Washington State House Democrats


Friday, Mar. 30


Associated Press
Trump tax overhaul, a boon to most states, is ‘massive tax hike’ in Oregon
Red-state teacher rebellion hits Oklahoma, grows in Arizona
Marijuana-friendly states want meeting with Sessions  
Regulators target internet ads for illegal pot shops
US judge opens door for thousands to apply for asylum

Aberdeen Daily World
23 laid off at Community Hospital

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Here’s how the legislature made it easier for Washington students to go to college (Hansen, Pollet, Ranker)

The Daily News
Legislators talk about guns, Ecology and carbon tax (Blake, Takko)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Trump takes another shot at Seattle-based Amazon
They’re reaching out to the homeless in the north county
Compass Health gets $4.5M for housing project in Everett
State wants car owners to pay a fee it failed to collect
Poll: Most young people think Trump is racist and dishonest
Gerson: ‘Never Trump’ Republicans must wait, let madness pass
Thiessen: No reason not to ask about citizenship in ‘20 census
Muhlstein: A harrowing talk by a Sandy Hook shooting first responder
Editorial: Keep citizenship question out of 2020 census

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan Island School District looks to renew levy, as state taxes for education take effect
Town of Friday Harbor honored for trees managment
State funds $500,000 for Lopez Island pool (Ranker, Lytton, Morris)

New York Times
Veterans Affairs Shake-Up Stirs Fears of Privatized Care
E.P.A. Set to Roll Back Rules Forcing Cars to Be Cleaner
Israeli Military Kills at Least 12 Along Border With Gaza

Peninsula Daily News
NEWS BRIEFS: Veterans are welcomed home in PA … and other items
Port of Port Townsend OKs three capital improvement projects
New firm grows in sales: Airborne expects eventually to have all workers based on Peninsula
Goat transfer sparks new law on communication

Puget Sound Business Journal
Observations: More tax revenue won’t solve homelessness
Boeing supplier moves plant from Kent to Kansas, citing rising costs in Seattle area
The personalized health care revolution could start in Seattle
Opinion: Metal tariffs will not do anything good for the economy

Seattle Times (subscription required)
A reporter feels the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.’s promised land on a Mexican mountaintop
Is Seattle losing its soul?
WaPo: How Trump got to ‘yes’ on the biggest purge of Russian spies in US history
Ruling against Seattle law hurts renters, advocates say
Moving day for Seattle’s Russian consulate
Editorial: Student success should guide teacher-contract negotiations
Opinion: The Second Amendment isn’t the problem

Spokesman Review
Spokane River conservationists, state officials settle lawsuit over polluted Latah Creek
Several goals achieved on Spokane Valley’s legislative agenda
Student journalists get freedom to publish
Op-ed: Internet neutrality needs real protection

Tri-City Herald
DOE criticizes Hanford contractor. Says vit plant deadline in doubt
County officials are lawyering up to square off. And you’re going to pay for it
Murray talks Tri-Cities issues like dams, shoreline — and tennis shoes?

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Senator: Walla Walla VA’s low rating should be wake-up call

Washington Post
‘Maybe someone dies’: Facebook VP justified bullying, terrorism as costs of ‘growth’
Trump compares the Mexico border unfavorably with the Korean DMZ
MLK’s family believes James Earl Ray was framed for assassination

Yakima Herald Republic
Valley schools help kids differentiate between real, fake news
Prescribed burns this spring may decrease summer wildland fire losses
WaPo: Statistics open eyes about racism
Editorial: Farmworkers living in city? Worth a look if done right


Tacoma drivers face new construction work slowdowns
New quake warning system ready but no money for training

Tacoma pharmacist traded stolen pills for prostitutes, cash and other drugs, state finds
Fact Check: President Trump’s attack on Amazon

New team to address homelessness, addiction in north part of Snohomish County
Feds doubt that massive Hanford plant can open by 2022 deadline

Washington State To Inventory Collapse-Prone Buildings
Concerned About Election Security? Northwest Election Chiefs Say Have Confidence
Priest Rapids Dam On The Columbia River Has Sprung Leaks

A Fight Over Salmon-Killing Roads Is Now A Supreme Court Case About Native Rights
Veterans urge Navy to stop jet training over Olympic National Park

Q13 TV (FOX)
Leaders from Burien, county search for solutions to gang violence after 2 teens die
Pioneering Snohomish County crime-fighting program expanding to Marysville, Arlington
Driving the future: Is the testing of self-driving cars on public roads putting you in danger?


Opinion: The American crisis we aren’t addressing

“We’re Like Family at this Laundry”: UW Medicine Laundry Workers Fear Job Cuts
Op-ed: Four Steps to Tackle the Opioid Crisis That Will Work Better Than the Death Penalty