Washington State House Democrats


Monday, April 24


Associated Press
Fearing a worker shortage, farmers push back on immigration
Navy proposing to expand SEAL training in Washington
Legislature passes bill targeting prohibited gun buyers
Legislature approves making 4th DUI offense a felony (Goodman)
1995 tweak to law exempts state lawmakers from disclosure
Washington firefighters to get body armor to boost safety
Consultant finds Western State Hospital patients ignored, survey finds staffers fear retaliation
Federal lawmakers revisit requiring those on Medicaid to work

Aberdeen Daily World  
Aberdeen Community Court aims at root of causes of criminal behavior
Second round of Grays Harbor dredging to begin April 25

Bridge bill falls on busy ears in Oregon (Cleveland)
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (special session)

The Daily News 
Fearing a worker shortage, Oregon farmers push back on immigration
Local philanthropist permanently endows LCC Student Success Fund
OPINION: Homeless in Seattle

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Lawmakers’ special session to-do list is more than McCleary (Frockt, Goodman)
Chronic truancy raises alarms in Snohomish County schools
Boeing lays off Washington workers; total could be hundreds
Report documents dramatic rise in US anti-Semitic incidents
America’s manliest industries are all competing for women
Commentary: Help your community prevent child sexual abuse
Commentary: State’s upside-down tax system needs reforms
Letter: Honor workers with reforms to labor laws

Federal Way Mirror 
Federal Way community defends violence prevention recommendations

Kirkland Reporter 
Inslee signs bill allowing technical college high school grads to receive diplomas before age 21 (Conway, Springer)

Kitsap Daily News 
Opinion: ‘We must preserve the gains we’ve made’ | State of our Waters

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Legislative Scorecard: 105 days, a few things done, one major project far from finished
Mount Vernon lawyers, organizations ramp up immigration work
Editorial: The Five Spot: 5 overlooked parts of Washington distracted-driver law

New York Times 
Paul Krugman: Repealing ACA not so easy, eh?

Olympian (subscription required)  
Legislative Scorecard: 105 days, a few things done, one major project far from finished (Robinson)
State Legislature to head into special session to solve budget stalemate (Liias)
‘I’m so high right meow?’ State lawmakers don’t think pot billboards should be appealing to kids (Sawyer, Kilduff)
As part of McCleary fix, lawmakers may end disparities in pay for school administrators
Editorial: Counties, cities need leeway on property taxes
Editorial: On Earth Day 2017, science goes on the march

Peninsula Daily News
EYE ON OLYMPIA: Lawmakers start extra session today for operating budget, education funding (Van De Wege, Chapman, Tharinger)

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Science: Marchers rally for political decisions based on data, not beliefs

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Millions in research at UW could be at risk in Trump budget proposal
Cowlitz Tribe opening $510M casino complex they hope will draw 4.5M visitors
More counseling help could mean more college grads, national award winner says
UW gets high marks for commercializing research
With deadlock in Olympia, Inslee calls special session
Jerry Large: Washington state relies on a rotten tax system
Opinion: PRO | Is a capital gains tax really needed?
Opinion: CON | Is a capital gains tax really needed?
Editorial: Failing our kids: State Legislature report card
Editorial: Feuding lawmakers need to end drama for sake of Washington students

Seattle Weekly  
Carbon Tax Now, or Carbon Tax Later? Some Say It’s Just a Matter of Time
Murray Proposes Income Tax On Rich Seattleites
Nikkita Oliver Drove the Debate at the First Mayoral Forum
Five Things We Learned About the Environment (and Environmentalists) This Year

Skagit Valley Herald  
Immigration enforcement fears cloud agriculture labor forecast
Editorial: Legislature should fund behavioral health plan for 5-county region
Letter: Our tax dollars are misused
Letter: Support STEM education to support Skagit’s students and economy

Spokesman Review 
Fourth DUI could soon be a felony in Washington (Orwall)
Washington transportation budget has $75 million for North Spokane Corridor
Washington Legislature passes Columbia River bridge bill, but Oregon lawmakers busy
President approves Washington storms disaster declaration
Lawmakers don’t want pot billboards to be appealing to kids
As spring runoff subsides, mysterious flooding still plagues Spokane Valley neighborhood
Chronic absenteeism in Spokane-area schools a persistent problem
WSU fraternities shut down in 2012, 2014 may be reinstated
Spin Control: Making a point on dandelions and taxes in the final week
Editorial: Lawmakers must stop posturing, start negotiating

Tri-City Herald  
Our Voice: Public Records Act needed an update 

Wenatchee World 
Ax may fall on after-school programs
Cashmere school bids still high, but doable, superintendent says
North Cascades park drew $44 million in visitor spending

Yakima Herald Republic  
Editorial: Students can’t learn if they’re not in class 


‘Trail cutters’ cause damage at park near state Capitol
Scoop carpool app aims to ease Seattle traffic

Peak-use shoulder lane set to open on portion of I-405 in Snohomish County

Unpacking Government: What Does Civics Education Look Like In Washington?
Inslee Blasts Senate Republicans, Calls Special Session For Monday
Hooker Chemical Cleanup Planning Getting Underway
Supreme Court To Decide If Prosecution, Defense Can Share Experts in Capital Case
A Promise Of Saving Students Money Turns Out To Be A Big Lie

Seattle attorney behind Dreamer case is a Dreamer himself
North Korea Threatens To Sink U.S. Carrier; China Urges Restraint
Congress Focuses On Averting Shutdown, But Trump Wants More In Budget Deal

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Why Republican Sen. Dino Rossi sponsored biggest tax increase in WA history

NW Public Radio  
Crackdown on Prohibited Gun Buyers Passes Washington SenateEllensburg Democrats Draw Crowd for Earth Day Science March
Two-Tier Driver License System Buys Time For Air Travelers Facing Secure ID Deadline (Tarleton)

Q13 TV (FOX)  
WSDOT’s peak-use shoulder lane on I-405 opens Monday


Why Seattleites marched for science
Legislature back for a second chance on budget talks (Lytton, Sullivan)

First in the City, Then the State: The Fight for an Income Tax Begins (Again)