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The state House passed legislation Thursday that would allow judges to release certified driving abstracts (comprehensive driving records) directly to persons who have cases pending before their courts. Current law restricts...

March 6, 2009

State agency public meetings would be required to allow public testimony under Kretz’s measure   When a state agency advertised a public meeting in Colville last year to discuss wildlife issues,...

March 5, 2009

Rep. Bruce Chandler, R-Granger, said flexibility and local control were at the heart of House Bill 1292, which passed the House of Representatives 87-10. The bill would create a pilot program...

March 5, 2009

“We will continue to stand up for taxpayers and respect the will of voters who demanded no tax increases be enacted in Olympia without approval from a two-thirds majority of the...

March 5, 2009

Measure would benefit Skamania and Klickitat counties   The House of Representatives yesterday passed a bill sponsored by Rep. Bruce Chandler, R-Granger, that would help counties harvest more timber on county-owned...

March 5, 2009

House Republicans press for answers, taxpayer protection   House Republicans are asking House Speaker Frank Chopp to rule on whether the Washington State House of Representatives can repeal an established tax...

March 3, 2009

Measure would keep track of sex offender e-mail addresses, Web site activity Convicted sex and kidnapping offenders would have to report their e-mail addresses and Web sites under a bill approved...

March 3, 2009

Measure redrafted to address committee concerns  Rep. Brad Klippert submitted a new version of his public facilities district bill to the House Finance Committee today after its members expressed concern that...

March 2, 2009

They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions.  They also say the devil is in the details.  Both timely axioms ring true when discussing Gov. Gregoire’s “cap and...

March 2, 2009

‘This is a tool in the toolbox for small communities to deal with increasing costs and fire dangers brought on by a complete ban on outdoor burning,’ says Rep. Short  ...

Feb. 27, 2009