Washington State House Democrats


Monday, Apr. 16


Associated Press
Deadline in Hanford lawsuit passes without settlement deal
Trump vows to back law to protect states’ marijuana industry
Comey speculates Russians may have damaging info on Trump; president tweets back with attacks
Starbucks CEO hopes to meet with men arrested in Philly shop
Republicans criticize spill of dam water to help salmon
Court blocks company’s attempt to restock Atlantic salmon

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Strange math leaves Oregon pensions in pinch of their own making
WA state lawmakers, staffers consider independent office to take harassment complaints (Macri, Sawyer)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Patients could get medical marijuana delivered to their door (Kloba)
New state law ends singling out students who can’t afford lunch (Peterson)
Editorial: Reliable source needed for national park funding
Trump’s deportation machine not working the way he wants

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
New park on tap in Belfair
Commissioners considering $20 car tab fee for unincorporated Kitsap
Skokomish to remain closed to salmon anglers
Bainbridge Island’s Blakely Elementary will be built on budget
Column: The middle ground is no more
Letter: Former prisoners retain the civil right to vote

News Tribune (subscription required)
Trump businesses made millions off Republican groups and federal agencies, report says
U.S. Oil sues Tacoma Power for big money, claims power outage led to lost profits
Editorial: Honor injured deputy with stronger DUI measures
Opinion: Safe sites for drug use should be reconsidered
Opinion: Tacoma gets poorer while others prosper

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Durkan proposal for expanded Seattle education levy could include preschool, college
Why Sound Transit doesn’t use turnstiles at light-rail stations
Politics and chicken farming: Meet the new GOP leader in Washington’s state House (Tharinger, Riccelli)
Columbian: Fake Inslee letter posted on doors around Clark County
Anonymous donor leaves $10 million to Seattle radio station KEXP
Many of the state’s powerful lobbyists work from one Olympia neighborhood
Layoffs at debt-ridden dental school raise anger at University of Washington
JBLM Rangers receive awards, including for “valorous” actions
Story of Harts’ foster child is one of heartbreak, though not the way some might expect
Editorial: The EPA has forgotten its one job: protecting the environment
Opinion: Let’s end global sex trafficking one law, step and person at a time
Opinion: Kaiser Permanente steps in to fill the gap in gun research
Editorial: Beyond McCleary: 6 items remaining on education to-do list
Opinion: The goal of school discipline should be keeping kids in the classroom
Opinion: In an ancient story of exile, finding common ground with immigrants facing deportation

Spokesman Review
Students may be most important actors in preventing teen suicide
Op-ed: Trade war would hit Washington hard

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Take a bow. You may have just saved national parks for all
Guest Opinion: errors and arbitrary assumptions plague study on replacing energy from Snake River dams

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Champion for those with ALS deserving of national award

Yakima Herald Republic
Settlement of Hanford subcontracting lawsuit in limbo. Feds may fight more delays
Editorial: Thefts pose expensive problem for local farmers


Mental health experts begin patrolling with police officers (Dhingra)
Decision on deputy who pulled gun on motorcyclist coming today
Kent Schools holding community conversations amidst controversy
Kitsap County considering $20 car tab fee

Fake letter about tax increase handed out in Vancouver

Lobbyists Snare Single-Family Homes Near Washington Capitol
Transit Leaders Seek Feedback On Future Light Rail Link Between Federal Way And Tacoma
New Wash. Child Care Rules Are Aimed At Improving Quality But Will Likely Raise Costs

Seattle bans ‘subminimum wages’ for people with disabilities

Q13 TV (FOX)
Summer fire rules kick off today in Washington
Inslee, Ferguson cautiously optimistic after Trump’s ‘promise’ to protect states’ marijuana rights


A new law addresses epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women

Increase in homeless student population ‘tragic’

Slog AM: New Law Helps Missing Native Women In Washington, Amazon Warehouse Workers Pee In Bottles To Save Time