Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, Apr. 12


Associated Press
State finds mountain snowpack is 119 percent of normal
Drug testing plan considered for some food stamp recipients
Columbia Sportswear CEO to donate $1.5M for new Portland homeless shelter
U.S. agency wants to protect butterfly found only on island
Washington lawmakers working on sexual misconduct policies
US publishers worry about pricier newsprint with new tariffs

Aberdeen Daily World
Low predicted salmon returns lead to shortened season, smaller chinook quota
Sharp re-elected Quinault Nation president

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Tacoma’s temporary homeless shelters will require background checks, be able to run for a year

Chinook Observer
Ports deal with dicey silt situation (Blake, Takko)

Tolling panel looks at impacts

The Daily News
Johnny Delashaw sues the Seattle Times for libel, defamation in federal court
SR 503 reopens after year-long closure
Editorial: Better civics education in schools? Yes, please (Dolan)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
As school-funding fight winds down, teachers want ‘big’ raises (Rolfes)
WaPo: Paul Ryan’s GOP was swept away by a Trumpian revolution
Editorial: How a lightbulb saved Sunset Falls

Journal of the San Juan Islands
‘Chart-topping’ Friday Harbor student competes at state geography bee
Washington environmental advocates stand behind Puget Sound No Discharge Zone
Pacific Whale Watch Association mandates members follow slow zone near whales

Peninsula Daily News
Much growth of ODT expected in next five years (Tharinger)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Economists say U.S. tariffs are wrong move on a valid issue

Renton Reporter
Op-ed: A trade war could hit Washington state hard

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Ex-Swedish surgeon sues Seattle Times over stories that led to resignation, investigation
‘I felt so alone’: What women at Microsoft face, and why many leave
State program gives foster kids a lift to teen milestone — driving
Fish council OKs sharp cut in sport chinook harvest off Washington
Tech giant’s Seattle campus a backdrop for ‘Tax Amazon’ rally
Editorial: Feds, don’t fight pot — enlist it in opioid war
Opinion: Congestion tolls work in London and Stockholm, why not Seattle?

Spokesman Review
Eastern Washington poll shows nearly 2-to-1 support for higher age limit for buying semi-automatic rifles
Lewis and Clark student’s survey helps persuade committee to delay new sex ed curriculum for Spokane Public Schools

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Islanders support legislative efforts to remove financial barrier after incarceration (Fitzgibbon, Cody, Nelson)

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Op-Ed: Let voters have say on I-940, HB 3003

Yakima Herald Republic
School stats: Washington students show little growth in math, reading on national test
Editorial: Park Service’s bad idea for hiking fees tossed; try this idea


Father turns anguish into action, helps families of homicide victims
How to prepare if 60-foot tsunami strikes Washington coast
Washington hospitals rank highest for midwife integration
UW students learn lessons from Facebook data breach
Washington senators call for Sinclair investigation, merger pause
13 state patrol cars hit in King County since December

One of I-5’s worst chokepoints to get some relief, but not anytime soon

Interior Secretary Downplays Possibility Of Drilling Off Of Oregon, Washington Coasts
Feds Seeking Endangered Species Protection For Rare Island Marble Butterfly

‘Why are you entitled to be safe?’ the gun owner asked this teen
Seattle has most regressive taxes among large U.S. cities, report says
Cities ban sidewalk sitting, but does it help or hurt?
This reason for the City of Seattle’s gender wage gap may surprise you
Did Fake News On Facebook Help Elect Trump? Here’s What We Know

NW Public Radio
Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke Downplays Possibility Of Drilling Off Washington, Oregon Coasts

Q13 TV (FOX)
Green Lake residents surprised by ‘coordinated’ effort as homeless village pops up
Burien’s at-risk teens: Two teenagers credit Youth Violence Program with turning their lives around
Trump’s work for welfare executive order worries some in Washington


Civic Skunkworks
Hey America – where’s your $4,000 raise?

Seattle area has land to build on — but at what risk?

Five essential truths about our state tax code
Brief: Washington state must ensure kids are on the path to a healthy life
Kids of color are leading the way into a more racially diverse state

SeaTac Blog
SeaTac Council on new sidewalks and state legislation on airport, Firs (Orwall)

Seattle P.I.
Senators ask FCC to look into Sinclair license, pause merger
Sec. Zinke: ‘Little or no’ oil, gas to be found off Wash. coast

West Seattle Blog
A conversation about a costly crisis: The price being paid, and not paid, to save young lives