Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, May 1


Associated Press
Union wants word no public funds used to promote religion 
US starts processing asylum seekers slammed by Trump
Groups sue Trump administration over leases on public lands
Health officials issue toxic algae warning for Summit Lake west of Olympia
Oregon school district won’t allow students to read book on trans kid
US warns liquid nicotine packets resemble juice boxes, candy

Aberdeen Daily World
Active shooter drill on Grays Harbor College campus Saturday
Group fighting poverty and racism to visit Aberdeen Tuesday

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
PSE got $96.5 million in federal-tax savings, here’s your share 
Spirit of water will flow through new Capitol Campus sculpture 
As Washington gas prices rise, drivers can expect a pricey summer at the pump 
Before #MeToo, Washington state law laid groundwork for sexual-harassment protections 

Bothell Reporter
Eastside state legislators talk carbon fees, housing and cars at UW Bothell (Frockt, Hobbs, Palumbo, Kuderer, Goodman, Slatter, Senn, McBride, Clibborn)

The Daily News
Toledo schools test, address lead levels in water fixtures
Millennium backers still confident despite web of legal challenges to coal terminal
Cowlitz County’s first ‘three strikes’ offender to be freed from prison
Editorial: End school bond supermajority

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Sound Transit kicks off planning for I-405 bus rapid transit
Is state funding schools sufficiently? Maybe, say plaintiffs
Editorial: The one about a priest, a rapper and a comedian 

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Wordy Weekend | Washington state poet laureate visits San Juan Island
Better access to OPALCO outage info thanks to new phone system

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Manchester Fuel Depot, other agencies prepare for worst-case spill scenario
Peninsula School District bond measure falls short of super majority

News Tribune (subscription required)
PSE got $96.5 million in federal-tax savings, here’s your share
Tacoma graduation rates increasing, but ‘opportunity gaps’ persist for students of color

New York Times
Mueller Has List of Questions for Trump
White House Delays Tariffs on E.U., Canada and Mexico
So Far, No Signs of Investment Boom From Trump’s Tax Cut
Israel Says It Has Proof Iran Lied Over Nuclear Program
Gig Economy Model Is Dealt a Blow in California Ruling
U.S. Allows Some in Migrant Caravan to Apply for Asylum
Krugman: How’s That Tax Cut Working Out?
Editorial: The Implausible Promises of a T-Mobile-Sprint Merger

Puget Sound Business Journal
Trump extends tariff exemptions for US allies
Investment boom from Trump’s tax cut has yet to appear

Seattle Times (subscription required) 
May Day: Here’s what to expect for today’s events in Seattle
Secretary of state urges King County to postpone prepaid-postage plan for mail-in ballots (Mullet)
Editorial: Region’s leaders should embrace T-Mobile/Sprint merger
Opinion: Seattle, give congestion pricing a test drive

Snoqualmie-Valley Record
Eastside state legislators talk carbon fees, housing and cars at UW Bothell (Frockt, Hobbs, Goodman, Slatter, Palumbo, Kuderer, Senn, McBride, Clibborn)

Spokesman Review
Premature death rate puts Spokane in bottom half of Washington counties
State approves funding for new Father Bach Haven structures in downtown Spokane
Assessed value and your tax bill: Government spending has greatest impact on how much you pay
Op-ed: Recent grant to expand access to dental care in Spokane a much-needed step forward

Tri-City Herald
Our Voice: Franklin County Commissioners right to make judges and clerk work it out 

Washington Post
Trump has made 3,001 false or misleading claims as president
Trifecta of cheap loans, high stock prices and low consumer prices is coming to an end

Whidbey News-Times
3 guys, 5 seconds and $6,000
Oak Harbor considers creating a taxing district for roads
Island Transit offering guided tours

Yakima Herald Republic
Pray to stay? ACLU says ‘Camp Hope’ staff promote religion while Yakima taxpayers foot the bill
Yakima City Council to consider request farmworker housing facility proposal
As boomers retire, Valley businesses brace for the Silver Tsunami
Other Views: ‘Happy hour’ tax-cut bill may bring bad hangovers


Washington state senator deploys to Baltics (Hobbs)
State fails to monitor Washington gas pumps
National Guard to tighten election security in Washington

King County Council delays vote to pay ballot postage
An inside look at Snohomish County’s needle exchange

How Immigrant Rights Plays Into May Day
Labor Advocates Promote Other Worker Events In Addition To May Day Marches

What next, Battery Street Tunnel, you narrow, sepia-toned relic of yester-yore?
Volunteers are counting every species around Puget Sound
3 reasons we’re farming Atlantic salmon in Puget Sound
Some Think Legal Cannabis Might Be Dragging Down Craft Beer Sales

NW Public Radio
Washington Shuts Down Care Provider For Disabled Adults; Now Families Face Tough Decisions

Q13 TV (FOX)
Raising millions of salmon to help feed our Southern Resident orcas
Letter: Jobless Recovery good for tent makers


Civic Skunkworks
You shouldn’t have to work for your rights

As homelessness budgets increase, oversight is stretched thin
Trump will get a lesson from Spokane’s National Teacher of the Year

Washington state’s members of Congress should reject SNAP cuts in the Farm Bill

Seattle P.I.
Connelly: Wyman asks authority for prepaid postage on 2018 ballots