Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, Apr. 11


Associated Press
Retailers hope for certainty as Supreme Court hears tax case 
Washington lawmakers working on sexual misconduct policies  (Macri, Dhingra, Keiser, Sawyer)
Paul Ryan bows out: ‘I have given this job everything I have’
As Russia warns against US strike, Trump threatens missiles
New rule bans vessels from releasing sewage into Puget Sound
US consumer prices rise at faster 2.4 pct. from year earlier
State denies Willapa Bay oyster growers’ request to use pesticide

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Vandalized Jewish books replaced at university 
Editorial reprint: Sinclair’s ‘hostage videos’ a reminder of need for a free press 

Bothell Reporter
Critics say draft plan from county task force on homelessness underwhelms

Capital Press
Washington oyster growers criticize Ecology’s ‘politics’ (Blake)

Two Olympia rallies expected to draw big crowds to Capitol

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Enough water for 600,000 people: Snowpack looks good
Commentary: Just who’s in charge of the National Guard? 
Letter: What was outcome of Legislature’s $100,000-a-day fine?

News Tribune (subscription required)
Tacoma will allow temporary homeless shelters to run for up to a year
Editorial: Good riddance, Backpage; Tacomans helped expose sleazy sex site

New York Times
‘How Long Can We Last?’ Tariffs Hit Home in the U.S.
F.B.I. Sought Files on Payoffs to Women Who Accused Trump
Trump Warns Russia That Missiles ‘Will Be Coming’ to Syria
Editorial: The Law Is Coming, Mr. Trump

Peninsula Daily News
State Rep. Tharinger told of ‘unintended consequences’ affecting counties (Tharinger)

Puget Sound Business Journal
IMF chief warns trade war could rip apart global economy
Justice Department launches probe of college early admissions
‘How long can we last?’ Trump’s tariffs hit home in the U.S.
Senators question Facebook’s commitment to privacy
The 10-year baby window that is the key to the women’s pay gap

Seattle Times (subscription required)
King County sticks with peace circles for juvenile crime, even after a murder charge
School stats: Washington students show little growth in math, reading on national test
Spokesman Review: Locking classrooms becomes latest safety measure for Spokane schools
As new apartments flood the market, Seattle area sees smallest spring rent hikes in a decade
Walk, bike, bus or drive: How Seattle politicians get to work
Editorial: The Rev. Samuel B. McKinney was a blessing to all Seattle
Opinion: Indigenous knowledge is critical to understanding climate change

Snohomish County Tribune
Gridlock, growth in Maltby are focal points at meeting (Palumbo, Kloba)

Spokesman Review
Neighbors of Fairchild Air Force Base sue makers of toxic fire retardant, including 3M Co.
New roundabout and bridge to be built on Trent as part of U-District road project

Tacoma Weekly
AG, coalition of states defend Affordable Care Act
Op-ed: State lawmakers fully fund public schools this year (Jinkins)

Tri-City Herald
Guest Opinion: Washington taxpayers and farmers lose in Trump’s trade war

Washington Post
Trump says missiles ‘will be coming’ to Syria, taunts Russia
Senate Republicans express concerns about Trump’s pick to lead Veterans Affairs
President’s executive order strengthens work requirements for neediest Americans


Top school districts named in Washington
You need to make $29.21/hour to afford a 2-bedroom rental in Seattle
Tsunami, earthquake experts help prepare residents for disaster
Granite Falls students design car that gets 1,115 miles per gallon

Tacoma makes it easier to host homeless shelters
Seattle women gather to recognize #EqualPayDay

Yakama Nation’s Hanford Warrior Russell Jim Dies
Priest Rapids Dam Leaking In Several Sections
No Hydropower At Sunset Falls: Controversial Skykomish River Project Canceled

6 Facts About Fake News In The 2016 Election
White juries are common because of racial bias. WA justices just took action

Q13 TV (FOX)
New homeless camp in Green Lake neighborhood frustrates, angers some


Opinion: Trump could start a trade war, but WA politicians just shrug
Opinion: It’s Equal Pay Day, but women are still ‘in the red’

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Puget Sound is now off limits to vessel sewage

Washington Courts Now Have the Country’s First Rule for Tackling Implicit Bias in Jury Selection