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    I AM SUBMITTING FATALITY DATA ON DRUG AND DRIVING:  IN RAW FORMAT AND PUTTING OUT A CALL TO ACTION, BY GOVERNOR INSLEE (D) AND WA STATE LEGISLATORS, TO JUMP IN AND ANALYZE IT.

    WASHINGTON STATE PATROL (WSP) HAS MORE CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES, THEN BEING FORCED, TO WASTE THEIR TIME GIVING OUT TICKETS FOR WA STATES NEW DISTRACTED DRIVING LAW.

    WA STATE CRIME LAB DATA ON OPIOIDS IS DATA FROM WASHINGTON STATE PATROL FORENSIC LABORATORY SERVICES BUREAU.

    WA STATE RATE OF CRIME LAB CASES WITH ANY OPIATE RESULT

    OPIOID CASES BY COUNTY

    2002 – 2004 State-wide rate 19.8 per 100,000

    2011 – 2013 State-wide rate 36.7 per 100,000

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    AND,  IN WASHINGTON STATE, DRUG CAUSED DEATHS INVOLVING OPIOIDS INCREASED 31% STATEWIDE, WITH INCREASES IN MOST COUNTIES.

    AND, IN 2013 WASHINGTON STATE RANKED 23RD HIGHEST IN DRUG CAUSED DEATHS

    Jun 23, 2017 CNN SEATTLE KING COUNTY, HEROIN-RELATED DEATHS INCREASED 439% FROM 1999 TO 2014. AS OF 2014, HEROIN-RELATED DEATHS HAD MORE THAN TRIPLED IN FIVE YEARS AND QUINTUPLED IN 10 YEARS. THE LARGEST RISE IN LOCAL DRUG-RELATED DEATHS IN 17 YEARS.

    WA STATE LEGISLATOR’S PRIORITIES FOR WSP?

    WSP CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES?

    DRUG FATALITIES OR DISTRACTED DRIVING TICKETS?

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    JUN 6, 2017 Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death among Americans under 50.

    Jun 6, 2017 – New data compiled from hundreds of health agencies reveals the extent of the drug overdose epidemic last year

    AKRON, OhioDRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2016 MOST LIKELY EXCEEDED 59,000, the largest annual jump ever recorded in the United States, according to preliminary data compiled by The New York Times.

    The death count is the latest consequence of an escalating public health crisis: opioid addiction, now made more deadly by an influx of illicitly manufactured fentanyl and similar drugs.

    In 2016, Summit County, Ohio had 312 drug deaths, according to Gary Guenther, the county medical examiner’s chief investigator —

     A 46 PERCENT INCREASE FROM 2015 AND MORE THAN TRIPLE THE 99 CASES THAT WENT THROUGH THE MEDICAL EXAMINER’S OFFICE JUST TWO YEARS BEFORE.

    There were so many last year, Mr. Guenther said, that on three separate occasions the county had to request refrigerated trailers to store the bodies because they’d run out of space in the morgue.

    NATIONWIDE? WE ESTIMATE DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS INCREASED BY MORE THAN 25 PERCENT IN 2016.

    WA STATE CRIME LAB DATA ON OPIOIDS IS DATA FROM WASHINGTON STATE PATROL FORENSIC LABORATORY SERVICES BUREAU.

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     WA STATE PERCENT OF FATALITIES RELATED TO ALCOHOL 41.86% (on average from 2000 to 2015) Summary: August 29, 2016

    WASHINGTON STATE PATROL (WSP) HAS MORE CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES, THEN BEING FORCED, TO WASTE THEIR TIME GIVING OUT TICKETS FOR WA STATES NEW DISTRACTED DRIVING LAW.

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    WA STATE LEGISLATOR’S PRIORITIES FOR WSP?

    DRUG FATALITIES OR DISTRACTED DRIVING TICKETS?

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    SEVERAL DATA SOURCES ARE MAPPED, THE MAPS COMBINED, WITH THE UPDATED DRUG CAUSED DEATHS, CLEARLY SHOW WHY WASHINGTON STATE PATROL HAS MORE CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES THEN WASTING THEIR TIME GIVING OUT TICKETS FOR WA STATE NEW DISTRACTED DRIVING LAW.

     Opioid Trends Across Washington State

    Apr 20, 2015 adai.uw.edu/pubs/infobriefs/ADAI-IB-2015-01.pdf

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    INDEED, FATALITY DATA IN RAW FORMAT AND PUTTING OUT A CALL TO ACTION, BY GOVERNOR INSLEE AND WA STATE LEGISLATORS, TO JUMP IN AND ANALYZE IT.

