Rep. Joel Kretz's News & Media


Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, joins Capitol Report to discuss gun legislation this legislative session, including gun bills that failed because of grassroots efforts, and bad gun bills that are still alive...

March 22, 2019

Rep. Kretz gives floor speech on his wildfire prevention legislation, House Bill 1784

March 19, 2019

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, joins Capitol Report to discuss two of his bills that passed the House of Representatives, HB 2097, which would require the Department of Fish and Wildlife to...

March 15, 2019

The state House of Representatives passed legislation that will help prevent wildfires from spreading and also protect firefighters. The legislation, House Bill 1784, requires the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR)...

March 13, 2019

(As published in the Omak Chronicle, 3/13/19) Science tells us the sense of smell is most closely associated to memory. It doesn't take much more than a waft of wood smoke...

March 12, 2019

'Wolf recovery in Washington has been one of the largest unfunded mandates in recent memory,' says Kretz The Washington State House of Representatives passed legislation this week that would require the...

March 12, 2019

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, joins Capitol Report to discuss HB 1784, his bill that would direct the Department of Natural Resources to prioritize forest health treatment, and his thoughts and progress...

March 8, 2019

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, discuss his legislation relating to wolves, and discusses how they impact ranchers in his district.

Feb. 22, 2019

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, discusses wildfire prevention bills that he is sponsoring, including HB 1273, which would address the regulatory impact for small forest land owners, and HB 1784, which would...

Feb. 15, 2019

Rep. Joel Kretz speaks with local FFA leaders, talks to public radio about his Bainbridge Island wolf bill, and meets with Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz on wildfire issues.

Feb. 15, 2019