Newhouse calls for treaty re-negotiation

Letter calls for President Trump to take action

Two Eastern Washington lawmakers have signed onto a bipartisan letter asking President Donald J. Trump to begin Columbia River Treaty negotiations with Canada.

Retired journalist to challenge Newhouse

Brown: “Heart sick” about election results

The local Congressman has his first opponent for the 2018 election.

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Law makes upskirt photography a crime

Goldendale lawmaker’s bill becomes law

A Goldendale lawmaker’s bill expanding the ability to prosecute voyeurism was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Jay Inslee.

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‘Travis Alert Act’ becomes law

A local family is celebrating after a bill was signed into law yesterday that will help individuals with special needs during emergencies.

Newhouse misses key House ‘Obamacare’ vote

Congressman says he was absent due to wife’s health

A Sunnyside lawmaker who has long opposed the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” was absent yesterday when the House of Representatives voted 217-213 to replace “Obamacare.”

Rep. Taylor bill signed into law

The state Department of Licensing is now required to mail a concealed pistol license renewal notification to license holders 90 days before their license expires.

Bill could be a boon for weather watchers

Proposal awaits Trump’s signature

A bill awaiting President Donald J. Trump’s signature could be a boost to those whose livelihood depends on the weather.

State Senate releases capitol budget proposal

Proposal offers education, water funding

Yesterday, the state Senate released a bipartisan, capital budget plan that would dedicate a record $1.1 billion toward school construction.

Inslee declares flood emergency

Proclamation includes three area counties

Yakima, Benton and Klickitat counties will benefit from a state emergency proclamation issued yesterday.

Inslee declares emergency

Benton, Klickitat counties in proclamation

Two counties in the Lower Yakima Valley could be in line for assistance after an emergency declaration.

Senate passes ‘hate crime’ bill

Honeyford proposal goes to state House

A Sunnyside lawmaker’s bill to protect law enforcement officers cleared a hurdle yesterday.

Newhouse bill reins in Endangered Species Act over-reach

Rural economy, access to data key elements

Congressman Dan Newhouse introduced two measures yesterday to try to rein in the over-reach and use of the federal Endangered Species Act.

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Honeyford presides during state Senate voting

Sunnyside man takes the gavel for the first time

A Sunnyside resident led the State Senate during its first full day of voting on Monday.

No ‘town halls’ for Newhouse

Congressman has group meetings set

Congressman Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside, is meeting with constituents, even as his critics claim he is avoiding them.

Bill would simplify prison documents

Sloppy paperwork could be leading to the unintended early releases of prisoners or longer sentences in the state’s Department of Corrections custody.