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The 2022 legislative session ended March 10 and is now in the history books. It's time to reflect on the 60-day session and our work on your behalf. One of the...

March 24, 2022

If you are among the thousands of people in Washington state that use natural gas, including 1.2 million residences, 107,000 commercial buildings and 3,500 industrial buildings, this article is for you!...

Feb. 28, 2022

It was heartbreaking when the Nooksack River submerged Whatcom County farming communities, swept livestock away and decimated dairies, farmland and homes. Equally sad was when heavy rains overflowed the Chehalis River...

Feb. 3, 2022

The 2022 legislative session kicked off Jan. 10 much like last year's with very few legislators and staff in attendance. While the House and Senate have slightly different operating plans for...

Jan. 17, 2022

The 2021 legislative session is now in the history books, finishing on Sunday evening, April 25. It was truly a session like no other in the history of the state, conducted...

April 26, 2021

Since first taking office in 2013, Gov. Jay Inslee has had little success pushing his carbon reduction schemes. Conservatives have been able to fend off the legislation, citing the extreme expense...

April 9, 2021

We've seen a lengthy list of very contentious and unnecessary bills this session that would make it more expensive to work, live and raise a family in Washington state. The one...

March 19, 2021

You've heard about the city dweller who was asked, “Where does your meat and food come from?” His reply: “From the grocery store.” In Eastern Washington, we know better. These days,...

Feb. 26, 2021

The environment is unquestionably important to every one of us who live, work and raise families in our beautiful state of Washington. It has also become a political hotbed of polar-opposite...

Feb. 5, 2021

Just as 2020 will always be remembered as the “COVID-19 year,” the 2021 legislative session already is being recalled as one in which nearly everything was done remotely, preventing the public...

Jan. 16, 2021