— News By Type —
News Releases


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

A much-needed and much-anticipated new ferry will be built to serve the Keller Ferry run and the surrounding communities. The state's transportation budget passed the Legislature just hours before the 2011...

April 25, 2011

Failure of majority Democrats to reach agreement on state budget leads lawmakers into special legislative session After 103 days and the year-long knowledge of a looming fiscal crisis this session, the...

April 22, 2011

Lawmaker, environmental group to on build common ground While often at odds on issues, Rep. Joel Kretz and Mitch Friedman, executive director for Conservation Northwest, announced they are working together to...

April 1, 2011

In this week's Legislative Update, Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, discusses legislation he's proposed to address the unlawful killing of livestock and large game animals. Time: 3:55 MP3 File

March 31, 2011

Sophomore Wyatt O'Brien, a Tonasket High School student, paged in the Washington State House of Representatives Feb. 28 through March 4. O'Brien, the son of Shannon and Jay O'Brien of Tonasket,...

March 10, 2011

Editors: An audio file from Kretz's KUOW radio interview on House Bill 1094 can be located here. Kretz's bill to allow four counties to opt out of costly land-use regulations now...

March 7, 2011

Futurewise e-mail 'filled with bogus information aimed at ginning up their base and raising money,' says Kretz A downtown Seattle environmental group, operating without adequate understanding of Ferry County, this week...

March 4, 2011

House Bill 1832 would force newly-contracted, private-sector service providers at Sea-Tac Airport to retain employees from previous contractor A bill that puts the government in the way of private employers to...

March 3, 2011

Fourteen-year-old Aaron McCullough traveled to Olympia to page in the House of Representatives Jan 31 through Feb 4. He was sponsored by 7th District State Rep. Joel Kretz. McCullough attends Curlew...

Feb. 2, 2011