Washington State House Democrats


Monday, Apr. 2


Associated Press
Trade worries sink US stocks; China pork duty hits Tyson
Kremlin: Trump invited Putin to White House, but no date set
Washington state family’s deadly cliff crash may have been intentional, police say

Arlington Times
New team addresses homelessness, addiction: social workers, police pair up to offer hope to people who want it
Health District’s exchange program needles M’ville to the point it may stop funding

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Yakima school looking to help students experiencing trauma 
State Parks offer two free admission days in April 

In Our View: Blow Against Transparency (Cleveland)
In Our View: Right to Join Drug Fight

The Daily News
400 rally for gun rights at Longview Civic Circle
Will Cowlitz County join suit against opioid makers?

Everett Herald (subscription required)
WaPo: Tax cut: The richest get $33,000, the poorest will get $40
Bothell’s largest park is open to visitors and name ideas
State’s firearms records months behind (Rolfes)
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince quietly visits Boeing in Everett
Students serve in Olympia as pages, sponsored by Lovick (Lovick)
Editorial: County, cities add to toolbox for fighting opioids
Letter: Property tax payers not helped by Legislature (Nelson)

Forks Forum
Lawmakers stop in Forks (Van De Wege, Tharinger, Chapman)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Who gets in if Tacoma imposes background checks at emergency homeless shelters?
Lawmakers restricted toll hikes on the Narrows Bridge. But their plan keeps tolls around longer. (Fey, Kilduff)
Opinion: Why I stood alone against bridge toll plan (Kilduff)

New York Times
Wine, Pork, Pipes: China Slaps Tariffs on 128 U.S. Products
Trump Says DACA Is ‘Dead,’ and Calls for Action by Mexico
‘I Can’t Stop’: Schools Struggle With Explosion in Vaping
As Authoritarianism Spreads, Uzbekistan Goes the Other Way
Where Companies Welcome Refugees, the More, the Better
Editorial: Facebook Is Not the Problem. Lax Privacy Rules Are.

Olympian (subscription required)
Calling it an addiction ‘epidemic,’ Thurston County sues opioid manufacturers, distributors

Peninsula Daily News
Legislation ‘classic mistake:’ House GOP chief talks about public records, 24th District (Chapman, Tharinger, Van De Wege)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Chinese investment in Seattle commercial real estate plummets 81 percent
Saudi crown prince inks Boeing deal in Everett, meets Bezos, Gates, Nadella (Photos)
China slaps retaliatory tariffs on American food

Renton Reporter
Op-ed: False claims online ignite partisan spat

Seattle Times (subscription required)
‘Enough is enough’: Some local homeowners say this year’s property-tax increase will force them to move
Bloomberg News: Amazon stock sinks after another round of Trump tweets
‘Seismic shift’: New law will reduce number of juveniles sent to adult court in Washington state (Kuderer)
Seattle playing wait-and-see with income tax on the wealthy
Opinion: Housing the homeless: The case for an employee hours tax
Editorial: Prepaid ballots will help get out the vote
Opinion: A 4-star general explains why John Bolton ‘scares the hell out of many of us’
Editorial: Russia probe is no place for partisanship: Will Washington’s delegation protect the special counsel probe?

Spokesman Review  
New Washington law aims to help find missing Native American women
Washington’s Capitol dome will get a good scrubbing, but no visitors
Op-ed: Voters deserve more information on campaign backers (Billig)
Op-ed: Major win for Washington wildfire fighting in congressional spending bill

Tri-City Herald 
Editorial: Democrats were sent to Olympia to make laws, not wiggle around them

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
COMMENTARY: Democrats in Olympia accomplished a lot in recent legislative session (Nelson)

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: State wisely makes distinction between pets and service animals

Washington Post
Anti-apartheid activist and former wife of Nelson Mandela dies at 81
Trump proposed Putin visit White House in March phone call, Kremlin says
Escalating trade war, China slaps tariffs on U.S. goods, including pork and fruit
Oklahoma teachers prepare to walk out as furor over school funding spreads across the country

Woodinville Patch
New WA Religious Affiliation Law Signed By Inslee  (Palumbo, Stanford)

Yakima Herald Republic
U.S. Census: Yakima officials debate merits of White House decision to ask about citizenship
Editorial: State’s Democrats may pay price for gimmick on budget


Snohomish County Continues Efforts To Curb Effects Of Opioids With New Diversion Center

Tax Amazon, say small business owners. We can’t afford to pay more

NW Public Radio
Fight Over Salmon-Killing Roads In Washington Now A Supreme Court Case About Native Rights


City transportation workers complain of gender bias, favoritism
An epic battle against gentrification

Seattle Medium
Inslee Signs Bill Creating Essential Protections For Consumers Experiencing Foreclosure (Orwall)

Abortion Fund Sues Over 2016 Cyberattack
Secondhand Smoke and Mirrors