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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

Lawmaker, open government advocates share views and offer insights on importance of transparency in government The Washington Coalition for Open Government (WCOG) hosted a forum in Omak on July 27 to...

Aug. 22, 2011

Lawmaker's experience and interest in transparent government needed to find solutions to public records, meetings debate Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna has appointed Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, to the state's Open...

Sept. 4, 2009

Lawmaker's experience and interest in transparent government needed to find solutions to public records, meetings debate Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna has appointed Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, to the state's Open...

Sept. 4, 2009

Constituent's legislation to ensure public can weigh-in at state agency meetings passes House, Senate unanimously A measure that would allow citizens the opportunity to publicly comment at state agency meetings around...

April 23, 2009

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,...

March 5, 2009