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A measure that would give irrigation districts the authority to enter into private-public partnerships unanimously passed the state House of Representatives recently. Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, prime-sponsor of House Bill 1578, says it is...

Several residents in Pierce, King and Snohomish counties are facing big increases in their licensing fees as the Sound Transit 3 taxes are implemented. 44th District Rep. Mark Harmsworth would like...

On Wednesday, the state House of Representatives passed a measure that would provide community and technical college students the costs of required textbooks and course materials before they sign up for class. House Bill 1375 would...

A bill sponsored by Rep. Ed Orcutt and co-sponsored by Rep. Richard Debolt, which would protect a previously purchased burial plot in an abandoned cemetery, earned unanimous approval by the state...

Reps. Cary Condotta, R-Wenatchee and Mike Steele, R-Chelan, will host a telephone town hall on Wednesday, March 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. They invite all 12th Legislative District residents...

Rep. Larry Haler, R-Richland, and Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick, will host a public town hall meeting this weekend.  The event, to be held at The Arc of Tri-Cities, will be Saturday,...

Rep. Drew MacEwen's bill to ensure incarcerated criminal offenders pay court-ordered restitution to their victims was unanimously approved by the House Wednesday.

A bill extending the expiration date to report data for timber purchases to the Department of Revenue (DOR) was approved by the state House Wednesday. House Bill 1148, sponsored by 19th...

A measure that would ensure access to short-line railroads and development for freight rail under the state’s Growth Management Act (GMA) in Clark, Yakima and Spokane counties gained House approval Tuesday, 83-14. House Bill...

Rep. Melanie Stambaugh's bill to establish a consistent policy for how Advanced Placement (AP) exam credit is granted at the state's higher education institutions received approval by the House Tuesday.