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‘Democrats’ priorities out of line with folks living in the real world,’ Kretz says   Families are struggling, employers are closing their doors, Washington’s unemployment rate is 8.4 percent and the...

March 28, 2009

The state Senate Transportation Committee unveiled its proposed budget for 2009-11 Wednesday. The $4.3 billion plan includes funding for 400 projects, including $38 million for Spokane’s North-South Freeway. Rep. Matt Shea...

March 27, 2009

Measure would allow cities to combine resources to build local facilities Rep. Brad Klippert’s bill that would allow multiple contiguous cities to form a single public facilities district (PFD) to pay...

March 27, 2009

More than 330,000 people in Washington are without jobs — the highest in 25 years. Many losses are in the housing industry. If the economic downturn has taught us anything, it’s...

March 26, 2009

Despite excitement over the Gonzaga Bulldogs’ NCAA championship game the same day, more than 150 people in total turned out to meet with Rep. Kevin Parker, R-Spokane, at three different town...

March 24, 2009

A measure to allow school districts to establish time spent in classroom based on hours rather than days was heard Wednesday in the Senate Committee on Early Learning and K-12 Education....

March 20, 2009

  Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, invites constituents to join him for a telephone town hall Thursday, April 2, from 7 to 8 p.m.  The “teleforum” allows callers to listen in and...

March 19, 2009

Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, will host a 10th Legislative District telephone town hall meeting Tuesday, March 24, 7 to 8 p.m. Residents around the district are invited to participate in the...

March 19, 2009

Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, member of the state Economic and Revenue Forecast Council, and ranking Republican on the House Finance Committee, released the following statement after today’s updated Washington state revenue...

March 19, 2009

If you’re tempted to give a standing ovation to the state Supreme Court for its decision not to take up a test case that could have made it easier for the...

March 18, 2009