Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, Apr. 19


Associated Press
Officials considering Seattle’s Highway 99 tunnel toll costs 
Inslee, Nevada Democrats call for expanded background checks
Jefferson County settles public records act complaint
Washington unemployment rate at 4.8 percent
New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions
Justices skeptical of Washington state over salmon habitat
US reflects on the pros, cons of legal cannabis ahead of 420

Aberdeen Daily World
State Park officials looking to improve Willapa Hills State Park Trail
Unstable section of Basich Boulevard closed off indefinitely
Major construction will reduce speed limit, lanes on U.S. 12 this summer

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Washington high-school requirements not enough for college admissions
WSDOT doesn’t really think you suck. I-5 sign was all a training error, report says

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Searching for answers can cost state millions of dollars
Bloomberg: Trump may invoke Cold War era Defense Act to boost coal plants 
Students to walk out over gun issues, school safety
Editorial: Take a look at your tax dollars at work 

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
State may place shellfish harvest restrictions on Chico Bay

News Tribune (subscription required)
Washington high-school requirements not enough for college admissions

New York Times
North Korea Is Said to Remove Major Obstacle to U.S. Talks
Trump Says He May Exit Kim Talks if They Are ‘Not Fruitful’
Cuba’s New Leader: Loyal to Revolution He Didn’t Fight
The Global Economy Seems Strong. Why Are Experts Gloomy?
Editorial: Macron, at the Barricades, Warns of Rising Nationalism in Europe

Olympian (subscription required)
‘March for Our Rights’ rally, where participants may openly carry guns, expected to draw 2,000 to Capitol

Puget Sound Business Journal
Boeing supplier Jorgensen Forge to close Tukwila plant and lay off 110 workers

Renton Reporter
House bill causes Renton Council to reconsider Source of Income Discrimination ordinance draft

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Is this the future of Seattle transit? A look at Vancouver, B.C. — a city that figured it out years ago
School walkouts across U.S. to remember Columbine, keep up push for change
Students plan another march and rally for stricter gun laws – this time, focusing on violence outside of schools (Saldana)
Durkan tells Seattle council what she’s looking for as new tax on employers takes shape
The professor, the cop and the student: A tale of sex and deception in San Juan County
Proposal could ban Mariners, opponents from chewing tobacco at Safeco Field
Highway 99 tunnel tolls could range from $1 to $2.25, depending on time of day
Editorial: Hold the applause on President Trump’s promises on pot
Opinion: Anti-vaccine misinformation denies children’s rights

Spokesman Review
Lewis and Clark junior strives to keep student voices alive in debate over school shootings
Washington implementing new system for judging schools
Disconnecting the dots

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Sexual misconduct complaints against lawmakers should be public (Sawyer)

Washington Post
Trump allies press Rosenstein for documents on officials tied to Russia, Clinton probes
Castro rule in Cuba ends as Miguel Diaz-Canel confirmed in leadership change
‘They can’t be here for us’: Black men arrested at Starbucks tell their story for the first time
Kris Kobach helped lead Trump’s election panel. A judge just found him in contempt in a voter ID case.
Police chiefs implore Congress not to pass concealed-carry reciprocity gun law

Yakima Herald Republic
Apple controversy: Who can sell Cosmic Crisp trees?
Homelessness hits K-12 students hard
State panel OKs fast-track review for solar projects near Ellensburg


$2.50 rush-hour toll for Seattle tunnel discussed

‘March for Our Rights’ pro-gun rights rally expected to draw 2,000 to state Capitol

Seattle-Area Students Will Rally Against Gun Violence On The Anniversary Of Columbine
Congress Debates How To Fund National Park Infrastructure Needs
Cost Of Investigating Child Pornography Puts Police Unit In Funding Pinch
Latest NAFTA Talks Raise Environmental Concerns, Including Possible Coal Exports From Longview

Why SR 99 got pulled from our seismic lifeline — despite the new tunnel
Until 50 years ago today, racism in housing was legal in Seattle
Mayor Durkan proposes property tax hike for preschool, community college
‘Arch of Healing’ Remembers Anti-Immigrant History In Bellingham
Northwest Wheat Growers Wary Despite Signs Of A Good Crop

Q13 TV (FOX)
Officials considering Seattle’s Highway 99 tunnel toll costs


Starbucks mandates racial bias training — but is that the answer?

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Barbara Bush, ‘The Silver Fox,’ an appreciation

Washington State’s Democrats Demand Scott Pruitt’s Resignation