Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, April 5


Associated Press
Seattle tunnel machine reaches end of long, troubled journey 
Federal overhauls of police departments bring mixed results 
Everett fighting inmate’s request for bikini barista videos 
Seattle mayor touts ‘construction milestone’ 
Thousands of defects found on oil train routes
Yakima: City services may depend on your immigration status
Feds may back away from deals with troubled police departments; here’s how they’ve worked out
Families sue Pierce County over jail medical care — and county sues company that ran the jail clinic
Newhouse bill would exempt dairy manure from waste regulations, ban some citizen lawsuits 
FDA pick faces questioning on ties to industry he’d regulate 
Measure to put city’s immigration policy into ordinance dies 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Free college for all didn’t happen, now Sanders and Jayapal are trying again 

Chinook Observer 
New school for South Bend? (Blake, Takko)

In Our View: Homing in on Hanford

The Daily News  
Castle Rock downtown equipped with free Wi-Fi
New I-5 interchange aims to ease casino traffic
Seattle tunnel machine reaches end of long, troubled journey

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Pros teach high-schoolers career options other than college
Dems ready to negotiate tax plan; GOP calls it ‘beyond belief’ (Pollet, Springer, Sullivan, Hobbs)
Burbank: What are we getting out of Boeing’s tax breaks?
Editorial: Remove local roadblocks to 5G wireless networks (Hobbs, Palumbo, Carlyle)
Letter: Do more for LGBT youths

Federal Way Mirror 
Citizen of the Month: Local Woman’s hobby turns into effort to help the homeless

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Seattle tunnel machine reaches end of long, troubled journey
Washington leaders urge budget support for Puget Sound
Road Warrior: Priuses don’t get an HOV exemption in Washington
Judge puts on hold Seattle law allowing a ride-hailing union

News Tribune (subscription required) 
University Place City Council still in thought process on dropping marijuana ban
Tacoma City Council approves power rate hikes for next two years 

New York Times 
Ceding to One Side on Health Bill, Trump Risks Alienating Another
Opinion: Trumpcare 2.0

Olympian (subscription required) 
Trooper didn’t violate policy of not enforcing immigration laws, but broke 2 other rules, review says
Republicans are planning a showdown over Sound Transit 3. ‘We’re protecting our constituents’ (Clibborn)
Women and minority doctors make much less than white male doctors, study finds

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Tech workers now face a higher bar for obtaining H-1B visas
Want to make the C-Suite in Seattle? You need more experience here than in any U.S. city, report finds.
Olympia, Bellevue high on list of 100 best cities to live

Redmond Reporter 
St. Jude parish and Eastside communities help those in need

17th District lawmakers talk proposed legislation with constituents (Wylie, Cleveland)

Renton Reporter 
State of the city continues to be ‘strong’

San Juan Islander 
Bill to protect browsing privacy introduced in state Senate (Ranker)

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Bertha’s breakthrough just ‘halftime’ for tunnel project
Dozens of University of Washington programs make top 10 in new global ranking
New hantavirus case suspected; it may signify rising risk in King County
Opinion: State lawmakers stand with the people on privacy protection

Seattle Weekly  
The Passionate Fight Over Trash in King County
Seattle’s Reddit Community Is Big, Active, and At War With Itself
Seattle Is Showing a Double Standard On Anti-Semitism
Newly-Authorized Homeless Camp Faces Fundraising Hurdle
The Fierce Urgency of ‘What We Do Now’

Spokesman Review  
Washington may try to block sale of internet customers’ data without their permission (Ranker)
Concealed pistol license holders may get reminder about expiration
Inslee among governors seeking meeting with Sessions on legal pot
Committee OKs Washington tax bill
Landslide blocks access to Lake Roosevelt’s Porcupine Bay possibly for months
Purchase of Rockwood Clinic and Deaconess and Valley hospitals should be final by early summer
Gonzaga University will host men’s basketball homecoming rally Wednesday
Ben Stuckart hosts town hall as he challenges Cathy McMorris Rodgers for her seat
Editorial: Public records suit shows value of media

USA Today 
Opinion: Trespassing on Internet privacy: Our view

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber 
Ferry system aims to make changes to ease summer schedule problems
Editorial: EDITORIAL: Town hall is chance to speak up, don’t throw it away (Nelson)

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Tax collections on internet sales needs to be fair for all 

Washington Post 
Trump and House conservatives say a new health-care deal is possible. We’ve been down this road before.
Cruz says House Republicans can salvage health-care bill


Lawmakers to introduce amendments to lower car tab fees

Washington, Oregon Closing In On Driver’s License Fixes To Meet Federal Deadline 
Bill To Ban No Cause Evictions Narrowly Passes Oregon House
Attorney General Sessions Can Review, But Not Change Police Reform In Seattle
Teachers, Lawyers And Others Worry About The Fate Of Student Debt Forgiveness
LGBT Employees Protected By Federal Civil Rights Act, Appeals Court Rules
What A New Survey Tells Us About Pierce County’s Homeless Population

Bertha breaks through at last
Judge pauses nation’s first Uber driver union in Seattle
EPA won’t ban widely used pesticide

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Lawmakers unite to protect internet privacy in Washington (Hansen)
Lawmakers to introduce amendments to lower car tab fees
Gov. Inslee: Bertha’s breakthrough is ‘historic’

NW Public Radio 
Conservation Groups Sue To Protect Wildlife From ‘Cyanide Bombs’
Washington, Oregon Closing In On Driver’s License Fixes To Meet Federal Deadline


Murray calls Jeff Sessions’ threats ’empty’
Washington fights for internet privacy that Congress took away (Ranker, Hansen)
For asylum seekers, life hangs on a doctor’s note

How Regressive is the Mayor’s Sales Tax Proposal for Homelessness?

New Research Brief: Early learning improves kindergarten readiness and reduces disparities for kids of color

Photos from Bertha’s breakthrough
How Jeff Sessions’ attempt to halt police consent decrees will impact Seattle