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Updated 3 days, 10 hours ago

Newhouse hears from Central WA constituents about priorities for Farm Bill

BENTON CITY – Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Yakima, held three roundtable discussions in Central Washington this week to ...

Updated 4 days, 8 hours ago
State wealth tax bill garners support in WA Senate hearing

OLYMPIA – A bill currently before the Washington State Senate would levy a special wealth tax on financial assets with an assessed value of more than $250 million. “We have an upside-down tax code that’s deepl...

Updated 4 days, 8 hours ago
WA Senate passes bill to create battery recycling program

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Legislature is looking at a measure that legislators hope will increase battery recycling in the state. “We know that the use of batteries will continue to increase and it’s urge...

Updated 5 days ago
Safety concern: Adams Co. Jail in need of repairs, staffing to reopen

RITZVILLE — Adams County Sheriff Dale Wagner said the situation facing Adams County in its efforts to reopen and maintain the county jail is not unique. “...

Updated 5 days, 8 hours ago
WA Senate passes police pursuit bill

OLYMPIA – Senate Bill 5352, a bill related to vehicular pursuits, passed the State Senate floor last week and moved on to the House. Local police and legisla...

Updated 6 days, 8 hours ago
Task force on missing indigenous women proposed to continue

OLYMPIA — A state task force on missing indigenous women, created in 2021, will be extended at least two more years if a Senate-passed bill is approved by th...

Updated 6 days, 8 hours ago
Catalytic converter theft bill gets hearing

OLYMPIA — A bill to combat catalytic converter theft in Washington moves forward today with a hearing in the Senate Law and Justice Committee, according to a...

Updated 1 week, 1 day ago
Food pantries seek flexibility to aid families

OLYMPIA — Legislation currently making its way through the Washington State Legislature would give food banks the ability to spend more money on diapers, toi...

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Hunting group files suit against WA wildlife commissioner

OLYMPIA - A nationwide hunting advocacy group is attempting to give the boot to a Washington wildlife commissioner for serving on another volunteer board.

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Bill to protect retired public employees’ health insurance passes WA Senate

OLYMPIA — A bill to protect retired public employees’ access to health insurance unanimously passed the Washington State Senate Wednesday...

Updated 1 week, 3 days ago
Pesticide Advisory Board bill passes WA House

OLYMPIA – Legislation that would create the Pesticide Advisory Board unanimously passed the state House of Representatives Tuesday...

Updated 1 week, 4 days ago
MLIRD funding bill faces glitch

MOSES LAKE — A bill sponsored by Sen. Judy Warnick (R-Moses Lake) and intended to fix the Moses Lake Irrigation and Rehabilitation District’s current inabili...

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Bill would make WA clergy mandatory reporters of abuse

OLYMPIA — A bill currently making its way through the Washington State Legislature would require clergy to report child abuse, neglect or sexual abuse to the...

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Tenant protection bill passes WA House

OLYMPIA — The Washington House of Representatives last week passed a bill to protect tenants from unreasonable damage claims, according to a statement from R...

Updated 1 week, 5 days ago
Driver’s ed to teach sharing road with trucks and buses

OLYMPIA - Driver’s education courses will include guidance about sharing the road with big trucks and buses if a bill approved by the Washington House gets a...