Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, Apr. 24


Associated Press
Man who sued ex-mayor over sex abuse claims died of overdose

Aberdeen Daily World
Drinking faucets still off at Aberdeen schools waiting for final results
WSP-Led Lewis County Sting Targets Human Trafficking

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Opioid-overdose deaths cost Washington state billions, study says
Near head-on collision shows danger of distracted driving
Is this Seattle’s transit future? A look at Vancouver, B.C. – a city that figured it out

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Bond sale reveals Paine Field terminal cost is about $40M
61 companies will be at career fair Tuesday at Tulalip casino
Editorial: Honor former congressman by returning your ballot 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Yakima out of service; temporary ferry schedule

News Tribune (subscription required)
The court you’re most likely to land in is about to get a new judge
Opinion: ICE and the bitter fruit of dehumanization

New York Times
A Video Game ‘Loot Box’ Offers Coveted Rewards, but Is It Gambling? (Ranker)
Trump’s Pick for Veteran Affairs Faces New Scrutiny
In Top Jobs, There Are Almost as Many Men Named John as Women
How Devin Nunes Turned Intelligence Panel Inside Out
Trump Attacks Iran Deal Ahead of Talks With Macron
After Vote Switch, Panel Backs Pompeo for Secretary of State
Editorial: Will the Court Stand Up to Donald Trump?

Olympian (subscription required)
Port of Olympia executive director Ed Galligan placed on administrative leave
Opinion: How long will the religious stand by Donald Trump?

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Nap mats at some Seattle child-care centers contain potentially harmful chemicals
Opioid-overdose deaths cost Washington state billions, study says
Seattle-area home price growth from current boom has surpassed last decade’s bubble
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee to Bill Maher: ‘We’ve got the best weed’
Opinion: 2020 Census citizenship question makes a mockery of our progress
Editorial: Legislature’s lethargic response to #MeToo is inexcusable

Spokesman Review
Say so long (maybe) to the John Wayne Pioneer Trail
Washington regulators hear from skeptical crowd at hearing on Avista’s sale to Canadian utility
Bioengineering advances at WSU could help save honey bees
Op-ed: ICE and the bitter fruit of dehumanization

Washington Post
White House stands by embattled VA nominee amid concerns from top lawmakers
EPA’s Pruitt expected to propose sweeping change long sought by conservatives
Amazon reportedly has a ‘top secret’ robot plan. An expert explains how close we are to ‘The Jetsons.’
Editorial: Why did the accused Waffle House shooter get back his guns?

Yakima Herald Republic
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee to Bill Maher: ‘We’ve got the best weed’


Proposed initiatives to watch in 2018

San Juan Islands ferry remains out of service for repairs
Crowd packs City Council hearing on Seattle’s proposed ‘head tax’

In Unusual Move, Washington Attorney General Endorses Gun-Related Ballot Measure
Inslee Jokes About Quality Of Washington Weed On Bill Maher’s Show
Virgin America Merger With Alaska Air Reaches Logistical Crescendo This Week
Homeowners Have A Large Role In Protecting Their Own Properties From Wildfire
Lawsuit: Inmates With Mental Illness At Walla Walla Locked In Cells 16 Hours A Day
What Should Starbucks Look For In Anti-Bias Training? A Lot Of Talking, Says One Trainer

Seattle suburb gets airport terminal as Sea-Tac busts at seams
UW says it won’t close psychiatric unit yet
Cost of doing business? Seattle considers employee head tax

Q13 TV (FOX)
Net neutrality is dead, Washington state aims to bring it back to life (Hansen)


Just ‘take the bus’ doesn’t work in some Seattle neighborhoods
Opinion: On Earth Day, let’s discuss a different kind of power problem
Opinion: Chill! New tax helps homeless without hurting small businesses

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Opioid crisis cost Washington more than $9 billion — report