Washington State House Democrats


Monday, May 1


Associated Press
Hidden horror of school sex assaults revealed by AP
Lawmakers tap unspent campaign money for suits, meals, decor (Riccelli)
Invasive green crabs found off Olympic Peninsula 
Lawmakers settle on $1T plan to avoid government shutdown
Review: Longview coal terminal would add climate-warming gas
New state law seeks to combat vulnerable adult exploitation (Goodman)
Robotic fruit pickers may help orchards with worker shortage
Immigrants, unions march in US for rights, against Trump

Aberdeen Daily World  
Distracted driving legislation aims to get drivers’ attention off their phones and back on the road (Farrell, Kirby)
New low-income housing development in the works for Aberdeen

In Our View: Build Bridge With Oregon (Cleveland)
School districts craft budgets with uncertainty

The Daily News  
Local groups march in nationwide day of protest
State, county officials release final coal study

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Trump plan would cut grants that help the most vulnerable
New law helps inmates earn workforce-type college degrees
Commentary: A victory for gun violence victims and the state
Letter: Right-to-work laws lower wages for all workers

Federal Way Mirror 
Federal Way school district adopts high school English language arts curriculum
Delta Dental sends Jefferson bowling to nationals with $2,000 check

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
EDC’s free marine trades training update

Kirkland Reporter 
Kirkland Solid Waste Division named Washington State Recycler of the Year

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Ferry fares shoot up for some Monday
Lawmakers tap unspent campaign money for suits, meals, decor (Riccelli)

News Tribune (subscription required)  
More than $50,000 a day? EPA asks court to fine Tacoma lumber company
Editorial: Don’t skimp on college need grants; expand them

New York Times 
Trump Seeks Health Bill Vote, but Seems Unclear on Details
Spread of Hate Crimes Has Lawmakers Seeking Harsher Penalties

Olympian (subscription required)   
Two large Washington state agencies get new leaders
Revised GOP health bill could imperil coverage for sick plan members
Lawmakers tap unspent campaign money for suits, meals, decor (Riccelli)
Editorial: Records law tweaks have merit

Peninsula Daily News  
EYE ON OLYMPIA: Bill attempts to break deadlock (Van De Wege, Chapman, Tharinger)

Puget Sound Business Journal 
GOP still looking for healthcare votes
Survey measures the gender and racial pay and leadership gaps at Seattle startups

Redmond Reporter
Overlake Transit Center parking lot closes for light rail construction
Hopelink to break ground for Redmond Integrated Service Center

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Podcast: ‘Ghost dollars,’ political stunts and the Legislature’s budget impasse (Sullivan)
Washington state senators tap surplus campaign money for food, clothes, furnishing (Riccelli)
Want to improve Washington schools? Write yourself some snail mail
In a twist, a college lesson at UW on how to fail
Kent School District halts international field trips over border concerns
Editorial: A good first step to strip abusers of guns

Seattle Weekly
Upstream Artists and Community Groups Call On Vulcan to Commit to Equitable Development
Is a City Income Tax Legally Feasible in Seattle? Your Burning Questions, Answered!
Feds Nab Black Blocker Who Allegedly Threw An Unlit Molotov Cocktail Near Police Last May Day
Next Up For Anti-Pipeline Activists: JP Morgan Chase
Pay Raises May Be on the Way for Governor, Lawmakers, and Judges (McCoy, Kloba)

Skagit Valley Herald  
Few comments received on air permits for proposed refinery project

Spokesman Review  
State opens investigation into Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office
Washington sued over community colleges’ troubled software system
Bill on Inslee’s desk seeks to combat exploitation of vulnerable adults
Padden, Ferguson at odds over immigration advice
Riverfront Park pavilion, an icon of Expo ’74, to undergo extensive renovation
Getting there: Work on I-90 certain to cause traffic backups
The deaths of two Spokane women touch three mothers, who ask why a primary suspect hasn’t been charged
Spin Control: Questions and answers about the not-so-special special session.
Jim Kowalkowski: Legislature should retain equitable teacher funding tools 
Bill Keim: Untapped wealth could unlock McCleary case
Editorial: Stop the politics, work on health care

USA Today 
Opinion: America is pushing away immigrant talent: Column

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Editorial: Sleeping center should be improvement over homeless camp 
Editorial: Lessons in financial literacy important for life 

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Rep Watch | The Tax Code and the Tuesday Group
Bond, levy results unchanged following Friday’s count


Multiple NBA, NHL execs back KeyArena renovation, new documents reveal
East Link construction to close two popular Park & Ride lots
Seattle librarians start fake news survival class

First of two park-and-ride lot closures begins Monday on Eastside

Seattle Gears Up For Potential May Day Mayhem
Hopes, Suspicions Raised By Smelter Restart Talk In Wenatchee
Goldendale Observatory Loses Dark Sky Designation
Red-Light Cameras Could Nab Speeders, Too, Under Proposed Oregon Law
4 Things We Don’t Know About AP Tests
Environmentalists, Coal Companies Rally Around Technology To Clean Up Coal
President Trump’s First 100 Days, In Photos

This dam protects jobs south of Seattle. Some day it won’t
Why Kent farmers used to sneak out to blow up dams
100 Days In, Women’s March Still Inspires. But Can The Enthusiasm Hold?
Ahead of May Day, the eight-hour work day under attack in Congress
Cancer, Congestion, Pollution Among The Outcomes Of Longview Coal Export Project: Study

NW Public Radio
Cancer, Congestion, Pollution Among The Outcomes Of Longview Coal Export Project: Study Lawmakers Dip Into Leftover Campaign Funds For Travel, Furniture, Clothes
Washington Soldiers Home Ordered To Take Corrective Action To Protect Residents

Q13 TV (FOX)  
State lawmakers used unspent campaign money for suits, meals, office decor (Riccelli)


If North Korea attacks, is Washington doomed?
Years of police reform tension blow up city attorney’s race
Legislature paves way for more farm, forestland development (Appleton, Fitzgibbon)
A farm town ponders how to protect its immigrant workers

Bill Bryant Knows What He Would Do as Mayor, but Says He Won’t Run
Pramila Jayapal Reflects on Her First 100 Days in Congress
What to Expect as May Day Unfolds