Washington State House Democrats


Friday, March 8


Associated Press
International Women’s Day: Strikes, protests and holidays
Inslee, Ferguson urge gun dealers to back gun control push
Parents protest Ore. vaccine bill as measles outbreak grows
Senate passes proposed extension of behavioral health holds
House, Senate pass bills limiting boat distance from orcas
Officials considering restrictions over endangered whales
House passes ethics bill on legislative harassment
Washington Legislature moves to fund Columbia River bridge (Cleveland)

Auburn Reporter
Metro is on the Move 

Bellingham Herald (subscription required)
How to deal with losing sleep due to Daylight Saving Time
‘We have an epidemic of sleep deprivation, and daylight saving time makes it worse’
NOAA considering these fishing restrictions to help prevent orcas’ extinction

Senate panel OKs $450M for a new Interstate 5 Bridge (Cleveland, Hobbs, Saldana) 

The Daily News
State senate passes two natural disaster preparedness bills

Everett Herald (subscription required)
Pilchuck Dam removal would clear the way for salmon
BoltBus links Everett to Seattle and other big I-5 cities
After pause, pipeline expansion gets initial county approval
Muhlstein: Survivor of sex trade wants to use ‘my truth’ to reach others
Editorial: What ‘home’ can be for next 30 years

The Inlander
Why Washington parents are fighting to change a law allowing teens to refuse mental health treatment (Frame)
Olympia weighs regulations on oil trains (Billig)
Google hasn’t stopped selling ads in Washington
Plastic bag bill passes, vaccinating teen testifies, and other headlines
Idaho wants to make it harder for voters to put initiatives on the ballot

 Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Data privacy, rules pass Washington Senate (Carlyle)
House, Senate pass bills limiting boat distance from orcas

Maple Valley Reporter

Paige the page: Kentlake student serves role for Sen. Das in Olympia

News Tribune (subscription required)
Eyman pleads not guilty in Lacey office chair theft case (AP)
State auditors say these jail reforms could save millions while maintaining public safety
These buses will move faster than traffic when $150 million project is finished

New York Times
Weak Jobs Report Clouds the Economic Picture
Sharp Drop in Hiring Brings Dose of Realism
Ninth Circuit Appeals Court Grants More Protections for Asylum Seekers
House Passes Democrats’ Centerpiece Anti-Corruption and Voting Rights Bill
Deaths From Drugs and Suicide Reach a Record in the U.S.

Olympian (subscription required)
NOAA considering these fishing restrictions to help prevent orcas’ extinction

Peninsula Daily News
State warns gun dealers about enforcing 1-1639 provision 

Puget Sound Business Journal
A college chain crumbles, and millions in student loan cash disappears
Labor Department seeks to make more eligible for overtime
Patti Payne: Where Washington ranks for women, driving
Opinion: New federal tax laws don’t impact Washington state estate taxes

San Francisco Chronicle
Washington Legislature moves to fund Columbia River bridge (Cleveland) 

Seattle Times (subscription required)
3 years after scholarship pledge falls through for Seattle students, college dreams come true
Men of color often find college isolating. UW’s Brotherhood Initiative wants to change that.
Seattle lawyers say police commission wrong about impact of police labor contract on accountability measures
Gun dealers who fail to comply with new firearms law will face ‘legal jeopardy,’ Inslee, Ferguson warn
Opinion: Sometimes detention is the only choice to keep a child safe
Editorial: Let marijuana businesses open bank accounts

Skagit Valley Herald
Mount Vernon School District talks cuts, boundaries

Sequim Gazette
SHS’s Turner serves as page with Washington State Senate (Van De Wege)
How our lawmakers voted (Van De Wege) 

Tri-City Herald
This $480,000 gift will expand a popular CBC program  

USA Today
‘Restores the people’s faith’: House passes a broad anti-corruption and voting rights bill 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Too many college scholarships are left on the table

Washington Post
Manafort’s ‘mind-boggling’ 47-month sentence prompts debate over judicial system’s ‘blatant inequities’
Women’s soccer players sue U.S. federation for gender discrimination
Alabama’s deadly tornado ripped through homes — and exposed vulnerabilities

Yakima Herald Republic
Editorial: Transparency on clergy abuse is best approach for Yakima diocese 



NOAA considering fishing restrictions to help endangered whales 

Some doctors say Daylight Saving Time changes have negative health impacts
3 key wins for orcas in state Legislature
Measles outbreak brings U.S. Surgeon General to Washington

Senate passes proposed extension of behavioral health holds
Washington state tackles opioid abuse with new regulations for prescription drugs

Sex ed: Should it be a requirement in Washington state? 

NW Public Radio
Incentives for electric car buyers? Yes in Oregon, maybe in Washington 

Q13 TV (Fox)
Former NAACP head likens state lawmakers – some black – to white supremacists (Reeves, Pettigrew)
Washington House, Senate pass bills limiting boat distance from endangered orcas



Northwest wolves could lose federal protection
To caucus or not to caucus: Will WA Democrats switch to a presidential primary?

Facial recognition, privacy bill passed in Olympia (Carlyle)
Inslee, Ferguson urge gun dealers to support I-1639
House lawmakers pass sexting bill to accommodate modern tech (Frame)

Seattle P.I.
Orca whales get more room, promised less noise in State Senate bill (Rolfes)
Inslee, AG Ferguson lay down the law in letter to 262 gun dealers 

Why Did Three House Democrats Vote Against Eviction Reform in Washington? (Hudgins, Reeves, Pettigrew)