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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

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 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

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

In response to a bill from a Puget Sound legislator that would ban the lethal removal of gray wolves, an Eastern Washington lawmaker is proposing to create a wolf sanctuary on...

Jan. 30, 2019

'I'm sure the gray wolves will seek to placidly coexist with the dogs, cats, horses, sheep, people and other peaceful animals on the island,' says Kretz In response to one Western...

Jan. 29, 2019