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Wednesday, March 15


Associated Press
Student loan defaults rising, study finds
GOP health overhaul puts pressure on state governments 
Judge denies DOJ request to dismiss Seattle ‘dreamer’ case 
US government says new travel ban ‘substantially different’ 
City alleges drugmaker let OxyContin flood black market 
Federal authorities cite UW for research monkey death 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Lynden schools probe bullying in wake of teen’s suicide 

The Daily News 
EDITORIAL: Public Records Act Changes
Longview school board gets stuck on portables in facilities discussion
Parker: Congress’ grizzly betrayal
Slide blocks Amtrak service south of Kelso
SR 503 near Speelyai area will be closed several days due to slide
OPINION: Eliminating statute of limitations

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Judge denies DOJ request to dismiss Seattle ‘dreamer’ case
Boeing and aerospace industry back Republican’s tax plan
Washington Post: ‘Client copy’: Did Trump leak his own tax return to MSNBC?
Editorial: Allow more sun to shine on public records

Federal Way Mirror 
Federal Way legislator praises bipartisan effort to pass “levy cliff” bill

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Letter: Skagit Valley College is hidden gem
Larsen slams immigration executive order

Kirkland Reporter 
Scientists recommend $414 million increase in Alzheimer’s research | Letter
Kirkland Kiwanis donates funds to purchase furniture for the New Bethlehem Project

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Judge denies DOJ request to dismiss Seattle ‘dreamer’ case

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Health care enrollment falls by 500,000 amid GOP repeal effort
Opinion: 2017 is not the year the Dark Ages descended
Opinion: Stop and think on health care, Republicans

New York Times 
One Certainty in Health Bill: Tax Cuts for the Wealthy
Nervous G.O.P. Senators Call for Changes in Health Care Bill

Olympian (subscription required)   
Thurston County wants to know what you think of septic fees – again 
Public asking for latest on local immigration situation

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Planned Parenthood spends $1 million on media
Law: Travel ban hearings set for today
Jay Inslee: CBO report confirms ‘our worst fears’ about GOP’s Obamacare repeal

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Golden Gardens attack survivor: My story was exploited in transgender-bathroom debate
Silence reigns as sewage spews into Puget Sound. Here’s why.
Westneat: GOP’s strange new politics: Going after seniors
Fact-checking the rhetoric around the GOP health bill
Editorial: Washington loses under Republican answer to ACA
Opinion: Do not stay silent in the face of violence motivated by hatred

Seattle Weekly  
Meet the Despised and Emboldened College Republicans of UW
You Can’t Afford It: 40 Percent of All Homes for Sale in Seattle Are Listed at More Than $1 Million
Jon Grant Says He’s Signing Seattle’s Homeless Up for Democracy Vouchers

Skagit Valley Herald
Letter: Supporting Medicare for all
Letter: Reduced health care options costly for us all

Spokesman Review  
Alarmed by Trump’s environmental policies, Inslee champions wildfire prevention
Targeting a police officer could be a hate crime in Washington
Hundreds of bills alive in Washington Legislature, but many more missed deadline
Send more tankers to Fairchild, Washington Congress members tell Air Force
Columbia River salmon forecast lacks the big numbers of recent years
Racist posting draws political ire and distracts from Spokane Valley community event
Editorial: Prison reform bill provides needed oversight

Washington Post 
Trump’s agenda hinges on the fate of health-care plan
Trump allies call GOP health-care plan ‘a trap’
The GOP’s Obamacare replacement is the bill nobody loves or is begging for
Speaker Paul Ryan doubles down on GOP health-care plan amid opposition
There are now almost 60 Republicans with major concerns about the GOP’s Obamacare replacement bill

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
State hosts forum on Medicaid

Yakima Herald Republic  
Bloomberg View: GOP must face harsh realities of health care
Editorial: Sunshine Week highlights need for open government


Neighbors want Rainier Avenue homeless camp crackdown

Washington Lawmakers Seek To Limit Non-Compete Agreements
Minority Advocacy Groups Feel Left Out Of National Efforts, Funding
Planned Parenthood Would Lose $178 Million In Payments Under GOP Health Plan
Religious Communities Continue The Long Tradition Of Offering Sanctuary
How Many Would Lose Health Coverage? It Depends On How You Define ‘Insurance’

