Washington State House Democrats


Friday, April 28


Associated Press
Immigrants plan May Day rallies buoyed by Trump opposition
New report says Spokane spends $1M on cops in schools
Methamphetamine a rising cause of drug overdoses
New population of invasive green crabs found in Washington
Robots called a solution to a growing apple-picker shortage
Inslee signs bill regulating free marijuana lockboxes
The Latest: Bill to avert shutdown for 1 week clears House
Wisconsin plan seeks to cut achievement gap in half

Aberdeen Daily World
State Auditor report: Former secretary defrauded Lake Quinault School District 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
A free lock box with your pot purchase? New state law means some stores could be handing out safes
Op-ed:  Helping to save lives through education, awareness and empowerment of mental illness

The Daily News
EDITORIAL: Feuding lawmakers need to end drama for sake of Washington students
Several climate marches and events planned Saturday

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Dems happy over GOP-sponsored bill to increase ballot boxes (Hudgins)
Panel considers pay raises for governor, lawmakers, judges
Government shutdown: GOP backs away from Obamacare push
Editorial: New laws, more troopers on road will save lives

Kirkland Reporter
Rep. DelBene meets with Veterans Advisory Board
Housing forum held at Kirkland City Hall

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Congress passes short-term funding bill to avoid government shutdown

News Tribune (subscription required)
Capitol Happy Hour: Welcome to special session. (What is that?)
A free lock box with your pot purchase? New state law means some stores could be handing out safes
Lawmakers want UW to stop using live pigs to train paramedics. ‘We need to be more considerate’ (Appleton, Farrell, Peterson, Clibborn, Ryu, McBride, Fitzgibbon, Gregerson)
Editorial: No excuse for browbeating by Gig Harbor Rep. Jesse Young

New York Times
In Blow to Trump, Repeal of Health Law Fails Again

Olympian (subscription required)
Republicans back down from health-care push, clearing way for government to stay open
Editorial: Rep. Young may seize mantle from ex-Sen. Roach

Puget Sound Business Journal
Observations: Land use in the Puget Sound region needs expert review
Opinion: Legislature must invest in disadvantaged students

Queen Anne Magnolia News
Special session starts (Carlyle, Tarleton)

Renton Reporter
Council authorizes $4 million for new community center

Seattle Times (subscription required)
A disaster years in the making
Here’s how Sound Transit plans to roll out ‘one of most ambitious transit expansions’ U.S. has ever seen
Trump won’t get House OK of health bill before his 100th day
Anti-Trump sentiment could intensify Seattle May Day activism
McCleary roundup: ‘At least legislators are sort of working’
Opinion: Proposed budget cuts, rules won’t help homeless youth

Seattle Weekly
Next Up For Anti-Pipeline Activists: JP Morgan Chase
Meet the Brash and Brilliant Lawyer Who Won’t Leave Ed Murray Alone
The Debate Over How to Spend Soda Tax Money
Soda Tax Will Include Diet Products Because Equity, Say Mayor and Councilmembers
Murray Now Has 10 Challengers. Will He Get Any More?

Skagit Valley Herald
Bacterial pollution closing part of Swinomish shellfish harvest area

Spokesman Review
Shawn Vestal: Racist truck sign honors shameful history
Padden, Ferguson at odds over immigration advice
New Washington laws legalize industrial hemp, require inspections for marijuana edibles
Washington senators urge caution on Trump’s order on national monuments
Editorial: Perdue offers hope for farming issues in Trump administration

Vancouver Business Journal
Dept. of Ecology moving Vancouver field office
Movement pushes local, American Grown flowers
Vancouver ready to celebrate small business in a big way

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Protecting dogs from inhumane tethering is welcome

Washington Post
Opinion: The GOP’s latest repeal effort just collapsed. The reason is simpler than you think.
After being caught in Trump’s travel ban, a Syrian family finds a place to call home
House will not vote on Affordable Care Act rewrite, smoothing way for government to stay open


Exposure to computers, robots boost STEM interest in young girls, UW study finds
Rising Seattle rents forcing people to leave the city

A robot that picks apples? Replacing humans worries some
DOL: Bad keystroke caused Bothell man’s car tab error

Once ‘Dropout Factories,’ Tacoma Schools See Record Graduation Rates
A Path Out Of Poverty: Career Training + Quality Pre K
For Some, Pre-Hospice Care Can Be A Good Alternative To Hospitals
State of Washington Doubling Its Electric Vehicle Fleet
Latest In U.S.-Canada Lumber Dispute Has Northwest Players Speculating
Austrian Trades Career As Doctor For State Patrol Trooper
Scientists Hunt Hard Evidence On How Cop Cameras Affect Behavior

This dad ‘had never hugged a white man.’ Now he’s tackling race
What was the cost to people caught in the travel ban?
Seattle climate activists get confrontational in Trump era
Northwest Farmers Hoping Asparagus Will Get Growing Soon

NW Public Radio
Hopes, Suspicions Raised By Smelter Restart Talk In Wenatchee
Northwest Farmers Hoping Asparagus Will Get Growing Soon
State of Washington Doubling Its Electric Vehicle Fleet
Washington State Warns Against Illegal In-State Moving Companies
WSU Professor Says University Violated His Academic Freedom Over Wolf Comments

Q13 TV (FOX)
State budget showdown: Republicans pledge ‘it will work out’, Dems say they’re ready to compromise (Ranker)
Seattle cleaning up homeless camps along I-90
‘Drugged driving’ surpasses drunken driving among drivers killed in crashes, report finds
Diet soda added to Seattle mayor’s proposed sugary drink tax
Boeing to U.S.: Put tariffs on Canadian rival Bombardier
Are you ready? Big changes coming for Eastside commuters Monday
Sewage plant in Seattle back to normal operations


Washington is ‘shockingly’ unprepared for a nuclear attack
Seattle should just say no to May Day riots
Sickness or safety? A new crisis for immigrants

My Edmonds News
From the Edmonds mayor: Another Edmonds win (Ortiz-Self, Clibborn, Liias)

Hedge funds vs. mom-and-pops: the truth about small businesses and closing the capital gains tax break

Washington’s student loan complaints shot up 732 percent over the last year, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports