Rep. Joel Kretz's News & Media


Hundreds of people lost homes and property as thousands of acres burned in the Okanogan region of North Central Washington during the summers of 2014 and 2015. Now two state lawmakers...

March 7, 2017

'We need to identify and manage these critical areas now so they give us the best chance of stopping wildfires in the future,' says Kretz   The Washington State House of...

March 6, 2017

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, discusses the midway point of the legislative session, and what that means for the Legislature. He discusses his forest health bill that's working its way through the...

March 6, 2017

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Waconda, talks about recently meeting with congressional leaders in an effort to ensure Washington state's agricultural interests are being heard in Washington DC. Kretz also provides an update...

Feb. 27, 2017

'There was a time for much of my childhood where being indoors meant you were either sleeping or in trouble, and I didn't care for neither,' says Kretz   Raising horses...

Feb. 21, 2017

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Waconda, talks about the large amount of raw sewage finding its way into Puget Sound in the Seattle area and how this often goes ignored by Seattle area...

Feb. 20, 2017

Sen. Shelly Short, R-Addy, and Reps. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, and Jacquelin Maycumber, R-Republic, will host a telephone town hall meeting for their 7th District constituents on Thursday, Feb. 23. The community...

Feb. 15, 2017

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Waconda, discusses the effect of wolves in his home district. Goes in depth on how some legislation he's been working on will help reduce the devastation caused by...

Feb. 13, 2017

A state lawmaker has introduced legislation that would remove gray wolves from the Fish and Wildlife Commission’s endangered species list in four Eastern Washington counties. John Sattgast reports from Olympia.

Feb. 13, 2017

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, discusses the process of Sen. Dansel leaving to work for the Trump administration and getting the legislature back to normal. Rep. Kretz also talks about some of...

Feb. 2, 2017