Washington State House Democrats


Monday, March 11


Associated Press
Growing number of Boeing Max 8 planes grounded after crash
Amazon lobbies to exempt employees from labor protections (Liias, Stanford)
CDC: Unvaccinated Oregon boy almost dies of tetanus; $1M to save him
FDA approves 1st immunotherapy drug to treat breast cancer
Markets Right Now: Stocks open higher, but Boeing sinks Dow
Trump reviving his border wall fight with new budget request
Washington Senate passes 2 measures on special education
Scientists see improved ocean conditions for young salmon
Washington House OKs step toward year-round daylight saving
Senate passes 2 measures addressing special education
School for developmentally disabled loses federal money
Jury sides with Pierce County in Jail Health Care lawsuit
Earthquake survey finds thousands of buildings of concern
Legislature passes Native American voting services bill (McCoy)
State public health care plan clears Washington House 

Aberdeen Daily World
Washington state House votes for permanent daylight saving time (Riccelli)
State House approves new plan for health insurance (Cody)
Switching to daylight saving time can be harsh, especially on those with SAD. Here’s how to minimize it. 

Bainbridge Island Review
Lawsuits target constitutionality of voter-approved gun control measure in Washington state | 2019 Legislative Session 

Skyview junior spends week in Olympia as Senate page (Cleveland)
Renewable energy bill would exempt Clark Public Utilities
Interstate 5 tunnel: To be or not to be?

The Daily News
Capitol Dispatch: Braun’s healthcare bills gaining traction
Local Democrats support tax credit for low-income families (Blake, Takko)
State Representatives approve bill to build school safety centers (Blake)

Everett Herald
Red brake lights line I-5 from Everett to Marysville
‘The light rail is coming’: Link brings growth to Lynnwood
City asks state to fund design of Broadway pedestrian bridge (Hobbs)
Red brake lights line I-5 from Everett to Marysville
‘The light rail is coming’: Link brings growth to Lynnwood
State pays $3M to settle lawsuit over deaths on Highway 522
McCusker: Report sheds light on disconnect between short, long-term rates
Editorial: Cleaner fuels can drive climate change efforts


Islands’ Weekly
Legislators seek to reduce pollution by limiting plastic bag use (Peterson)
Guest column:The only solution to save the orca: peace and quiet 

Kitsap Sun (subscription required)
Mentally ill defendants are being released from jail because of delays at Western State

New York Times
Trump Proposes a Record $4.75 Trillion Budget
Daylight Saving Is Here. Suppose We Made This Time Change Our Last?
Transgender Troops Caught Between a Welcoming Military and a Hostile Government

Peninsula Daily News
Local legislators support statewide plastic bag ban (Chapman, Tharinger, Van De Wege)
Community forest idea to be explored at public meeting in Forks 

Renton Reporter
Eastside church sues state on International Women’s Day to overturn abortion coverage 

Seattle Times (subscription required)
Feds pull Medicaid money at Washington’s Rainier School, citing health and safety failures
Washington lawmakers unlikely to create an independent office this year to review harassment complaints (Macri, Jinkins, Morgan, Dhingra)
How a straight shooter is trying to change Washington state’s vaccine-exemption law (Billig, Rolfes, Dhingra, Kuderer)
Washington lawmakers unlikely to create an independent office this year to review harassment complaints (Macri, Jinkins, Morgan, Dhingra)
‘A sense of urgency’ as investigation into second recent crash of a Boeing 737 MAX begins
Seattle Children’s and Microsoft find new insights into how smoking during pregnancy harms a baby
Employee suit claims Seattle Melting Pot owner pocketed minimum wage surcharge and shortchanged workers
Scientists see improving ocean conditions off West Coast, but ‘we are not quite out of the woods yet’
High school graduation gaps are narrowing in Washington state. So why aren’t all students performing better on state exams? (Mullet)
Major prostitution bust: Seattle police raid 11 massage parlors, freeing 26 women
FYI Guy: End of the Seattle boom? Flow of new residents to King County on the decline, records show
Kilmer: If we don’t start investing in our parks, we risk loving them to death
Opinion: Canada’s pipe dream would be a nightmare for Salish Sea and our orcas
Editorial: Obstinate Legislature insists on keeping the public in the dark

