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LEGISLATIVE NEWS: Bipartisan group of legislators discuss wolves and wildfires with locals

OLYMPIA—In the past decade, perhaps no two issues have affected local communities, ranchers and families in Northeast Washington more than wolves and wildfires. Last week, a bipartisan group of lawmakers... READ MORE

Rep. Melanie Morgan appointed to governor’s equity task force

OLYMPIA – State Rep. Melanie Morgan (D-Parkland) was recently appointed to the newly-created Office of Equity Task Force by Acting Speaker of the House John Lovick. The task force was... READ MORE

You’re invited: Coffee chat with Acting Speaker John Lovick and Rep. Jared Mead

OLYMPIA—How can we work together to make Washington state a better place to live, work and raise a family? “There’s no substitute to hearing directly from you,” said Acting Speaker... READ MORE

Rep. Sharon Shewmake to serve on state emergency energy supply panel

OLYMPIA – State Rep. Sharon Shewmake has been appointed to serve on the Joint Committee on Energy Supply and Conservation by acting Speaker of the House John Lovick. Shewmake (D-42nd,... READ MORE

Wylie to serve on Arts Commission and River Governance Council

OLYMPIA – Rep. Sharon Wylie, D-Vancouver, released the following statement regarding her recent appointments to serve on the Washington State Arts Commission and the Council of State Governments West’s Legislative... READ MORE

Lekanoff appointed co-chair on Water Supply Task Force

OLYMPIA – Following the end of the 2019 legislative session, Rep. Debra Lekanoff, D-Bow, was appointed co-chair to the Joint Legislative Task Force on Water Supply. The task force is... READ MORE

Reps. Kilduff and Leavitt together in rotunda
MEDIA ADVISORY: “Coffee & Conversations” with State House Representatives on June 11

Who: Rep. Christine Kilduff and Rep. Mari Leavitt What: A small group conversation with 28th District constituents When: Tuesday, June 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Where: Starbucks in... READ MORE

Governor signs Santos bill addressing teacher workforce shortage crisis

OLYMPIA – Governor Inslee signed a bill last Wednesday aimed at getting more qualified teachers into public school classrooms in an effort to address the growing teacher shortage crisis in... READ MORE

Rep. Riccelli statement on Federal Support for Permanent Daylight Saving Time

Statement from Rep. Marcus Riccelli, D-Spokane, on Federal Support for Permanent Daylight Saving Time May 10, 2019 This session, the Washington State Legislature finally took a major step in moving... READ MORE

State construction budget improves quality of life, opportunity for Pierce County’s most underserved communities

OLYMPIA—The new state construction budget – known as the capital budget (House Bill 1102) – passed by the legislature includes funding for Pierce County projects that will benefit some of... READ MORE