Washington State House Democrats


Monday, March 9


Associated Press
State officials ask lawmakers for $9M in case of drought
Justice Dept.’s Ferguson report resonates across U.S.
House votes to strike local bans on church homeless camps (McBride)
Workers prepare to lift part of tunnel machine out of pit
Washington residents are nation’s 9th top wood-burning polluters

Aberdeen Daily World
Faces in the Fields
Oped: Jim Walsh — On gun rights, our state Constitution doesn’t equivocate

Bainbridge Island Review
Oped: More compromise needed (Hobbs, Fain, Liias, Rolfes)

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
Search our data: How many kids are vaccinated at your school?
Rates of vaccine-exempt kids soar above 10 percent at many Whatcom schools
Drones, oil safety, transportation bills pass first house during busy week in Olympia (Morris, Moeller)

Central Kitsap Reporter
Oped: The Petri Dish: Hump day for the legislative session (Chopp)

Local Republicans unmoved by Wylie’s plea for oil-train bill (Wylie, Farrell)
Spokane wants to intervene in Vancouver oil terminal talks
Editorial: Voting Rights Act is Needed (Moscoso)
Editorial: Senate Bill Snubs County (Transportation package, Cleveland, Moeller)

The Daily News
Capitol Dispatch: Legislative wheeling, dealing in full swing (Blake, Jenkins, Takko, Hatfield)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Education spending not enough, but it’s a start (Ortiz-Self, Kagi)
U.S. economy has a weight problem
Op-ed: State must restore Medicaid payment rate
Op-ed: Passage of Joel’s Law only a start to fixing the problem
Guest column: College doesn’t mark end of parenting
Editorial: Give distilleries a fair shot
Editorial: Help vets continue education (Stanford)

Federal Way Mirror
Gregory’s legislation helps teachers learn new specialties (Gregory)
Miloscia’s proposal to raise smoking age passes House committee (Orwall)

Kirkland Reporter
House passes Rep. Larry Springer’s bill to increase affordable housing in King County

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Feds watch closely as state updates water-quality standards
Sheldon motorcycle bill passes Senate

News Tribune (subscription required)
Lawmakers consider region-based funding of teacher salaries (Hunter)
Tacoma march commemorates civil rights activists who crossed Selma span 50 years ago
Bills seek more funding for child porn investigations (Sawyer)
Group of teachers asking state to set standards for training (Lytton)
Businesses elsewhere report few problems with sick leave laws
State House: Sex offenders should return to home counties (Kilduff)
Editorial: Don’t reduce medical schooling to cross-state rivalry

Olympian (subscription required)
Editorial: Low-income project needs new site
Opinion: Natural resources need more help in the budget

Peninsula Daily News
EYE ON OLYMPIA: Property crime, flame-retardants measures advance (Hargrove, Van De Wege, Tharinger)

Redmond Reporter
Transportation package will affect 520 into Overlake area (Habib)
Poll shows that voters feel STEM education is important

Seattle Times (subscription required)
House passes two bills to help low-income renters (Walkinshaw, Springer)
Next task: Lift Bertha’s face to the surface
Health coverage in limbo for many small-business employees
Mapping Seattle’s disappearing middle class | FYI Guy
Push for climate-change vote stalls state Senate (Habib, Cleveland)
Transportation, Kshama Sawant, payday lending: your week in review | Politics NW Now
Editorial: An important step by the Legislature on mental-health reform
Editorial: Keep the Senate’s passed transportation package moving (Hobbs, Liias)
Guest: Don’t touch the 1% property tax cap | columnist

Spokesman Review
Spokane seeks seat at talks on proposed Vancouver oil terminal
EWU’s newest president making waves with advocacy, innovation
200 supporters rally at NAACP after delivery of racist materials
Bills seek to boost state nuclear efforts (McCoy)
Bill would block release of sex predators who refuse treatment (Goodman)
Medical providers opening facilities as more are insured
Spin Control: Something rare from a politician: A sincere apology (Hasegawa, Peterson. Moeller)

Yakima Herald Republic
Column: Health coverage in limbo for many workers in state
Editorial: Yakima needs to cut losses on district voting


New video of Oso slide aftermath shows saturated hillside
New WSP tool promises to clear crash scene faster

Tunnel work could bury Hwy. 99 commuters in congestion
Justice Department’s Ferguson report resonates in Pasco
State officials ask lawmakers for $9 million in case of drought

Amid Push For Alternatives, Judges Cling to Juvenile Detention For Truants
Washington State Senator Apologizes After ‘Colored’ Remark

Why Franchise Owners Hate Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage
Washington Tribe’s Whale Hunt Proposal Gets First Look From Regulators
Washington Lawmakers Race Key Cut-Off Deadline
Lawsuit: Should the Government Provide Lawyers for Kids Facing Deportation?

MyNorthwest.com (KIRO FM)
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee reveals his personal/government email habits

NW Public Radio
In Long-Running Dispute Over ID Cards, Feds Call Idaho’s Bluff

Q13 TV (FOX)
State concerned about below average snowpack
Northwest residents, with wood to burn, among top polluters
Spokane wants to intervene in Vancouver oil terminal talks


Nuclear energy scores 2 victories in Olympia (McCoy, Rolfes)
Oil train bills: A political collision? (Farrell)
Commentary by Chris Vance: Will Olympia work through its divisions?
Revenge porn could become a crime (Wylie)

Rob McKenna, Crappy Economist

My Edmonds News
21st District Town Hall set for March 14 at Meadowdale High School (Ortiz-Self, Peterson, Liias)

State House Passes Oil Train Regulations (Moscoso)
King County Labor Leader Looks for Common Ground on Affordable Housing

#HoneyfordResign: Students Call on Republican Senator to Step Down After “Racist” Comments

The Stand
Urge state reps to support Family Unity Act (Moscoso)

Washington State Wire
With $5B Spending Increase, Inslee Cuts to Disability Programs Leads to Criticism (Kagi, Hunter, Keiser, Hargrove)
Green Sheet for March 9 – Climate Change Ruling Forthcoming, While Another Key Deadline Looms (Reykdal, Hudgins, Farrell)