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Local officials and constituents welcome to visit Legislature, meet with representatives   Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short hosted Stevens County Sheriff Craig Thayer (left) during his visit to Olympia... ...

March 31, 2009

Majority party looks to increase unemployment insurance rates despite faltering economy   In the midst of an economic crisis and an 8.4 percent unemployment rate, Washington state’s majority party leaders... ...

March 28, 2009

‘Democrats’ priorities out of line with folks living in the real world,’ Kretz says   Families are struggling, employers are closing their doors, Washington’s unemployment rate is 8.4 percent and... ...

March 28, 2009

Measure would allow cities to combine resources to build local facilities Rep. Brad Klippert’s bill that would allow multiple contiguous cities to form a single public facilities district (PFD) to... ...

March 27, 2009

The state Senate Transportation Committee unveiled its proposed budget for 2009-11 Wednesday. The $4.3 billion plan includes funding for 400 projects, including $38 million for Spokane’s North-South Freeway. Rep. Matt... ...

March 27, 2009

Despite excitement over the Gonzaga Bulldogs’ NCAA championship game the same day, more than 150 people in total turned out to meet with Rep. Kevin Parker, R-Spokane, at three different... ...

March 24, 2009

A measure to allow school districts to establish time spent in classroom based on hours rather than days was heard Wednesday in the Senate Committee on Early Learning and K-12... ...

March 20, 2009

Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, member of the state Economic and Revenue Forecast Council, and ranking Republican on the House Finance Committee, released the following statement after today’s updated Washington state... ...

March 19, 2009

  Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, invites constituents to join him for a telephone town hall Thursday, April 2, from 7 to 8 p.m.  The “teleforum” allows callers to listen in... ...

March 19, 2009

Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, will host a 10th Legislative District telephone town hall meeting Tuesday, March 24, 7 to 8 p.m. Residents around the district are invited to participate in the...

March 19, 2009