ‘Speaker Ryan and President Trump have failed in their misguided attempt to destroy health care in America’
Congressman Kilmer: ‘I’m glad bill was stopped’

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Mount St. Helens Institute recruiting volunteers to work on and around the volcano 
Climate change film features Salish Sea, US-Canada border 

Bothell Reporter 
Additional investments by the Legislature would be money well spent

In Our View: Foundation Getting Shaky
In Our View: Bottle Bill Worth a Shot

The Daily News  
Capitol Dispatch: Senate budget divides 19th District delegates along party lines
Longview police increase drug arrests, want more traffic enforcement
New Early Head Start program to begin in Kalama as part of $1.6 million grant for ESD 112
OPINION: Cepeda: Our nation’s schools should be ICE-free zones
OPINION: Pot news a mixed bag
Shelter closing to send homeless back to streets

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Cedar Grove pushes bill that protects composting efforts (Blake, Robinson, Stanford, McCoy)
Boeing layoff tally reaches 245, more expected
Mukilteo sees major surge in number of ESL students
Governors vow to fight Trump on the environmental cutbacks
Commentary: Inslee’s potshot at tax break ignores larger problems
Editorial: Put some teeth into I-594’s background checks (Kagi, Hansen)
Letter: Companies should pay larger share of state taxes
Letter: Distracted driving penalities need to be harsher

Federal Way Mirror 
Flygare running for council

Kirkland Reporter 
Congresswoman DelBene to hold a series of town halls, one in Kirkland

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Marijuana use declines among 10th graders

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Changing car-tab formula would cost $6 billion in revenue, Sound Transit says

New York Times 
G.O.P. Weighs Less Ambitious Tax Plan After Health Bill Loss

Olympian (subscription required) 
Inslee’s stand on migrant ban makes email inbox sizzle
State workers, police and firefighter pensions lose in Senate GOP budget
Push to lower state’s recidivism rate finds allies in the Legislature (Darneille)
Nearly 40 percent of American colleges say fewer international students are applying
Rain dampens turnout for students’ march, but not enthusiasm
Editorial: State workers’ pay gets a partisan spin

Peninsula Daily News  
EYE ON OLYMPIA: Sen. Van De Wege criticizes Senate GOP budget (Van De Wege, Chapman, Tharinger)

Puget Sound Business Journal 
What’s next for healthcare? Some ideas
Paid parental leave is shaping up to be Seattle City Council’s next big push

Renton Reporter 
Unemployment rate hits nine-year low in Washington
Puget Sound Regional Council to conduct regional travel study
Current levy cliff for school districts extended until 2019
Gov. Inslee releases statement on canceled Republican health care vote
Metro considering simpler bus fares; public invited to weigh in
Seems a simple solution fell through Olympia’s cracks | COMMENTARY (Chopp)

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Stand against migrant ban a hot issue in Inslee’s inbox
Gov. Inslee, Ore. governor vow to fight Trump environmental proposals
Discouraged in high school, inspired in college: Renton Tech student earns national honor
Q&A: After GOP’s failed Obamacare repeal, what now?
FYI Guy: New residents pour in: Pierce, Snohomish counties top the nation
Dan Satterberg: Crackdown on immigrants undermines public safety
Westneat: Trump believes politics is stupid — and it shows
Editorial: Right on: Everett takes on OxyContin makers
Editorial: On McCleary budget, lawmakers must remember fundamental education objectives

Seattle Weekly  
Despite What Trump Says, Obamacare in Washington Is Not ‘Exploding’
GOP-Business Alliance Launches Slick “Lower My Tabs” Campaign
Indivisibles Kept Heat on Reichert Until the Very End

Skagit Valley Herald  
State: Jet noise a public health concern

Spokesman Review  
Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Too early to say what’s next on health care
Washington representatives pledge to find solution
Bill could make it easier to find sites for new schools in rural Washington
Senate Republicans push through massive property tax shift as part of school reform plan
Community Colleges of Spokane to offer classes at WSU in Pullman
Bills aim to aid job seekers with criminal history
Getting There: North Spokane freeway work resumes
Spokane Public Schools approves new use-of-force, campus safety policy
Researchers unearth century-old mystery in Spokane Chinatown-linked objects found in Riverfront Park
Spin Control: Washington Senate might consider adapting ‘After Midnight’ as its theme song
Editorial: State must catch up on REAL ID
Editorial: ACA needs renovation, not obliteration

Tri-City Herald  
Our Voice: Public records bills, with one exception, good step forward 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Washingtonians need ID that will meet federal rules 

Yakima Herald Republic  
Editorial: Immigration inaction forces everyone else to muddle along 


Governors ‘intend to fight back’ against Trump’s environmental policies
Students march to take back their schools
City assisting, removing homeless on Spokane Street
Central District tensions grow over violence, identity crisis

State Legislature considering bill to reduce vehicle license tabs

Unpacking Government: What Is Tribal Sovereignty?
Canadian Court Decision Could Revive ‘Extinct’ Tribe With Members In Washington
Vocational Education Matters; That’s Why This Project Is Sitting On The Capitol Lawn
‘Open Schools’ Made Noise In The ’70s; Now They’re Just Noisy
Oregon Senate Votes To Increase Legal Age For Tobacco Purchases
Week Of High Expectations Stumbles To New Lows For Team Trump
‘The Resistance’ Faces A New Question: What To Do With All That Money 
Telehealth Doctor Visits May Be Handy, But Aren’t Cheaper Overall
States Give New Parents Baby Boxes To Encourage Safe Sleep Habits
A Near-Death Injury Gave A Seahawk A New Outlook On Life

Northwest Growers, Undocumented Workers Wait And Worry
I lived in my car in Ballard for three years
Special Immigrant Visa Holders Still Face Questioning Upon Reaching U.S.
A Forgotten Hero’s Shipwreck Imperils Washington’s Oysters
Catholic Church To Central Washington Congregants: ‘Love The Undocumented’

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Washington, Oregon governors vow to fight Trump
Why aren’t universities already being open about student debt?

NW Public Radio   
Attorney General Ferguson Thinks Supreme Court Could Throw Out Trump’s Travel Ban
Canadian Court Decision Could Revive ‘Extinct’ Tribe With Members In Washington
Northwest Growers, Undocumented Workers Wait And Worry  
Northwest Lawmakers React To Health Care Bill Withdrawal
Northwest Governors Vow To Resist Trump Plans To Gut Climate Change Rules

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Seattle plant is still dumping partially treated wastewater into Puget Sound


Opinion: Tribal nations can’t afford to pick parties

Seattle P.I.  
WSDOT: Bertha nearing breakthrough on downtown Seattle tunnel