Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, April 27


Associated Press
California weighs dumping insurers and covering everyone
White House says US won’t leave NAFTA — for now
Tribes sue Coast Guard over tanker traffic’s risk to orcas
Paul Allen to donate $30M to permanent housing for homeless
Gov. Inslee lowers bar to clear prostitution convictions (Saldaña)
In tweetstorm, Trump takes aim at Democrats on spending bill
US admiral says N. Korea crisis is at worst point he’s seen

Aberdeen Daily World
Report puts value on Olympic National Park visitors
McCleary treatment facility hearing
Pollution closes shellfish harvest in six areas; other areas threatened 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
State Patrol graduates record-large class of cadets after lawmakers approve big trooper pay raises
Free our #hashtags: Some state lawmakers want to loosen up on social media. Others fear it could go too far   (Nelson)

High-speed rail to be focus of state study

The Daily News
Columbia River to hit flood stage again
OPINION: Income Tax Again? (Blake)
Part 2: Chaos for Monticello employees, tenants

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Supporters of Hanford Reach worried about Trump action
County shells out $2 million in grants for parks, trails
Drop-box bill should aid Democrats more than Republicans (Hudgins)
Mount Vernon lawyers, organizations ramp up immigration work
Milbank: Even the U.N. is warning not to repeal Obamacare
Editorial: Keep internet access open and equal

Kirkland Reporter
Kirkland Rotary, Boys & Girls Club hosting 13th annual Miracle League
Planning commission to make Houghton/Everest zoning recommendations to Kirkland City Council

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Tribes sue Coast Guard over tanker traffic’s risk to orcas

News Tribune (subscription required)
Free our #hashtags: Some state lawmakers want to loosen up on social media. Others fear it could go too far (Nelson)

Olympian (subscription required)
Inslee signs law to help Bethel build a new school — but other districts will have to wait

Puget Sound Business Journal
Education: Trump orders review of federal overreach in schools; profs question Gap ad
Politics: U.S. should discuss opening borders to Syrian refugees, Ivanka says

Redmond Reporter
Youngster aims to help fund brain cancer research in honor of her father

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Here’s how many vehicles will be affected by lane closures for I-5 repaving
Senate committee hearing an effort to push Dems to vote on their tax plan (Ranker)
Concern expressed as Hanford Reach is included in U.S. monument review
Billionaire Paul Allen pledges $30M toward permanent housing for Seattle’s homeless
Editorial: Water-rights ruling leaves rural Washington high and dry
Opinion: Class: Let’s define ample funding for the Legislature

Seattle Weekly
Local Workers Find Affordable Housing on Vashon Island
Voter Access Helps Democrats. So Why Is a Republican Championing It? (Hudgins)
Paul Allen to Donate $30 Million for Seattle Homeless Housing and Resource Center
Inslee Names New Department of Corrections Secretary

Spokesman Review
Generations mark World War I centennial at Washington Capitol
Inslee vetoes part of bill to help some Washington school districts find new sites
Plan by state cannabis board employee to lease land near Deer Park for marijuana facility withdrawn
Former WSU student sentenced to 12 years in federal prison on drug charges
Longtime North Central High drama teacher will take his final bows
Private landowner sues bulldozer owner for scraping road into South Hill bluff

Tri-City Herald
Governor delivers setback for Tri-City schools  (Fitzgibbon)
Our Voice: Keep state politics out of park and habitat funding process

USA Today
Freedom Caucus backs Obamacare repeal bill with new changes

Washington Post
This amendment could revive the GOP effort to reform health care. Here is its potential impact.

Wenatchee World (subscription required)
Salmon’s return to Upper Columbia not so far-fetched
State claims sex harassment in Quincy packing house
Alcoa employees seek extra leverage for restart


Narrows Bridge tolls remaining frozen until July 2019 (Kilduff)
Hundreds won’t graduate HS without special session action
If N. Korea launches nukes, Washington’s not allowed to have evacuation plan
Controversial Seattle homeless shelter delayed until July
Paul Allen donates $30M for Seattle homeless

Seattle mayor to unveil plan to tax sugary drinks

Big graduating class helps State Patrol fill vacancies

Mason County schools experiences shooting scare
Blocked again: Federal judge halts Trump’s order on sanctuary cities
100 day challenge to reduce youth homelessness
Paul Allen gives Seattle $30M to house homeless

NW Public Radio
Alaska Airlines-Virgin America Merger
Austrian Trades Career As Doctor For State Patrol Trooper
Boeing Announces Earnings Amid Washington Job Cuts
Trump Order Could Affect Hanford, Cascade-Siskiyou National Monuments
Washington AG Sues Quincy Vegetable Farm For Alleged Sexual Harassment

Q13 TV (FOX)
Tacoma business to partner with homeless shelter to provide youth job training
Paul Allen to donate $30M to permanent housing for homeless in Seattle


Tacoma mulls the fate of an immigrant prison
The immigrant’s dilemma: A trip to the doctor or stay safe at home

Seattle Times is providing PR for Boeing’s greedy execs