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Calling Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, who has served in the U.S. House of Representatives for over a decade, one might expect the background droll of congressional staff or the muttering of … more
In his 2022 year in review, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee touted the state’s actions on green energy, environmental protections, securing abortion rights, solving the housing crisis and the … more
Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson released a statement on Dec. 28 announcing his partnership with state Rep. Mari Leavitt, D-University Place, on legislation combating … more
Washington and Idaho added tens of thousands of people over the last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau numbers released on Dec. 22. This added up to a small population increase in Washington … more
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will seek public input on rule making for Columbian white-tailed deer and the Cascade red fox until Jan. 24. The announcement came in a news … more
It’s been a long road. Since winter of 2021, Joe Kent, R-Yacolt, has been vying for the seat in Congress held by Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, in Washington’s 3rd … more
U.S. Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler knows a tough crowd. The federal representative faced backlash from her own political party when Republicans ran against her for what would have been her … more
State Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, released a statement on Wednesday, Dec. 14, criticizing Gov. Jay Inslee’s operating budget proposal.  In Wilson’s view, Inslee’s … more
The estimated cost to replace the aging Interstate 5 Bridge is in, with a high-end range for the project estimated to be $2.7 billion more than numbers from two years ago. On Dec. 9, the … more
State Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, prefiled four bills last week for the upcoming 2023 legislative session that begins on Jan. 9.  According to a news release from Abbarno’s … more
Last week, the U.S. Forest Service announced a plan to form a new federal advisory board to provide input on the Northwest Forest Plan, which covers Northern California, Oregon and Washington. For … more
After passing the United States House of Representatives this summer, heading to the Senate where it overcame a filibuster and was amended and approved, the Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA) was passed … more
The Republicans in the state Senate announced their committee assignments last week. Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, of the 20th district was selected to serve on the Housing, Labor and Commerce, … more
State Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, prefiled legislation last week that would allow tow truck operators to use rear facing blue lights while performing tow recovery operations along the side of a … more
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson will request legislation for a statewide ban on the purchase or transfer of assault-style semiautomatic rifles as part of the latest push … more
Secretary of State Steve Hobbs certified the results of the Nov. 8 general election on Dec. 7. The final turnout statistics compiled by the Office of Secretary of State show more than 3.06 … more
The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office is seeking public comments on a draft statewide recreation and conservation plan.  The plan is meant to guide decision-makers as they … more
Washington State Senate Democratic Caucus leaders offered a glimpse of their priorities for the fast-approaching 2023 legislative session on Wednesday, Nov. 30. They touched on a number of hot … more
The Cascade Mountains form a kingdom and the trees below are subjects. Nobility lives high up in a castle.  To get to the palace, one must cross rivers and forests. There he rests on sheets … more
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) decommissioned its Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19) website. As of Dec. 1, those who visit will be redirected … more
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