Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, Apr. 17


Associated Press
State considering options for marijuana-delivery system
Question of sales tax on online purchases goes to high court
Marijuana-based drug gets positive review from US agency
Judge: Trump’s ban on transgender troops on hold until trial
Supreme Court dismisses Microsoft search case

Aberdeen Daily World
Class reduction options up for debate during tonight’s Aberdeen School Board meeting
Letter: River camps aren’t helping anybody

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Many of the state’s powerful lobbyists work from one Olympia neighborhood

Bothell Reporter
Bothell wants input on potential public safety ballot measure

Supreme Court strikes down as vague part of immigration law
State considering options for marijuana-delivery system

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Immigrant rights demonstrations planned at DOL offices
Editorial: What if the IRS did our taxes for us?

Journal of the San Juan Islands
San Juan Islanders look to end cycle of waste with annual cleanup event, waste prevention
Abandoned bicycles growing concern for Coast Guard, Washington State Ferries
Experts on veteran benefits to visit Orcas

News Tribune (subscription required)
Gunmakers, with sales slumping at home, ready for eased export rules
They came to the prison island by stolen dinghy then left by Thunder Jet 

New York Times
Trump Rejects New Sanctions Against Russia, Changing Course
U.S.-U.K. Warning on Cyberattacks Includes Private Homes
Judge Hints Trump Team Won’t Get First Look at Cohen Files
Hannity Is Revealed as Trump Lawyer’s Mystery Client
Trump and Abe Face the First Real Test of Their Relationship

Olympian (subscription required)
Opinion: Paul Ryan’s exit turns GOP title over to Trump, for better or worse

Puget Sound Business Journal
Tech firms to pledge not to assist governments in cyberattacks

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Why are Seattle-area home prices so high?
Washington state discloses how often it shared information with immigration authorities
Seattle to ink new trash-collection contracts worth $850M
As racial-equity teams spread across Seattle schools, UW researchers want to know if they actually work
Facing $42M budget deficit, UW dental-school interim dean resigns
Editorial: Washington state has much to lose in trade war
Kilmer: Facebook hearings are not enough: Congress must act to defend democracy

Seattle Weekly
What’s Next After I-940?

Spokesman Review
Washington spends little to help the state’s 900,000 smokers quit – despite collecting $622M in tobacco taxes
Spokane County may join legal action against companies that make prescription painkillers

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Washington states scores on national test not a big deal

Washington Post
IRS electronic filing system breaks down hours before midnight deadline
‘This is not some tin-pot dictatorship’: Comey pushes back against Trump’s suggestion he be jailed
In new sign of trade battle, China slaps U.S. sorghum producers with 179 percent deposit
An increasing number of Americans see the FBI as biased against Trump

Whidbey News-Times
New proposal for affordable housing project questioned
Latest bid escalates sewage plant to $147 million
Editorial: Housing project may be a win for downtown Oak Harbor

Yakima Herald Republic
Washington reveals how often it shares drivers license information with immigration agencies, and why or why not
The Big Win: DACA helps Prosser native find her calling


North Seattle residents blame increased crime on tiny house village
Kent Schools Supt. reassures parents and teachers after layoff dispute
Seattle homes sold at fastest pace ever in 2017, Zillow says

Supreme Court hearing case about online sales tax
Family members of man shot and killed by deputy demand better mental health training (Dhingra)

Do you want light rail from Federal Way to Tacoma? Here’s your chance to have a say

Judge Says Trump Administration Must Prove Transgender Ban Is Not Based On Prejudice

5 reasons a tunnel is safer than the Alaskan Way Viaduct
Will You Soon Have To Pay Sales Tax On Every Online Purchase?
Medicare Advisers Recommend Payment Cuts To Many Free-Standing ERs


Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Can Trudeau force British Columbia to swallow oil pipeline?

Complaint Alleges That Facebook and Google Have Failed to Follow Washington’s Unique Ad Disclosure Law