Washington State House Democrats


Monday, April 17


Associated Press
Nightclub contends racial prejudice in $22.5 million lawsuit 
Tribe to open giant gambling complex in Washington state
Washington county officials reach agreement with Japan 
Washington state lawmakers push to let kids use sunscreen in school

Aberdeen Daily World  
Roundabout in South Aberdeen’s future

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Detainees’ hunger strike at Northwest Detention Center winding down, ICE says 
How Seattle police, local prosecutors address hate crimes 
Op-ed:  Donald Trump’s 100 days of horror 

The Daily News  
Inside the Highway 99 tunnel: Bertha’s done digging, but the roadway work rolls on
OPINION:Keep public lands in federal hands
PUD to start $2 million upgrade of West Kelso substation
Tensions build over ‘sanctuary cities’, immigration arrests

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Proposed budgets include millions for Snohomish County projects
Power tussle divides state school agencies, lawmakers (Santos)
Washington Post: Many Republicans want the rich to pay more in taxes
Eyman: 1% property tax cap doing what voters wanted (Chopp)
Commentary: Gov. Inslee should reject license bill on REAL ID
Editorial: Let light shine on lawmakers’ emails, records
Letter: House budget would help small businesses

Federal Way Mirror 
Reeves passes new program for rural veterans in State House (Reeves)
Federal Way legislator votes for House Budget that funds sexual assault prevention programs (Reeves)
Federal Way school board votes to have student representation at meetings

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Fish for Teeth brings free mobile dental clinic to Friday Harbor

Kirkland Reporter 
Woodinville resident enters 45th District Senate race as an independent

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Bremerton bar raided by state
Letter: House budget proposal puts state on right track

News Tribune (subscription required)  
It’s called the ‘litter’ tax, but half goes to Washington state parks instead of roadside cleanup
Editorial: Tit for tat: Western State Hospital pay raises for labor contract reform

Olympian (subscription required) 
Are local school district levies unconstitutional? What the state Supreme Court has to say
Protesters gather in Olympia demanding Trump release tax returns
Democrats think they can ride Trump fury to a congressional takeover

Peninsula Daily News  
Dungeness River Coalition sends video to lawmakers considering land transfer
EYE ON OLYMPIA: North Olympic Peninsula projects in House capital budget (Tharinger, Chapman, Van De Wege)

Redmond Reporter 
Settlement filed in Microsoft-PSE energy purchasing proposal

Renton Reporter 
‘We are better than fear’
Attorney general’s student loan transparency act passes legislature (Orwall)
Washington surveys release new homeowners guide to landslides
Rejigging real estate excise tax

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
In Washington, 193,000 students miss 18 days of school or more
Inside the Highway 99 tunnel: Bertha’s done digging, but the roadway work rolls on
Washington state House committee approves internet privacy protections (Hansen, Sullivan)
City’s drive to help homeless may displace overnight-shelter provider
Student Loan Transparency Act passes in Olympia
Opinion: Advanced Placement courses are best for highly motivated students
Editorial: Reform Western State and community services
Editorial: Lawmakers right to increase school-construction dollars

Seattle Weekly  
‘We Care and We’re Aware’: More than 1,000 March Demanding Trump’s Tax Returns
Bagshaw: ‘I Have Faith In This Mayor’

Skagit Valley Herald
Public hearing for Tesoro refinery project draft EIS
Letter: Salmon restrictions

Spokesman Review  
Know Spokane: Number of young people coming to the city hasn’t changed, but fewer are leaving
At Spokane-area schools, Gay Straight Alliances reflect an evolution in attitude
Mead bill signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee
Benton to lead U.S. Selective Service System
Washington state pushes to let kids use sunscreen in school
Shawn Vestal: North Monroe changes a step toward new Spokane
Spin Control: Benton’s number comes up, he’s now head of the draft
Editorial: Distracted driving law headed for overdue update

Tri-City Herald 
Our Voice: Counties need property tax cap lifted 
Letter: State disproportionately taxes middle- and lower-wage earners 
Letter: Is sunscreen in school really a matter demanding legislative attention? 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Editorial: Oregon state lawmakers take solid stand to protect privacy 

Washington Post 
Opinion: Does Trump want to be the president who broke health care?
EPA emerges as major target after Trump solicits policy advice from industry
Opinion: Trump is now destroying a healthy health-care system

Yakima Herald Republic  
More Washington state students missing more days of school 
Editorial: Legislature has right idea on internet user privacy  (Hansen, Ranker)


Overcoming Opioids: The quest for less addictive drugs

Unpacking Government: How Do Legislative Deals Come Together?  (Chopp)
Early Season Fires In Northeast Washington Don’t Mean Much For Upcoming Fire Season
We Asked People What They Know About Taxes. See If You Know The Answers
WSU Scientists, Farmers Testing Out New Bee Goo To Pollinate Fruit Trees

Multiple reasons to March for Science in Seattle – or not
Country over partisanship. Constitution over personal power. Stories of a new America.

NW Public Radio  
Yakama Nation Remembers 30th Anniversary Of Fish Wars
The Northwest’s Water Systems Need A Big, Green Fix, Report Says
Verizon Demos 5G In Lobbying Push For Access To City Poles


When it comes to car tabs, how do you spell relief? (Pellicciotti, Clibborn)

Dear Mayor Murray: Don’t Blame the Press for Your Problems

The House revenue plan shows how to make smart, long-term investments in communities