Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, April 12


Associated Press
Thousands to protest Trump at Capitol? Maybe not so many, organizers say 
About 400 ICE detainees on hunger strike at Tacoma center
Is a lawn mower a vehicle? That’s for Supreme Court to decide 
No probe in complaint over mayor’s use of campaign funds 
House passes bill that seeks compliance with REAL ID (Clibborn)
Bill protecting personal biometric data heads to Gov. 
State making improvements at troubled psychiatric hospital 
Bill combatting vulnerable adult abuse passes Legislature 
Benton to lead US Selective Service System. 
NY makes tuition free, but students must stay after college

Aberdeen Daily World  
Cross laminated timber: ‘The greatest thing since sliced wood’
Cross laminated timber and Grays Harbor County
County letting off pressure on GGHI
Appeals court restores lumber companies’ challenge to spotted owl habitat
West coast salmon season dates set for 2017, Westport to open July 1
Razor clam dig starts Wednesday at four beaches, including Long Beach
Letter: Pull the plug on oil

The Daily News  
Brown, green and more brown: What’s up with Lake Sacajawea?
City Council to look for fix to affordable housing shortage
Opinion: Fasten your seatbelts

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Here and in DC, DelBene sees more constituent engagement
Editorial: Parents can’t be shy about fighting HPV

Federal Way Mirror 
Clean water paramount in underdeveloped countries

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
House passes bill that seeks compliance with REAL ID (Clibborn)

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Editorial: Free bus pass is route to transit future

Olympian (subscription required)   
Commissioners repeal controversial septic fee

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Western State Hospital hires hundreds as deadline looms

Interstate 5 corridor bill passes House  (Wylie, Stonier, Cleveland)

Renton Reporter 
Oil prices surge as U.S. launches missile attack on Syria

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Gov. Inslee visits Western State, talks up gains since last year’s high-profile escape
UW study suggests federal school-improvement grants weren’t a complete waste
King County to settle lawsuit against sheriff, aides for $1.35M over retaliation claims
Opinion: Consumers’ data protection and content choice under attack
Editorial: Time to end the legislative exemption to public-records laws

Seattle Weekly  
The Ave Is Funky, Freaky, and Facing a Reckoning
Hotels Challenge ‘Blacklist’ Provision of New Hotel Workers’ Law
Murray’s Lawyer Produces Doctor’s Note Saying Mayor Has No Genital Mole
A Lawsuit Won’t Determine the Fate of Ed Murray. The Electorate Will.

Skagit Valley Herald
State AG: Rep. Jeff Morris failed to disclose campaign contributions

Spokesman Review  
Service dog dispute with VA police leaves veteran with injured shoulder, a bleeding dog and federal charge
Troubled software for Community Colleges of Spokane on ‘pause’ as vendor files for bankruptcy
Spokane County Commission creates ‘water bank’ to buy and sell water rights in response to Hirst decision
Bill seeks to allow tribes to kill salmon-eating sea lions
200 more homeless face summer on the streets as House of Charity faces cash crunch
Seattle biotech firm to train WSU medical students in ‘bold, audacious and visionary’ approach
Shawn Vestal: McMorris Rodgers is busy taking down protections for consumers on pizza and privacy
Feds shouldn’t back away from police reforms

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

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber 
Attorney general speaks about travel ban fight, importance of taking risks
Muslim women speak event offers perspective

Washington Post 
Trump changes course again, says health-care repeal must happen before tax overhaul

Wenatchee World 
Report calls for preschool expansion

Yakima Herald Republic
With unanimous Senate vote, Travis Alert bill passes Legislature


Black firefighters appalled by Tacoma fire chief’s comments
Seattle getting 2,100 affordable housing units
City begins RV & homeless camp removal under West Seattle bridge

Plan, Prepare And Plan Again: Tsunami Workshops Come To Washington Coast
Injured Rail Worker Hopeful For New Safety Rules After 5 Years
Tech Creates Our Political Echo Chambers. It Might Also Be A Solution
Where Corporal Punishment Is Still Used In Schools, Its Roots Run Deep
What Happens To A Congressman’s Health Insurance If Obamacare Goes Down?

Here’s what Tea Party training looks like in Washington state
Mega-Dairy Air Pollution Threat Puts Environmentalists On Alert

NW Public Radio
Injured Rail Worker Hopeful For New Safety Rules After 5 Years
Mega-Dairy Air Pollution Threat Puts Environmentalists On Alert
Northwest Nuclear Plant Gets ‘White Finding’ From Federal Investigation
Trees Or Bees: Fruit Growers’ Dilemma Over Fungicides That Threaten Pollinators
Wireless Industry Lobbies Statehouses For Access To ‘Street Furniture’


Murray’s lawyer: Doc’s exam disproves abuse claims
Inslee pushing for big increase in mental health spending
Will the arts funding proposal survive?

South County Politics: Liias says Senate Republicans’ stand on car-tax fees hurts families  (Liias)

Murray’s Attorney: There Is No Mole
No Comments on Murray, Homeless Sweeps, and Environmental Policy Reform

Washington state is teaching the world how to regulate weed