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Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, talks with Kelley Hays on Capitol Conversation about legislation she is drafting that would allow retired farmers to remove land from current use tax classification without additional...

On this Capitol Conversation podcast, Wildfire Caucus Chair Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, urges the public to take precautions against fires on public lands that could turn into devastating wildfires. Dent...

Earlier this week, the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) announced it would be changing its policy regarding the prescription of opiates to Apple Health (Medicaid) clients.

In the late afternoon and early evening of June 30, hours before the end of the state’s fiscal cycle, the Legislature passed a new 2017-19 operating budget. Minutes before midnight, Gov. Jay...

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, talks about how freedom of speech on college campuses is an essential part of higher education. He also shares information on legislation he is sponsoring to ensure...

Thousands remain stranded on the wrong side of the broadband divide Rural Washington is waiting.  This seemed to be the predominant message at a technology roundtable in Spokane this past week,...

In this Capitol Conversation podcast, 2nd District Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, explains the state Supreme Court Hirst decision, how it is affecting decisions to purchase property, and why legislation to rollback...

On Aug. 8, we traveled across the 16th District from Dayton to Prosser, meeting with newspaper editors and reflecting on the successes and disappointments of this year’s Legislature. It was a...

Rep. Matt Manweller has received the “Legislator of the Year” award from the Washington Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) for his strong leadership the past two legislative sessions to bring vocational...

Rep. Gina McCabe, R-Goldendale, will be visiting cities throughout the 14th Legislative District Aug. 22-23 to provide a recap of the 2017 legislative session — the longest legislative session in state...