Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, April 4


Associated Press
Fight over Cowlitz casino ends as high court declines review 
ACLU: Washington not ensuring kids get adequate legal help
Governors from 4 marijuana states ask to be left alone
White House offers change to failed health care bill
Boeing says it signed new $3 billion deal with Iranian airline

Aberdeen Daily World  
Fort Collins, Colo. music district seen as a model for Aberdeen scene, The Alley
Their son was killed working a logging job. Now they want other teens protected
$42.5 million in funding for Office of the Chehalis Basin included in Senate budget
Olympia area among nation’s fastest-growing, according to census
U.S. college grads see slim-to-nothing wage gain since recession
County support for GGHI has strings attached
Oped: Some lawmakers want to take away popular property tax limit

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
ACLU: Washington not ensuring kids get adequate legal help 
The end is near for Bertha, Seattle’s tunnel boring machine 
How is the Legislature fixing school funding? They’re not telling, and they don’t have to (Chopp, Nelson)

Daily Astorian 
Legislators optimistic Naselle Youth Camp will stay open (Blake, Takko)

The Daily News  
Kelso city council to discuss sewer ownership, work bids Tuesday
OPINION: Gerson: Fox scandals are a fetid reminder that sexism lurks in the workplace
OPINION: Ruling is not the end of privacy
Thinning forests aims to reduce fire risk
Washington sheriffs to continue rejecting ICE detainer requests

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Census: County’s uninsured cut in half by Affordable Care Act
Arlington takes steps to solve homelessness, addiction
Harrop: More than laws needed to head off distracted driving

Federal Way Mirror 
Highline student finds opportunities vast in America

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
County ‘sanctuary’ status could affect federal funding

Kirkland Reporter 
Lake Washington Schools Foundation focuses on preparing students for the future
Redmond versus Kirkland in final round of Hopelink Can Madness

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Letter: Protect children’s health if there’s ACA reform

News Tribune (subscription required)  
State lawmakers look for new internet privacy protections after congressional vote (Hansen)
Puyallup wants homeless to move on, but first it faces a legal obstacle course
Editorial: Free speech clash avoided in Gig Harbor, and public loses

New York Times 
Upshot: Republican Health Proposal Would Undermine Coverage for Pre-existing Conditions

Olympian (subscription required)   
On ‘Equal Pay Day,’ fight over gender wage gap rages on
Sessions orders Justice Department to review all police reform agreements
New initiative in the works on Washington’s police deadly force law
Editorial: K-12 budget needs help for struggling students

Peninsula Daily News  
EYE ON OLYMPIA: House, Senate move toward budget package (Chapman, Tharinger, Van De Wege)

Redmond Reporter 
DelBene holds town hall at Redmond High
St. Jude parish and Eastside communities help those in need

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Gifted programs across Washington leave out black and Latino students — but Federal Way is one model for change
Washington state’s lauded community-college system is 50 years old today
Seattle may have to spend millions making sidewalks more accessible to people with disabilities
Seattle mayor drops property-tax plan, now seeks county sales tax to fight homelessness
Seattle City Council votes to avoid banking with Keystone XL backers
Thinning of forests aims to reduce fire risk in Central Cascades
With $800,000 raised, cost won’t keep any Washington student from taking IB, AP exams
#BerthaCam: Watch giant boring machine emerge at end of Highway 99 tunnel
Bernie Sanders, Pramila Jayapal introduce bill to make college free for many
More to the story: City Light gives a couple more reasons for higher bills
Lawmakers: Respond to public outrage and fix formula for car-tab fees

Seattle Weekly  
Jewish Pot Store Owner Told to ‘Go Back to Germany, Let Those Nazis Get On You’
Ed Murray Ditches Effort to Create New Homelessness Property Tax
‘Concerned With,’ But Not ‘Opposed’: Council Tweaks and Passes Keystone Resolution
Free College for All? Jayapal and Sanders Announce Bill to Make it Happen

Skagit Valley Herald
Puget Sound canary rockfish no longer a threatened species

Spokesman Review  
Low-graduation rates among Marshallese students prompt study in Spokane Public Schools
Gonzaga opened McCarthey for fans, but defeat dashed hopes of victory party
Student fans subdued, reflective after Gonzaga loss

Tri-City Herald  
On ‘Equal Pay Day,’ fight over gender wage gap rages on 

Washington Post 
Ryan says rekindled health-care talks in ‘conceptual stage’
With help from Pence, House Republicans suddenly rekindle health-care talks

Yakima Herald Republic  
Editorial: Public needs to know how legislators are fixing education  (Chopp, Nelson)


Bertha expected to break through Tuesday
Bertha: How we got here and beyond
Gregoire on Bertha’s breakthrough: ‘It’s going to be magnificent’
How well are the homeless camp cleanups working?
Murray scraps property tax for homelessness, proposes sales tax

Boeing says it signed new $3 billion deal with Iranian airline
Bertha reaches the end of the road on tunnel project

Bertha Finally Breaking Through
King County’s High Rental Prices Put Section 8 Recipients In A Bind
Maritime Jobs That Don’t Require College Degrees Can Pay Living Wages In Ports Of Seattle and Tacoma
A New Look At The Lasting Consequences Of Student Debt
Trump Team Urges Skimpier Health Plans To Lure More People To Buy Insurance
Seattle Mayor Changes Course On Tax To Fight Homelessness
Chill On Our Legal Pot, Northwest Governors Write To Trump Administration
Northwest Growers, Undocumented Workers Wait And Worry
Washington Legislative Leaders Won’t Release Records Related To Education Funding Fix  (Chopp, Nelson)

Rent control is illegal in Seattle. Here’s why
States ready to sue Trump Administration over energy efficiency
Immigration officials defend arrests at Washington courts

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Why the East Link light rail over I-90 is already over budget
Latest firearm legislation focuses on protecting victims (Hansen)

NW Public Radio  
Chill On Our Legal Pot, Northwest Governors Write To Trump Administration


Mayor scraps property tax for homeless, goes bigger
Seattle toasts the tunnel. Lawyers prepare for war

Keystone XL Pipeline Legislation’s Amendments Draw Debate
Nikkita Oliver officially enters the race against Ed Murray

New Fact Sheet: Advancing racial equity through the Working Families Tax Rebate

Seattle P.I. 
Stay off our pot, Inslee and governors tell AG Sessions

Maria Cantwell calls on Trump Administratin to form hate crime task force