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House Republican Transportation Leader Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, tells KXL Radio’s Lars Larson the loss of state employees due to the vaccine mandate could affect whether highways get plowed this winter,...

Oct. 22, 2021

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, tells Robb Francis and Greg Neft on KONA Radio that recent firings of transportation workers due to the COVID mandate...

Oct. 21, 2021

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, joins Jason Mattera on KIRO Radio to discuss potential impacts of state worker shortages after nearly 1,800 employees left or were fired over Gov. Inslee’s COVID-19 mandate....

Oct. 21, 2021

Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, R-Republic, talks with KELA’s Peter Abbarno about her concerns with the long-term care payroll tax, new police reforms that hamper efforts to stop criminals, behavioral and mental health...

Oct. 21, 2021

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, tells KTTH Talk Show Host Todd Herman he was locked out of his legislative office at the Capitol in Olympia for refusing to show his vaccine ID....

Oct. 21, 2021

Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Olympia, ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee, released the following statement on the state employees terminated on Monday. Oct. 18 because of Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccine...

Oct. 20, 2021

On KTTH with Jason Rantz, Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, reacts to the “no jab, no job” deadline and how the loss of nearly 1,800 state workers will hurt services — no...

Oct. 20, 2021

Senate Republican Leader John Braun, R-Centralia, and House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, released the following statement as thousands of people expect to lose their jobs this week thanks to Gov....

Oct. 18, 2021

Today, Monday, Oct. 18, is the deadline for most Washington state government, health care, and school workers to be fully vaccinated or risk losing their jobs. The governor’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate,...

Oct. 18, 2021

Today, Oct. 18, is the deadline Gov. Jay Inslee set when he announced in August vaccination requirements for most state employees, private health care workers, long-term care workers, employees working in K-12,...

Oct. 18, 2021