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'We can't keep going the direction we're going,' says Kretz In a letter to members of the Department of Fish and Wildlife commission today, Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, asked the commissioners...

March 10, 2020

'USA beef should mean something to consumers. It certainly means something to the cowboys and ranchers who are producing it,' says Kretz. Legislation to give consumers more information on where their...

Feb. 18, 2020

'If we want nonlethal solutions to work, we have to know where the wolves are,' says Kretz Legislation introduced in Olympia this week seeks to maximize nonlethal methods of dealing with...

Jan. 31, 2020

Sen. Shelly Short and Reps. Joel Kretz and Jacquelin Maycumber are inviting seventh district constituents to join them for a telephone townhall on Feb. 5 to talk about the 2020 legislative...

Jan. 22, 2020

'We need to bring truth in labeling back to the general public and make sure USA beef means something,' says Kretz Go to any grocery store in the state and you'll...

Jan. 20, 2020

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

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

'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

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