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Rep. Kretz hosts the couple, says they have dedicated their lives to serving others   Representative Joel Kretz welcomed former Sen. Scott Barr and his wife Dollie to Olympia the week...

Jan. 19, 2009

The two officials crossed the mountains to discuss local cost-saving measures   Reps. Joel Kretz  and Shelly Short welcomed two Pend Oreille officials to Olympia the week of Jan. 12. Laura...

Jan. 16, 2009

The two officials crossed the mountains to discuss local cost-saving measures   Reps. Joel Kretz  and Shelly Short welcomed two Pend Oreille officials to Olympia the week of Jan. 12. Laura...

Jan. 16, 2009

Second Klippert bill would allow police use of driver’s license photos for ID In his first bills introduced to the Legislature as the newest 8th District state lawmaker,  Rep. Brad Klippert ...

Jan. 15, 2009

The 7th District legislator was appointed to the position by his colleagues last November Returning to Olympia Jan. 12 for the 2009 legislative session, Rep. Joel Kretz assumed the tasks and...

Jan. 15, 2009

Snohomish lawmaker calls for setting budget priorities, resisting tax increases, allowing free-market solutions to work Calling upon the Legislature and the governor to make better, responsible budget decisions,  Rep. Dan Kristiansen...

Jan. 14, 2009

One of the founding principles upon which governments in civilized societies are based is the notion of public safety. If a like-minded group of people can’t band together and keep each...

Jan. 14, 2009

More than 230 years ago, when countries were ruled by rich and powerful nobles and kings, 56 men from 13 North American British colonies dared to assert that “all men are...

Jan. 14, 2009

After the governor's State of the State address today, Reps. Norma Smith and Barbara Bailey issued statements.

Jan. 14, 2009

Legislation would close the ’18-year-old’ loophole used in a recent Richland case     The 2009 Legislature got underway yesterday with the usual pomp and circumstance, including swearing-in ceremonies for new...

Jan. 13, 2009