Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, Apr. 4


Associated Press
China lists $50B of US goods it might hit with 25 pct tariff
Panel recommends overhaul of police deadly-force inquests 
CDC: Drug-resistant ‘nightmare bacteria’ pose growing threat
Lives forever changed by Martin Luther King Jr.’s last days
Interior backing away from steep fee hikes at national parks
Seattle may set minimum base fare for ride-shares Uber, Lyft
Civil rights complaint filed in man’s deportation case

Letter: Fix the election system

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Lawmakers tell court they’ve met their school-funding mandate (Frockt, Sullivan)
Trump could win trade battle with China but lose the war
Commentary: Continue King’s work to end poverty in U.S.
Commentary: The hope in MLK’s words and a long-shelved report
Thiessen: Trump could pressure Democrats with new DACA deal
Milbank: Amazon could put Trump in its pocket for $242.7M
Editorial: Zinke an unexpected ally for Cascade grizzlies

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan County Council roundup on housing, property sales
Tariffs threaten the future of newspapers | Editorial
Help Washington State Ferries create longterm plan at Friday Harbor open house

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
‘There’s been an awakening’: Rallies mark 50th anniversary of King’s death

New York Times
White House Unveils Tariffs on 1,300 Chinese Products
China Fights Back on Trade, Imposing New Tariffs on U.S.
Stocks Tumble as Trade Fight Rattles Wall Street Investors
Trump Calls Amazon and Other Businesses ‘Stupid’ on Twitter
Trump Plans to Send National Guard to the Mexican Border
Google Workers Urge C.E.O. to Pull Out of Pentagon A.I. Project
Jesse Jackson: How Dr. King Lived Is Why He Died

Puget Sound Business Journal
Port of Seattle leaders get heated as Sea-Tac Airport International Arrivals Facility cost rises again
Seattle Mayor Durkan considers tolls, congestion pricing for downtown
Corporate giving looks a lot like corporate lobbying
Analyst: Boeing is likely safe from China tariffs despite sharp stock drop
Amazon has lots of company as Trump slams ‘stupid’ businesses
White House outlines hundreds of Chinese products subject to tariffs
Mulvaney, in first report to Congress, urges weakening of consumer bureau
Markets that climbed the Trump bump are tumbling down from it
Eager refugees courted for jobs in tight market

Seattle Times (subscription required)
‘They killed Martin’: MLK’s assassination is seared into Seattle memories
How The Seattle Times covered MLK’s assassination in 1968
Large: The injustices MLK fought are still present in Seattle today
Scenes from the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr.
Tolls on downtown streets? Seattle mayor pushes for plan to cut traffic, greenhouse gases
Getting help when you’re homeless in Seattle is confusing. This booklet could be the answer.
Sea-Tac airport’s new international facility is running over budget and behind schedule
Gov. Inslee sticks up for Amazon as Trump tweets continue
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin: Inmates on hunger strike at men’s prison in Walla Walla
WaPo: YouTube shooting suspect nursed grudge about company’s treatment of her videos
WaPo: Mueller: Trump is not criminal target of probe
Bloomberg News: Boeing hit by U.S.-China tariff war in boost to Airbus jets
Westneat: Trump’s war with Amazon is phony, but the company is winning the real one
Editorial: Put brakes on Seattle streetcar until these 4 questions can be answered
Opinion: We owe it to the newcomers who help make U.S. great to fix broken immigration system

Spokesman Review
Lawmakers to court: We did what you ordered on school reforms (Sullivan, Frockt)
Letter: Students are leaders, again

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
State Senator Sharon Nelson concludes her political career
School district hires new superintendent

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Prepaid postage for elections must be done statewide — or not at all
Op-ed: Bipartisan federal fire funding fix is good news for Washington state

Washington Post
Trump instructs military to prepare to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria
President is not currently a criminal target, Mueller tells Trump’s lawyers
China fires back at Trump, vows to impose tariffs on more U.S. products, including soybeans

West Seattle Herald
South Seattle College president finalists and public forums announced

Whidbey News-Times
SVC student named to all-Washington Academic Team

Yakima Herald Republic
50 years ago, Yakima mourned the death of Martin Luther King Jr. with public memorials
Parker: Breaking: Fake news vs. ‘Fake News’ and the case against Sinclair Media
Bloomberg: Other Views: Veterans deserve reform, not politics


State to file first criminal charges under new animal trafficking law 

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department Unit Becomes ‘Social Workers With Badges And Guns’
Will The Next Seattle Superintendent Improve Outcomes For Students Of Color? 
Central Washington Utility In Pursuit Of ‘Rogue’ Bitcoin Miners
Washington Department Of Fish And Wildlife Fighting Fire With Fire This Spring
Cowlitz County, Slammed By Overdoses, Weighs Whether To Sue Opioid Makers
17 States, 7 Cities Sue To Remove Citizenship Question From 2020 Census

Driving takes toll on climate. Seattle aims to do same to downtown cars

3rd district legislators hold town hall in Spokane (Ormsby, Riccelli, Billig)


What Trump’s Census plans could mean for Washington state

Cliff Mass: How to make a carbon tax work in Washington

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Dr. King’s ‘Dream’ speech changed America, but not enough (Hansen)
Connelly: Rationales for streetcar overruns heard before

Democrats Defend the Ballot

Amid Statewide Mental Health Care Crisis, UW Looks to Shutter Psychiatric Unit
Washington Braces Itself for an Uptick in Oregon Hikers Following the Eagle Creek Fire