Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, May 4


Associated Press
Trump to weaken IRS rule against church political activity
Feds suggest cheaper way to treat radioactive Hanford waste
Report offers different treatment for Hanford nuclear waste
GOP health care bill clears initial House hurdle
House pushes health care bill to showdown vote

Aberdeen Daily World  
Have you ever smoked pot? Saying yes can get foreigners barred for life at U.S. border
McCleary rate study recommendations are bleak
Monte officials updated on waste plant plans

Bainbridge Island Review 
Kilmer: Ethics rules should apply to Congress

The Daily News 
Cantwell, Herrera Beutler work to bring back Secure Rural Schools program
Counties still going after property tax reform in special session (Takko)
Officials eye Woodland Bottoms for future industrial parks
Opinion: Balance water rights

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Aerospace suppliers spending huge sums to boost capacity
AG seeks public advice on forcing Trump to show his taxes (Liias)
Burbank: Just planting a tree can do a world of good
Commentary: Aerospace tax breaks aid our employers, community
Letter: Lawmakers should tie Boeing tax breaks to jobs

Kirkland Reporter
Locals organize to show ‘indivisible’ opposition
Kirkland hearing examiner issues decision on Carillon Point seaplane permit
Lake Washington School District receives national environmental award

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Legislators make case for adding another ferry to shopping list (Hansen, Appleton, Rolfes)

LA Times
Column: Boeing got a record tax break from Washington state and cut jobs anyway. Now the state wants to strike back (Frame)

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Amtrak quietly cancels Washington service to California after derailment
Matt Driscoll: A prayer for the media? Oh boy …
Tacoma’s homelessness crisis needs an emergency solution, mayor says
Neighbors want more monitoring as Tacoma companies seek to expand fuel operations

New York Times 
Health Bill Will Go to House. ‘We Have Enough Votes.’
What to Watch For as Repeal Plan Moves Toward Vote
Who Wins and Who Loses in the Latest G.O.P. Health Care Bill
Major Provisions of the Republican Health Care Bill
House to Vote on Health Bill: Will Republicans Be Able to Repeal Obamacare?
Opinion: The New Study That Shows Trumpcare’s Damage

Olympian (subscription required)   
It could soon be easier to charge johns who solicit sex online in Washington state (Orwall)
Agency that oversees Western State Hospital and social services gets new leader — for now
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a … drone assessing Capitol Campus roofs
Editorial: May Day protests were senseless violence

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Ex-Gov. Chris Gregoire: Waning interest among state legislators plagues life sciences
Judge rejects suit against state minimum wage increase

Renton Reporter 
Former Renton council member dies

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Portraits of Homelessness
New I-405 shoulder lane reduces northbound travel times — for now
New Seattle cable rule to protect internet data privacy
Jerry Large: Not all taxes are wasted by the government
Ballard High robotics team wins first place in competition
Editorial: Cheers to Paul Allen and other deep-pocket boosters of housing and education
Opinion: Anti-LGBTQ record should disqualify Army-secretary nominee

Seattle Weekly  
Dems Want to Keep Trump Off the Ballot If He Doesn’t Release His Tax Returns
As Health Care Vote Approaches, We Still Don’t Know Where Reichert Stands

Tri-City Herald  
Our Voice: Schools need flexibility to meet growth 

USA Today 
Obamacare repeal: Republicans scramble in 11th hour with new health plan
What does the Republican Obamacare repeal bill actually do?
Experts: Pre-existing coverage in House GOP bill would fall far short

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Walla Walla Regional Airport taxiway on deck for a $15.2M makeover 
Editorial: Planners for Blue Mountain Region Trails are on right path 

Washington Post 
House Republicans say they have votes to pass controversial health-care bill today
What you need to know about preexisting conditions in the GOP health plan
Opinion: Is the atrocious health-care bill a lose-lose proposition for Republicans?
If House passes GOP health-care bill, a steeper climb awaits in the Senate
What is in the Republican health-care bill? Questions and answers on preexisting conditions, Medicaid and more.

Yakima Herald Republic  
Hospitals exploring opioid alternatives amid addiction crisis 
Editorial: Lowry’s legacy: polarizing, yes, but authentic and bipartisan 


‘Donut hole’ shields neighbors from ST3 taxes
King County fails to ensure abusers surrender guns

Light rail across I-90 floating bridge will be first of its kind; construction begins June 1

Annual Earthquake Drills Left As Optional For Washington State Schools
San Bernardino Victims’ Families Accuse Tech Giants Of Enabling ISIS
A Public University Acquires A Big For-Profit, And Raises Big Questions
Fact Check: Are Prosecutors Too Quick To Let The Police Off?
DEA Seeks Prosecutors To Fight Opioid Crisis; Critics Fear Return To War On Drugs
A Tent City In Tacoma? City Leaders Signal A Shift In Strategy
Unfounded Autism Fears Are Fueling Minnesota’s Measles Outbreak
Federal Reserve Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged

For Refugees In Seattle, Rising Rents Mean The Search For Home Isn’t Over
In Puget Sound, Water Quality Is Measured In A Salty, Smoky Package
Washington businesses ready to pay to bring more clean energy to the grid

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO Radio) 
Inslee: Income tax is not right for Washington state

NW Public Radio  
Annual Earthquake Drills Left As Optional For Schools In Washington State
In an ‘Era of Megafires,’ One Scientist is Tweaking the Fire Prevention Message
High School Students Make Mexico’s Music Sing in Wenatchee


Seattle could outlaw some police interrogation tricks

The GOP Health Care Plan, Deadline to Declare, and a Lawyer’s Comments on Murray Case
A Photo Leads to Another Accusation of Misconduct Against Murray Accuser’s Attorneys