Washington State House Democrats


Monday, April 10


Associated Press
New York lawmakers approve free middle-class college tuition
Road near landslide to be closed until Monday 
Driver who killed flagger sentenced to work release 
43 babies given up under Washington’s safe haven law 
Oregon voters may decide to toss constitutional ban on duels 
GOP owns health care dilemma now, and voter skepticism

Aberdeen Daily World  
Oped: Mayor says Cormier’s requirements for GGHI are sour grapes

Bainbridge Island Review 
Sen. Cantwell addresses Syrian attack, U.S. military response
Senator Murray speaks on military strike against Syria

Lawmakers’ effort to compromise pays off (Stonier, Wylie, Cleveland)
In Our View: Learn Lessons From Bertha
In Our View: Invest in Public Health

The Daily News  
Herrera Beutler schedules phone town hall meeting
Ilani casino: A jackpot for region’s economy?
Opinion: Singletary: What do we owe the poor?

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Snohomish City Council considers allowing marijuana stores
Republicans leave DC with most of their agenda in limbo
EdCC to host job fair with more than 40 employers
Partisan split on easing fury of Sound Transit car tab hikes (Pellicciotti, Clibborn, Liias)
Commentary: New state rules could increase childcare costs (Ortiz-Self)
Editorial: 1 percent property tax cap is starving counties
Letter: House budget does more for higher ed in state
Letter: Expanding early childhood education helps students later

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Local workshop considers the effects of large oil spill on lives of Islanders

Kirkland Reporter 
School districts share homeless students’ struggles
Kirkland business owner indicted for tax evasion scheme

Kitsap  Daily News 
City of Poulsbo acquires 2.68 acres for $1 for Fish Park expansion

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
State accepts new ferry, which will work Bremerton route, from shipbuilder

News Tribune (subscription required)
Boeing, other corporations would get big property tax cuts under GOP schools plan (Carlyle)
Oso-area landslide to close SR 530 through Thursday

New York Times 
These Student Loans Were ‘Designed to Fail,’ States Say

Olympian (subscription required)   
Olympia warming center closes, but need remains, organizers say
Inslee: “One way or another,” Washington should have new protections for sale of internet data
House Democrats want a capital gains tax to raise money for their budget plan. Is it even legal? (Lytton, Jinkins)
Elected officials in Olympia share advice about running for office (Doglio)
Opinion: Civil legal aid makes difference for crime victims
Editorial: Forward is the smart way on marijuana

Peninsula Daily News  
State Senate’s capital budget has $9.9 million for 24th District projects (Van De Wege)
EYE ON OLYMPIA: Progress slows on state budget, schools funding (Chapman, Tharinger, Van De Wege)
County fairs fight for funds(Chapman, Tharinger, Van De Wege)
Neah Bay man swept away by wave to be remembered Sunday  (Van De Wege)
County fairs fight for funds  (Van De Wege, Chapman, Tharinger)

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Seattle renters need an annual raise of $1,248 to keep up with housing costs

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
4 fishing groups support Inslee in letter to Commerce secretary
Upzoning vote has some Belltown residents worried
Talk, little action in Olympia over inflated car tabs (Liias, Mullet)
2 Seattle Catholic schools make computer learning work
Editorial: Fix homeless spending before asking voters for more money
Opinion: Piling on property taxes is no way to fund basic services
Editorial: State moves to protect online privacy in the Trump era

Seattle Weekly  
Accusations Against Murray, Gay Rights Champion, Leave LGBT Community Reeling
Murray Vows to Fight On, Says He’ll Pursue Re-election
Answers to the Big Questions Surrounding the Allegations Against the Mayor
Jay Inslee: This Winter Was a Goddamn Disaster

Skagit Valley Herald
Educators: Schools open to all students
Letter: Protect Blanchard Mountain

Spokesman Review  
Getting There: Centennial Trail draws thousands of users
New storage system helps Avista cope with peak demands
After spate of high-profile Spokane child abuse cases, officials say help for stressed parents is available
Spin Control: Washington Senate to John Wayne Trail: No park bond money for you (Rolfes)
Washington State graduate designs map showing precint-level election results
How McMorris Rodgers, Labrador voted last week
Editorial: Legislature must find water-well solution

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Editorial: Free college for all is too much 
Editorial: No holds barred in Olympia? (Palumbo)
Letter: Support urged for fully funding education

Yakima Herald Republic  
Reporter’s Notebook: Ag industry leaders waiting to see what Trump administration does next
Commentary: Federal arts cuts would hurt local culture, economy
Commentary: Narrow gender wage gap by helping home care workers
Editorial: State at last is getting it right on large road projects


SR 530 closure for landslide near Oso extended to Thursday

SR 530 closure near Oso extended through Thursday

Unpacking Government: How Does The Initiative Process Work?
Tacoma Students Help Build Airplanes In New Apprenticeship Program
Having Just One Black Teacher Can Keep Black Kids In School
Republicans Now Control Obamacare. Will Your Coverage Change?
Republicans Are Using An Obscure Law To Repeal Some Obama-Era Regulations

New Earthquake Alert System Rolls Out In Oregon, Washington
I-5 Bridge Replacement Talks Now In Hands Of Washington Governor (Wylie, Cleveland)

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
If only the Legislature could always work this effectively (Tharinger)

Q13 TV (FOX)
‘There was no warning.’ Oso slide survivor shares why road closure is worth the wait
Department of Natural Resources seeking firefighters
Road closure near Oso extended because of unstable slide


Lawmakers debate paying for family leave (Robinson, Keiser)
‘I will continue to be mayor,’ vows Ed Murray amid accusations
The Northwest may get its own Keystone XL, But it’s XXL

Mayoral Campaigns that Weathered the Storm (or Didn’t) After Allegations
Murray Accuser’s Attorney Wants to Schedule Video Deposition Next Week