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We are experiencing unusually dry, spring weather. The pandemic has forced all of us home. Farming is in full swing, at least for the winter wheat regions. Mornings in my home...

May 4, 2020

Hour by hour, the news continues to change about the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. This email update is to provide resources to help you and your family in this constant changing health...

March 19, 2020

It's been a fast-paced and busy legislative session. We are in the 26th day of the 60-day session, which began Jan. 13 and is scheduled to end March 12. Major deadlines...

Feb. 7, 2020

It's hard to believe we are nearing the end of the year and beginning a new one, along with the 2020 legislative session, which begins Jan. 13. In the months since...

Nov. 26, 2019

Already it is August and the summer is quickly passing by. Since the 2019 session adjourned toward the end of April, the past three months have been very busy and I've...

Aug. 9, 2019

After marathon sessions where we worked for as many as 21 consecutive hours on the House floor, the 105-day legislative session ended just before midnight, April 28. Most disappointing is that...

May 10, 2019

We've been very busy debating issues and bills for the past three weeks as we headed to the house-of-origin floor cutoff on March 13. More than 350 bills were passed from...

March 20, 2019

As we begin Week Seven of the scheduled 105-day session, I wanted to bring you up to date on the latest activities in the state Legislature. Cutoff weeks The Legislature has...

Feb. 26, 2019

This past Monday demonstrated the stark differences between the lifestyles of the people who live in Eastern Washington and those who live on the west side of the state near Seattle....

Feb. 7, 2019

The 2019 session opened Monday, Jan. 14. It's a busy time, with committee schedules, meeting with constituents and writing bills. However, it is such a great honor to be here in...

Jan. 24, 2019