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An independent report citing serious national competitiveness challenges, shortfalls and opportunities in Washington’s aerospace industry today sparked debate on what should be done to ensure a healthy business climate. Rep.... ...

April 9, 2009

  The legislation that would allow some small school districts to waive the requirement for a 180-day school calendar passed the Senate today 34-13. Rep. Bruce Chandler, who sponsored the... ...

April 8, 2009

Legislators hosted group in Olympia April 6   Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short welcomed Omak Stampede Queen Amanda Emerson and Stampede Committee members to Olympia April 6.    ... ...

April 8, 2009

Legislators hosted group in Olympia April 6   Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short welcomed Omak Stampede Queen Amanda Emerson and Stampede Committee members to Olympia April 6.    ... ...

April 8, 2009

  Seventh District legislators said today they are very pleased that Republic will get needed financial assistance for a light industrial park to bring new, family-wage jobs to Ferry County.... ...

April 7, 2009

  Seventh District legislators said today they are very pleased that Republic will get needed financial assistance for a light industrial park to bring new, family-wage jobs to Ferry County.... ...

April 7, 2009

OP-ED by Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short Our economy is struggling – our local papers are streamlining to save money, our small employers are cutting back expenses and our... ...

April 7, 2009

  The House General Government Appropriations Committee voted Friday to move a bill that would fund apple maggot monitoring systems. Rep. Bruce Chandler, R-Granger, co-sponsored the companion measure in the... ...

April 6, 2009

  Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short will host a town hall over the phone for their constituents Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m.  To participate, callers should call toll-free... ...

April 6, 2009

Measure now goes to the governor A bill that would add two additional judges to the Benton County District Court cleared its final legislative hurdle Monday and is on its... ...

April 6, 2009