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House Bill 2664 awaits final signature from the Governor Rural Washingtonians are one-step closer to having access to reliable high-speed internet. A measure sponsored by Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy removes the...

March 7, 2018

This week, the Washington State House of Representatives approved legislation modifying the procedures for determining certain aspects of the legal parent-child relationship, known as the Washington Uniform Parentage Act. The bill...

March 5, 2018

Legislators from the 9th legislative district, Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, and Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, have announced they will host a telephone town hall for constituents. The one-hour event will take place on Thursday,...

Feb. 19, 2018

Rural Washingtonians are one-step closer to having high-speed internet as Rep. Mary Dye's broadband bill cleared the House 98-0 on Wednesday. House Bill 2664 would extend wholesale telecommunications authority to all public...

Feb. 16, 2018

Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, has introduced new legislation addressing the increasing need for essential broadband services in counties across the state. Rural Washington remains outside the digital economy. Today's world moves...

Jan. 12, 2018

Washingtonians face an unprecedented uncertainty created by the state Supreme Court's Hirst decision. As the Legislature has failed to correct this decision, rural Washingtonians are feeling the dire effects of this...

Oct. 26, 2017

Video: Rep. Mary Dye's floor speech to amendment 364 on Senate Bill 5048 | Amendment effect: Removes a statutory change to the Fair Fund that prevents the State Treasurer from transferring...

Aug. 29, 2017

Thousands remain stranded on the wrong side of the broadband divide Rural Washington is waiting.  This seemed to be the predominant message at a technology roundtable in Spokane this past week,...

Aug. 22, 2017

Rep. Mary Dye's passion in bringing the essential service of broadband fiber and infrastructure to rural Washington continues to be one of her main legislative priorities. With Dye's dedication to this...

July 28, 2017

Commissioners involved in a nine county consortium received relief with a bill sponsored by Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy. House Bill 1983 provides new flexibility for member counties using Martin Hall Juvenile...

May 17, 2017