Brad Hendrickson nominated as secretary of the Senate

Brad Hendrickson was unanimously nominated by Democrats to serve as the next secretary of the Senate. Before taking the post, his nomination must still be approved by a majority of the Senate.

State seeks input on using Volkswagen settlement funds

State officials are seeking residents' input on how to spend the $112.7 million Washington could receive from a federal settlement with Volkswagen to reduce diesel air pollution. A webinar on using the money is set for 10 a.m. Nov. 28 and a Facebook streaming town hall is set for 6 p.m. Nov. 29.

Newhouse’s VA bill clears House

Measure calls for fixing management

Congressman Dan Newhouse’s bill to correct management issues in the Veterans Administration passed the House of Representatives yesterday.

Newhouse bill adjusts Endangered Species Act

More people to have input before listings

Congressman Dan Newhouse is elated after his State, Tribal and Local Species Transparency and Recovery Act was approved in a House Natural Resources Committee markup this week.

State headed for income tax?

Chandler signs letter objecting to latest effort

The people who are attempting to impose a state income tax on Washingtonians are trying to get there with the same tactic used to kill the $30 license tab fee.

Capital budget still tied up by Hirst Bill

Everybody holding the line in impasse

The Republicans and Democrats are still locked in a tug-of-war involving the state’s capital budget and the Repulicans’ desire to undo the Hirst decision by which the state supreme court muddied everybody’s water.

Hirst bill, capital budget stymied

No moving Republicans or Democrats

If you’ve been following the Hirst Bill state capital budget saga, you’re probably wondering how the two are related.

At Olympia meetings: Republicans still say no

Hirst Bill drilling into budget talks

Moses Lake Republican State Senator Judy Warnick said meetings yesterday to deal with the Hirst Bill and the state’s capital budget went well, but there was no movement on either the bill or the budget.

Inslee visits Rep. Taylor territory

Governor to plead for capital funds, balk on Hirst

Democrat Gov. Jay Inslee will bring the state’s capital budget battle here tomorrow, and prime opponent State Rep. David Taylor will not be here to respond.

Sen. Warnick to continue Hirst fight

‘Access to water is a basic human right.’

Moses Lake Republican Sen. Judy Warnick is not giving up the fight against the Hirst decision as legislators go home for perhaps the rest of the year.

Newhouse calls for treaty re-negotiation

Letter calls for President Trump to take action

Two Eastern Washington lawmakers have signed onto a bipartisan letter asking President Donald J. Trump to begin Columbia River Treaty negotiations with Canada.

Retired journalist to challenge Newhouse

Brown: “Heart sick” about election results

The local Congressman has his first opponent for the 2018 election.

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Law makes upskirt photography a crime

Goldendale lawmaker’s bill becomes law

A Goldendale lawmaker’s bill expanding the ability to prosecute voyeurism was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee.

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‘Travis Alert Act’ becomes law

A local family is celebrating after a bill was signed into law yesterday that will help individuals with special needs during emergencies.

Newhouse misses key House ‘Obamacare’ vote

Congressman says he was absent due to wife’s health

A Sunnyside lawmaker who has long opposed the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” was absent yesterday when the House of Representatives voted 217-213 to replace “Obamacare.”