Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, Apr. 26


Associated Press
WSU ending development of marijuana breath test 
Oregon marijuana: Lots of data, few to analyze and check it
Washington state to end tax exemptions for ‘green’ vehicles
Judge prevents Trump from cutting Planned Parenthood grants
Report slams problems at Hanford nuclear waste site
Pentagon chief calls sexual assault a cancer in military 
Senate committee poised for vote on bill to protect Mueller
Ronny Jackson withdraws from consideration for VA chief
Trump’s travel ban likely to be upheld, justices indicate
US House OKs Newhouse bill to protect dams, advocates warn it will “push salmon closer to extinction”

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Washington state cannabis pesticide tests worry small farms

Opioids cost Washington $9 billion in 2016

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Trump seems likely to win travel ban case at Supreme Court
Throwing shade: How a lack of trees hurts Seattle minorities
Editorial: Make DACA’s protections for Dreamers permanent now

The Inlander
A judge rejected lawmakers’ unusual effort to change Washington’s law on police use of deadly force
Spokane Police officers’ use of deadly force spiked, now the city is considering a new tracking system
A new study at WSU analyzes “micro dosing” with marijuana

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Island issues covered at San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce meeting
Early election results show voters approve San Juan Island School District levy | Update
Taking care of our tourists | Editorial

Mountlake Terrace News
South County Politics: Palumbo, Kloba, Kagi look back on productive legislative session  (Palumbo, Kloba, Kagi)

News Tribune (subscription required)
A marijuana compound to treat autism? Scientists in California are looking for answers
Matt Driscoll: Crisis at the Tiki Apartments ‘broke’ the mayor’s heart. Now, an emergency response is needed.
Washington state cannabis pesticide tests worry small farms
Editorial: Bringing sexy back to Tacoma Dome is money well spent

New York Times
Trump’s V.A. Nominee Drops Out After String of Accusations
Inside the Hush-Hush N.F.L. Meeting on Anthem Protests
Fed Worries Economy Is Too Good. Workers Still Feel Left Behind.
Merkel Is Next to Visit Trump. Don’t Expect More Warmth.
Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis
Editorial: Trump’s ‘Best People’ Are the Worst

Olympian (subscription required)
Want to influence the K-12 education budget in Washington? Take this survey
Opinion: Dark clouds or sunshine in the forecast: You decide

Puget Sound Business Journal
‘No other way out:’ Why Kshama Sawant wants to tax Amazon to help the homeless
Consumer bureau looks to end public view of complaints database
Sinclair proposes selling Seattle’s Q13 Fox if FCC approves Tribune takeover
US banks to get more freedom to offer unsecured loans
Inside the confidential NFL meeting to discuss national anthem protests

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Potential initiative would require Legislature to ‘balance’ tax code, make wealthy pay equal share (Chopp)
Can e-bikes coexist with walkers, joggers and other cyclists on Seattle trails?
Seattle School Board approves contract with incoming Superintendent Denise Juneau
FYI Guy: Uber, Lyft used by 3.5 times more people than taxis in Seattle, new data show
Opinion: Let’s make Seattle’s waterfront park a reality
Editorial: Lawmakers, stop shortchanging anti-smoking programs

Spokesman Review
WSU halts research into marijuana breath test in fear of Trump administration reversal on pot enforcement
Citing costs, U.S. House votes to halt additional water spills for salmon
Op-ed: A modern Columbia River treaty needs to treat the Columbia as one river

Tri-City Herald
Guest Opinion: State group urges Franklin County judges to go paperless 

Washington Post
Trump’s VA nominee withdraws amid claims of misconduct
Trump says he might get more involved in managing the Justice Department
Now comes Merkel. And the hard part.
Editorial: Mick Mulvaney personifies pay-to-play

Whidbey News-Times
Results of library levy election too close to call

Yakima Herald Republic
Potential initiative would require Legislature to ‘balance’ tax code, make wealthy pay equal share
Yakima County sees big gain in pay rate, but overall wages still lag
Editorial: Hunters key to combating elk disease


Russia protests after U.S. officials force their way into Seattle consulate residence
Tacoma police look to bridge gap with teens of color

The most important Washington lawsuit you have never heard of
Tacoma council to consider emergency legislation to protect tenants

Report: Millennials squeezed as Seattle home prices soar, inventory drops 16%
Seattle-based childcare study spotlights concerns about flame retardants in nap mats

This Is ‘New Normal’ for Wildfire Season, Says Wash. Department Of Natural Resources

Air Support To Northwest Wildfires Could Be Delayed This Year
Washington state schools grapple with #EducationSoWhite
Nonprofits Abuzz With Efforts to Support Northwest Bees
Bill Protecting Lower Snake River Dams Passes US House
For farmworkers’ kids, country air means dust, pesticides and asthma


Grizzly bears could make a return to WA — for real this time
Seattle Opera checks its privilege

Police Group That Agreed to Deadly Force Compromise Says It Won’t Support Original Ballot Measure