Washington State House Democrats


Thursday, March 19


Associated Press
Washington state unemployment holds steady at 6.3 percent
Medal of Valor awarded to communities for action in wake of deadly Oso mudslide (Owen, Sawyer)
State Transportation Commission adopts I-405 express tolls
Blacks, Hispanics do better but still lag whites
Applications for US jobless aid barely rose last week

Bothell Reporter
How did 1st District representatives for Bothell vote? | March 9-13 (McAuliffe, Moscoso, Stanford)
How did 46th District representatives for Kenmore vote? | March 9-13 (Frockt, Pollet, Farrell)

Infusion sought for program that aids doctor shortage
In the Spotlight (Wylie)
Editorial: Political Climate (Cleveland, Habib)
Editorial: Time to Tax Online Sales (Wylie)

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Baker: Feds warned Premera about security flaws before breach
Saunders: Support grows for national medical marijuana law
Editorial: Democracy requires sunlight

Islands’ Sounder
Ranker bill provides info to EMS in times of crisis (Ranker)

Kirkland Reporter
How did 45th District representatives for Kirkland vote? | March 9-13 (Springer, Goodman)
How did 48th District representatives for Kirkland vote? | March 9 -13 (Habib, Hunter, McBride)
How did 1st District representatives for Kirkland vote? | March 9-13 (McAuliffe, Moscoso, Stanford)
Washington’s unemployment rate remains flat at 6.3 percent

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Supporters of higher minimum wage hail judge’s ruling

News Tribune (subscription required)
State shuts down Tacoma day care during investigation
Under the Dome: Thursday, (March 19), the 67th day of the 105-day legislative session
Editorial: Give voters the $15 billion option on mass transit

Olympian (subscription required)
Lake, estuary camps are finally talking

Puget Sound Business Journal
Seattle mayor announces $900 million transportation levy
What do small manufacturers want: technical assistance or regulatory relief?

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Feds warned Premera about security flaws before breach
$900M levy: Seattle mayor asks homeowners to pay more for transportation
Medal of Valor awarded to Oso slide communities
Service-industry, $35K-income Kent commuters: Is this the middle class?
Seattle mayor forming a team to tackle Capitol Hill hate crimes
Editorial: Legislature can’t delay on child prostitution (Orwall, Kohl-Welles)
Op-Ed: Goal: Zero traffic-related injuries and deaths

Skagit Valley Herald
Courts, growers discuss practicality of worker pay for breaks

Spokesman Review
Spokane police disproportionately stop people of color, report says
Washington bill seeks to limit antler collecting (Chase)
Environmental groups ask for review of Mount Spokane decision

Vancouver Business Journal
State unemployment rate holds steady

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial – Too soon to crush e-cigarette businesses in state with high taxes

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: It’s the law: Public records are public


Family of 3-year-old shot in face wants tougher penalties
New I-405 express lane toll rates up to $10

State transportation commission approves toll lanes on parts of I-405
Communities receive state medals for Oso mudslide response

Cracks In The Ice Under Proposed Labor Law Exemption For Hockey (Sells)

NW Public Radio
‘Small’ Oil Spills Can Add Up To Big Costs

Q13 TV (FOX)
Seattle mayor unveils nearly $1 billion transportation plan, largest tax hike in city’s history


The Daily Troll: Small miners want more voice on state rules
NE Washington looks for help with wolves
What will $15 really mean? UW research team ready to study
Senate GOP prodding House on budget (Hunter)

Federal Judge Rules Against Franchisees in Minimum Wage Case (Nelson, Pettigrew, Santos, Jayapal)

The Stand
Space Needle: Give your employees a raise!

Washington State Wire
Guest Opinion: Fire Protection Without Toxic Chemicals