Washington State House Democrats


Friday, Apr. 6


Associated Press
Woman leaves $1 million to national parks in Washington
Seattle schools select first Native American superintendent
US punishes Russian oligarchs, officials with more sanctions
Trump faceoff with China exposes GOP weakness in rural US

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
State asks boaters to prevent spread of invasive species

Everett Herald (subscription required)
‘We’re losing’ sea lion fight
Everett bus stop upgrades: Sidewalk extensions, public art
Civic leaders give Rep. Larsen a transportation wish list (Hobbs)
Editorial: States must press EPA on air pollution standards 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
State awards $200,000 to San Juan Community Home Trust
San Juan Community Home trust’s delivery | Letter

Montesano Vidette
Guest OPINION: I call BS, Mayor Samuel (Blake)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Environmental groups appeal Skagit County permit for refinery project
State asks boaters to prevent spread of invasive species

New York Times
U.S. and China Play Chicken on Tariffs, and Neither Swerves
U.S. Hiring Slowed in March
Jobs Numbers Show Economy Is Sound, but Not Invincible
Trump Defends Trade Policy After New Threat to China
Putin’s Closest Cronies Are Hit With New U.S. Sanctions
Trump Picks Raise Alarm Over Ties to Anti-Islam Groups
Officials Who Questioned Pruitt Faced Consequences
Trump Veers From Tax Script to Lash Out on Immigration

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Why a special session is needed to fix use-of-force law
Editorial: Opioids lawsuit makes sense, just as tobacco suits did

Puget Sound Business Journal
Under Pruitt, agency gives ethanol waivers to refineries ‘like trick-or-treat candy’
Opinion: Attention investors: That market correction — it’s here (and it’s not what you expected)
Opinion: A state income tax should not be on the table in any form
Opinion: Washington state will pay the price for Trump’s trade war

Renton Reporter
State House honors former Renton educator (Bergquist)
Op-ed: Is school-funding crisis over? Justices will decide (Ortiz-Self)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
‘Playing field isn’t equal’: Here’s what readers say about Washington state’s rising property-tax hikes
Puget Sound salmon do drugs, which may hurt their survival
Sound Transit says stalled escalators might be used as stairs — under rare circumstances
Editorial: New Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Denise Juneau must improve education for all
Opinion: Trump vs. Bezos: The president is on the wrong side of the Constitution

Tacoma Weekly
Building bridges…  (Frockt, Goodman)

Spokesman Review
Washington trots out new weapon for cities in the fight against ‘zombie’ properties (Orwall)
McMorris Rodgers: Trump should listen to Washington wheat farmers on tariffs

Washington Post
As Trump and China lob trade threats, calls grow to halt escalating rhetoric
1 in 5 Americans have joined protests or rallies in past two years, often in reaction to Trump, poll shows
U.S. imposes sweeping new sanctions on Russian elite
Pruitt fights for his job amid a barrage of new ethics issues

Yakima Herald Republic
Puget Sound salmon do drugs, which may hurt their survival


Gang violence rattles Burien, residents ask for help
Investor still wants SoDo arena despite KeyArena deal
Seattle youth jail protesters try to block construction

Prosecutors rule shooting by Pierce Co. deputy justified
Copies of student newspaper stolen amid school sex scandal

Frustrated And Broke, Washington Counties Consider Suing State   (Pedersen)

Coastal Counties Put Heads Together To Avoid Future Tsunami Alert Glitches

Q13 TV (FOX)
Neighbors raise concerns over late-night noise from demolition of Alaskan Way Viaduct
Sen. Murray introduces legislation to tackle opioid crisis


Civic Skunkworks
End Work Requirements For All Health Care. Not Just Medicaid.

In historic first, an American Indian will lead Seattle Public Schools

SeaTac Blog
Highline Public Schools breaks ground for new Middle School in SeaTac  (Frockt, Keiser, Gregerson)

Seattle P.I.
Study shows ‘Sinclair effect’ on local news
EPA’s Pruitt violates Clean Air Act, AG Ferguson charges in lawsuit
Robert F. Kennedy on Dr. King: A speech for 1968 and 2018