Rep. Joel Kretz's News & Media


'We need to bring truth in labeling back to the general public and make sure USA beef means something,' says Kretz Go to any grocery store in the state and you'll...

Jan. 20, 2020

During Washington's early years of wolf recovery, social conflict between people with different perspectives and values has increased dramatically. There are some using this conflict for a broader agenda, not attempting...

Jan. 8, 2020

For many Washington families, living in their homes has become unsafe and unaffordable, with an increasingly unaccountable state government that seems indifferent to their day-to-day struggle. Homelessness and social services are...

Nov. 21, 2019

In the past decade, perhaps no two issues have affected local communities, ranchers and families in Northeast Washington more than wolves and wildfires. Last week, a bipartisan group of lawmakers joined...

July 16, 2019

Legislation was signed into law recently to address two major concerns of northeast Washington residents: wildfires and wolves. The two bills, sponsored by Wauconda Republican Rep. Joel Kretz, passed the Legislature...

June 4, 2019

Rep. Joel Kretz gives a passionate plea for balance in dealing with Washington's wolves.

April 27, 2019

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, joins Capitol Report to discuss livestock ID legislation that he and other lawmakers are trying to pass before the end of the legislative session.

April 12, 2019

TVW's Legislative Review for April 2, 2019 takes a close look at a wolf bill by Rep. Joel Kretz to review the listing status of wolves in Washington state as well...

April 5, 2019

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, joins Capitol Report to discuss a budget request related to the Colville Airport weather station.

April 5, 2019

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, joins Glenn Vaagen on Washington Ag. Network to discuss his wolf bill that is currently in the Senate. Kretz also gives updates on the livestock ID program...

April 3, 2019