Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, Apr. 25


Associated Press
Report slams problems at nuclear waste site 
Judge prevents Trump from cutting Planned Parenthood grants 
Disability advocate files lawsuit against Washington prison 
Trump seems likely to win travel ban case at Supreme Court
Judge rejects lawmakers’ change to deadly force measure (Tharinger, Chapman, Van De Wege)

Aberdeen Daily World
Hoquiam council votes to sell land to low income housing provider

Bainbridge Island Review
Bainbridge council picks Schneider as its newest council member

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Washington well-prepared for major medical care emergencies and detecting emerging diseases 

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Survey: Where can state school funding do the most good?
Washington well-prepared for major medical care emergencies
Commentary: Food stamp work requirement solves nothing 
Milbank: Trump shows how we’ve become a nation of lawsuits 
Judge: Trump administration must accept new DACA applicants 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Early election results show voters approve San Juan Island School District levy
Former U.S. Rep. Al Swift dies at age 82

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Half of Washington State Ferries vessels slated for retirement by 2042

News Tribune (subscription required)
No more tax exemptions for electric and other ‘green’ cars in Washington
Editorial: More action, less talk on weapon limits

New York Times
Key Justices Seem Skeptical of Challenge to Travel Ban
DACA Must Remain, Judge Rules, and Take New Applicants
Trump Signals Openness to a ‘New Deal’ on Iran
Editorial: When Presidents Go to War

Olympian (subscription required)
Opioid scourge costing state hundreds of lives and billions of dollars a year, study shows
Opinion: Helping students who need it most benefits all

Peninsula Daily News
Inslee visits Peninsula: Governor hears reports on economy of state (Tharinger, Chapman, Van De Wege)

Seattle Times (subscription required)
What questions do you have about special education in Washington?
After #MeToo movement, King County Metro Transit sees more reports of sexual misconduct
DOE’s oversight at Hanford slammed in government report
$930 million Move Seattle levy falling behind on project promises, review finds
Westneat: The sirens are sounding on homelessness. Just not here.
Editorial: Overdose antidote naloxone belongs in the hands of first responders
Opinion: Ryan Zinke is right: Reintroduce the North Cascades grizzly bear

Spokesman Review
Study: California gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015
Federal judge in Spokane halts Trump cuts to Planned Parenthood teen pregnancy program
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee to Bill Maher: ‘We’ve got the best weed’
Study traces IHNV virus in salmon

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: I-940, lawmakers’ alternative should both be on ballot

Washington Post
Supreme Court’s conservatives appear to back Trump’s authority for travel ban
Her rare disease costs millions to treat. To drug companies, she’s a human jackpot.
Mick Mulvaney’s confession highlights the corrosive influence of money in politics
Editorial: Trump can blame Democrats all he likes, but his nominee problems start with him

West Seattle Herald
New Opportunity Zones include North Highline, Burien and SeaTac; Investments made there will save on taxes

Whidbey News-Times
Oak Harbor school safety measures aren’t ‘knee-jerk reactions’
Shopping center proposed near bank, 7-Eleven
County officials: Washing car on lawn, scooping animal poop, ways to protect water

Yakima Herald Republic
Group sues Washington State Penitentiary over rights violations
Editorial: Many youths benefit from after-school programs


Seattle home values up 85% since 2012, report finds
Accused bear poacher breaks silence, points finger at WDFW

No more tax exemptions for electric and other ‘green’ cars in Washington

Study claims commute from I-5 to KeyArena during rush hour will take less than 10 minutes
Security increased after more than 500 assaults outside King County courthouse in Seattle

Investigation: No Crime When Former State Auditor Hired Former Business Associate
High-Paying Jobs Go Begging While High School Grads Line Up For Bachelor’s Degrees

You’ll probably live through the big earthquake. Are we ready for the aftermath? 
In Intense Arguments, Supreme Court Appears Ready To Side With Trump On Travel Ban
Federal Judge Upholds DACA, Calling White House Decision To Rescind It ‘Capricious’
Cantwell Decries Cuts To Federal Wildfire Research

Q13 TV (FOX)
A tunnel under Puget Sound? Not as crazy as you’d think
King County working to prevent sexual misconduct, harassment on public transit


Coming soon to Seattle: Pre-tax dollars for transit

I Love Kent
Mayor Dana Ralph and Kent City Council recognize local legislators (Gregerson, Orwall, Sullivan, Bergquist, Hudgins, Keiser, Hasegawa)

My Edmonds News
South County Politics: Reps. Kagi and Ortiz-Self look back on ‘productive’ legislative session (Kagi, Ortiz-Self )

Seattle P.I.
New light rail map shows transit Seattle only dreams of

ICYMI: Washington Initiative Would Raise the Purchase Age for Semi-Automatic Weapons
Trump Administration: What Else Can We F–* Up? Hey, Let’s Work to Drive Teen Pregnancy and Abortion Rates Back Up!