Trump Travel Ban Faces Court Hearings By Challengers Today
As Drug Costs Soar, People Delay Or Skip Cancer Treatments
Washington Businesses Slam Carbon Tax  (Fitzgibbon)
A Spark Of Hope For Climate Change Reality (KIRO Radio) 
New bill could force heroin, opioid users into treatment

NW Public Radio 
Disease, Overgrowth Mean Millions Of Acres In Washington At Risk Of Wildfire
Fiery Oil Train Derailment In Columbia Gorge Prompts Safety Legislation
How Traffic Is Drowning Out Frogs’ Mating Calls
Washington Businesses Slam Carbon Tax

Q13 TV (FOX)  
Hate crimes on the rise in Seattle metro area
No release for detained immigrant: What it means for 800K other DACA recipients


Dreamer stuck in detention, but case stays in federal court
The Sonics star who ignited NBA dreams for black youth
Legal weed: Can it survive Trump?

Washington should invest in thriving communities instead of paying out special interest tax breaks

Seattle P.I.  
Seattle ‘Dreamer’ not released, but attorneys hail ruling as victory

A new bill from Washington state lawmakers would force heroin and opiod users into treatment

Tuesday, March 14


Associated Press
City sues drugmaker for letting OxyContin flood black market 
2 Oregon bills aim to prevent or mitigate oil-train disaster
New bill could force heroin and opioid users into treatment 
WA governor says health care analysis confirms worst fears 
The Latest: Group of states support Hawaii’s travel ban suit 
Washington and 6 other states aim to block Trump travel ban
Landslide disrupts southwestern Washington Amtrak services

Aberdeen Daily World  
City makes pitch for county to take on Gateway Center
Oped: I got out of my bubble and really listened to a Trump supporter
Oped: Trumpcare: Is this what populism looks like?
Letter: Supports Wild Olympics
Letter: Include Hoquiam Library in capital budget

Bainbridge Island Review 
Senator Murray on Trumpcare: Millions to lose coverage, premiums will spike, Medicaid will be gutted
Attorney General Ferguson asks for new court hearing on Trump travel ban; California seeks to join lawsuit
WMS student serves as page in Washington State Senate (Rolfes)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
As the water level rises, so does the cost of living on the coast 

In Our View: Mitigating Homelessness

The Daily News 
Castle Rock: Brewing economic development through quality of place
OPINION: Give interior secretary with a Western perspective a chance

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Temporary levy solution creates new problems for schools (Rolfes)
Future of trade discussed at gathering in Seattle
Talk of taxes and unions: Prelude to a political season (Rolfes)
Robinson: Not hard to decode congressman’s racism
Editorial: A mayor’s wacky tax on local media a bad move

Federal Way Mirror
Mayor Jim Ferrell nominates Ryan Call for city attorney
BAG feeding program helps Federal Way students bridge the gap

Kirkland Reporter 
Lake Washington Schools Foundation agrees to subsidize test fees for low-income students

Kitsap Daily News 
Senate bill would reverse court decision regarding water-well drilling

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Hawkins students want to limit underage pot access
Obamacare repeal will increase the number of uninusred by 24 million by 2026, CBO says
States seeking Trump travel ban block want new hearing

Monroe Monitor 
Legislature delays school levy cliff (Palumbo, Nelson)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Opinion: One congressman’s unbounded racism
Editorial: Harsh new climate for Puget Sound Partnership

New York Times
24 Million Fewer Could Receive Health Coverage
How G.O.P. Lowers Premiums: Pushing Out Older People
C.B.O. Analysis: Republican Health Plan Will Save Money but Drive Up the Number of Uninsured
Editorial: Trading Health Care for the Poor for Tax Cuts for the Rich

Olympian (subscription required) 
House Speaker hit with campaign finance complaint in growing tug-of-war (Chopp, Hunt)
The Obamacare replacement bill could die on Thursday

Puget Sound Business Journal 
CBO: Savings up, but births could rise under GOP plan
24M more would lose insurance under Republican plan
Seattle trade diplomats are open to renegotiating NAFTA with Trump – just not on Twitter

Redmond Reporter 
Murray, Inslee and Constantine endorse 45th District candidate Dhingra
Redmond police officers double as goatherds

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Q&A: How Pierce College is helping more students succeed
A new age of resistance: People are taking political action for first time in their lives
Hate-crime suspicions cloud death of Muslim teen in Lake Stevens
Langley mayor learns there’s no billing a free press
Some Seattle Lyft, Uber drivers sue over city’s unionization law
Another research monkey dies at UW; it got no water for several days
LA Times: Your kids aren’t killing you; they may actually help you live longer
Opinion: Time to fix a broken election system
Editorial: Sales tax for the arts? Not when so many King County services are struggling

