Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, Mar. 28


Associated Press
Gov. Inslee signs supplemental budget boosting K-12 spending 
Inslee signs bill restricting sale of some firefighting foam 
Judge shows scant patience for military transgender ban
Senate Majority Leader Sharon Nelson won’t seek re-election 
Inslee signs controversial union bill

Aberdeen Daily World
DNR: Magnitude 9 quake on the coast could hit outer coastline with waves to 60 feet
Hospital financial strategies will take time
More than 100 advocate for gun legislation at March For Our Lives rally in Aberdeen

Battle Ground Reflector
Dark fiber bill signed by Gov. Inslee  (Stonier, Wylie, Cleveland)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
‘Tacoma is a synonym of detention,’ says immigrant activist facing deportation 
More people in Washington state are driving without car insurance 
State tsunami map predicts where 60-foot tall wave will hit following simulated 9.0 quake 

Chinook Observer
No jail for county farmer (Blake)

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Feds: Everett man sent bombs to White House, CIA, military
Inslee signs spending and tax-cut bills; here’s what they do
‘No housing bubble’: Experts discuss a hot real-estate market
Muhlstein: United at D.C. march by their own tragedy here at home
Editorial: Tariffs on newsprint a threat to newspapers

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Last juvenile sentenced to die in state faces resentencing
Editorial: Due diligence for democracy

News Tribune (subscription required)
Inslee signs controversial union bill despite calls for a veto
State Senate majority leader to step down (Nelson, Carlyle, Frockt, Jinkins)
Editorial: Marching’s great, as long as voting follows closely

New York Times
Kushner Resists Sessions’s Push for Hard-Line Prison Policy
Trump Secures Trade Deal With South Korea
Cyberattack Holds Atlanta ‘Hostage’ by Freezing City Systems
After Police Killing: ‘Shoot Us Down, We Shut You Down’

Olympian (subscription required)
More people in Washington state are driving without car insurance
Two more wildfire seasons will pass before deal to fix federal funding kicks in

Peninsula Daily News
Rep. Kilmer, Peninsula College to hold Student Town Hall
Peninsula residents join Seattle March for Our Lives
Bids opened for suicide barriers on Port Angeles bridges

Puget Sound Business Journal
Housing ads allow bias, Facebook is told in suit
SR 99 tunnel beneath downtown Seattle could be open in October (Video)
Facebook makes changes to make privacy policies more transparent
Gary Locke says Trump’s tariffs will mean ‘more Airbus and fewer Boeing airplanes’ in China
Bob Ferguson joins other attorneys general in seeking answers from Facebook’s Zuckerberg

Queen Anne & Magnolia News
Lawmakers make progress, but want more after session (Carlyle, Frame, Tarleton)

Dark fiber bill signed by Gov. Inslee (Stonier, Wylie)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
In warm-up to head-tax bout, Seattle business owners ask council: What have you done with the money you have?
Russian spies in Seattle: Black ops, Soviet subs and counter intel in the Pacific Northwest
Washington joins other states suing over Census citizenship question
Inslee signs bill restricting sale of some firefighting foam
Seattle’s Highway 99 tunnel could open to traffic in October
Editorial: Western State Hospital’s inexcusable inefficiency (Jinkins)

Spokesman Review
Washington to join challenge to 2020 census citizenship question
Budgets, new laws may satisfy court order on public schools
Washington bans firefighting chemicals that may cause cancer
Police don’t have to release ‘intimate images’ from body cams under bill signed by Inslee
Indigent offenders to get break on some legal costs

Tri-City Herald
Pasco needle exchange a first for the Tri-Cities 
Washington’s ‘other Tri-Cities’ is giving us a run for our money 
2020 Census citizenship question could spur legal battle over citizen-only redistricting 

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Hundreds turn out for gun safety march
Drug problems persist on island, VYFS to offer treatment soon
New superintendent to be selected this week

Washington Post
Trump proposal would penalize immigrants who use tax credits, other benefits
Meeting of North Korean, Chinese leaders presents a new challenge for Trump
Experts agree: Trump has made Washington hostile to experts
Maryland case part of an unprecedented look by Supreme Court at gerrymandering

Whidbey News-Times
‘Standing in Solidarity’ demonstration in Oak Harbor
Tricare lost payment information for 45,000 accounts

Yakima Herald Republic
Growers complain of labor shortage as asparagus harvest approaches
Washington to challenge plans for 2020 census to include citizenship question


Proposed law giving workers the ‘right to disconnect’ after work draws mixed reactions

Pay-by-mile pilot program kicks off Wednesday
Washington joins census lawsuit
Virtual reality industry booming in Western Washington
First WSU medical students make rounds in Western Washington

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushing hemp legalization bill 
Mark Zuckerberg to testify before Congress amid Facebook privacy scandal: report
Inslee signs controversial union bill despite calls for a veto
Ferguson to sue Trump administration over Census question about citizenship

WSDOT: Tunnel to replace Alaskan Way Viaduct could open as early as October

Inslee Signs SEIU-Backed Homecare Privatization Bill Over Objections
Washington State Ferries To Look Harder At Diesel To Electric Conversion
Federal Judge In Seattle Hears Case To Overturn Transgender Ban In Military

Traffic at this spot on I-5 has been terrible for 25 years. Here’s why
PHOTOS: Sneak peek at Seattle’s new mega tunnel
‘Lunch shaming’ banned in cafeterias in Washington state (Peterson)
‘They Don’t Care’: Whistleblower Says Cambridge Analytica Aims To Undermine Democracy

Q13 TV (FOX)
SR 99 tunnel slated for fall opening: What to know about tolling, viaduct closure & more
Washington state plans to sue Trump administration over U.S. Census citizenship question
As home prices and costs skyrocket, some forced to make emotional move out of state


Op-ed: The American crisis we aren’t addressing

AG Bob Ferguson to Sue Trump Admin Over Census Citizenship Question
Trump Admin Tries to Justify Trans Military Ban, Seattle Federal Court Not Having It