Rep. Joel Kretz's News & Media


(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

If you are reading this article in the Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle, chances are you know somebody who ranches, farms, is an orchardist, raises livestock, or enjoys the outdoors. In other words,...

Feb. 13, 2019

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, talks about anti-second amendment legislation being considered in the legislature, including HB 1068, which would ban high round magazines, HB 1063, which would make gun owners criminals...

Feb. 5, 2019

Lawmakers from the 7th Legislative District will hold a telephone town hall on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Automated phone calls will go out throughout the district,...

Feb. 1, 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