Seattle Weekly  
On the Cold Front Lines of ICE Resistance
Insurance Commissioner: ‘Trumpcare Is a Case of Robin Hood in Reverse’
Arrested Dreamer Speaks Out: ‘The Government Already Knows I’m Not a Gang Member.’
Steve O’Ban, ST3 Foe, Is Paving the Way for a New Tax to Support Drive-On Ferries
Local Voters Would Be Less ‘Tax Fatigued’ If We Taxed Income Progressively

Skagit Valley Herald  
Crews clear lane of Highway 20 of avalanche debris

Spokesman Review 
McMorris Rodgers: CBO report ‘not whole story’
Spokane City Council votes to speed up plowing, prioritize snow removal near schools and downtown
Inslee praises Eastern State Hospital during visit to Spokane
Lights go out at Hanford plutonium plant
Vestal: McMorris Rodgers backs GOP health care plan stripping insurance from Eastern Washington’s poor
Editorial: Debate to persist on eve of Iraq invasion

USA Today 
Hospitals fear Obamacare repeal may create financial strain
Obamacare repeal will increase the number of uninsured by 24 million by 2026, CBO says
Fact check: How accurate were CBO’s Obamacare predictions?
Editorial: CBO exposes Ryancare: Our view

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Editorial: State Senate wise to crack down on driving with cellphones 

Washington Post 
Conservatives’ reaction to CBO report casts doubt on GOP health plan’s viability
The Republican health-care arguments that were most severely hurt by the CBO report
This may be the most brutal number in the CBO report
What the CBO says about the Republican plan, by the numbers
What the CBO says about the House GOP’s health-care plans
Editorial: The CBO shows there is no rational justification for the GOP health plan

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
The GOP’s Repeal and Replace plan

Yakima Herald Republic  
State, feds agree to work together on forest restoration 


State insurance commissioner: GOP health care plan worse than expected
CBO: Obamacare repeal will increase uninsured by 24 million by 2026
Ferguson asks for travel executive order hearing
Zombies lobby lawmakers to extend film crew tax breaks
Seattle homeless Navigation Center offers more options

State House Democrats introduce five new bills aimed at lowering skyrocketing car tabs (Kilduff, Pellicciotti)

Carbon Tax Floated As Possible Replacement To Inslee’s ‘Clean Air Rule’
UW Sends Future Health Care Professionals Into A Homeless Camp
Wireless Carriers Lobby For Access To ‘Street Furniture’ In Washington
GOP Health Care Bill Could Leave 24M More Without Coverage By 2026, CBO Says
ACLU Lawyer Sits At Heart Of Legal Resistance To Trump Agenda

Should kids in jail talk with their lawyers before cops?
A Spark Of Hope For Climate Change Reality
In Their Search For Asylum, Central Americans Find The U.S. Is Closing Its Doors

NW Public  
Ample Rain, Snow Make Loads Of Summer Grass And Brush
Industry Groups Join Trump Administration In Seeking To Appeal Youth Climate Lawsuit
Ocean Salmon Fishery Closures Proposed To Protect Klamath River Fish (KIRO Radio) 
Mayor Ed Murray: Property tax is ‘not a tax I want to use’
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson files new complaint, seeks travel-ban hearings

Q13 TV (FOX)  
State lawmakers have yet to agree on how to fund public education (Lytton)
Pot crime claims prove to be overblown, even as tax revenue soars
City of Everett sues drugmaker for letting OxyContin flood black market


Tribes could lose big with EPA cuts
In Washington orchards, hope, anxiety around Trump

CBO: 24,000,000 Americans will lose health insurance under Trumpcare

Waterland Blog 
Quiet Des Moines Council enlivened by citizen upset with airport noise (Orwall)

Monday, March 13


Associated Press
Push to put Yakima’s immigration policy into ordinance 
Fewer students arrested after Spokane school policy change 
Conservation group maps land protection strategy in 3 states 
Farmers consider alternatives amid lower wheat prices 
Flamboyant pot retailer doubles down on cannabis 
Woman has threat to Washington governor charge dismissed 
Demolition resumes on Hanford plutonium plant 
Vandals target Seattle synagogue, spray-paint with graffiti 
Washington school program connects girls with mentors 
Bills alive, dead or signed in the Washington Legislature
King County council deciding own probe into sewage disaster