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    NATION WIDE DRUG DEATHS, IN 2013 NEARLY 44,000

    NATIONWIDE OVERDOSE DEATHS IN 2016 OVER 59,000  

    COMPARED TO  35,092,  2015 VEHICLE DEATHS,  only a 7.2% increase over 2014.

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    Jun 23, 2017

    This is America on drugs: A visual guide – CNN.com

    www.cnn.com/2016/09/23/health/heroin-opioid-drug-overdose-deaths…/index.html

    Jun 23, 2017 – DRUG DEATHS OVER THE PAST 15 YEARS HAVE BEEN RISING SO RAPIDLY THAT EXPERTS … IT FOUND THAT DRUGS DEATHS CONTINUE TO RISE RAPIDLY IN MANY STATES.

    HEROIN-RELATED DEATHS INCREASED 439% FROM 1999 TO 2014. AS OF 2014, HEROIN-RELATED DEATHS HAD MORE THAN TRIPLED IN FIVE YEARS AND QUINTUPLED IN 10 YEARS.

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    INDEED, OPIOID USE, MORBIDITY, AND MORTALITY HAVE INCREASED NATIONALLY AND ACROSS WASHINGTON STATE.

    FATALITY DATA IN RAW FORMAT AND PUTTING OUT A CALL TO ACTION BY GOVERNOR INSLEE AND WA STATE LEGISLATORS, TO JUMP IN AND ANALYZE IT.

     Heroin deaths spike by 58 percent in Seattle area | The Seattle Times

    www.seattletimes.com/seattle…/heroin-deaths-spike-nearly-60-percent-in-seattle-area/

    JUN 18, 2015 – There were NEARLY 44,000 DRUG- OVERDOSE DEATHS NATIONWIDE IN 2013, the most recent figures available. Washington state ranked 23rd highest …

    Fatal overdoses linked to heroin climbed by 58 percent in the Seattle/King County area last year, THE LARGEST RISE IN LOCAL DRUG-RELATED DEATHS IN 17 YEARS. Methamphetamine-related deaths also rose 59 percent. Fatal overdoses linked to heroin surged by 58 percent in King County last year, fueling the steepest rise in local drug-caused deaths in 17 years.

    Jun 6, 2017 – New data compiled from hundreds of health agencies reveals the extent of the drug overdose epidemic last year

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    CRIME LAB DATA, DATA FROM WASHINGTON STATE PATROL FORENSIC LABORATORY SERVICES BUREAU…

    FOR POLICE EVIDENCE TESTING INDICATE AN 85% INCREASE STATEWIDE, WITH INCREASES IN MOST COUNTIES.

    PUBLICLY FUNDED DRUG TREATMENT ADMISSIONS FOR OPIOIDS AS THE PRIMARY DRUG INCREASED 197% STATEWIDE, WITH INCREASES IN 38 OF 39 COUNTIES.

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    WA STATE LEGISLATOR’S PRIORITIES FOR WSP?

    DRUG FATALITIES OR DISTRACTED DRIVING TICKETS?

    WA STATE, DRUG CAUSED DEATHS INVOLVING OPIOIDS INCREASED 31% STATEWIDE, WITH INCREASES IN MOST COUNTIES.

    AND, NATIONWIDE? THEY ESTIMATE DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS INCREASED BY MORE THAN 25 PERCENT IN 2016.

    Opioid Trends Across Washington State

    Apr 20, 2015 adai.uw.edu/pubs/infobriefs/ADAI-IB-2015-01.pdf

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    WA STATE RATE OF CRIME LAB CASES WITH ANY OPIATE RESULT

    OPIOID CASES BY COUNTY

    Data notes: Crime LAB DATA FROM THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL FORENSIC LABORATORY SERVICES BUREAU: An “opiate case” refers to a unique FLSB case number with at least one result positive for any opiate. Only crime lab submissions from an agency clearly operating within a single county were associated with a county. Those originating from multi-county agencies, such as cross-jurisdiction drug task forces, some Washington State Patrol detachments, or federal law enforcement, are included in the state-wide rate.

    OPIOID USE, MORBIDITY, AND MORTALITY HAVE INCREASED NATIONALLY AND ACROSS WASHINGTON STATE. To provide insights into how and where changes are occurring, several data sources are mapped. Crime lab, treatment, and mortality data are presented for 2002–2004 and 2011–2013, to show patterns over time. These maps combine heroin and prescription-type opioids as those abusing these drugs often use them interchangeably, and interventions, treatment and the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, work equally well for both types of opioids.

    Crime lab data for police evidence testing indicate an 85% increase statewide, with increases in most counties. Publicly funded drug treatment admissions for opioids as the primary drug increased 197% statewide, with increases in 38 of 39 counties. Drug caused deaths involving opioids increased 31% statewide, with increases in most counties.

