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The Washington State Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a capital gains tax, leaving local Republican legislators concerned the decision runs counter to how the tax is interpreted in other states. … more
The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is o ne of four Washington entities set to receive funds from the state’s Clean Energy Fund. The Cowlitz Tribe will receive $150,000 for its “Fleet … more
On Tuesday, 19th Legislative District state Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, testified before the Senate Law and Justice Committee in favor of his catalytic converter bill, known as Senate Bill … more
OLYMPIA – Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) shellfish managers on Tuesday confirmed coastal razor clam digging reopens at Twin Harbors and Copalis on Friday, March 17.  … more
The Washington State Legislature’s 5 p.m. cutoff on March 8 for bills to pass their chamber of origin put an end to many potential pieces of legislation, but lawmakers representing North Clark … more
After years of attempts, Democrats in the Washington House of Representatives passed a ban on assault weapons late Wednesday. The measure was approved one day after the House voted 52-44 requiring … more
On the same day that the Washington state House of Representatives refused to consider a bill that could reform the state's police pursuit law, it approved a bill making more funds available for … more
After the state House of Representatives refused to move on police pursuit reform by the Wednesday cutoff to get a bill out of its chamber of origin, effectively dooming its chances, the Senate acted … more
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) shellfish managers on Monday confirmed coastal razor clam digging reopens at Mocrocks Friday, March 3, followed by opportunities March 5 and March 7. … more
A school funding bill sponsored by state Rep. Joel McEntire, R-Cathlamet, was passed unanimously by the House Capital Budget Committee last Monday ahead of a key committee deadline.   "This … more
Senate Bill 5287, sponsored by state Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, was passed out of the state Senate by a vote of 48-0 on Monday. The bill, aimed at “holding green energy to green … more
A Southwest Washington lawmaker is leading the charge in proposing harsher penalties for those who buy and sell the precious metals extracted from stolen catalytic converters. State Rep. Greg … more
Children and grandchildren sat on laps and wandered the aisles of the House of Representatives during this year’s Children’s Day at the state Legislature, while many young observers … more
Playing video games and simplifying technical language are some ways to solve the gap in the manufacturing workforce, according to those who work on both sides of the equation. During a … more
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) shellfish managers on Friday tentatively scheduled additional razor clam digging dates at Mocrocks and Copalis beaches in March. "After … more
Legislators representing the east side of Clark County are seeing their authored bills progress through the lawmaking process, as one bill moves onto the Senate after passing on the House … more
Candidates in the race for Washington’s Third Congressional District broke the fundraising record for the district last year, based on final filings for the 2022 election. The Federal … more
Stalking is stalking, whether it is in person or online, and they will be treated as identical crimes if a bill presented in the Legislature is adopted.  Under current law, a person commits … more
The 2023 Southwest Washington Scholastic Chess Championships were held at Centralia College on Saturday, Feb. 4, with organizers calling the event the largest chess tournament in Lewis County … more
The Mount St. Helens Institute recently announced its campaign for a special license plate featuring the image of Mount St. Helens is back on track.  After previously gathering almost 4,000 … more
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