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Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, introduced legislation that would help retired farmers, or those looking to retire. The 17th District lawmaker’s proposal would allow aging farmers to continue to have their land...

Legislators from the 42nd Legislative District, Reps. Vincent Buys and Luanne Van Werven, introduced legislation Monday to protect Washingtonians from property tax increases as a result of levy reform the Legislature passed in 2017....

Rep. Paul Graves, R-Fall City, has been appointed to the House Appropriations Committee and promoted to Assistant Ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee on the first day of the 2018...

State Rep. Mike Volz, R-Spokane Valley, received his committee assignments in advance of the 2018 legislative session. Volz, who began the second year of his two-year term Monday, was appointed to...

On Sunday evening, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department lost one of their own. Deputy Daniel A. McCartney, 34, of Yelm, responded to a residential burglary call in the Frederickson area. As...

Rep. Dick Muri, R-Steilacoom, issued the following statement following the shooting death of Pierce County Deputy Daniel McCartney, 34, of Yelm. The deputy was shot and killed while responding to a...

House Republican leadership recently selected Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, to serve as the ranking Republican on the House Community Development, Housing and Tribal Affairs Committee. The official swearing-in ceremony held today...

At the onset of the 2018 legislative session Monday, State Rep. Gina McCabe assumed a new role as the lead Republican on the House Labor and Workplace Standards Committee. McCabe, a...

Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, has introduced legislation to change the business and occupation (B&O) tax reporting frequency for small business owners. Current guidelines for monthly reporting were established by the Department...

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, introduced a bill that would allow for disciplinary action for state officials and employees who knowingly provide false or misleading testimony to the state Legislature. The 19th...