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Special to the Chambers of Commerce Recently, Washington’s chief economist said the worst of the state’s recession may be over. However, he noted “the recovery is still fragile, and fraught... ...

Sept. 16, 2009

It may be fitting that Oct. 31 — Halloween — is also the due date for payment of the second half of your property tax bill. After all, that bill... ...

Sept. 16, 2009

Solutions at state level to be discussed Responding to numerous citizen rallies and the national health care reform debate, state legislators from the 13th, 14th and 15th legislative districts will... ...

Sept. 15, 2009

Kretz, Kristiansen say the State Building Code Council, governor overstepped After a controversial decision to update the state’s building code without proper economic impact statements, Reps. Joel Kretz and Dan... ...

Sept. 14, 2009

State lawmakers from the 8th Legislative District will hold a town hall meeting next week in Richland focusing on health care reform and health care proposals at both the state... ...

Sept. 11, 2009

Legislator fears jobs will leave the state Rep. Cary Condotta, lead Republican on the House Commerce and Labor Committee, today had this to say about the announcement from South Carolina:... ...

Sept. 11, 2009

Now that teachers and students have returned to classes, this is a good time to discuss changes in Washington’s schools and colleges. WASL replaced For the first time in 12... ...

Sept. 9, 2009

Lawmaker’s experience and interest in transparent government needed to find solutions to public records, meetings debate Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna has appointed Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, to the state’s... ...

Sept. 4, 2009

As a parent, a school resource officer, a deputy sheriff, and your state representative, the safety and well-being of our children is extremely important to me, as I know it... ...

Sept. 2, 2009

A question I am frequently asked is: “Where does the lottery money go? I thought it was supposed to go to schools.” Many people may be surprised to know that... ...

Sept. 2, 2009