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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

Residents encouraged to speak up on expensive, liberty-killing bill     Citing the complex maze of new tax policies and schemes, driving restrictions and land use provisions that could be created...

Feb. 16, 2009

Rep. Kretz hosts the couple, says they have dedicated their lives to serving others   Representative Joel Kretz welcomed former Sen. Scott Barr and his wife Dollie to Olympia the week...

Jan. 19, 2009

The two officials crossed the mountains to discuss local cost-saving measures   Reps. Joel Kretz  and Shelly Short welcomed two Pend Oreille officials to Olympia the week of Jan. 12. Laura...

Jan. 16, 2009

The 7th District legislator was appointed to the position by his colleagues last November Returning to Olympia Jan. 12 for the 2009 legislative session, Rep. Joel Kretz assumed the tasks and...

Jan. 15, 2009