Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, Apr. 3


Associated Press
Trump administration seeks to close immigration ‘loopholes’
Seattle officials to allow more parking-free developments
Washington city faulted in state audit for mismanaged funds
Panel recommends overhaul of police deadly-force inquests
Construction begins on Veterans Affairs clinic in Silverdale
Court OKs boosting water spill to aid fish at Northwest dams
Washington’s apple and cherry industry wary of trade war
Justice Department imposes quotas on immigration judges
EPA to ease back emissions standards
Fentanyl, mixed into cocaine and meth, is pushing overdose deaths higher

Aberdeen Daily World
Affordable housing project hinges on availability of tax credits
Opinion: Lawmaker recaps this year’s legislative session

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
More water to spill over dams starting Tuesday. You’ll see the costs on your electric bills

Conservative activist files suit against former Rep. Tim Probst (Stonier)

Everett Herald (subscription required) 
Lynnwood defers a decision on decreasing $40 car tab fees
McCusker: Health care costs can’t just increase forever
Robinson: Trump hoping you won’t notice wall isn’t being built
Commentary: Trump playing politics with 2020 census question
Commentary: The hope in MLK’s words and a long-shelved report
Editorial: Zinke an unexpected ally for Cascade grizzlies
Letter: State lawmakers need to get to work on gun legislation (Hobbs, Lovick, Sells)

Journal of the San Juan Islands
New Washington state laws to impact San Juan County (Ranker)
Sperm whale visits Haro Straight

News Tribune (subscription required)
Driscoll: State throws its weight behind wildland firefighter who was detained by ICE

New York Times
Which Country Handles Student Debt Best?
Industry Giants Push Back on Looming China Trade Action
California Wine Pairs Well With a Trade War, China Finds
Trump’s Immigration Tweets Followed by Policy Plans to Match
How U.S. Fuel Rules Compare With the Rest of the World’s
In a Private Prison, Blood, Suicide and Poorly Paid Guards

Olympian (subscription required)
If you’re still using your phone while driving, patrols will be looking for you

Renton Reporter
Children with special health care needs to receive vital dental care under new law

Seattle Times (subscription required)
When MLK came to Seattle, a young teacher’s life changed
‘The officer still did nothing’: Bellevue police investigate detective’s alleged inaction during hate crime
Turmoil inside KOMO News as conservative owner Sinclair mandates talking points
King County Executive Dow Constantine cancels speech as youth-jail protesters show up
Seattle City Council votes to allow more parking-free development across the city
Uber drums up opposition to Seattle City Council minimum-fare proposal
‘History of transparency’: King County panel recommends overhaul of police deadly-force inquests
Editorial: Embrace joy of competition, inclusion Special Olympics will bring to Seattle this summer
Editorial: Come on, California, coffee won’t kill you
Opinion: Seattle’s assessment for waterfront park is unfair, unaffordable

Spokesman Review
Cherry growers worried Chinese tariffs could hurt their biggest foreign market
Inland Empire Paper exceeded permit limits for Spokane River pollution in 2016

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Has Legislature fully funded education?

Washington Post
Trump said Sinclair ‘is far superior to CNN.’ Here’s what we know about the conservative media giant.
That caravan of migrants Trump was tweeting about? Mexico stopped it.
Prescribers, pharmacists arrested as DEA cracks down on illegal opioid use
In a first, FDA orders recall of a ‘contaminated food’ — kratom with salmonella
The hidden crisis on college campuses: 36 percent of students don’t have enough to eat

West Seattle Herald
New parking law changes coming after City Council vote; Durkan will sign legislation
Do you have questions about the Sound Transit light rail plan for West Seattle and Ballard? Everybody does

Whidbey News-Times
City considering accessory dwelling units to address Oak Harbor’s housing shortage
OPINION: We must urge representatives to repeal newsprint tariff

Yakima Herald Republic
Trump’s tariffs threaten to make Yakima Valley growers “collateral damage,” Cantwell says
Newhouse: Bill would protect Columbia, Snake River dams from court-ordered spills, breaching
Gov. Inslee visiting Yakima to sign bill establishing ‘Cesar Chavez Day’ (Hudgins)


Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department Unit Becomes ‘Social Workers With Badges And Guns’
Tacoma Could Allow Six New Tent Cities
Volunteers Build Mini Water Treatment Rigs To Use After Major Quake
Video Reveals Power Of Sinclair, As Local News Anchors Recite Script In Unison
Opioid Use Lower In States That Eased Marijuana Laws

3 myths about the Washington state lottery
Protesters blockade PSE headquarters over Tacoma gas plant
We’ve got a pit-load of exports to China. Will tariffs hurt?
Should health care for military vets be privatized?
Free Dental Work, Puppy Love For Northwest Veterans This Week
Visit Counts, Spending At Northwest’s National Forests Are Flat
School Sensor Can Alert Authorities, Lock Doors When Gunfire Is Heard


Capital Press
Washington state designates March 31 Cesar Chavez Day (Hudgins)

Seattle P.I.
Auto standards rollback threatens West Coast vs. Trump air war
‘State of County’ address canceled by ‘youth jail’ protestors

Slog AM: Washington Farmers Fear Chinese Tariffs, Bellevue Cop Allegedly Ignored Hate Crime
Is a “Red State Teacher Rebellion” Underway?