Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, March 29


Associated Press
Older women working on ferries deemed too risky to insure
Judge approves release of jailed Seattle-area ‘dreamer’ 
Student free speech bill dies in the House 
US judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit over asylum claims 
Head of Public Disclosure Commission stepping down in May 
GOP, Democrats push differing tuition proposals (Ormsby)

Aberdeen Daily World  
No consensus on addressing downtown homelessness problem
Chehalis River will not open for spring Chinook fishing
Gaming profits of more than $3 million benefit Quinault Tribal youth programs
Oped: Bringing politics home where it belongs

Bainbridge Island Review 
Gov. Inslee statement on House budget proposal 

I-5 Bridge bill draws favorable reviews at hearing
In Our View: Work Toward the Middle

The Daily News  
Gas prices stay steady for spring break
Job growth continues to stagnate
Longview, Kalama ports join regional group to fight dam removal
OPINION: Budget rhetoric or reality?
OPINION: Singletary: I wrote about being a child on Medicaid. A reader called me the N-word
Trump, in break from other world leaders, digs in on coal

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Gov. Inslee visits Marysville Pilchuck to see new cafeteria
Oso mudslide case spurs reform at Attorney General’s Office
Conservation district wants to implement new rate system
What the death of broadband privacy rules means for you
Trump’s budget could plunge nation’s capital into recession
How President Trump’s moves on coal will affect the industry
Burke: Our civil discourse needs a little work
Editorial: Let states police themselves on marijuana
Letter: Paid family leave benefits families and companies

Kitsap Daily News 
Bill would remove statute of limitations on sex crimes, including human trafficking
Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Judge approves release of jailed Mexican man
Column: Obamacare: What do we do now?

News Tribune (subscription required)  
On freezing tuition, Democrats and Republicans swap positions in Olympia
Editorial: Hope, purpose for women in state prison

Olympian (subscription required)   
Inslee’s carbon tax gets little love from state lawmakers (Fitzgibbon)
County proposes precinct boundary adjustments
South Sound’s unemployment rates fall as region adds jobs

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Two indicted in secret Planned Parenthood taping
Politics: Waters won’t be intimidated; McCaskill investigates opiate addiction
The Space Needle’s long labor fight appears headed toward a settlement
Washington state’s 17 Fortune 1000 boards ranked by gender diversity
Law: Administration seeks to bar Yates from testifying on Russia

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Unionize Uber? Legal fight over Seattle drivers draws national attention
Trump executive order won’t stop Inslee from pushing ahead with carbon limits
Puget Sound Energy will pay $1.5M for Greenwood explosion
Westneat: UW professor: The information war is real, and we’re losing it
Opinion: Ronald Reagan understood ‘the humanities teach us who we are’ — what’s happening today?
Editorial: GOP has an opportunity and a duty to repair the flaws in the Affordable Care Act

Seattle Weekly  
Alexa and the Dawn of So-What Surveillance
Trump to Repeal Federal Climate Regs, Washington State Undaunted
House Dems Propose Taxes on Wealthy, Businesses to Pay for Schools

Spokesman Review  
Enrollment, endowment soar with Gonzaga hoops success
Washington lawmakers seek solution to fight over rural water uses
Head of Public Disclosure Commission stepping down in May
Beloved Deer Park teacher who started as bus drive retiring four decades later
Sharkey out as Ferris football coach following allegations he exposed himself to players

Tri-City Herald  
Our Voice: Attorney General is now a money maker for the state 

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber 
Attorney General speaking at Rotary meeting next week

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Internet privacy concerns are real for Americans 

Yakima Herald Republic  
Local inmate population at Yakima County jail spikes by more than 100 since October 
Sunnyside police officer accused of domestic violence received thousands while on paid administrative leave 


Immigration judge approves detained Dreamer’s release
Bill to help sick Hanford workers dies in Senate committee
Seattle debuts mobile shower truck for homeless camps
Tiny homes delivered to North Seattle homeless camp

Class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of Lynnwood red light camera ticket…
Some balk as Seattle seeks to spend more money on homeless

Pierce, Snohomish Counties See Big Population Gains As People Relocate
Reality Check On Trump Calling For Bipartisanship On Health Care
A New Kind Of March Madness Hits Schools
Group Hosts Public Forum On Potential Olympia Housing Levy
Wage Deal Averts Threatened Boycott By U.S. Women’s Hockey Team
Trump Lawyers Claim Immunity In Sex Harassment Suit, Just As Bill Clinton Did
Congress Overturns Internet Privacy Regulation
Deportation Fears Prompt Immigrants To Cancel Food Stamps
Police Warning Shots May Be In For A Comeback
White Supremacist Charged With Terrorism Over Murder Of Black Man
What Trump Misses About Energy Jobs In America

‘Sanctuary’ policy could cost WA $12M in annual DOJ grants 
Trump is ending Obama-era emissions cuts. How will CO2 emissions change?
Crime victims who are immigrants may be eligible for special visa, but struggle with the process

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
State lawmakers consider changing property tax cap (Lytton)

NW Public Radio  
Authorities Uncover Source Of Mystery Spill On Columbia River
Court Orders More Spill Over Columbia River Dams In 2018
Northwest’s Biggest Climate Polluter: Scrapping Clean Power Plan Won’t Affect Us
West Coast States Have Renewed Opportunity To Lead Country On Climate Policy


Washington’s GOP has some lessons for Trump

Seattle City Council Could Go Further to Oppose Keystone XL Pipeline

Trump Administration attacks LGBT community on three fronts over last 24 hours