Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, April 11


Associated Press 
WSU being investigated by feds over handling of assault case 
Washington police department designates safe exchange spaces 
Prosecutors: Enraged Auburn man tells Mexican neighbor to leave US 
Pacific sardine fishery closed for commercial season 
Lawmakers consider allowing sunscreen in schools 
Food trucks to gather this week at Capitol 
Early quake warning system expands to Oregon, Washington 
Inslee: Dems stop Trump from ‘driving Titanic into iceberg,’ but what comes next?
Campaign complaints filed against 2 lawmakers, 1 candidate
43 babies given up under Washington’s safe haven law
Russia knew Syrian chemical attack was coming (Peterson, Morris)

In Our View: Back Consent Decrees

The Daily News  
43 newborns surrendered under Washington’s ‘safe haven’ law
Earthquake early-warning system comes to Washington — but it’s not for the public yet
Mine plans put Green River on ‘most endangered’ list, again
Opinion: Not enough, but something

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Bill advances to force Sound Transit to alter license tax (Pellicciotti, Clibborn)
Edmonds lawmaker faces campaign finance complaint (Peterson)
State: Snohomish County median household income increases 22%
Editorial: Restore state funding for park, habitat projects (Peterson)

Federal Way Mirror 
Federal Way Public Schools hosting community forums
New Markets Tax Credits come up short for Federal Way’s performing arts center

Kirkland Reporter 
Kirkland to host interactive panel discussion on cycling in the city

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Early quake warning system expands to Washington, Oregon
Officials track slow landslide near Oso

News Tribune (subscription required)  
100-plus immigrants detained in Tacoma on hunger strike, activists say
State insurance commissioner to feds: Keep mandatory health insurance tax penalties
Auburn man tells neighbor to go back to Mexico, chases her with knife, documents say
$270,000 question: How do you keep kids out of justice system?
Editorial: Place more focus on baby abandonment

New York Times 
Trump Administration to Pay Health Law Subsidies Disputed by House

Olympian (subscription required) 
Legislature will have a buffet of choices this week, thanks to food trucks

Peninsula Daily News  
Clallam continues to examine juvenile justice sales tax
State Senate’s capital budget has $9.9 million for 24th District projects (Van De Wege)

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Politics: Trump White House most hostile she’s ever seen, Mitchell says

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Are buses to blame for Seattle’s potholes? And can park-and-rides be used for carpooling?
Here’s how Washington’s new voice for student achievement wants to dramatically boost education levels
After tension at EPA, ex-state Sen. Don Benton to lead Selective Service
Editorial: Legislature acts to protect sexual-assault victims (Goodman)

Seattle Weekly  
Detainees Launch New Hunger Strike at Northwest Detention Center
Seattle Evicts Homeless Campers From Beneath West Seattle Bridge
Row House, a South Lake Union Hold Out, Is Slated for Destruction
Herbold Pressing Plan to Wring More Affordable Housing Out of South Lake Union Developers

Spokesman Review  
City Council asks Mayor Condon to cap overtime, enhance civilian oversight in negotiations with Spokane Police Guild
As Spokane AIDS Network closes its doors, clients and staff remember years of community, support
WSU grad student designs map of precinct-level election results
Task force expected to push students to continue education
WSU under fourth investigation for its handling of sexual assault claims

Tri-City Herald  
Legislators agree on need for bilingual teachers. But can’t agree on a plan. (Ortiz-Self)

USA Today 
Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows pursues health care deal with Speaker Ryan

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Editorial: Political games threaten state’s county fairs 

Yakima Herald Republic  
U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse holding listening session at Sunnyside High School on Thursday


Immigrants detained by ICE go on hunger strike at NW Detention Center
Scientists developing earthquake early warning system for entire West Coast

Time Running Out For Washington Lawmakers To Get Budget Deal 

In ‘Witness Tree,’ Seattle Times Writer Lynda Mapes Explores Climate Change Through Lens Of 1 Oak
Washington Moves One Step Closer To Earthquake Early Warning System
Transgender Woman Settles Discrimination Lawsuit Against Plasma Center In Kent
Here’s The Fine Print On The Country’s Biggest-Ever Free College Plan
Should High School Students Need A Foreign Language To Graduate?
More Travelers Are Being Asked For Their Cellphones And Passwords Entering U.S.
Wireless Industry Lobbies Statehouses For Access To ‘Street Furniture’
Lawmaker’s Childhood Experience Drives New Mexico’s ‘Lunch Shaming’ Ban
Oregon Marijuana Customers Would Enjoy More Anonymity Under Measure
Lawmaker’s Childhood Experience Drives New Mexico’s ‘Lunch Shaming’ Ban
Measure Would Require Rear-Facing Car Seats Until Age 2 In Oregon

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NW Public Radio  
BPA Stops Wind Power Generation For The First Time In 4 Years
Earthquake Warning System Expands Pilot
Time Running Out For Washington Lawmakers To Get Budget Deal 


Washington river among the nation’s ‘most endangered’
Carbon tax is down but don’t count it out (Fitzgibbon, Hobbs)

If only the Legislature could always work this effectively

Seattle City Council Mandates Affordable Housing in South Lake Union, Downtown
Should Commissioners for Police Accountability Be District Seats?

Seattle P.I. 
Two Washington streams make 2017 ‘America’s Most Endangered Rivers’ list