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CAMP MURRAY – With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting the entire United States, and with Washington state being particularly hard-hit, the Washington State Department of Health is publishing guidelines on how personal protective equipment (PPE) will be allocated to counties with the greatest number of...

Rep. Mike Steele
OLYMPIA (CYBERSPACE) - 12th District State Representatives Keith Goehner (Dryden) and Mike Steele (Chelan) held a one hour telephonic town hall meeting from here, Thursday, Feb. 27, where they explained their stances on a variety of legislative items as well as took questions from the listening...
OLYMPIA - Representatives Mike Steele and Keith Goehner want to hear from you. That’s why they are hosting a telephone town hall and they invite residents of the 12th District to take part in the hour-long program on Thursday, Feb. 27 starting at 6 p.m. What: 12th District Telephone Town Hall...
Dear Friends and Neighbors OLYMPIA - We are over halfway through the 2020 legislative session. We have passed our policy and fiscal committee cutoff dates  meaning House bills not making it out of their respective committees are considered dead, unless they are deemed necessary to implement the...
Dear Friends and Neighbors OLYMPIA - The Legislative session has officially reached the half-way markwith only 30 more days to go before the conclusion of our work in Olympia. Because we've passed the Legislature's self-imposed fiscal and policy cutoff dates, hundreds of bills are now considered...
OLYMPIA — Ballots began arriving in mailboxes across the state this week for the 2019 Primary Election and voters may notice some changes. As counties implement the new voter registration laws to expand voter convenience, election officials are also increasing ballot security with technology. “The...
OLYMPIA – Customers can now benefit from a sales tax exemption on the purchase and installation of qualified solar energy systems. The exemption covers all sales tax paid on the purchase and installation of solar energy systems that generate up to 100 kilowatts (kW) AC of electricity. The exemption...

Gov. Jay Inslee shakes hands with Capitol Campus Child Care children at the Arbor Day celebration on Friday.
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee planted a Japanese Magnolia tree in honor of Arbor Day, Friday April 26. The Sya’ya Squaxin Island Drum Group performed, George Geissler a State Forester from Department of Natural Resources spoke, and Gov. Inslee addressed the crowd which included children from the...
OLYMPIA — Legislation to make daylight saving time the year-round standard passed the Senate Tuesday evening in a bipartisan 46-2 vote. The bill would put Washington on Pacific Daylight Time year-round, pending approval of Congress. Senators Liz Lovelette, D-Anacortes, and Tim Sheldon, D-...
The Washington State Patrol will be conducting a 28-day, statewide “Secure Load” emphasis patrol beginning Monday, April 15. In conjunction with the state Department of Ecology and Washington State Department of Transportation, the effort is intended to increase road and highway safety and prevent...

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