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Local officials and constituents welcome to visit Legislature, meet with representatives   Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short hosted Stevens County Sheriff Craig Thayer (left) during his visit to Olympia March...

‘Democrats’ priorities out of line with folks living in the real world,’ Kretz says   Families are struggling, employers are closing their doors, Washington’s unemployment rate is 8.4 percent and the...

‘Priorities of Legislature confuse the public,’ says Kretz Working late again March 10, Rep. Joel Kretz was astounded that instead of tackling the $8 billion budget deficit or addressing the needs...

State agency public meetings would be required to allow public testimony under Kretz’s measure   When a state agency advertised a public meeting in Colville last year to discuss wildlife issues,...

Residents encouraged to speak up on expensive, liberty-killing bill     Citing the complex maze of new tax policies and schemes, driving restrictions and land use provisions that could be created...

OP-ED By Rep. Joel Kretz     Here we go again. Last year, Seattle-centric legislators decided it would be a good idea to tax families on the engine size of their...

Rep. Kretz hosts the couple, says they have dedicated their lives to serving others   Representative Joel Kretz welcomed former Sen. Scott Barr and his wife Dollie to Olympia the week...

The two officials crossed the mountains to discuss local cost-saving measures   Reps. Joel Kretz  and Shelly Short welcomed two Pend Oreille officials to Olympia the week of Jan. 12. Laura...

The 7th District legislator was appointed to the position by his colleagues last November Returning to Olympia Jan. 12 for the 2009 legislative session, Rep. Joel Kretz assumed the tasks and...