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I've met and heard from many of you regarding wolves over the last decade.  As we've worked to restore balance and fairness to the wolf/livestock equation, I've asked you to stick...

June 8, 2021

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, discusses a bi-partisan push to fund wildfire preparedness, and educating lawmakers on the necessity for wildfire support. Wash. House Republicans · 03-16-21 – RADIO: Capitol Report with...

March 16, 2021

'In the end, homes, land, and lives will be saved because of this legislation,” says Kretz Legislation passed the Washington State House of Representatives this week that would help prevent and...

March 11, 2021

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

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 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

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