Spokesman Review
Getting There: Emissions tests will disappear, but accountability gains traction
With at least 2,000 new jobs on the horizon, West Plains poised for rapid growth
Senate approves guarantee, new name for state Need Grant (Palumbo, Liias, Frockt)
Spin Control: Washington Democrats may not use presidential primary to award delegates (Hunt)
Washington state House votes for permanent daylight saving time (Riccelli)
WSU plans to add 20 students to Spokane medical school faces budget hurdle (Ormsby, Riccelli, Billig)
House, Senate pass help for orcas (Rolfes) 

Tri-City Herald
State is taking a new look at this Richland radioactive waste plant
Editorial: Washington alone can’t fix climate changes. National approach is needed
Guest Opinion: State tax grab ‘insane’

USA Today
‘We hope he learned his lesson,’ Pelosi says of report Trump wants $8.6B more for wall 

Walla Walla Union Bulletin (subscription required)
Editorial: Nonmedical vaccine exemptions must end 

Washington Post
Springing forward to daylight saving time is obsolete, confusing and unhealthy, critics say
Trump budget to propose slashing domestic spending, boosting defense
Arrests in domestic terror probes outpace those inspired by Islamic extremists
In another blow to Trump, judge rules in favor of ACLU in family separations case
Oklahoma judge refuses to delay first trial of responsibility for opioid crisis
Ethiopia, China, other countries ground Boeing aircraft after devastating crash
Boeing stock drags after second deadly crash of its 737 MAX 8

Whidbey News-Times
Navy paying estimated $2.6 million for new plant
Oak Harbor police use civil process to seize guns from mentally troubled man
Library display recognizes accomplishments of local women
New principal: Impactful teachers at elementary level are the ‘foundation’
Oak Harbor woman collects personal items for women in need
Editorial: Extreme Risk Protection Orders make absolute sense

Yakima Herald Republic
Meetings for Hanford workers scheduled for Tuesday
Editorial: New teen gang intervention program a welcome start
Editorial: Transparency on clergy abuse is best approach for Yakima Diocese



House votes to keep Washington on year-round daylight saving time (Riccelli) 

Incentives for electric car buyers? Yes in Oregon, maybe in Washington
Tacoma leaders to push members of Congress on immigrant detention 

What the twice yearly clock changes do to your health
Washington Lawmakers Vote For Year-Round Daylight Saving Time. But It’s Far From A Done Deal
Unvaccinated Boy, 6, Spent 57 Days In The Hospital With Tetanus

Bill to make daylight saving time permanent in Washington gains momentum (Riccelli)

NW Public Radio
Washington lawmakers vote for year-round daylight saving time. But it’s far from a done deal (Riccelli)
Nearly 4,500 older brick buildings in Washington could be dangerous in quake, new report says
Washington ranks as the worst state for low-income residents. Why?

Q13 TV (Fox)
Washington lawmakers take step toward year-round daylight saving time
Unvaccinated boy spends 47 days in ICU with tetanus – and his parents still refuse to get him vaccinated



Craft distillers say they can’t survive without Olympia’s help
How Seattle plans to tackle an already controversial 2020 census 

First openly gay Washington state lawmaker proposes bill to form state LGBT Commission (Wilson) 

Oregon Public Broadcasting
Washington State Lawmakers Vote To Make Daylight Saving Time Year-Round (Riccelli) 

Seattle P.I.
The worst night of the year is almost here — remember to ‘spring forward’ for daylight saving time (Hunt, Van De Wege)
‘Very well connected’: Massage parlor sting revealed a network of prostitution, trafficking
Seattle Storm license plate up for vote in the House, here’s some other special Wash. plates

Study: Washington’s Pot Is Way Cheaper Than Weed in California, Nevada, or Colorado