Washington State House Democrats


Monday, Apr. 23


Associated Press
Bond sale reveals Paine Field terminal cost is about $40M
Big banks saved $3.6B in taxes last quarter under new law
Judge rejects lawmakers’ change to deadly force measure
Washington’s Lottery deputy director ousted after ethics investigation

Aberdeen Daily World
Four Aberdeen schools shut off water due to elevated lead levels
Shortcourse offered for owners of small timberland tracts
Cosmopolis mulls new municipal services building

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Gun-rights supporters say ‘it’s time to play offense’ at rally in Olympia
8-term Washington congressman, Tacoma native, Al Swift dies at 82
Pooch rescued from Oregon shelter now Washington K-9 dog

In Our View: Feeding Kids Sound Policy
Inslee tags county for tax breaks, investment
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers

The Daily News
Letter: Bipartisan support (Blake, Takko)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Gun-rights rally in Olympia: ‘It’s time to play offense’
US 2 and I-5 top a big list of disruptive summer road work
A strong economy + growth = a shortage of school bus drivers
Milbank: Trump a breed apart in his contempt for minorities
Editorial: A century of conservation undermined

The Inlander
Washington state Department of Licensing stiffens against ICE
Demand is soaring for condominiums in Washington state — so why are so few of them being built?
Why WSU researchers think one key to saving the planet could be buried in soil
Homelessness among Spokane students decreased by 25 percent in 2016-17

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Report states San Juan Islanders healthiest among state

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Colman Dock renovations force boarding process changes for passengers
Washington unrolls pay-per-mile pilot program

News Tribune (subscription required)
Prosecutor’s spokesman outed, then banned for scrubbing Lindquist’s Wikipedia page
Here’s why you see paving and street maintenance on some Tacoma blocks but not others
Editorial: Tacoma exit-lane cheaters not a menace to society

New York Times
States Are Doing What Scott Pruitt Won’t (SB 6413, HB 2658)
Public Servants Are Losing Their Foothold in the Middle Class
In U.S.-North Korea Talks, China Is Left Out and Worried
Europe Uses Dubious Allies in Africa to Halt Migrants
Editorial: Mueller Guides Us Through the Swamp

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Time to settle Olympia’s isthmus dispute

Peninsula Daily News
Judge halts pay or appear: New state law to impact finances in Clallam, Jefferson counties

Puget Sound Business Journal
US companies count costs and benefits of Trump tax law

Seattle Times (subscription required)
This tiny house village allows drugs. Should it have been put in a high drug-traffic area?
In King County’s fragmented homelessness system, calls for a change
Carrying flags and rifles, gun-rights advocates rally in Olympia
Washington lawmakers violated state constitution when rewriting police deadly force laws, judge says
Students gather at Seattle’s Occidental Park for ‘We Won’t Be Next’ gun-control rally (Saldana, Liias)
Guest essay: How the right approach to math can reduce the achievement gap
Podcast: Law professor Dean Spade explains King County’s No New Youth Jail campaign
She didn’t always want to be a teacher. Now this Washington educator is National Teacher of the Year
8-term Washington congressman Al Swift dies at 82
Editorial: Keep fighting for health insurance for all
Opinion: Reining in tech giants such as Facebook is long overdue
Editorial: Seattle should reject head tax on jobs
Opinion: Crony capitalism and protectionism are the despot’s way
Opinion: We fell in love with and put down roots in a vanishing Seattle
Opinion: Honor disabilities-rights pioneers by shattering more glass ceilings

Spokesman Review
Judge rejects lawmakers’ change to deadly force measure
Fewer hunters stretch Washington’s already tight wildlife budget

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Flexibility in graduation requirements benefits students
U-B news editor’s mission is your community news
Food issues run deep at Washington State Penitentiary
Editorial: Providing more info on test scores is prudent

Washington Post
Is vetting center to screen foreigners ‘extreme’ enough to end travel ban?
Tens of thousands of cars are still on the road with a ‘ticking time bomb’: Explosive air bags
Armenia’s pro-Russian prime minister resigns amid large-scale protests
Don’t worry about a recession. Worry about the Federal Reserve.

Whidbey News-Times
Former jail guards sentenced in dehydration death of inmate
Homelessness to be discussed at forum Monday

Yakima Herald Republic
CASH ONLY: Federal laws make it tough for Yakima Valley pot shops to do business
Fewer hunters stretch Washington’s already tight wildlife budget
Volcanoes or earthquakes. Which one is a bigger threat to Hanford?
Heritage University, Yakima School District to partner
Editorial: Trump appears to be heeding ag concerns about trade issues


Washington’s economy ranked highest in nation | GeekWire
‘We’ve got the best weed,’ says Washington’s Gov. Inslee
Drivers eke through ‘Revive I-5’ lane closures in Seattle
Seattle’s Wing Luke Museum to screen civil rights documentary

Revive I-5 closures continue through early Monday

Wash. Schools Superintendent Wants Public To Weigh In On Education Funding Priorities

Lawsuit: Inmates With Mental Illness At Walla Walla Locked In Cells 16 Hours A Day
Anxiety Relief Without The High? New Studies On CBD, A Cannabis Extract
Making Homes Resistant To Wildfire May Be Cheaper Than We Thought
PHOTOS: ‘March For Our Rights’ pro-gun rally at Olympia

Q13 TV (FOX)
Revive I-5 project means big delays – and we’re just getting started


The chilling threads of our racist past
The ‘salmon-safe’ food label — and what it means
Seattle revives controversial business tax to combat homelessness

Seattle P.I.
Gun-rights activists rally at state Capitol

Eyman Wins, Judge Orders Deadly Force Initiative to Go on the November Ballot
UW Will Delay Closing Psychiatric Unit, Open New Beds at Northwest Hospital