Aberdeen Daily World  
Under the towers: Satsop Business Park tenants offer wide range of products
Oped: GOP health-care plan really about destructive ideology
Letter: Bill is a roadblock to wilderness

Bainbridge Island Review 
2017 Legislative Session: School levy lid stays on; Governor’s signature next
2017 Legislative Session | Public records access, costs targets of two House bills advancing to Senate (Pollet)

Bellevue Reporter 
South Asians lead resistance to hate crimes in Crossroads Park during vigil

Centralia Chronicle 
‘A Great Relief:’ Lewis County Changes Course on Cousins Road (Blake)

In Our View: Backing From Levy Cliff
In Our View: Cheers & Jeers (I-5 bridge legislation, distracted driving)

The Daily News  
Hero still leaking; may not be removed
How can Cowlitz County create more jobs?
OPINION: Easing stigma for sex trafficking victims (Cleveland)
OPINION: Public records act changes
Virtual reality welding at Mark Morris

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
Bill requiring safe gun storage fails to advance (Kagi, Blake)
Commentary: State has duty to fix, fund public school system
Saunders: GOP needs to find agreement on ACA replacement
Letter: Citizens need better notice of bills before Legislature

Federal Way Mirror 
Community celebrates Best of Federal Way
Federal Way City Council votes on new city logo
Federal Way Public Schools hosting secondary ELA curriculum open house

Kirkland Reporter 
City of Kirkland’s 21 capital projects for 2017

Kitsap Daily News 
Legislature preserves school districts’ property tax levy limit
Homeless students: 40,000 attending public schools in state

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
Kitsap health-care leaders share fears over Medicaid rollback

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Sawyer: Let’s break poverty cycle in Pierce and beyond

New York Times 
5 Numbers to Look For in Report on Health Care Plan
How the Republican Health Plan Could Affect You
No Health Insurance Is Hard. No Phone? Unthinkable 

Olympian (subscription required) 
Did Gov. Jay Inslee’s campaign get ‘million’ from state worker unions during contract negotiations?
Higher fees, other changes to public records law advance at state Capitol (McBride)
Opinion: Social equality: Senior rights are civil rights
Editorial: Sunshine Week: Public records are essential

Peninsula Daily News  
EYE ON OLYMPIA: Lawmakers approve levy cliff measure but school funding still ahead (Tharinger, Chapman, Van De Wege)
Halfway: Bills alive, dead or signed in state Legislature

Puget Sound Business Journal 
Law: ‘Dreamer’ released from detention; judge blocks travel ban
Proposals to link tax breaks to employment put jobs ‘at risk,’ Boeing says
Observations: The state’s search for education funds could lead to terrible levy swap idea
Reports conflict on effect of Starbucks’ decision to hire 10,000 refugees after Trump travel ban

Renton Reporter 
Mayor Denis Law and community leaders release statements about alleged hate crime
Faith over fear (Keiser, Sullivan)
Museum of Flight chosen to exhibit Apollo 11 Spacecraft on 50th anniversary of the Moon landing

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
At cost-plagued UW dentistry school, deficit now totals $35 million
Maryland to join Washington state lawsuit against Trump travel ban
Protesters shadowing Reichert over refusal to stage town halls
Should Seattle tax sugary drinks? Here’s what the health research says — and doesn’t say
If tech giants like Amazon add to Seattle traffic congestion, do they pay for it?
Opinion: A mother speaks for her daughter: Doctors, listen to your patients
Editorial: Don’t let President Trump trample on Puget Sound’s environmental gains
Opinion: Supercharged economy leaves too many students behind

Seattle Weekly  
We Now Know Who Will Challenge Murray From the Left. Will Anyone Challenge Him From the Right?
Capitol Hill Synagogue Vandalized With Alternative Facts
New Roosevelt Way Bike Lanes Have Bikers, and Local Businesses, Hitting the Road
AG Ferguson Continues Lawsuit Over President Trump’s Revised Travel Ban

Spokesman Review  
Spokane-area community leaders speak out against racism
Inslee: ‘Trumpcare’ could push 600,000 off health insurance in Washington
Inslee praises Eastern State Hospital during visit to Spokane
Spokane’s Rogers High School featured in New York Times showcasing efforts to help poor students succeed in college
Proposal would prohibit Spokane landlords from discriminating against renters for using subsidies
Shawn Vestal: Pasco couple built strong business, close family, despite immigration status
Spin Control: Quick turnaround on levy cliff bill doesn’t mean on-time end to session
Editorial: Students would benefit from smarter funding

Tri-City Herald  
Families rallying in Olympia for digital public schools 
Guest opinion: Deadly force bill is solution to non-existent problem 
Our Voice: House should pass Senate dam policy 
Letter: Public input is a requirement for good government 

USA Today 
Rise in hate crimes spurs launch of database and hotline
White House casts doubt on upcoming Obamacare repeal cost estimate
What is the CBO, and why does its ‘score’ on the Obamacare repeal matter?

