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The governor called a special session of the Legislature on Nov. 5 to address tax incentives and permitting changes important to convince Boeing to build its 777X airliner and carbon fiber...

Nov. 14, 2013

When Senate Bill 5187, allowing property owners to defend their pets, livestock and family against an attacking gray wolf looked all but completely dead, stakeholders and the Fish and Wildlife Commission...

April 29, 2013

Warnick chosen as caucus chair, O'Ban chosen as assistant floor leader. All other positions remain the same.

April 27, 2013

After months of negotiations and legislative public hearings about how to address threats posed by gray wolves in northeast and north central Washington, the state Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted an...

April 26, 2013

Deputy House Republican Leader Rep. Joel Kretz was chosen last week to step in as acting House Republican leader due to the eight-year leader, Rep. Richard DeBolt, stepping down due to...

April 24, 2013

Seventh Legislative District residents are encouraged to participate in an upcoming telephone town hall hosted by their legislators: Sen. John Smith and Reps. Shelly Short and Joel Kretz. The hour-long community...

April 22, 2013

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, will be acting House Republican Leader until a formal caucus reorganization takes place.

April 17, 2013

7th District legislators laud district schools for earning 2012 Washington Achievement Award

April 11, 2013

Rade Pilkinton of Tonasket traveled to Olympia to serve as a legislative page in the state House of Representatives the week of March 4. He was sponsored by Rep. Joel Kretz,...

March 21, 2013

Senate Bill 5187, a measure which would give people the right to protect their property and their pets from a gray wolf attack, received a public hearing before the House Agriculture...

March 20, 2013