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Changes to state’s public records request laws currently being considered in Olympia

OLYMPIA - State and local agencies may charge a processing fee for public records sought for commercial purposes, under terms of a proposal considered by the 2015 legislature.

Senate ‘package’ deals with a different transportation issue... human trafficking

Three Washington State Senate bills aim to increase awareness of human trafficking and help agencies coordinate efforts to confront the problem.

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Sunnyside lawmaker leads effort in honoring Civil Air Patrol

An open door at his Olympia office led to Sen. Jim Honeyford joining the Civil Air Patrol nearly a decade ago.

Newhouse takes aim at VA cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) is seeking answers over the Obama administration’s proposed funding cuts for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

From D.C. to the ‘DC’

U.S. Congressman tours Walmart Distribution Center

For nearly a week, Congressman Dan Newhouse left the snow of Washington D.C. for a week or so in his sunny home district.

Surplus state-held water rights targeted for irrigation, local uses

Local communities could have more access to water if legislators succeed in implementing a new system of leasing surplus state-owned water rights.

Sunnyside City Council Agenda

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, 6:30 p.m. at the Sunnyside Law & Justice Center

Grandview’s levy passing by just four votes

A week after the special election, the results are looking more positive for Grandview’s capital improvements levy, while Bickleton’s three-year maintenance and operations levy faltered slightly, but is still passing with more than 76 percent of the vote.

Newhouse votes to repeal nation’s Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressional Republicans again launched an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Health, labeling concerns erupt in wake of governor’s e-cigarette excise tax proposal

OLYMPIA - Proposed legislation focusing on e-cigarettes and other vapor inhalation products would tighten the state’s control over the legal smoking age, labeling and advertising requirements and retailer licensing.

Newhouse pans Hanford cut

President Barack Obama’s recently issued Department of Energy budget proposal for fiscal year 2016 calls for a nearly $100 million cut for Hanford’s Richland operating office.

Rep. Newhouse joins congressional call for port negotiation resolution

In a recent letter sent to the International Longshore Warehouse Union President Robert McEllrath and Pacific Maritime Association Chairman and CEO James McKenna, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) joined 87 colleagues to urge swift resolution to ongoing west coast port contract negotiations.

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Honeyford welcomes Senate page

Sen. Jim Honeyford (R-Sunnyside) is pictured with Elise Moneymaker, who served for one week as a page in the Washington State Senate.

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Newly elected county prosecutor stresses accountability, transparency

Newly elected Yakima County Prosecutor Joe Brusic says he wants his office to be accountable and for all of its activities to be conducted with a transparency.

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