Washington State House Democrats


Monday, Apr. 30


Associated Press
State: Some veterans wrongly billed for license plates 
Suit alleges kindergarten teacher did not stop sexual abuse 
Get ready for the most expensive driving season in years 
Affordable housing displacing rock climbing gym in Boise 
Crippling elk hoof disease found in Eastern Washington 
Lawsuit targeting oil, gas lease sales cites imperiled bird 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Idaho indigent care program seeing spike in costs, cases 

Clark County homeowners take a hit as property taxes pile up (Stonier)
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers
Letter: Breakfast makes for smarter kids

Everett Herald (subscription required)
With commuter lots clogged, Sound Transit plans parking fees
EvCC joins the legal effort to protect DACA’s ‘Dreamers’
Who will pay for all those mandated new ballot drop boxes?
At least 3,901 students in county considered homeless
Instead of top high school athletes, STEM students shine
Commentary: Mental health issues of youths must be addressed
Milbank: Sorry, Father, but you haven’t got a prayer in D.C.
Editorial: The work that remains for state’s ‘paramount duty’

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Tax breaks could help revive Bremerton, Port Orchard

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

New York Times
China Is Set to Reject Trump’s Toughest Two Trade Demands
U.S. Allies Brace for Trade War as Talks on Trump Tariffs Stall
Pompeo Expresses Support for Israeli Response to Protests
Kim Says He’ll Give Up Nuclear Weapons if U.S. Won’t Invade
Dozens Dead or Hurt in Kabul, Including First Responders

News Tribune (subscription required)
Op-Ed: Through tax ups and downs, Democrats put people first (Jinkins)

Olympian (subscription required)
Earth Day comes, goes but climate peril remains (Doglio)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Bill Gates, calling for global disease preparedness, to invest $12M for flu vaccine
US wages jump on back of sturdy economic expansion

Seattle Times (subscription required)
After May Day march, will protesters indulge in mayhem or ‘peace joints’?
Washington school districts, teachers prep for summer of salary talks
Agriculture census of state plows fertile fields of facts
Before #MeToo, Washington state law laid groundwork for sexual-harassment protections
WA state health officials: 5 people sick from E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce
UW has $1 billion in buildings going up or planned in Seattle
Pay, sexual-harassment issues at stake as UW grad students vote to authorize strike
Life after the Las Vegas massacre: ‘What’s wrong with me?’
Westneat: $12 million per mile for a bike lane? That should trigger a civic heart attack
Opinion: Restorative justice may help, but let’s not forget victims
Editorial: A remodeled KeyArena may bring NHL, NBA to Seattle, and a lot more traffic

Spokesman Review
School districts, teachers in Washington prepare for summer of salary talks
Spin Control: Justice won’t recuse herself from charter school case because of speech
Refugees, students and Marshallese health all make Inslee’s Spokane agenda  (Billig, Riccelli)
Shawn Vestal: When it comes to budgets, bottom lines don’t lie 

Tri-City Herald
To grow or not to grow. Benton County confronts the pot question 
Our Voice: Franklin County Commissioners right to make judges and clerk work it out

Washington Post
Trump keeps U.S. allies on edge ahead of steel tariffs deadline
British home secretary has resigned, but May remains under fire amid immigration scandal
What a T-Mobile and Sprint merger could mean for you
In private chat with senator, Trump hints at policy shift in Afghanistan — and a return to isolationism
‘We don’t seem to be a priority’: Outrage after photos show Veterans Affairs exam room filled with trash, dirty medical tools

Yakima Herald Republic
While Yakima County fares a bit better, Americans overall waste about 
a quarter of the food they buy, and the consequences are staggering
Cannabis is front and center at CWU economic conference
Technology could stop skyrocketing Hanford costs. It could also go wrong
Statewide survey asks Washington what’s left to pay for in public schools
Editorial: State budget snuffs out fight against tobacco use


He shot up a mosque, now preaches against hate in Seattle
I-90 near Snoqualmie Pass down to 1 lane each way
State admits some veterans wrongly billed for Purple Heart license plates

Tensions Flare As Illegal Homeless Camps Spread In Seattle
Prosecutors Agree One Of Troy Kelley’s Convictions Should Be Dismissed

5 confirmed cases of E. coli in WA linked to tainted romaine lettuce
The risks of tunnel tolling, congestion pricing and I-5