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Serious debate over health care is welcome

Washington Post 
With Obamacare repeal, Republicans are trying to accomplish something that’s never been done
Millions might lose health coverage? Not to hear Republican leaders tell it.
Trump said no Americans would lose coverage under Obamacare repeal. Paul Ryan won’t make that promise.
White House, Ryan defend GOP health-care plan

Wenatchee World (subscription required) 
Roll call: Income Tax, smartphones and driving, pay equality, and police hate crimes
DNR, Forest Service sign pact for joint forest health projects


King County to vote on West Point Treatment Plant investigation
Family asks FBI to investigate teen’s alleged suicide (Ortiz-Self)

Families rallying in Olympia for digital public schools

Northwest States Write Up Wake Up Call For ‘The Big One’
Suicide Behind Bars: Sound Effect, Episode 99
Unpacking Government: What Legal Protections Do Reporters Have?
Not Just A Boys’ Club: Women Hooking Into Fishing Industry More Onshore 
Oregon Lumber Community Looks To Trump And Innovation To Survive
Rookie Doctors Will Soon Be Allowed To Work Up To 28 Hours Straight

‘Historic agreement’ partners DNR, Forest Service to prep for fire season

What to do if a loved one is thinking about suicide
I’m Pregnant. What Would Happen If I Couldn’t Afford Health Care? (KIRO Radio) 
Mayor Murray: If you’re pro-life, pro-choice you’ll support safe injection sites

NW Public Radio  
Gun Rights Lobby Declares Victory In Olympia
Northwest States Write Up Wake Up Call For The Big One’
Washington Lawmakers Set Course For Sound Transit Changes


Seattle Medium 
State House Approves Equal Pay Opportunity Act (Senn, Sells)

Seattle P.I.  
Inslee calls out ‘wave of anti-Semitic threats’ against state’s Jewish community

Friday, March 10


Associated Press
Police, FBI seek tips, offer reward in shooting of Sikh man
The Latest: New US travel ban blasted as like the original
Legal challenges to Trump’s travel ban mount from US states
Legislature passes school levy bill sought by districts   (Lytton)

Aberdeen Daily World
Residents voice opposition to low-income housing
AHS seniors can get college-level training to become medical assistants

Bainbridge Island Review
Attorney General Ferguson: Revised Trump travel ban still subject to federal judge’s earlier ruling
Opinion: Republicans obsess over income taxes, unions | The Petri Dish (Rolfes)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
State Sen. Ericksen paid at least $1,993 a week for Trump transition work
‘A big sigh of relief:’ Legislature approves deal on levy cliff to save school district budgets   (Lytton)
Allen donates $40 million to UW computer science department

In Our View: Easing Stigma for Sex Victims (Cleveland)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Lawmakers pass levy bill, save school funding for 2017-18 (Lytton)
State House OKs bills to streamline public records process (McBride)
Editorial: Thumbs down on House GOP’s Obamacare replacement

Federal Way Mirror
Federal Way Public Schools hosting secondary ELA curriculum open house
City presents Federal Way Mirror publisher key to the City

Journal of the San Juan Islands
School requests bond recount

Kirkland Reporter
LWTech in Kirkland awards tenure to six faculty members
King County reports a big increase in recycling transfer stations, drop boxes in 2016

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Hyak going strong after 50 years on water
Legal challenges to Trump’s travel ban mount from US states
Legislature passes school levy bill sought by districts (Lytton)

News Tribune (subscription required)
Pierce Transit rolls out new service plan with free rides

New York Times
Republican Health Care Bill Marches Ahead in Congress
White House Attacks Budget Office, Set to Issue Verdict on Bill
Even Before the Wall, Migrants Find the U.S. Forbidding
Trump’s New Travel Ban May Be Hard To Beat. But States Are Trying.
Opinion: The Republican Health Care Crackup
Opinion: A Bill So Bad It’s Awesome
Opinion: What It Feels Like When a Mosque Is Threatened

