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On the warmest days in the summer, Seattle and other coastal cities can be as much as 17 degrees warmer than surrounding rural areas. The hotter temperatures not only affect the...

April 10, 2021

A bill authored by Rep. Mary Dye that would work to implement methods to cool heat-emitting Puget Sound cities, such as Seattle, has passed the state Senate and is on its...

March 30, 2021

After more than five hours of debate, a measure that would create an expensive new low-carbon fuel standard mandate in Washington passed the state House of Representatives, 52-46, with all Republicans...

Feb. 27, 2021

A measure that would seek to implement methods to cool heat-emitting Puget Sound cities, such as Seattle, passed the state House of Representatives Thursday with unanimous approval. Rep. Mary Dye, sponsor...

Feb. 25, 2021

All five Republicans who serve on the House Environment and Energy Committee spoke out today against a bill that would kill jobs in Washington and could wipe out an entire industry....

Feb. 9, 2021

A bill that would seek to reduce electrical and natural gas costs to all Washington consumers by 50% by the year 2030 was heard Friday in the House Environment and Energy...

Jan. 25, 2021

Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, ranking Republican on the House Environment and Energy Committee, released this statement following the committee passage of House Bill 1091 by House Democrats last Thursday. The measure...

Jan. 25, 2021

When the 2021 legislative session begins Jan. 11, Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, will lead the House Environment and Energy Committee for the state House Republicans. Committee assignments were released Friday in...

Dec. 22, 2020

When Gov. Jay Inslee announced Friday that 10 Washington counties may be allowed to partially reopen amid his stay-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 9th Legislative District team of...

May 6, 2020

Potato growers are giving away nearly 20 tons of potatoes in Ritzville Wednesday morning after coronavirus restrictions have slowed or stopped production of potato products across Eastern Washington. Additional loads will...

April 28, 2020