Washington State House Democrats


Wednesday, May 1


Associated Press
Judge: U.S. can’t immediately revoke man’s DACA status
Hanford workers seek lost pension benefits in new lawsuit
Landlords sue Seattle over tenant history ordinance
Special counsel team has floated idea of subpoena for Trump
States sue over plan to scrap car emission standards

Aberdeen Daily World
Poor People’s Campaign makes stop in Aberdeen as they combat nationwide poverty
County seeing increase in illegal dumping

Chinook Observer
Blake serving on orca recovery task force (Blake)

The Daily News
Norpac says it will add 50 new jobs due to newsprint tariffs
Port of Kalama announces new greenhouse gas study for methanol plant

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Secretary of state pushes for pre-paid postage for ballots
Cantwell discusses opioid crisis as diversion center opens
Commentary: Overhaul of federal student loans helps no one

Journal of the San Juan Islands
Alleged drug trafficking in Washington state and Canadian waters
Former San Juan County Detective Parker charged with misconduct by the Criminal Justice Training Commission
Share ideas at Washington State Ferries local open houses May 2

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Vape companies are targeting your kids; now they’re accidentally drinking liquid nicotine

New York Times
Ukraine Halted Cooperation With Mueller Investigation
Trump’s Ex-Doctor Says He Was Raided by Trump Aides
‘We’ll See,’ Trump Says on North Korea. And Iran. And So On.
U.S. Breaks With Europe Over Israel’s Claims on Iran
Mosquito and Tick Infections Are Surging, C.D.C. Says

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Justice Yu made error in political judgment

Peninsula Daily News
Gold Star respite update: Captain Joseph House expected to open in 2019 (Tharinger, Chapman, Van Wege)

Puget Sound Business Journal
Seattle sees a largely peaceful May Day march

Renton Reporter
The Battle for Sex Ed Funding’s Future

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Seattle sued over law meant to help renters with criminal records get housing
Westneat: Zero youth detention is a dangerous fantasy, as teen arrests show
Opinion: Smoking pot while pregnant is not a good idea
Editorial: Washington lawmakers should abolish the death penalty

Seattle Weekly
Talking points for next year’s legislative agenda | COMMENTARY

Spokesman Review
State readies air attack for wildfire season
Getting salmon above Grand Coulee Dam could lead to fishable population in the Spokane River, tribes say
Op-ed: The biggest Scott Pruitt scandal is the one right in front of us

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
New county task force, island group, focus on recycling with Chinese ban in effect
WSF seeks public input for long-range plan
Park District oposes dog park at BARC after public input
New county task force, island group, focus on recycling with Chinese ban in effect

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Genetic testing is de facto public information

Washington Post
Mueller warned of a possible presidential subpoena in meeting with Trump lawyers
Questions swirl around Pruitt’s trip to Morocco, a visit partly arranged by lobbyist
What did the Korean leaders talk about on those park benches? Trump, mainly.

West Seattle Herald
West Seattle Chamber of Commerce hosts annual Westside Awards Breakfast

Yakima Herald Republic
Hundreds gather in downtown Yakima for May Day march
Walk and rally supports national day of awareness for missing and murdered Native women and girls
$100 million lawsuit filed over Hanford pensions
State readies air attack for wildfire season
Yakima ranks lower than state in well-being


Invasive, bat-eating fish threatens Washington salmon future

Community members skeptical that city can keep homeless out of cemeteries
Opponents of new King County Youth Jail rally in streets of University District

Hepatitis C Cases Linked To Nurse In Pierce County
Washington To Euthanize Elk To Stop Eastward Spread of Hoof Disease
Unionized Or Not, Teachers Struggle To Make Ends Meet, NPR/Ipsos Poll Finds
Boy Scouts Changing Name To ‘Scouts BSA,’ As Girls Welcomed Into Program

Boeing’s toxic PCBs ooze into Seattle’s Duwamish River
Washington’s national park that almost wasn’t
Seattle asks judge to dismiss 542 pot convictions
Oregon, Washington Suing EPA Over Vehicle Emission Standards

NW Public Radio
Northwest Company Gets Closer To Building Small Nuclear Reactors

Q13 TV (FOX)
Snohomish County officials work to help homeless people suffering from addiction
Governor’s task force on saving orcas meets for first time


What WA students have to say about education cuts
As protests become the norm, May Day loses its luster

Seattle P.I.
Wash., 16 other states sue EPA over plan to scrap car emission standards

Landlords Sue Over Seattle Law Helping People with Criminal Records Get Housing
Washington Joins Coalition of States Fighting Scott Pruitt’s Rollback of Vehicle Emissions Standards