    The total number of drug caused deaths involving opioids in 2013 was 608, with 6,668 deaths total from 2002–2013. The annual rate of opioid deaths has not changed from 2008 to 2013.

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    UPDATED  BY OTHERS Jun 6, 2017 – New data compiled from hundreds of health agencies reveals the extent of the drug overdose epidemic last year

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    continued….

    Across these three data sources a similar pattern emerges with prescription-type opioids peaking between 2008–2010, while heroin continued increasing through 2013.

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    WA STATE LEGISLATOR’S PRIORITIES FOR WSP?

    DRUG FATALITIES OR DISTRACTED DRIVING TICKETS?

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    46,471: Drug Overdoses Killed More Americans Than Car Crashes or …

    www.cnsnews.com/…/dea-drug-overdoses-kill-more-americans-car-crashes-or-firearm…

    Nov 5, 2015 – (CNSNews.com) – “Drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury death in the United States, ahead of motor vehicle deaths and …

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    Drug Deaths in America Are Rising Faster Than Ever | Diverse Health …

    https://diversehealthservices.wordpress.com/2017/06/06/drug-deaths-in-america-are-ri…

    Jun 6, 2017 – New data compiled from hundreds of health agencies reveals the extent of the drug overdose epidemic last year. AKRON, Ohio — Drug …

    we estimate overdose deaths increased by more than 25 percent in 2016.

    www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/05/upshot/opioid-epidemic-drug-overdose-deaths-are-rising-faster-than-ever.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0

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    The most dangerous states for car accidents | Transportation …

    www.nwitimes.com/…/the-most-dangerous-states…accidents/collection_44bc28fd-4a1…

    JUN 19, 2017 – Despite recent gains in car safety, 2016 ended up being a deadly year for drivers.

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    Summary: August 29, 2016

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is releasing 2015 TRAFFIC FATALITY DATA IN RAW FORMAT AND PUTTING OUT A CALL TO ACTION TO JUMP IN AND ANALYZE IT.

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    On a scale from 1-50, with 50 being the safest, WA State is #45  for safest driving. (on average from 2000 to 2015)

    # 45 Washington

    Average fatalities  in a  year (per 100,000) 8.53

    Total Fatalities  8,789

    WA STATE PERCENT OF FATALITIES RELATED TO ALCOHOL 41.86%

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    ANOTHER WSP CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITY….. INVESTIGATING ACCIDENTS

    THAT CLEARLY SHOWS WHY WASHINGTON STATE PATROL HAS MORE CRITICAL RESPONSIBILITIES THEN WASTING THEIR TIME GIVING OUT TICKETS FOR WA STATE NEW DISTRACTED DRIVING LAW.

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    35,092.the number of people who died on our nation’s highways in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2015.

    To be precise, 7.2% more people died in traffic-related accidents in 2015 than in 2014. The U.S. Department of Transportation Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)

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    America leads the world in drug overdose deaths — by a lot – Vox

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/6/28/…/drug-overdose-deaths-world

    AMERICA LEADS THE WORLD IN DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS — BY A LOT … Updated by German Lopez@germanrlopezgerman.lopez@vox.com JUN 28, 2017, 8:10am EDT.

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    REMEMBER BEAUTIFUL OHIO?

    Ohio drug overdose deaths in one county already top last year’s total …

    www.foxnews.com/…/2017/…/ohio-drug-overdose-deaths-in-one-county-already-top-la…

    Jun 5, 2017 – AS OF JUNE 1, THE COUNTY HAD TALLIED 360 DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS. “AT THIS PACE, WE EXPECT ABOUT 800 OVERDOSE DEATHS BY THE END OF 2017,” Ken …

     STATEWIDE, MORE THAN 4,000 PEOPLE DIED FROM DRUG OVERDOSES LAST YEAR. AND IN 2015, OHIO HAD THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF PRESCRIPTION OPIOID OVERDOSE DEATHS — 1,800 — OF ANY STATE IN THE NATION, ACCORDING TO THE LATEST FIGURES IN AN analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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    INDEED, I  REMEMBER BEAUTIFUL OHIO

    Connie Francis – Beautiful Ohio (stereo remastered) – YouTube

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_1ZneQhawI

    Apr 25, 2016 – 50+ videos Play all. Play now. Mix – Connie Francis – Beautiful Ohio (stereo remastered)YouTube. Connie Francis – Melody of Love (stereo …


  • WA State Maritime Heritage Area

    H.R. 2833 WA State Maritime Heritage Area Maps

    A MAP IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS

    Citizens  be warned   look at your county maps

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     WA STATE  IN NOT A “NANNY STATE” …. YET

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    AND IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR DOCTOR?