Olympian (subscription required) 
Would have proposed deadly force law led to charges in recent police shootings? Prosecutors say no
New policy proposed for Capitol Way bridge banners in downtown Olympia
The Latest: New US travel ban blasted as like the original
Opinion: Progress, not perfection, at Port of Olympia

Peninsula Daily News
Port Angeles police report 18th naloxone save

Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington AG details plan to block new Trump travel ban

Renton Reporter
Kent Police Chief Ken Thomas and FBI special agent release latest information on alleged hate crime | Press Conference Video
Unemployment rate holds steady in January
‘Renton Resist’ organizes immigrant solidarity rally on March 19

Seattle Times (subscription required)
House votes to delay school-funding ‘levy cliff’; legislation goes to Gov. Inslee
Washington AG says order blocking Trump’s first travel ban should apply to new one
U.S. Chamber sues Seattle a second time over Uber union law
McCleary roundup: 44 days and many memes later, ‘levy cliff’ legislation approved
More veterans will be eligible for mental-health care, new VA secretary says
Gov. Inslee asks state agencies to calculate impact of GOP health-care plan
Dow Constantine seeks $469M King County sales-tax hike to boost arts and science
Car-price errors found in licensing tax calculations; DOL could issue refunds
Editorial: Investigate West Point plant breakdown that dumped sewage into Puget Sound

Seattle Weekly
AG Ferguson Continues Lawsuit Over President Trump’s Revised Travel Ban
Hate Crime or Suicide? Family of Lake Stevens Teen Press FBI to Investigate His Death
GOP Bashes Income Taxes and Unions, For Politics if Not for Policy

Spokesman Review
Washington House sends Inslee bill to avert ‘levy cliff’ on school funding
Equal pay rights for women expanded by Washington House
Inslee: ‘Trumpcare’ could push 600,000 off health insurance in Washington
Washington AG Bob Ferguson says old injunction should block Trump’s new immigration order
Spokane County marijuana sales up slightly in February, amid potential federal action
Oil cleanup agreement opens path to North Spokane freeway through Hillyard
Flood-damaged homes and businesses in Spokane County could qualify for emergency funding

USA Today
Pelosi says Democrats willing to deal on health care if GOP reaches out
White House seems more eager than Speaker Paul Ryan to cut Obamacare deals
4 key ways the House Republicans’ health care bill changes Obamacare

Vancouver Business Journal
Guardian Data Systems brings solutions to cannabis industry
Local banks team to boost students’ financial literacy
Q&A: Inslee talks biotech, I-5 Bridge replacement & energy terminal

Washington Post
GOP health-care bill would drop addiction treatment mandate covering 1.3 million Americans
Obamacare revision clears two House committees as Trump, others tried to tamp down backlash
GOP health care plan: House leaders defend overhaul as they prepare to meet Trump
Why the Congressional Budget Office is at the center of the health-care fight
The GOP’s Obamacare replacement is a disaster for some of its most loyal voters
First-year doctors will be allowed to work 24-hour shifts starting in July
Imam: There’s an atmosphere of intolerance that says, ‘That’s okay, that’s acceptable now’
Washington state asks judge to declare that freeze of first Trump travel ban applies to new order
Opinion: The GOP can no longer claim it believes in fiscal responsibility
Opinion: The GOP health-care plan would quietly kill the Medicaid expansion. Here’s how.

Wenatchee  World (subscription required)
Schools statewide scramble to find teachers
Teacher hunt starts early
Substitute teachers even harder to find

West Seattle Herald
Telephone town hall set for Mar. 15 with Cody, Fitzgibbon and Nelson (Cody, Fitzgibbon, Nelson)

Yakima Herald Republic
Study aims to reduce painkiller abuse via primary care 


Tacoma leaders concerned about treatment at detention center
Pot industry pushes ahead despite mixed messages from Trump
Ferguson wants judge’s ruling applied to new Trump travel ban
DOL admits some inaccurate MSRP figures used for car-tab taxes

Seattle, King County set new record for overdose deaths

School districts get a reprieve as Legislature gets rid of levy cliff (Lytton)
Wednesday marks ‘Deadline Day’ for bills in the state legislature (Frockt)

