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People have been asking me about my impressions of the recent “short” legislative session that just ended a couple of weeks ago. Here’s my recap. As I mentioned at the Greater...

April 25, 2018

The Ellensburg School District is adopting the StopIt Solutions anonymous reporting app that was the central component of Rep. Matt Manweller’s Students Protecting Students school safety bill in the 2018 legislative session....

April 23, 2018

A recent ruling by a Thurston County judge found the Legislature’s attempt to amend an initiative that would put new rules on police use of force violates the state’s constitution. While...

April 23, 2018

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, helped secure $129,000 in the 2018 supplemental capital budget to address homelessness in Longview. Community House, a program that helps homeless families and individuals, plans to use...

April 19, 2018

House Republican leadership recently selected Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy to serve on the House Appropriations Committee. An official invitation from the state Speaker of the House confirmed the appointment. “I am...

April 18, 2018

Rep. Jesse Young, R-Gig Harbor, has been appointed by House Republican leadership to serve on the House Finance Committee.  An official letter of appointment from the state Speaker of the House...

April 18, 2018

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recently decided not to recommend closure of the Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facility at the Grant County International Airport (GCIA). The FAA’s decision is the culmination...

April 18, 2018

Rep. Matt Manweller, R-Ellensburg, has been appointed to two new task forces by House Republican leadership. Manweller will serve on the Legislative-Executive WorkFirst Poverty Reduction Oversight Task Force. The task force is...

April 17, 2018

Recently, Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy joined U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside, and key stakeholders who oppose judicial orders to spill more water over regional dams. The meeting came as the Ninth...

April 6, 2018

In this edition of the “Barkis Breakdown,” Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, gives you the major “highs and lows” in this wrap-up of the 2018 legislative session. He also provides you with...

April 6, 2018