    There is no increased federal regulation associated with National Heritage Areas

    and no private land is affected or acquired.

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    Maritime Heritage Area Maps

    kilmer.house.gov/…/MaritimeHeri…

    United States House of Representatives

    Service Layer Credits: Esri, DeLorme, GEBCO, NOAA. Legend. Maritime Heritage Area. County Boundary. Overview Map. The proposed Maritime Heritage.

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    This MAPPED AREA OF MOST  OF WESTERN WASHINGTON’S SALTWATER SHORELINE  in Act, H.R.2833, is AN UNDERSTATEMENT. There are 19 maps

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     A red flag warning by Pearl Revere

    ONE IF BY LAND… TWO IF BY SEA…

    The proposed Maritime Heritage

    Area includes the area one-quarter

    mile landward and one-quarter mile

    seaward of the median shoreline

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    Clallam County

    Jefferson County

    Pierce County

    King County

    Grays Harbor County

    Mason County

    Whatcom County

    Skagit County

    Snohomish County

    Kitsap County

    Thurston County

    Island County

    San Juan County

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     AND IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR DOCTOR?

    There is no increased federal regulation associated with National Heritage Areas

    and no private land is affected or acquired.

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     DID YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS ACT?

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     HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON?

    The feasibility study was managed by the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation and was completed in 2010.

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     WHO’S  BIG IDEA WAS IT? WHO SET US UP?

    The study was conducted with guidance by A STEERING COMMITTEE assembled for this project, including representatives FROM TRIBES, LOCAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT, HERITAGE ORGANIZATIONS, AND OTHER INTERESTED STAKEHOLDERS.

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     WHO KNEW? WHO REPRESENTS “WE THE PEOPLE” OF WA STATE?

    NOT REPRESENTATIVES FROM OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT

    I even called WA State DNR media?  (She had never heard of it?)

    I sent an email to our County Commissioner? (He had never heard of it)

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    WA STATE  IN NOT A “NANNY STATE” …. YET

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     WHO’S  STEERING WA STATE IN THE WRONG DIRECTION?

    THE STEERING COMMITTEE recommended to the Director of National Park Service that a Washington State National Maritime Heritage be considered.

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     THEY ARE FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND THEY ARE HERE TO HELP US?

    Governor Inslee has written a support letter for this legislation, which was sponsored by Senators Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray and  Representatives Derek Kilmer, Suzan DelBene, Denny Heck, Rick Larsen and Adam Smith

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    WHO’S GOING TO MANAGE US?

    At this time, the study team expects that A PRIVATE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION is the most likely type of management group for a National Heritage Area in Washington State.

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      A NATIONAL PARK PARTNERSHIP SERVICE?

    National Park Service National Heritage Areas are partnerships between the National Park Service, states, and LOCAL communities through which the National Park Service supports LOCAL and state efforts to preserve natural resources and promote tourism.

     TAXPAYER $$$ SUPPORTS THE National Park Service

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    WHO ARE THE BIG OPERATORS?

    They are operated by LOCAL boards that are ESTABLISHED BY LEGISLATION. National Heritage areas are not part of the National Park system, which are lands that are federally-owned and managed.

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    AND IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR DOCTOR?

    There is no increased federal regulation associated with National Heritage Areas

    and no private land is affected or acquired.

    Instead, the designation supports LOCAL CITIZENS  to preserve, share and promote our own heritage, WITH FULL LOCAL CONTROL

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    How stupid do they think AMERICAN CITIZENS are?

    Gruber then trumpeted the value of a “lack of transparency” — and called American voters stupid.

    “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage,” Gruber said. “And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter OR WHATEVER?  but basically that was really really critical for the thing to pass.”

    said the law was written in a deliberately “tortured” way and relied on the “stupidity of the American voter” to ensure its passage.

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     SO? How stupid do they think LOCAL CITIZENS are?

    WITH FULL LOCAL CONTROL?

    OPERATED BY LOCAL BOARDS?

    OF  PRIVATE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION?

    ESTABLISHED BY LEGISLATION?

    AND IF YOU WANT TO KEEP YOUR DOCTOR?

     

    H.R.2833 – Maritime Washington National Heritage Area Act114th Congress (2015-2016) | Get alerts

    Sponsor: Rep. Kilmer, Derek [D-WA-6] (Introduced 06/18/2015)
    Committees: House – Natural Resources
    Latest Action: 06/18/2015 Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources.

    The House Committee on Natural Resources membership consists of 44 Representatives, 26 Republicans and 18 Democrats, listed in order of seniority.

     

    TO BE CONTINUED…

    Pearl Rains Hewett