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‘My priorities for the year include a no-new-taxes budget, fully funding education and fighting for transportation dollars in my region,’ Parker says   Kevin Parker, R-Spokane, officially became a state representative...

Jan. 12, 2009

Kennewick Republican outlines agenda, ready to go to work for local citizens Standing on the floor of the Washington House of Representatives with his right hand raised,  Brad Klippert took the...

Jan. 12, 2009

Lawmaker will fight to retain Yakima Valley School, preserve local road projects   Following the opening gavel today of the 2009 legislative session, Norm Johnson raised his right hand and promised...

Jan. 12, 2009

When lawmakers convene next Monday, Jan. 12, for the scheduled 105-day legislative session in Olympia, they will be faced with solving a record budget deficit exceeding $5.7 billion. In terms of...

Jan. 7, 2009