Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, May 3


Associated Press
House GOP blocks Dem efforts to protect consumer watchdog
Toxic mine pollution halted near scenic Washington lake
Snow-filled Washington highway awaiting reopening
A way forward on health care bill? Key GOP rep has $8B plan
Trump’s remarks often set off White House ‘scramble drill’
Port of Bellingham votes to buy land city wanted for shelter
Bills link Boeing tax breaks to size of its workforce in Washington (Frame, Lytton)
Low-income, minority students lag in high-school grad rates

Aberdeen Daily World
Grays Harbor Historical Seaport announces new partnership with Tongue Point Job Corps
Budget deal includes protection for Washington’s marijuana industry

Bainbridge Island Review
Gov. Mike Lowry remembered for compassion, humility and service

Inslee urges SW Washington to agree on an I-5 Bridge effort (Cleveland)
In Our View: Balance Water Rights

The Daily News
Bills seek link of aerospace tax breaks, state workforce (Frame)
Kelso City Council considers outlawing plastic bags
Massive poaching probe targets Cowlitz County residents
Opinion: Initial thoughts

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Plan would divert people from jail, instead get them help
Two House bills link Boeing tax break with jobs in state (Robinson, Lytton, Frame)
Bees from state trucked across West to pollinate nation’s crops
Edmonds gets $1.7M to improve waterfront, Highway 99
Editorial: Editorial: Back airline promises with consumer protections

Federal Way Mirror
Henry facilitates physically active culture at Lake Grove
Englund announces Lakehaven board re-election bid

Kirkland Reporter
Mayor, city manager to present State of the City address

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
State approves new Harrison hospital in Silverdale
Bills seek link of aerospace tax breaks, state workforce (Frame)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Tacoma’s homelessness crisis needs an emergency solution, mayor says
Will Western Washington’s congressional Republicans vote to repeal Obamacare?
So goes the special session in Olympia: Lawmakers are redoing work they’ve already done (Sullivan)
Capitol Happy Hour: Police use of deadly force — and, can millennials not handle stamps?

New York Times
Seeking Votes for Health Bill, G.O.P. May Add $8 Billion
Opinion: Health Care Fantasyland

Olympian (subscription required)
SPSCC students want a $16 million Health and Wellness Center. Here’s how they plan to pay for it.
AARP, patient groups pressure moderate Republicans to oppose GOP health bill
Editorial: No government shutdown, for now

Redmond Reporter
Alliance of People with disAbilities rejoins Together Center

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Trump, Pence lobby U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert in all-out effort to pass GOP health-care plan
Does peaceful May Day signal Seattle’s no longer in protesters’ bull’s-eye?
Metro transit, Diamond Parking to sell reserved parking spaces as park-and-rides overflow
Opinion: Justice can be tainted by use of informants’ testimony
Editorial: Help Eastside bus riders survive rail projects

Seattle Weekly
What I Learned Living One Year Without a Car In Seattle
Following Recent Layoffs, Two Bills Threaten Boeing Tax Break (Lytton, Robinson, Frame)
Seattle’s Turn Toward An Income Tax Is Sudden. And Welcome.
Thousands March for Immigrant Rights, Workers’ Rights, and Socialism on May Day 2017
Legal Weed Delivery in Washington State?

Spokesman Review
Passengers on Amtrak’s Empire Builder have a message for Congress: Don’t cut long-distance rail travel
Spokane to get tougher on downtown parking meter limits starting July 1
Testing confirms chemical contamination in residential wells near Fairchild Air Force Base
Parents upset by school district policy on seizing student phones to delete fight videos
WSU researchers create atoms with negative mass in hopes of aiding nuclear fission
SFCC instructor known as ‘Doc Polly’ named Washington community colleges’ faculty member of the year
Professor accuses WSU of violations after he criticized cattle rancher, wolf pack removal
Editorial: U.S. needs bridge to better infrastructure

USA Today
Republicans tweak Obamacare repeal bill to woo moderates

Washington Post
Republicans seeking support for health-care plan push to address preexisting conditions
GOP health-care push faces new obstacles as concerns about preexisting conditions grow

Wenatchee World (subscription required)
Job growth in tourism, construction helps shrink March unemployment rate
Contract gives Okanogan PUD more power from Wells Dam
Manson elementary students get extra reading help next year

Yakima Herald Republic
Washington state learning new ways to attract teachers
Editorial: Matching education with jobs in Yakima


For Fake’s Sake: How to Spot Fake News
Tacoma considers declaring homeless state of emergency

New shipping alliances jam up truck traffic for Port of Seattle

Business Groups Target House Majority Leader Over Support Of Tax Plan In Olympia  (Sullivan)
Incentives For Solar Begin To Sunset
As House GOP Struggles With A Health Care Bill, Republican Options Narrow
Gay Couple’s Lawsuit Against Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Is Back On After Court Ruling
King County To Vote On Raising Sales Tax To Fund Arts
More Salt In School Lunch, Less Nutrition Info On Menus: Trump Rolls Back Food Rules

Kent Valley: The boom nobody’s heard of
Chinatown-ID residents fear being priced out — upzone or not
Faith communities relaunch sanctuary movement to protect immigrants

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio)
Threatened Sound Transit project safe for a few months

NW Public Radio
Business Groups Target House Majority Leader Over Support Of Tax Plan In Olympia (Sullivan)

Q13 TV (FOX)
State Senate passes, sends House a bill to cut car-tab taxes, change vehicle valuation system
‘Madness, mayhem and disrespect:’ Olympia reacts to May Day violence


Amazon unaware of biased job recruitment
WSU tries to silence a prof. He files a lawsuit.
Trump, Trudeau & Tariffs: We don’t want Canada T’d off

Another Man Alleges Murray Paid Him for Sex
3 Charged with May Day Crimes; New Candidates Join (and Drop) Races; Jon Grant Wants Mayor to Resign

Important gains have been made for a better future for our state, but more needs to be done

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Judge rebuffs business challenge to state minimum-wage law

Washington ranks high on list of states with safe drinking water violations