Washington State House Democrats


Friday, April 14


Associated Press
Seattle neglected to collect $3.4 million housing payment 
Inslee reissues ban on non-essential state travel to NC 
US: Nuclear waste mislabeled at Washington state site 
Highway near Oso reopens after slow-moving landslide

Aberdeen Daily World  
Aberdeen mayor, GGHI CEO travel to China to promote the Harbor

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Inspection finds Energy Northwest mistakes, agency still barred from waste shipment 

Bothell Reporter 
Local legislator’s distracted driving bill nears final approval (Farrell)

The Daily News 
St. John Medical Center’s MRSA infection rate for 2016 highest in state

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
State House OKs bill for car tab credits
Sound Transit whole-parcel boundary issue headed to Senate
WSU in Everett launches in-demand data analysis program
Service chiefs call out Congress for ‘professional malpractice’

Kirkland Reporter 
King County Elections to host candidate workshops

News Tribune (subscription required)  
In Northeast Tacoma, residents want a buffer between themselves and heavy industry
Opinion: One doctor’s pain at Western State Hospital
Editorial: No one owns Bigfoot

New York Times 
Trump’s Threat on Health Payments: An Explainer
Trump Threatens Health Subsidies to Force Democrats to Bargain
Opinion: Can Trump Take Health Care Hostage?

Olympian (subscription required) 
Police will soon connect people to substance abuse, mental health services in Thurston County
Food Truck Lobby Day serves hundreds at the Capitol on Thursday
Trump has been easing Obama-era gun restrictions. You just may not have heard.
Inslee reissues ban on non-essential state travel to NC

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Editor’s Notebook: Arts education prepared me for my career
Opinion: 5G wireless bill would hurt public utility districts
Opinion: Washington should invest in a new 144-car ferry

Redmond Reporter 
Playing it SAFE around horses: Equine rescue organization moves to Redmond

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Seattle neglected to collect $3.4M payment for affordable housing as two skyscrapers were built
FYI Guy: Will the last middle-class person leaving Seattle turn out the lights?
Measure would share $600M GET plan surplus with parents — but there’s a catch
Prison-oversight bill misses key legislative deadline in Olympia
In Washington, 193,000 students miss 18 days of school or more

Seattle Weekly  
There Are Now 750 People on Hunger Strike at the Northwest Detention Center

Spokesman Review  
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee restricts state employee travel to North Carolina again
Legislature tells state colleges to treat AP test scores the same when granting course credits
College loan information bill passes
Contractor mum on who approved illegal road bulldozed into South Hill bluff
State pot licensing employee working to open his own marijuana grow near Deer Park
Mary Anne Stuckart: As public schools improve, so does our democracy
Shawn Vestal: Public records law strong for everyone but lawmakers (Chopp, Nelson)
Editorial: Trump breathes new life into Ex-Im

Tri-City Herald  
Pilot bilingual educator recruitment program could still happen (Ortiz-Self)

USA Today 
Individual insurance plans at risk in more areas with Trump threats
Freedom Caucus leader Brat predicts health care passage within weeks

Vancouver Business Journal 
Former radio host launches Vancouver start-up
Kaiser Permanente, Providence Health & Services awards Free Clinic $20,000 grant
Port of Vancouver sets record mark for tonnage

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Protections welcome for victims of sexual assault 

Washington Post 
Trump’s threat prompts Democrats to play hardball over Obamacare payments


State House passes bill that would offer car-tab credits (Pellicciotti)
Lawmakers take action on ST3 split parcel problem
Major downtown Tacoma I-5 exit to close for construction

Time runs out on bill that would inform police and victims of felons’… 

Food Trucks lobby in Olympia, hope to serve up changes in state regulations
Worst flooding in decades wreaking havoc in northeastern Washington

Seattle Group Wants To Build Tiny Houses In Backyards For Homeless
Oregon Lawmakers Table Bill That Would Create Crime Of ‘Militia Terrorism’
Ready Or Not (For Kindergarten), Some Research Says, Enroll Anyway
Change In Police Deadly Force Law Falters, Fight Not Over  (Frockt)

Change In Police Deadly Force Law Falters, Fight Not Over  (Frockt)
Maps Show A Dramatic Rise In Health Insurance Coverage Under ACA
Bainbridge man grabs once-a-lifetime chance to speak out from within
Crackdown On Prohibited Gun Buyers Dies In Washington Senate (Hansen)
Trump Signs Law Giving States Option To Deny Funding For Planned Parenthood
Immigrants are paid $1 a day to work in Tacoma jail. That may be illegal

NW Public Radio 
Change In Police Deadly Force Law Falters, Fight Not Over (Frockt)
Crackdown On Prohibited Gun Buyers Dies In Washington Senate (Hansen)
U.S. Immigration Officials Continue To Monitor Hunger Strike At Tacoma Detention Center

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Detained Afghan family gets permanent U.S. resident status, to settle in Washington state


Lawyers to city: Hands off vehicles used as homes

City Retirement System Board to Reconsider Divesting from Fossil Fuels

Seattle P.I. 
Inslee renews North Carolina travel ban: ‘Continued discrimination’ is reason
Inslee tells Trump: Show ‘a drop of humanity’ and admit Syrian refugees

Governor Jay Inslee renews North Carolina travel ban over new anti-LGBTQ policy
ICE: “We don’t have a hunger strike. We have people refusing meals.”