State News

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We're in the homestretch of the 2021 legislative session. Lawmakers have been in virtual floor sessions throughout the day, often late into the evenings, and most weekends. During the past few days, the intensity has ramped up because we've been debating and voting on...
ISSAQUAH, WA – U.S. Representative Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08) today (March 29) announced that her office is accepting requests for Community Project Funding (CPF) for Fiscal Year 2022. This new program allows each Member of Congress to recommend up to 10 important local projects for federal funding...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee on March 18 announced that the statewide eviction moratorium will be extended through June 30, as well as upcoming vaccine eligibility expansion, including restaurant workers and Washingtonians 60 and older. He also announced that effective immediately, visitations at...
OLYMPIA - Last week, Gov. Jay Inslee announced that Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery will soon be transitioning from a regional approach to a county-by-county evaluation process. The governor also announced a new third phase of the Roadmap. Effective March 22, the entire state will enter...
OLYMPIA - Transportation infrastructure is critical to our area’s economic growth and quality of life. Not only is having an efficient and effective transportation system important for getting our crops to market and shipment of other products, it is important for safety. Over recent years, local...
OLYMPIA - Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statement on March 2 following President Joe Biden’s directive that all states must prioritize vaccinations of teachers and childcare workers. “Like President Biden, I am grateful for the hard work and sacrifice of educators every day, and especially...

Steve Wright, Chelan County PUD General Manager
OLYMPIA -- Legislation introduced by 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins to implement recommendations by the Electric Utilities Wildland Fire Prevention Task Force on ways to prevent wildfires was approved today 46-0 by the Senate. Senate Bill 5158 would direct state Commissioner of Public Lands...
OLYMPIA - Sen. Brad Hawkins, the ranking Republican on the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee, is asking Gov. Jay Inslee to make it possible for all in-person school employees to receive a COVID-19 vaccination now if they want it.    In a letter sent to the governor on Feb...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) on February 24 applauded President Biden approving Governor Jay Inslee’s request for a statewide federal emergency disaster declaration in response to last year’s devastating wildfires. In doing so, the Biden...
OLYMPIA - Following a challenging school year for students, parents, and schools, and anticipating significant learning loss across Washington state, the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee has taken a step forward to address “learning loss” throughout the state.   The committee...

User menu

NCW Media Newspapers