Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, April 19


Associated Press
Man arrested for alleged 11th DUI 
Tribe sues US over casino approval in Washington state 
Finley plant agrees to pay $650,000 in Clean Water Act case 
Legislature OKs fees for electronic public records 

Aberdeen Daily World  
Legislature passes bill to help forest landowners improve fish habitat (Blake)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Homeless pushed out of Tacoma’s ‘Jungle’ 

Herrera Beutler optimistic about money for I-5 Bridge
In Our View: Mentally Ill Need Our Help
Letter: :( is better than :'( (Wylie)

The Daily News
Decision on methanol shoreline permit delayed
EDITORIAL: State budget update
Kelso man who waited almost 70 days for bed at Western State to be forcibly medicated
Port unloads longest wind blades to date in Longview
Walsh move would help sober living homeless shelters
Woodland teachers expel letter grades

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Who gets bill for state agency sex-discrimination lawsuit? (Clibborn)
Pacific Northwest leads most of the nation in employment
The US wind industry now employs more than 100,000 people
Burbank: ST3 car tab rollback threatens light rail to Everett
Editorial: Roadside litter points to bigger problem for state
Muhlstein: Today’s political climate stokes woman’s chilling memories

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
How would San Juan County look if Trump’s budget proposal was passed?
Early education paves future goals
Electric vehicles: from STEM to sustainability

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
First protected DREAMer is deported under Trump
Letter: It’s time to reform our broken foster care system

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Matt Driscoll: Outrage over Sound Transit 3 car tabs predictable, and preventable
Tacoma City Council: Click ISPs can’t collect or sell your personal info without permission
Pocket protectors in place: Scientists will march Saturday in Tacoma

Olympian (subscription required) 
State workers will demonstrate to urge lawmakers to support new labor contracts
Here are the 12 major land-use projects that Thurston County will tackle in 2017-18
Tell your 22nd District legislators what you think
Trump conflicts of interest need transparency

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Emirates cuts Seattle flights over Trump travel restrictions
Law: First DREAMer deported
Opinion: Tomorrow’s engineers need arts, cultural education, too

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Tougher H-1B visa rules could benefit local tech companies
Wind power to fuel Sound Transit light-rail trains
After travel ban, AG Ferguson’s next fight: deceptive student-loan practices
From moving to music, commuters share how they’re dealing with Seattle-area traffic
Editorial: Educating prisoners pays off

Seattle Weekly  
Has Seattle’s Love Affair With Tax Measures Come to An End?
A Seattle Activist Tried to Reach Seattle’s LGBT Immigrants. It Wasn’t Easy.
HALA Could Be Better. But That’s No Reason to Abandon It.
Resentment Toward Homeless Finds Voice at Policy Panel

Skagit Valley Herald  
Community clashes over environment, employment at hearing for refinery project

Spokesman Review  
Officials search for reasons two upscale Wandermere homes’ foundations became unstable
Kalispel Tribe files federal lawsuit to halt Spokane Tribe’s casino
David Rodgers, mayor who “taught Spokane to dream big,” dies at 93
WSU Spokane researchers share Trump budget concerns with Sen. Patty Murray
College freshmen to get a workshop on finances

Tri-City Herald  
Our Voice: Sen. Brown’s bill one step toward curbing youth suicide 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Editorial: Here we go! The usual ‘special legislative session’ on the horizon 
Editorial: Lawmakers must face reality in funding education 

Yakima Herald Republic  
Editorial: If true, Trump turnabout on Ex-Im Bank is good for Valley


How Trump’s order on H-1B visas could affect Washington

Where things stand with proposals to lower car tab fees

Puyallup Tribe Says It Opposes LNG Facility At Port Of Tacoma
When Active-Duty Service Members Struggle To Feed Their Families
Down With 8 A.M. Classes: Undergrads Learn Better Later In The Day, Study Finds
Playground Case Could Breach Barrier Between Tax Coffers, Religious Schools
Former Microsoft CEO Launches New Tool For Finding Government Data

She had a choice: Defend climate science or keep a Customs officer happy
Washington state gets a lot of federal money for science
Treat yourself to Washington-grown poems this National Poetry Month
Payment slip-up slowed down affordable housing in Seattle

NW Public Radio  
McCleary Lawyer: ‘Not A Lot Of Confidence’ Final Budget Will Solve School Funding
Study Finds Unvaccinated Children Create Path For Whooping Cough To Spread

Q13 TV (FOX)
Many state lawmakers want to lower car tabs, but no agreement yet on how to do it (Liias, Pellicciotti)
Elder abuse cases at ‘epidemic’ levels in state; bill aims to fight problem (Goodman)
Nearly 200 people evicted from Tacoma homeless camp; area shelters already past capacity


West Coast to Trump: It’s time for a divorce
What Trump doesn’t get about salmon recovery