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Video Update from Rep. Morris: transportation projects, clean energy technology

Rep. Jeff Morris (D-Mount Vernon) discusses his legislative priorities for the 2015 sessions, including making investments in education, building transportation infrastructure in Whatcom and San Juan counties, and creating a clean energy future for Washington.

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Speaker Chopp’s opening day remarks

Thank you, Pat, for those kind words. You are a tremendous leader and a great friend. To get started, please join me in welcoming all the new members to the People’s House. I look forward to working with each of you. We all have loved ones back home, making it possible for us to serve. Without my wife Nancy’s love and advice, I wouldn’t be here. And I am very grateful for the support of my son and daughter. So … Continue reading

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Our gas prices drop 2nd-most in the nation

Since hitting a high in April of 2014, gas prices in Washington have fallen 44 cents per gallon – a decline that ranks second only to Oregon among U.S. states. The information was put together as part of a broader study by AAA on the price of gas across the United States, which shows that Washington and Oregon are at the forefront of a nationwide decrease in the price of gasoline. The average price of gas in the United States … Continue reading

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Be prepared to “take winter by storm”

Although jack-o-lanterns and spider webs still grace our porches, we know winter is coming soon. The new season means lots of fun: the holidays, skiing, snowboarding, cozy nights by the fire. But winter also means short days, long nights and plenty of bad weather. So be prepared, and be safe, especially when it comes to driving. Now is the time to make sure your car is in good condition for the rainy, snowy, windy months ahead. Get it tuned up … Continue reading

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Texting While Driving: A Problem for All Ages

Although teenagers are the most common target for anti-texting and driving PSAs, an analysis of infractions in Washington state shows the problem is hardly confined to the youngest age bracket. The Washington State Patrol reviewed the 2,261 traffic stops where officers issued tickets or warnings for texting while driving and found that more than half of violators were over the age of 30. The youngest stop was 16, while the oldest was an 81-year-old. Perhaps more troubling is the fact … Continue reading

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