News Releases

  Rep. Kevin Parker, R-Spokane, testified to the  Washington Citizens’ Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials today, asking it not to adopt a raise in pay for elected officials. “When Washington...

Jan. 21, 2009

Yakima lawmaker described as ‘a true public servant’ Described as a person with “a true servant’s heart” who “always put the interests of others above her own,” former state Rep. Mary...

Jan. 21, 2009

In a letter to the state’s Salary Commission, House Republican Leader Richard DeBolt urged the board not to approve pay increases for state lawmakers this year. The request to forego salary...

Jan. 21, 2009

Measure would help to relieve court backlog, judge testifies District Court Judge Robert Ingvalson told the House Judiciary Committee Monday that two additional judges in Benton County would increase efficiency and...

Jan. 20, 2009

‘As we begin this year’s session without him, we try to remember the example he gave us,’ Walsh says   Rep. Maureen Walsh, R-Walla Walla, began the 2009 legislative session in...

Jan. 20, 2009

Rep. Kretz hosts the couple, says they have dedicated their lives to serving others   Representative Joel Kretz welcomed former Sen. Scott Barr and his wife Dollie to Olympia the week...

Jan. 19, 2009

‘Today we honor a man who changed the mind of America by changing the hearts of Americans,’ Parker says Editor’s Note: The video of Parker’s speech as recorded by TVW is...

Jan. 19, 2009

The two officials crossed the mountains to discuss local cost-saving measures   Reps. Joel Kretz  and Shelly Short welcomed two Pend Oreille officials to Olympia the week of Jan. 12. Laura...

Jan. 16, 2009

The two officials crossed the mountains to discuss local cost-saving measures   Reps. Joel Kretz  and Shelly Short welcomed two Pend Oreille officials to Olympia the week of Jan. 12. Laura...

Jan. 16, 2009

The 7th District legislator was appointed to the position by his colleagues last November Returning to Olympia Jan. 12 for the 2009 legislative session, Rep. Joel Kretz assumed the tasks and...

Jan. 15, 2009