Inslee Concerned For The Future Of Healthcare In Washington State Under ‘Trumpcare’
Delay In ‘Levy Cliff’ Headed To Inslee’s Desk   (Sullivan)
Washington Lawmakers On Elections: ‘Don’t Beat Up The Box’  (Hudgins)
State Republicans Push For More Restrictive Voting Laws
Washington State Wants Judge’s Restraining Order Applied To Trump’s New Travel Ban

Washington state to Trump: Nope, travel ban still unconstitutional
Tax study finds it’s rotten to be poor in Seattle (but great to be rich)
Regional roads congestion is killing us. Could we fix it together?
Engineers Say Tax Increase Needed To Save Failing U.S. Infrastructure
Gaslighting in American politics: The line between disagreement and lies
Aiming for relevancy, Washington state could move presidential primary to March
Worried about Trump policies, Tacoma won’t let immigrant jail grow

NW Public Radio
Delay In ‘Levy Cliff’ Headed To Inslee’s Desk (Sullivan)
Inslee Concerned For The Future Of Healthcare In Washington State Under ‘Trumpcare’
Lobbying Frenzy Over Access To Public Infrastructure For Small Cell Technology (Carlyle)
Washington Lawmakers On Elections: ‘Don’t Beat Up The Box’ (Hudgins) (KIRO Radio)
Bob Ferguson willing to sue all presidents, not just Trump
Seattle, King County set new record for overdose deaths
Ferguson says Trump can’t play ‘whack-a-mole’ with travel ban

Q13 TV (FOX)
Man finds Washington state tax error on car tabs could be costing you hundreds
FBI calls shooting of Sikh man in Kent ‘most likely a hate crime,’ releases sketch of suspect
Homelessness in Snohomish Co.: ‘You can arrest a few people but you can’t arrest your way out of the problem’


AG Ferguson to Trump: Travel ban is still unconstitutional
Opinion: King County deserves more public funding for arts and culture

Seattle P.I.
Homelessness tax levy: What it will cost and what it will buy

Washington Attorney General will take on Trump’s new travel ban, too

Thursday, March 9


Associated Press
$1,000 fines for faithless electors upheld by judge 
Child porn case dropped as US refuses to show software code 
Washington Senate passes school levy bill to help districts (Rolfes)
US school shooting teen’s father appeals his gun conviction 
House passes bill to reduce the wage gap for working-women 
Senate OKs bill making threats against police a hate crime 
Senate votes to extend sexual assault protection orders 
The Latest: Ruling next week on Seattle ‘dreamer’ case 
Hawaii files lawsuit over Trump’s revised travel ban

Aberdeen Daily World  
AHS seniors can get college-level training to become medical assistants
Opposition won’t put brakes on Highway 12 stoplight

Bainbridge Island Review 
Washington State Patrol ramps up patrols for tailgaters

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)  
Hundreds in Olympia join International Women’s Day demonstration 

Bothell Reporter 
Sen. Palumbo bill would deliver tax relief for small business, raise money for K-12 (Palumbo)

The Daily News  
Anti-coal groups seek to defend state’s denial of Millennium aquatic lease
Historic research vessel sinks at Willap Bay
JH Kelly awarded $6.8 million McMenamins hotel project
OPINION: Who lives inside the tents? Use homeless survey to best focus spending

Everett Herald (subscription required)  
State House OKs bills to streamline public records process (McBride)
Parents again call for FBI to investigate death of Ben Keita
Talk of taxes and unions: Prelude to a political season (Rolfes)
Editorial: Why grizzly bears need to return to the North Cascades

Federal Way Mirror 
Federal Way woman shares story of immigration, domestic abuse

Journal of the San Juan Islands 
Orcas celebrates International Women’s Day

Kirkland Reporter 
Metro, Sound Transit seek public input on future of SR 520 transit service
Unemployment rate holds steady in Washington for January
New EvergreenHealth wing a blend of “high tech and high care”

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)  
State Senate passes school levy bill to help districts (Rolfes)
Cascade Community Health closes peninsula clinics
Letter: Property owners beware of bill lifting tax caps

News Tribune (subscription required)  
Ways and Means committee approves GOP health bill without knowing its cost
EPA head says carbon dioxide doesn’t primarily contribute to global warming
Editorial: Legislators can’t unring the bell of Sound Transit 3

