Published on September 12, 2017

ABERDEEN—More than a dozen state representatives, including Speaker of the House Frank Chopp, came to the Rotary Log Pavilion for the first stop on a listening tour in timber and farm country. “It was great to see so many local… READ MORE

Published on May 9, 2017

OLYMPIA—Hospitals in remote parts of Washington state will get help from a new law written by Rep. Steve Tharinger (D-Sequim). “In rural Washington, hospitals are the foundation that health care is built upon,” Rep. Tharinger said. “This legislation will maintain… READ MORE

Published on May 1, 2017

Here’s some recent press coverage about the local school now under construction using cross-laminated timber. This new technology has great potential for creating jobs in timber country while reducing the risk of expensive wildfires, since it makes thinning forests far more… READ MORE

Published on April 12, 2017

State construction budget also invests $800 million in higher education projects OLYMPIA—On a bipartisan vote of 95-2, the House of Representatives passed a state construction budget with a massive $1.8 billion investment in building local schools, colleges and universities. “Education… READ MORE

Published on April 5, 2017

Would create thousands of jobs, with a record $1 billion in funding to build schools OLYMPIA—The state construction budget proposed by the House of Representatives would invest more than $1 billion into building schools in every corner of Washington state…. READ MORE

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