House passes Tharinger bill on biomass, hog fuel, and clean energy

OLYMPIA—Legislation by Rep. Steve Tharinger (D-Port Townsend) will boost local jobs and clean energy in the 24th District and throughout Washington state. “Hog fuel—also known as wood waste —is a... READ MORE

LEGISLATIVE NEWS – Chapman and Tharinger: Progress for local courts on family and kids

OLYMPIA—Grays Harbor County is the first since 2008 to join a statewide effort to improve family and juvenile courts. “It’s great to see the 24th District continue to push for... READ MORE

Let’s Build Infrastructure in Timber and Farm Country

OLYMPIA—The House of Representatives passed legislation by Rep. Steve Tharinger (D-Port Townsend) to build infrastructure in timber and farm country.  “It’s tough for many of our rural counties to find... READ MORE

Update on the housing crisis and homelessness

Dear neighbors,  One issue that I hear about so often is the housing crisis and homelessness.  All of our families are affected by the skyrocketing price of housing—and the rise... READ MORE

Legislative update on health care and the 2023 session

Dear neighbors,  We’re tackling many issues this year in the House of Representatives, including health care, housing, economic development, and natural resources.  This time, I’d like to give you a... READ MORE