Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, April 13


Associated Press
Report says mistakes made in Hanford nuclear waste incident
House passes bill to ban use of drivers’ hand-held devices (Farrell)
Washington state’s cannabis tracking contract up for bid
Accuser’s lawyer wants to depose Seattle mayor on May 2
Utility agreement would allow Microsoft to buy own power
State Legislature passes 12-month birth control refill bill
Senate passes bill to lessen car tab taxes for Sound Transit
About 400 Washington ICE Detainees Launch Hunger Strike

Bainbridge Island Review
Opinion: A puzzle with more than a million pieces | The Petri Dish

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

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Inspection finds Energy Northwest mistakes, agency still barred from waste shipment
Would nearly $7,000 convince you to say goodbye to your septic system? Lynden hopes so

House approves distracted-driving bill championed by Sen. Rivers (Wylie)
In Our View: Focus on Distraction

The Daily News
Editorial: State protecting online privacy (Hansen, Ranker)
United Way awards $300,000 to local nonprofits

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Lawmakers struggle to solve the puzzle of public education
Centers step up to educate seniors about opioid addiction
Letter: House budget address state tax system’s unfairness

Federal Way Mirror
Celski seeks to keep seat on Federal Way City Council
Public Disclosure Commission investigating Federal Way City Council candidate

Kirkland Reporter
Rossi endorses Republican 45th District candidate from Woodinville
Kirkland residents invited to apply to new Human Services Commission

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Distracted driving bill clears state House (Farrell)
Trump administration thaws blanket hiring freeze

News Tribune (subscription required)
Editorial: Senator right to call foul on Tacoma’s Click fiasco
Editorial: Boring Tacoma election OK with us

Olympian (subscription required)
Liberals fume at Democratic establishment for refusing to take more risk
Benton, former Washington state senator, to lead Selective Service
Washington state’s cannabis tracking contract up for bid
Opinion: Protecting environment doesn’t have to be partisan
Editorial: Legislative leaders must release their emails

Redmond Reporter
Planetary Resources welcomes Luxembourg royalty to its Redmond facilities

Renton Reporter
Hate crime forum brings many together
Legislature passes bill to combat vulnerable adult abuse (Goodman)
King County Council recognizes April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Retiring Seattle EPA staffer blasts new leadership on his way out
Homeless camp cleared under Seattle’s Spokane Street Viaduct
2 downtown marches Saturday: Black Lives Matter and calling on Trump to release tax returns
Large: Educator: Time to unpack your invisible knapsack of privileges
Opinion: Defend the right to protect genetic information

Seattle Weekly
The New York Times Published a Crossword Puzzle Constructed by a Washington State Inmate. People Weren’t Happy.
Murray Gets Behind Effort to Divest City Pension Fund From Fossil Fuels
Hotels Challenge ‘Blacklist’ Provision of New Hotel Workers’ Law

Spokesman Review
Washington Senate passes bill allowing 12-month refills of birth control pills
City, Avista, and golf organization apologize for misunderstanding that led to bulldozed mile-long road on South Hill bluff
Spokane Park Board ponders fate of rides at Riverfront Park
Fixing Rotary Fountain in Riverfront Park may cost nearly $1 million
Spokane Valley earned best rating in Eastern Washington; insurance rates likely to fall
Edible pot products facing same standards as food produced in Washington

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Legislature shouldn’t raid Public Works Fund
Letter: State budget is out of control

USA Today
Opinion: Donald Trump’s path to health care victory: Andy Slavitt

Washington Post
GOP House leader says there are ways Republicans can forge ahead on health care

Yakima Herald Republic
Budget cuts could have huge impact on arts in the Yakima Valley
Editorial: ‘Travis Alert’ is a sensible and sensitive step forward


Food trucks call on state to standardize regulations
Two female frontrunners in state Senate race for balance of power
Bill targeting illegal gun buyers dies in Senate
State House passes distracted driving bill

Wash. state House votes to ban holding phones while driving  (Farrell)
Governor Inslee holding meeting to discuss rise in hate crimes

Get Set For Trump Revisions To Your Affordable Care Act Insurance
Comment Period On Proposed Orca Exclusion Zone Set To End

Lawmakers Approve Strict Limits For Electronics Use Behind The Wheel
Northwest Nuclear Plant Gets ‘Preliminary White Finding’ From Federal Investigation

NW Public Radio
Hunger Strike Grows Among Immigrant Detainees In Tacoma
Lawmakers Approve Strict Limits For Electronics Use Behind The Wheel 
Mega-Dairy Air Pollution Threat Puts Environmentalists On Alert
WSU Scientists, Farmers Testing Out New Bee Goo To Pollinate Fruit Trees


Amid calls to resign, Murray is resolute but isolated

Murray Calls for Case to Be Dismissed
What Exactly Are the Attorneys in the Mayor Murray Child Rape Allegation Case Up To?

Seattle P.I.
Senators ask United: Was there intelligent alternative to dragging passenger?

“I feel light headed, funky”: The hunger strike at Tacoma’s Immigrant Detention Center continues
Help us track hate crimes in Seattle and King County