Sunnyside City Council Agenda

Monday, March 23, 2015, 6:30 p.m. at the Sunnyside Law & Justice Center

Mabton School Board Agenda

Monday, March 23, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. at Mabton School Board meeting room

Political drama expected when legislators from both sides of aisle reveal education budgets next Monday

OLYMPIA - A political thriller earns its debut next Monday, March 23, at Olympia’s marble palladium.

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State Supreme Court hears farm case at Heritage University

TOPPENISH – Nine Supreme Court justices hearing three cases in one packed house.

Newhouse opens office in Richland

RICHLAND – Congressman Dan Newhouse now has two offices in Central Washington.

Fiscal transparency measure clears first hurdle

OLYMPIA - When Initiative 1351 to reduce class sizes in Washington’s K-12 public school system was approved by fewer than 51 percent of the voters in last November’s General Election, some believe those who cast ballots may not have fully understood how much it would cost to implement or where the money would come from.

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Granger lawmaker’s ag skills and safety program bill gains approval

OLYMPIA - The Washington State House of Representatives passed legislation last Friday that will help ensure farm workers have the necessary skills to keep the state’s agriculture industry thriving in the years to come.

Sunnyside City Council Agenda

Monday, March 9, 2015, 6:30 p.m. at the Sunnyside Law & Justice Center

Changes to state’s public records request laws currently being considered in Olympia

OLYMPIA - State and local agencies may charge a processing fee for public records sought for commercial purposes, under terms of a proposal considered by the 2015 legislature.

Senate ‘package’ deals with a different transportation issue... human trafficking

Three Washington State Senate bills aim to increase awareness of human trafficking and help agencies coordinate efforts to confront the problem.

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Sunnyside lawmaker leads effort in honoring Civil Air Patrol

An open door at his Olympia office led to Sen. Jim Honeyford joining the Civil Air Patrol nearly a decade ago.

Newhouse takes aim at VA cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) is seeking answers over the Obama administration’s proposed funding cuts for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

From D.C. to the ‘DC’

U.S. Congressman tours Walmart Distribution Center

For nearly a week, Congressman Dan Newhouse left the snow of Washington D.C. for a week or so in his sunny home district.

Surplus state-held water rights targeted for irrigation, local uses

Local communities could have more access to water if legislators succeed in implementing a new system of leasing surplus state-owned water rights.