Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, April 25


Associated Press
Special session begins at the Washington Capitol (Sullivan)
Attorneys general: Restore guidance to aid student borrowers 
Washington firefighters to get body armor to boost safety 

Aberdeen Daily World 
No advisory vote for Gateway Center
Letter: May 4, RSVP soon (Jim Hargrove)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Millions in research at UW could be at risk in Trump budget proposal 

In Our View: Do Better, Legislature
Letter: Budget effectively, thoughtfully (McCleary)

The Daily News  
Baby Boomers get ready to age in place
Cowlitz tribe blesses, opens casino
Longview schools picks facilities plan
OPINION: Counties, cities need leeway on property taxes (Lytton)

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Budget deal secures pay hike for state troopers
Robinson: Border wall crumbling as quickly as Trump’s promises
Editorial: Update city rules for taxi and ride-share services

Federal Way Mirror 
Historical Society of Federal Way to receive award
Johnson challenging Celski for council position

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Why we march for climate
BLM seeks nominations to Monument Advisory Committee

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Special session begins at state Capitol (Sullivan)

News Tribune (subscription required)  
No toll hike through 2019? Lawmakers approve plan to freeze tolls on Tacoma Narrows Bridge (Kilduff)
Science takes a back seat in Trump’s first 100 days

New York Times 
Opinion: What Trump’s Budget Means for the Filet-O-Fish

Olympian (subscription required) 
Environmental group says it plans to sue Port of Olympia for Clean Water Act violations

Omak Chronicle 
Bill streamlines habitat process (Blake)

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 
Seattle enjoying a big bump in foreign tourists, but will a Trump travel ban scare them away?
Law: ‘Disturbing trend’ emerging in excessive force cases, Sotomayor says
Washington receives federal funding to combat opioid epidemic

Queen Anne & Magnolia News 
The first 100 days

Renton Reporter 
Police turn to social media as form of communication

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Seattle home-price hikes lead U.S. again; even century-old homes command top dollar
City Council affirms Seattle workers’ right to take May Day off — unpaid
Seattle’s bumpy streets bring on a new kind of road rage
Texas football player’s story prompts probe of Garfield High School recruitment
Seattle schools seek to change start times; mayor offers millions for more buses
Opinion: Longview coal terminal is a road to nowhere

Seattle Weekly  
County Must Provide Lawyers to Kids Before Questioning, Council Orders Unanimously
Councilmember Wants Income Tax Resolution Passed By July 10
Lawmakers’ Special Session To-Do List Is More Than McCleary (Frockt, Goodman)
Prosecutors Say Red Square Shooter Was Looking For a Fight

Spokesman Review  
Special session starts with no sign of budget negotiations (Hasegawa, Nelson, Ormsby)
It’s a homeless shelter that folds like an accordion: These WSU students think it’s perfect for Spokane
Spokane police officer who shot machete-wielding man outside downtown bar cleared of wrongdoing
Potato farming in Washington involves high-stakes investment due to competitive market, low profit margins
Washington Legislature’s special session opens to mostly empty chambers  (Frockt, Nelson, Ormsby)

Tri-City Herald  
Legislature offers relief for Tri-City school districts needing space 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Lawmakers’ special session to-do list more than McCleary  (Frockt, Goodman)

Washington Post 
Opinion: This new poll shows Trump may be making Obamacare more popular, not less
Even in Trump’s base, his path forward on health care is awfully unpopular

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
March for Science
NCW Health | Transforming health care


Housing Hike: The reality of the Western Washington housing market

Seattle leads the way as U.S. home prices rise at fastest pace in years
Driver grades new I-405 peak-use shoulder lane: “Give it like an A-“

Trump Administration To Impose 20 Percent Tariff On Canadian Lumber
Nation’s Report Card Finds Mixed Grades For U.S. Students In Visual Arts, Music
Malaria Wiped Out In U.S. But Still Plagues U.S. Hospitals
Unpacking Government: What Does Civics Education Look Like In Washington?

Detained kids in King County can’t waive right to an attorney on their own
Cops shouldn’t handle discipline in WA schools, ACLU says

NW Public Radio  
Acrimony, Gridlock As Washington Lawmakers Convene For Special Session (Ormsby, Ranker)

Q13 TV (FOX)  
State lawmakers’ failure to meet deadline costs taxpayers more than $1.5 million since 2012 (Sullivan)


Murray Accuser’s Attorneys Allege ‘Cover Up’: Businesses Want Someone Else
Council Passes May Day Resolution – Without a Crowd
Herbold Wants to Pass Income Tax Legislation by July 10

Olympia passes a bunch of new weed legislation which now awaits the governor’s signature