Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, Apr. 5


Associated Press
Trump signs proclamation directing troops to secure border
Midlife ‘wealth shock’ may lead to death, study suggests
Seattle mayor proposes road tolls for downtown streets
Sea-Tac airport’s new international facility over budget
Up to 87M affected in Facebook scandal, more than thought

Aberdeen Daily World
Olympics provide suitable reintroduction site for gray wolves, study finds

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Opinion: Mass shootings: Let’s face it, the real issue is mental health

The Daily News
Letter: Worth it (Takko, Blake)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Marysville tax proposal would expand police, civic campus
Bloomberg: China tariffs target mostly old 737s, but message is clear
Rep. Larsen to host forum on gun violence
Muhlstein: Locals reflect on the 50 years since MLK’s assassination
Commentary: Keep the Second Amendment and strengthen gun laws
Parker: The dilemma when fake news attacks ‘fake news’

Highline Times
Groundbreaking held for new middle school in SeaTac; Middle school will be on site of former Glacier High School (Keiser, Frockt)

The Inlander
Upping the Andy: Sen. Billig a likely contender for Washington majority leader (Billig)
Rumors of Darren Pitcher’s inappropriate relationships swirled for years at SFCC. He was named acting president anyway

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
North Kitsap superintendent issues school safety update

News Tribune (subscription required)
A $12 million traumatic brain injury treatment facility opening at JBLM
Editorial: Trump wrong again on military transgender ban

Olympian (subscription required)
Driver arrested after crash on Capitol Campus, WSP says

Peninsula Daily News
Port Angeles council awards $770000 contract for suicide barriers  (Chapman, Van De Wege, Tharinger)
Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe aims to re-establish oyster farm in Dungeness refuge

Puget Sound Business Journal
Steve Ballmer’s latest act: ‘Evangelist of facts’
New electric-car mandate would complement Durkan’s downtown Seattle tolling proposal
White House edges back from brink of trade war
University of Washington receives $11 million to fund universal flu vaccine development

Renton Reporter
State House honors former Renton educator (Bergquist)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle School Board selects first Native American superintendent in city history
Can’t put that phone down while driving? A new statewide patrol is after you
Is Seattle ready to consider widespread tolling to ease traffic congestion?
Editorial: A national parks fee-hikes victory: Keep speaking up to defend what’s ours
Opinion: Allowing new development without parking defies logic

Spokesman Review
Region’s wheat growers wary of Chinese tariffs in response to Trump trade moves
Concern, condemnation after SFCC student newspaper reports on Pitcher scandal disappear
Expansion of low-income housing program to help build more homes in Spokane
Spokane River conservationists, state officials settle lawsuit over polluted Latah Creek
Letter: Don’t need your concealed weapon
Letter: Future of electric vehicles
Letter: Students are leaders, again

Tri-City Herald
Northwest could tear down 4 Snake dams & still have cheap, reliable power, says study

Yakima Herald Republic
Washington wheat growers worry about China tariffs
Other Views: EPA’s Scott Pruitt should go — for sake of the planet


Kent teachers demand superintendent’s resignation
Seattle school board picks first Native American superintendent

Kent teachers call for superintendent’s resignation, vote to open strike-clause
Bremerton-Seattle fast ferry back in service Thursday

Will The Next Seattle Schools Superintendent Improve Outcomes For Students Of Color?
Washington Department Of Fish And Wildlife Fighting Fire With Fire This Spring
Seattle City Council Tries To Tackle Housing And Climate Change Through Parking
17 States, 7 Cities Sue To Remove Citizenship Question From 2020 Census

More than 500 pregnant women in ICE detention, after reversal of Obama policy
What these Seattleites think of tolling downtown
Closing psychiatric unit at UW would be ‘devastating,’ says nurse


The cause MLK fought for that we tend to forget

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: We are already being taxed for ‘congestion pricing’

West Side Seattle
Groundbreaking held for new middle school in SeaTac; Middle school will be on site of former Glacier High School (Keiser, Frockt, Gregerson)