Washington State House Democrats


Tuesday, April 9


Associated Press
Oregon lawmakers move to prepare for interstate pot commerce
Subsidized housing renters pay price in roaches, mold, leaks
Fish and Wildlife documents a wolf pack west of the Cascades for the first time
US measles tally hits 465, with most illnesses in kids
Cold February has pushed wheat crop back 1 month   

Aberdeen Daily World
How local legislators voted in Olympia (Takko, Van de Wege, Blake, Chapman, Tharinger)    

Bothell Reporter
Bothell councilmembers meet with state lawmakers (Reed, Fey, Stanford, Palumbo, SlatterWalenKudererKlobaLiias)    

Gun seizures in Clark County surge in law’s 2nd year
Washington’s school levy bill appears dead after unions object to amendments (Wellman, Mullet)
Clark County measles outbreak may be halfway over (Stonier)  

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Editorial: Restore prisoners’ access to books, Pell grants
Letter: Impressed with service shown at Paine Field terminal
First half of property-tax bill comes due April 30
Dummies used by carpool violators could lead to a $200 fine
They could stand the noise if Growlers stuck to flight path  

Federal Way Mirror
An embarrassment to the community (Wilson, Reeves, Pellicciotti)  

Island’s Weekly
Lopez School Board Climate Action resolution delivered to Congress  

Journal of the San Juan Islands
The license plate for stewardship passes state legislature (LekanoffLovelett)  

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Legislators consider ferry fare, vehicle fee bumps to pay for new state ferries (Randall, Hansen) 
Another tax headache ahead: IRS is changing paycheck withholdings and it’ll be a doozy 

News Tribune (subscription required)
Kirstjen Nielsen resigns as secretary of Department of Homeland Security, Trump says
Central Pierce Fire says levy proposal would allow it to keep up with growing call volume   

New York Times
Trump Says the U.S. Is ‘Full.’ Much of the Nation Has the Opposite Problem.
U.S. Readies Another $11 Billion in Tariffs on E.U.
Justice Dept. Works on Applying Sentencing Law as Critics Point to Delays   

Olympian (subscription required)
Public hearing coming on Thurston County courthouse plan
Gas prices are rising fast in Olympia. Here’s how long it should last   

Peninsula Daily News
State Senate, House don’t see eye to eye on budgets (Van De Wege)
School librarians demonstrate at the Capitol to protest funding cuts  

Puget Sound Business Journal
Bay Area tech company the latest to expand in Seattle
Amazon’s Alexa approved to share HIPAA-regulated health information  

Renton Reporter
Op-Ed: Lawmakers need to re-examine budget before adjourning   

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Washington State Bar Association in turmoil as allegations, lawsuits mount against governing board
Boeing’s production cut catches suppliers and stock market off guard
Seattle bars and nightclubs are training employees to save people from overdoses
Editorial: Budget for behavioral health promising (Dhingra)
Opinion: The U.S. Attorney is wrong: Push for safe-consumption spaces
Editorial: Revisit fisheries study to save orcas
Editorial: Don’t allow inequitable school levies (Wellman, Mullet, Palumbo)
Opinion: Washington state is ready to put an end to the death penalty  

Skagit Valley Herald
Conservation district to pursue tax request  

Spokesman Review
‘It’s the law’ Inslee says of state patrol security on campaign trips (Frockt, Darneille, Rolfes)
Spokane to net $200 million in state transportation funding; most to go to North Spokane Corridor (Riccelli, Billig) 
Guest Editorial: Dalynn Parrish: Protect patients’ safety by protecting hospital staff’s health (Riccelli, Ormsby)

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: FDA wise to hold hearings on safety of CBD-infused products   

Washington Post
Trump removes Secret Service director as purge of DHS leadership widens
As White House questions climate change, U.S. military is planning for it
CDC finds 78 new measles cases as outbreak sprints toward record and experts blame anti-vaxxers  

Whidbey News-Times
Letter: There’s much more that the taxpayer needs to know  

Yakima Herald Republic
New state legislation may provide future solutions as recycling options dwindle
Kickbacks, a lifetime ban and Tom Cruise movies: Inside the attorney general’s case against Tim Eyman
Yakima County child cares see new pressure and opportunity   



Barr: Mueller Report Out Within 1 Week; IG Report On Russia Inquiry This Summer   



Civic Skunkworks
The case for universal wage transparency   

More immigrants report arrests at WA courthouses, despite outcry   

Eyman says he never laundered money, pocketed donations
Pierce County report identifies 1,486 people experiencing homelessness
Washington DOC to alter policy and allow used books for prisoners  

Seattle P.I.
Even with the relatively rosy PNW lifestyle, home ownership is a hard sell for millennials
Trump would hit National Weather Service with $75 million cut  

The Washington State Lawmaker Who Also Works for a Foreign Government (Dhingra)
Opinion: Why Seattleites Should Give a Damn About Washington Wildfires
Joe Nguyen Is an AOC of the Washington Senate (Nguyen)