Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, April 6


Associated Press
Company to pay over lease provisions targeting military
Measure to put city’s immigration policy into ordinance dies 
Trooper didn’t violate patrol’s hands-off immigration policy 
Washington considers permanent sex assault protection orders
Democrats bristle at Trump infrastructure plans
Lawyers in travel-ban case seek emails, subpoenas

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Cuts to Amtrak could end Empire Builder service to Pasco 
Newhouse bill would exempt dairy manure from waste regulations, ban some citizen lawsuits 

The Daily News  
Democrats claim ‘progressive’ tax reform in proposed budget (Blake, Lytton, Takko)
Wild winter delays ships, grain deliveries
Tax collections on internet sales needs to be fair for all

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Budget inaction may mean cuts for housing voucher program
No border wall ‘from sea to shining sea,’ says DHS secretary
Editorial: State can pick up ‘net privacy law Congress blocked (Hansen)

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Republican Lincoln Day luncheon discussion on new  US ‘operating system’

Kirkland Reporter 
Kirkland Urban update: Businesses to start opening in early 2019
Senate passes Sen. Rossi’s state parks bill
Adjustment coming to I-405 express toll lane access point in Bothell
Washington attorney general speaks at Sound Cities Association dinner
Senate seat election draws candidate from outside 45th District

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Washington considers permanent sex assault protection orders

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Washington state asks: What comes after a cyber attack?
Attention South Sound drivers: Put down that smartphone if you want to live
Editorial: What do Bertha and the Washington Legislature have in common?

New York Times 
Democrats Filibuster Supreme Court Nominee, Setting Up Senate Showdown
As Latest Health Plan Dies, Republicans Can’t Agree on a Culprit

Olympian (subscription required)   
Poll: Washington voters not happy with Trump’s start

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Lawmakers in Olympia take up data privacy after Congress repeals internet rules

Seattle Times (subscription required)
State Sen. Doug Ericksen is drawing on state, federal salaries
Bertha builders say they never considered quitting, even during costly breakdown
How Seattle police, local prosecutors address and investigate hate crimes
Jerry Large: Schools should be a path to equality, not a segregated obstacle
Editorial: Bellevue needs to go from talking about a homeless shelter to getting it built
Opinion: Our economy, and global health, depend on ties to China

Seattle Weekly  
Your Best Chance for Bald Eagles in Puget Sound? Try the Landfill
Breaking Up With the U.S.A.

Spokesman Review  
Thousands of defects found on oil train routes
Washington may try to block sale of internet customers’ data without their permission
Lawmakers move through lists of noncontroversial bills
WSU, EWU students get support for innovative research
EWU science building likely to get at least $60 million for construction
Work starts on new $18 million gym at Spokane Falls Community College
Audubon Park sidewalk aims to increase access, prompts running community concerns
Employees upset about Spokane County commissioners’ pay raises
Proud Zags fans welcome team home from NCAA championship at rally

USA Today 
Democrats block Gorsuch vote, but Republicans vow ‘nuclear option’
GOP revives Obamacare repeal bill with ‘risk sharing’

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Editorial: State effort to restore internet privacy welcome  (Hansen)

Washington Post 
Democrats filibuster Gorsuch as GOP prepares for rules showdown
At Trump’s request, House may tweak health-care bill before recess

Yakima Herald Republic  
Editorial: Agencies take welcome move toward curbing distracted driving 


Bill would force Seattleites to pay Bertha’s overruns

Revolt against rising car tab fees grows in State Legislature
Nunes temporarily steps aside from leading House Russia probe

Homeless Find Stability, Safety In Tiny Houses In Seattle
Legal Marijuana Advocates Are Uneasy With Sessions’ Stance
WSU Researchers Find ‘Sleep Gene’ Common To 3 Species Including Humans 
Northwest Tribes To Conduct Public Ceremony Marking Kennewick Man’s Return
Countdown Continues For Oregon Schools With Indian-Themed Mascots
Kansas Student Newspaper’s Fact Check Results In New Principal’s Resignation
Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Seattle Ride-Share Drivers From Unionizing
Fighting Hate In Schools
How Driverless Vehicles Could Harm Professional Drivers Of Color 
The Race To Fish Slows Down. Why That’s Good For Fish, Fishermen And Diners 

A ‘sanctuary’ playbook, by the guy who beat Trump in court
Mukilteo company will pay $485K for allegedly discriminating against Muslims
Who’ll be most taxed to help homeless? Poor people
If feds don’t prioritize police reform, Seattle will
This pesticide is unsafe for children, scientists say, but feds won’t ban it

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Lawmakers unite to protect internet privacy in Washington (Hansen)

NW Public Radio  
Bills Would Help Victims Of Sex Trafficking Avoid Conviction
Merkley Speaks For 15 Hours Opposing Gorsuch Nomination, But Was It A Filibuster? 
Using Whale Breath To Find Out What’s Ailing Orcas
What Does Hanford Have To Do With Gravitational Waves?
WSU Researchers Find ‘Sleep Gene’ Common To 3 Species Including Humans


Opinion: Despite Bertha, can Seattle still lead on climate?
Opinion: Dear Scott Pruitt, you’re making a mockery of the EPA

Jayapal and Sanders Introduce Bill for Free College Tuition

Seattle P.I. 
Lawmakers push for lower car tab fees following ST3 voter approval (Liias)

University of Washington scores high marks on world university rankings