Washington State House Democrats


Friday, Apr. 20


Associated Press
Biologist says caribou herd may be extinct 
National Teacher of the Year works with refugee students 
Commissioners OK $25 million in bonds for Spokane Sportsplex 
Marijuana supporters, critics across the US weigh in on 420
Oil, gas drilling in pristine Alaska refuge takes step ahead
Justices: Teachers not required to report abuse of their own children
Department of Defense employee from Port Orchard pleads guilty to sexual abuse
Inslee, Nevada Democrats call for expanded background checks

Bainbridge Island Review
OPINION (Cornfield): Money to spend | The Petri Dish

Bothell Reporter
Bothell, Kenmore proclaim April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Assault kits provide ‘fresh start’ for survivors
Wyman prepared to protect elections

Deadline looms to pay property taxes

Everett Herald (subscription required)
WaPo: US on track for the longest expansion ever, but at a cost
Court: Teacher wasn’t required to report own children’s abuse

The Inlander
Hangman Creek is still a muddy disaster, but a new legal settlement gives the Spokane Riverkeeper hope

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Friday Harbor Soroptimists award scholarships to notable island women

News Tribune (subscription required)
Majority Minority: The challenges for people of color in the legal pot business
Senators worry Koch brothers have too much influence in Trump administration
Editorial: Welcome to 21st century, Boy Scouts

New York Times
Democratic Party Alleges Trump-Russia Conspiracy in New Lawsuit
Wells Fargo Pays $1 Billion to Federal Regulators
Can New Sanctions on North Korea Make Kim Give In?
Editorial: A Rebuke to Trump, a Century in the Making

Olympian (subscription required)
Olympia Farmers Market to double spending power for low-income customers
Opinion: Fossil fuels are a losing bet. Let’s divest and turn toward solutions.

Peninsula Daily News 
Governor, conference set in Port Towsend next week
NEWS BREIFS: Supreme Court hears culvert suit … and other items

Puget Sound Business Journal
Editor’s Notebook: Tolls won’t work. Here are a few simple ways to improve traffic congestion
Opinion: Proposed ‘head tax’ isn’t just a bad idea — it’s illegal

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Spokane educator Mandy Manning named 2018 National Teacher of the Year
Atlantic salmon, caught in Skagit 8 months after escape from pen, had eaten a fish
Effort to let Anacortes-built trawler fish in U.S. waters runs aground
Editorial: WSU legend Steve Gleason deserves Congressional Gold Medal
Opinion: Protect victimized, vulnerable, voiceless immigrant wives

Spokesman Review
Ferris’ Mandy Manning named National Teacher of the Year
Sobering statistics: Traffic Safety Commission highlights danger of ‘poly-drug’ driving

Tri-City Herald
Pro-Con: Are eco-friendly renewables key to a non-carbon energy future? 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Anti-smoking programs should be restored

Washington Post
Tracking gun violence at schools in the nearly two decades since Columbine
Trump blasts OPEC, accusing the oil cartel of ‘artificially’ raising prices: ‘No good and will not be accepted!’
GOP judges warn of ‘tyranny’ as they block Trump on ‘sanctuary cities’

West Seattle Herald
Local high schools will participate in walkout on Columbine tragedy anniversary
Herbold and Gonzalez get an earful on proposed Employee Head Tax; West Seattle businesspeople unhappy about it
Cannabis crackdown on 4-20; King County Sheriff will conduct emphasis patrols

Whidbey News-Times
Crossing guard inducted into school safety patrol hall of fame
Congrats, concerns over detox facility

Yakima Herald Republic
420: Stoners’ unofficial marijuana day is now practically a national holiday
Judge allows appeal of affordable housing complex to continue to trial
Washingtonians are less religious than ever, Gallup poll finds


Student walkouts Friday marking Columbine anniversary
WSP sex sting rescues 5 trafficking survivors

Clergy members stage protest, halt construction at new youth jail

Seattle-Area Students Will Rally Against Gun Violence On The Anniversary Of Columbine
Seattle Mayor Proposes One Education Levy For Preschool Through Community College
State And Feds Battle In Supreme Court Over How To Fix Culverts

Talking about homelessness with a kid? Here’s how our reporter did it 
19 Years After Columbine, Students Walk Out To Stop Gun Violence
Tribes take Washington to Supreme Court over salmon-blocking culverts
A professor talks about public education in the Trump-DeVos era

Q13 TV (FOX)
National School Walkout renews calls for gun safety


A suicide in jail: Did photographer Michael Clinard have to die?

Seattle P.I.
Report: Seattle air quality among worst in nation, Bellingham cleanest
Connelly: America’s gun debate brought home, rival rallies in Seattle and Olympia
Instead of flying first class, EPA’s Pruitt should take a walk — Murray, Cantwell

Ending Program for Detained Immigrants Means Less Information About Who ICE Arrests