Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, May 2


Associated Press
Trump: US needs September ‘shutdown’ to fix Senate ‘mess’
May Day protests deemed ‘riots’ in Portland and Olympia 
Budget deal provides solid budget for Hanford 
Former Washington Gov. Mike Lowry, also a congressman, dies 
Republicans target law enacted after 2008 financial meltdown
Massive clean-up of Holden Mine restores landscape
5 arrested in Seattle protest; 9 Olympia arrests

Aberdeen Daily World  
County contributes to North Beach projects
North Cove erosion focus of May 9 community meeting in Tokeland

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Have you ever smoked pot? Saying yes can get Canadians barred for life at U.S. border 

Bothell Reporter 
Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for North Creek Forest

In Our View: Lift Tax Lid? Make the Case
Letter: Kudos to local legislators (Stonier, Wylie, Cleveland)

The Daily News  
Inslee signs hoof rot bill into law
Opinion: Records law tweaks have merit
School districts craft budgets with uncertainty

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Key Sound Transit deal back on track with budget agreement
Editorial: Congress shows what bipartisan budget looks like

Highline Times 
Airport noise and health impacts? Not going to fly with concerned citizens (Orwall)

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Former Gov. Mike Lowry dies after stroke
State dropping Highway 3 speed to 50 mph from 55

News Tribune (subscription required)  
A year’s supply of birth control? Washington lawmakers say insurance should cover it (Robinson)
Matt Driscoll: Build an apartment building. Save a farm. This program’s doing both.

New York Times 
Trump Says the Government Needs a ‘Good Shutdown’
Influential Republican Attacks Party’s New Health Care Bill

Olympian (subscription required) 
Law enforcement officers to be honored during Capitol ceremony Friday
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 
Education: Is Michelle Obama’s girls’ program over?
GOP could fall short again on healthcare
Washington governors past and present remember late Gov. Mike Lowry
Former Washington Gov. Mike Lowry dies at age 78

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Puget Sound transit projects’ funding rescued in federal budget — for now
From dollars to detention: 8 questions for the man who leads Kent schools
Riots mar May Day in Portland and Olympia. In Seattle? Light up the ‘peace joint’
Here’s how Seattle’s May Day rallies and marches unfolded
30 years after ‘Salmonscam’: Remembering a leader in the fishing-rights struggle
Editorial: Community colleges key to Washington’s economic future
Opinion: Poverty is now largely a suburban challenge

Seattle Weekly  
Thousands March for Immigrant Rights, Workers’ Rights, and Socialism on May Day 2017
Key Sound Transit Deal Back on Track With Budget Agreement
Anti-Communists Hold Court at May Day Rally In Westlake
City Council Passes Resolution to Fast-Track City Income Tax Vote

Skagit Valley Herald  
Report: Skagit County has some of the nation’s cleanest air

Spokesman Review  
Former Washington Gov. Mike Lowry, also a congressman, dies
Over 100 immigrants become American citizens in Spokane Valley ceremony
WSU researchers create atoms with negative mass in hopes of aiding nuclear fission
East Valley softball coach accused of asking player inappropriate questions about sexual activity
Congressional spending compromise includes protection for Washington’s marijuana industry
Train derails south of Cocolalla Lake in Bonner County

USA Today 
As Congress touts spending deal, Trump calls for shutdown
Another ‘no’ spells more trouble for revised GOP Obamacare replacement bill

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Editorial: Once again, unelected panel seeks pay hikes for elected officials 

Washington Post 
Trump says U.S. needs a ‘shutdown’ as he seeks leverage in future budget talks
House Republicans continue push for a health-care bill, even if it goes nowhere in the Senate
Preexisting conditions: How ACA coverage would change under the House GOP plan
Which Republicans are putting the health-care bill in jeopardy

Yakima Herald Republic  
Immigrants, advocates rally for 
comprehensive immigration reform 
Editorial: Drivers must take seriously safety in I-90 work zones


KEPR TV (Tri-Cities) 
New bill adds extra step for licensed gun dealers for failed background checks (Hansen)

Thousands march for immigration, workers’ rights on May Day
Former Washington Gov. Mike Lowry dies at age 78

Hundreds hold peaceful May Day protest outside King County Juvenile Detention in Seattle
Former Wash. Gov. Mike Lowry dies at age 78, family says
‘This is a riot’: 9 officers injured as rowdy crowd tears through Downtown Olympia

Chelan PUD Board Approves Alcoa Contract Change To Spur Smelter Restart
Oregon Bill Would Allow People To Petition Courts To Remove Family Members’ Guns
Under Trump Budget, Nearly 2 Million Kids May Lose After-School Care
Former Washington Gov. Mike Lowry Dies
Oregon House Votes To Ban Use Of All Handheld Electronic Devices While Driving
Trump Administration Rolls Back Michelle Obama’s Healthy School Lunch Push

GOP’s new Obamacare plan has Washington insurance chief worried
Seattle commits to adopting income tax, or at least trying to

NW Public Radio  
Chelan PUD Board Approves Alcoa Contract Change To Spur Smelter Restart
Former Washington Gov. Mike Lowry Dies
May Day Mob Breaks Windows, Skirmishes with Police in Olympia
Washington Soldiers Home Ordered To Take Corrective Action To Protect Residents

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Nine officers injured, 9 protesters arrested in Olympia May Day riot
New cameras on Marysville school buses help catch drivers who don’t stop; $419 tickets to be issued
Hundreds march peacefully on May Day for workers and immigrants rights


Council bucks the system, sets path toward income tax

Seattle P.I. 
Death on the job: Workers and a city they can’t afford
Mike Lowry, proudly progressive ex-governor, dies early on May Day

It’s official: Seattle City Council will consider an income tax, could vote by July