New York Times 
G.O.P. Health Care Bill Clears House Panel in Pre-Dawn Vote
‘I Feel Lied To’: Why There’s G.O.P. Infighting Over Bill
Higher Premiums Cited by G.O.P. Hit Just 3% of America
Trump Weighs Cuts to Coast Guard, T.S.A. and FEMA to Bolster Border Plan
Health Groups Denounce G.O.P. Bill as Its Backers Scramble
Why Republicans Are Battling Republicans on Obamacare Repeal

Olympian (subscription required)   
Hundreds in Olympia join International Women’s Day demonstration
Senate passes bill to extend ‘levy cliff,’ responding to school district pleas (Sullivan)
Interstate 5 to close so JBLM crews can remove live munition

Peninsula Daily News
Kilmer draws a full house to talk economy, ethics, budgeting at Sequim meeting
Port Angeles High School students ask lawmaker about future with Trump

Redmond Reporter 
Checkmate: Redmond High’s chess team wins state championship
Senate passes Rossi bill to tackle the appearance of corruption

Renton Reporter 
‘Renton Resist’ organizes immigrant solidarity rally on March 19
King County Sheriff’s detectives want to hear from victims of unreported assaults

Seattle Times (subscription required)  
Seattle gives first details on how $275M homelessness levy would be spent
GOP health-care plan moves forward; Reps. Reichert, DelBene vote with their parties
Shake, rattle — and drive: WSDOT builds flexible bridge to survive earthquakes unscathed
Judge rules UW violated public-records law in redacting malpractice settlements
Opinion: Congress: Don’t destroy the Affordable Care Act, make it better
Editorial: Lawmakers: Don’t meddle in local laws that address difficult social problems

Seattle Weekly  
Insurance Commissioner Says Washington Residents Will Lose Coverage Under GOP Plan
Nikkita Oliver, Pussy Riot, Draw Large Crowd for International Women’s Day Rally

Skagit Valley Herald  
Mount Vernon School District takes part in new construction program (Morris)

Tri-City Herald  
Senators call for investigation of Hanford worker compensation 

USA Today 
House panel OKs health bill, industry groups say ‘no
Nearly all hospital groups come out against GOP Obamacare replacement

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)  
Editorial: Vitriolic jabs don’t improve lawmaking (Ranker) 

Washington Post 
As House races to advance health bill, GOP senators tell them to slow down
Critics say proceeding without budget score is reckless; White House downplays its importance 
GOP health care plan: Obamacare revision clears first hurdle in House committee early Thursday
Pelosi calls Republican health care plan ‘Robin Hood in reverse’
My patient came to the office worried about his insurance instead of his health
How the House Republicans’ proposed Obamacare replacement compares
Opinion: GOP hard-liners’ Obamacare incoherence
Opinion: Republicans wave a white flag on health care
Opinion: The House Republicans’ health-care bill is a thicket of bad incentives


Washington AG to announce decision on new Trump travel order
DOL admits some inaccurate MSRP figures used for car-tab taxes
Police, FBI to share update on investigation into shooting of Sikh man
Senators demand investigation of Hanford worker comp
$1,000 fines for Wash. faithless electors upheld by judge

State senators ask Dept. of Licensing for help to curb skyrocketing car tab fees

Iceland Plans To Become World’s First Country To Require Equal Pay For Women
Republicans Push Back On Distracted Driving Bill In Washington Legislature
The Washington Youth Academy: Transforming Dropouts Into Graduates
Hawaii Mounts Legal Challenge To President’s Revised Travel Ban

This refugee baby needs to be vetted before his family can move to Seattle
UW president doesn’t regret having Milo Yiannopoulos on campus
Female Workers Asked To Join In ‘A Day Without A Woman’ Protests

NW Public Radio  
King County Releases Findings On Sewage Plant Failure
‘Levy Cliff’ Likely Averted After Vote in Washington Senate
Seattle Area DACA Immigrant To Remain Detained
Tacoma Temporarily Limits Expansion Of Detention Center
Washington Senate Passes Pregnancy Outcome Bill On International Women’s Day

Q13 TV (FOX)  
What’s next for ‘The Field’ homeless encampment?
Attorneys for DACA recipient detained in Tacoma say outcome of case will have huge ramifications
Neighbors complain city didn’t notify, consult on location of low-barrier homeless shelter
Washington, Oregon snowpack well above normal
State Senate OKs Blue Lives Matter bill


Murray’s homeless solution: A big property tax
Another lost year for kid’s health in Olympia (Kuderer, Farrell, Pollet)
Lynching fears stirred by Muslim teen’s death

Obamacare repeal advances, could collapse state insurance market (things are bad!)

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