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Tenth District Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, has released the following statement in response to Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit against the U.S. Navy over its expanded Growler jet operations...

July 23, 2019

Last month, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) proposed significant changes to the state’s existing overtime rules that could curtail the growth of employers and have devastating consequences...

July 22, 2019

Last month, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) proposed significant changes to the state’s existing overtime rules that could curtail the growth of employers and have devastating consequences...

July 19, 2019

In the past decade, perhaps no two issues have affected local communities, ranchers and families in Northeast Washington more than wolves and wildfires. Last week, a bipartisan group of lawmakers joined...

July 16, 2019

House Republican Leader Rep. J.T. Wilcox talks with Rep. Richard DeBolt, who is hosting “Let’s Talk About It” on Centralia’s KELA, about the affordable housing crisis in Washington state.

July 11, 2019

In his second video update of the interim, House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox discusses the ongoing work of his members – including Rep. Gina Mosbrucker (helping identify and find missing indigenous...

July 3, 2019

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, discusses legislation he drafted to end the use of title-only bills. The 19th District legislator says that “ghost bills,” which are essentially blank bills with a title-only...

July 3, 2019

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, wants to end the practice of introducing title-only bills. The 19th District lawmaker has drafted legislation to be introduced during the next legislative session that would close...

July 2, 2019

Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it was reversing course on its proposal to close or privatize 25 Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers operated by the U.S. Forest...

July 1, 2019

Rep. Carolyn Eslick, R-Sultan, has been selected by members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to receive their 2019 Behavioral Health Champion Award for her work on improving access...

June 26, 2019