Washington State House Democrats


Friday, May 5


Associated Press
Here’s who voted for the Obamacare replacement, and who voted against it
AP Explains: Why the sick will face coverage problems
Senate wary on ‘Obamacare’ repeal; bumpy path ahead
Death of Washington mother of 3 linked to hantavirus 
WSU president says school is investigating racist video 
Washington governor signs bill allowing sunscreen in schools 
State to license outdoor preschools under new law (Ranker)
Lisa Brown to step down as chancellor of WSU-Spokane 
Oregon economy is so strong that taxpayers get a rebate
Washington governor signs bill allowing sunscreen in schools

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Which tests should students have to pass to graduate? None, some lawmakers say (Stonier)
Dairy aims to be first to test system that reclaims waste 

Inslee signs bills by Southwest Washington lawmakers (Stonier)
Letter: Common sense isn’t blooming (Dandeliongate)

The Daily News  
Herrera-Beutler votes no
New mosquito control revenue plan won’t sting – much

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Dairy aims to be first to test system that reclaims waste
House OKs GOP health bill, a step toward Obamacare repeal
Editorial: Opioid crisis calls for second methadone clinic

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Opinion: Frustration over Orcas teacher case

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
In major victory for Republicans, House passes Obamacare repeal

News Tribune (subscription required) 
Which tests should students should have to pass to graduate? Lawmakers can’t agree (Stonier)
State employees will get to take vacation days right away (Dolan)
It could soon be easier to charge johns who solicit sex online in Washington state (Orwall)
“It would be a disservice to our students.” Principal opposes bill to end standardized testing
University Place council sets rules for pot sales — still no pot
Inslee slams Congress’ vote on health care
The health care bill now faces a tough road in the Senate
Editorial: Tacoma Lumber company’s hard lesson: If you pollute, you pay

New York Times 
A look at the winners, losers of vote to repeal Obamacare
G.O.P. Cheers Win, but Has It Stirred ‘Hornet’s Nest’?
Second Chance for ‘Obamacare’ Repeal. And for Reince Priebus.
Why the Health Care Bill Passed the House This Time
The House Passed Its Health Care Bill. Now the Scorekeepers Will Weigh In.
In Rare Unity, Hospitals, Doctors and Insurers Criticize Health Bill
The Next Step for the Republican Health Care Bill: A Skeptical Senate
What’s in the AHCA: The Major Provisions of the Republican Health Bill
Opinion: The Trumpcare Disaster
Opinion: Don’t Take the Senate for Granted on Health Care

Olympian (subscription required) 
Editorial: Mike Lowry fought for what he believed in

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Heavy lift ahead for healthcare; women’s coverage could be hit hard
Law: Religious freedom order ‘elaborate photo op,’ ACLU says
4 things to watch as the GOP health care bill heads to the Senate (Video)
Immigrants make Washington’s economy stronger

Redmond Reporter 
City council approves multiple contracts at regular meeting

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
McCleary roundup: As session drags on, school districts sweat (Lytton)
Podcast: What Seattle can learn from journal entries by people in homeless encampments
Reichert votes ‘no’ on GOP health-care bill
Editorial: Trump’s bromances undermine U.S. leadership on human rights
Editorial: Who’s failing? It’s the system, not the schools

Seattle Weekly  
In Murray Case, Presumption of Innocence Crashes Headlong Into Respect for Survivors
UW Shooting Victim Doesn’t Want Shooter’s Gun Rights Permanently Revoked
Reichert’s ‘No’ Vote on Trumpcare Came Too Late for Some Indivisibles
The House Just Passed the Obamacare Repeal Bill. Here’s How Washington’s Delegation Voted.

Spokesman Review
Washington leaders react to House vote on health care 
Lisa Brown stepping down as WSU Spokane chancellor, says she’s considering congressional run
WSU President Kirk Schulz launches investigation into racist video
Washington college students could get course in financial literacy 
Sustainable practices group says “thanks” for the Capitol dandelions
Glover Middle School gets $150,000 grant aimed at rethinking discipline 
Future of Riverfront Park amusement rides up for vote next week 
Cathy McMorris Rodgers: My son has a preexisting condition. He’s one of the reasons I voted for the AHCA.
Animal rescue groups taking in more than 40 dogs from Stevens County 
Shawn Vestal: In case of exonerated men, everyone sees mistakes but the sheriff
Letter: House, governor have answers
Editorial: Wells, internet privacy are unfinished business

USA Today 
After House passage, the Senate is likely to start over on the health care bill
In major victory for Republicans, House passes Obamacare repeal
These are the 20 Republicans who were key to the health care bill

Vancouver Business Journal  
Policymakers grapple with homelessness crisis
The continuing rise of cooperative workspaces

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Editorial: Campaign cash can be spent many places by lawmakers 

Washington Post 
GOP health-plan faces uncertain fate in Senate
This is not the health-care bill that Trump promised
Yesterday, Republicans partied about their vote. Now comes the brutal hangover.
The GOP plan probably won’t change Congress’s health care. Here’s why.
Winners and losers from the GOP’s health-care bill
House Republicans claim a major victory with passage of health-care overhaul
Estimated decline in number of insured where Republicans backed the AHCA? 11.6 million.
Winners and losers from the GOP’s health-care bill
What happens to the health-care bill in the Senate?
It’s easy to win if you don’t care what you’ve won
This is what Americans will really dislike about the House ‘Trumpcare’ bill
How the GOP vote to undo Obamacare could affect the places that went for Trump
Opinion: What do Bigfoot and moderate Republicans have in common?
Opinion: Betrayal, carelessness, hypocrisy: The GOP health-care bill has it all
Opinion: Who gets hurt — and when — if Trumpcare becomes law
Opinion: I was raped. Thanks to Republicans, I could be denied insurance for surviving.

Yakima Herald Republic  
Gangs, officials’ responses are topics at Yakima town hall meeting on crime 


More invasive green crabs found near Sequim

Northwest Governors Condemn House Republican Healthcare Vote
Annual Earthquake Drills Left As Optional For Washington State Schools
April Jobs Report: 211,000 Jobs Added; Unemployment At 4.4 Percent 
Remembering A Shameful Past: 135 Years Ago, Congress Passed The Chinese Exclusion Act
Facts About Teens, Suicide And ’13 Reasons Why’
Measuring Drug Impairment In Drivers Is Easier Said Than Done
Oregon House Democrats Roll Out Business Tax Proposal
Here Is What’s In The House-Approved Health Care Bill

Breastfeeding is ‘life or death for communities of color’
Governor Jay Inslee: ‘This is not the era of Trump’
In this class, Seattle kids are taught to raise their voices
Insurance commissioner calls Obamacare repeal great — except for sick, elderly, poor
How whistleblowers can contact KUOW

NW Public Radio  
Holden Village To Welcome Summer Guests Again
Northwest Governors Condemn House Republican Healthcare Vote

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Ten mudslides near Tacoma Narrows Bridge halt rail traffic between Seattle and Portland
Inslee signs bill allowing sunscreen in schools
Gun-related crime increasing, especially in South Seattle


State senators want to save you from a nuclear attack (Frockt)

Modern Healthcare 
If GOP repeal bill becomes law, most states likely to end their Medicaid expansion (Cody)