Washington State House Democrats


Friday, March 31


Associated Press
Immigration agents arrest two in Whatcom County during Northwest operation 
Judge hears arguments over Seattle law on rideshare unions 
Immigration agents round up 84 in Alaska, Washington, Oregon 
Workers demolish site of nuclear mishap in Washington state 
Senate Passes construction budget 

Bainbridge Island Review 
Ripe fruit on a rotten tree | The Petri Dish

In Our View: Continue Climate Fight

The Daily News  
Love Overwhelming emergency shelter closes, community gives supplies, food, support
Poverty, bad habits still undercut county health

News Tribune (subscription required)  
City might partner with Port of Tacoma to determine future uses of Tideflats
Editorial: Delay welfare rule to save child-care funds? Sure (Kagi)

Olympian (subscription required)   
Attention South Sound drivers: Put down that smartphone if you want to live
Editorial: Congress’ Russia probe losing credibility

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
The end is near for Bertha: After nearly 2 miles in 4 years, tunnel machine about to break through
Seattle wants $1M legal-defense fund for immigrants facing deportation
Podcast: UW addiction expert says safe-consumption sites can ease King County heroin crisis
Washington state wolf population growing
McCleary roundup: What’s up as lawmakers enter final four weeks of session
JBLM general retiring after leading base through transitional times
Congress blocks Seattle effort to help residents set up IRAs
Editorial: Trump is on the losing side of history on coal, climate change

Seattle Weekly  
Seattle to Earmark $1 Million for Immigrant Legal Defense Fund
A Tax Change State Lawmakers Can Love? It’s Now Up to GOP

Spokesman Review  
Smoking and vaping age would be 21 under bill that passes Washington House committee
Senate votes to end Washington’s wholesale auto dealer license to avoid fraud
Spokane area could get $125 million or more for transportation projects
Washington counties, cities could levy higher property taxes under bill approved by House committee
Student accused of threatening to bomb Ferris High School
Fired Spokane Valley firefighter’s religious email case will be heard by State Supreme Court
Editorial: Divided Legislature looking at long session

Tri-City Herald
Haler has backup plan to help ill Hanford workers 

Vancouver Business Journal 
Business, professional services shine in new jobs report
PeaceHealth lab workers scramble to find new jobs
Sales tax rates to increase April 1 in Cowlitz County
Silicon Valley wearable tech firm expanding to Vancouver
WSU Vancouver to launch business assistance program

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Eliminating Oregon sales-tax exemption would be big mistake 


Higher sales tax goes into effect across Puget Sound on Saturday

‘Democrats Are Good For Gun Sales’: Guess What Happened After Trump’s Election
Home Health Aides Fear They’ll Lose Hard-Won Insurance Coverage
Oregon House Votes To Expand Self-Service Gas
ICE Detains Portland ‘Dreamer’ Recovering From Car Accident

Distraction, On Street And Sidewalk, Helps Cause Record Pedestrian Deaths
Washington in midst of worst mumps outbreak since the ’70s
Lawsuit targets landlord screening policy
This Seattle lawmaker wants $1 million legal fund for immigrants
Canada’s Oil Pipeline To The Salish Sea: What You Need To Know

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Higher sales tax goes into effect across Puget Sound on Saturday
Fortunato wants to give voters more power over transit projects

NW Public Radio  
Echoes Of Past Ring Loudly At WWII Internment Anniversary Ceremony
Federal Immigration Authorities Arrest 84 People In Multistate Operation

Spokane Public Radio 
Washington legislature considers bills to help growing marijuana industry (Sawyer)


Hunters and anglers find common ground: fighting for public land

The Senate Budget Includes Tas Increases For PeopleIn Seattle, Cuts To Marijuana Research
House Democrats Suggest Improving Revenue To Pay For Things