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Q&A: Rep. Alex Ybarra on vaccine mandates, emergency powers

Rep. Alex Ybarra represents Washington’s 13th Legislative District, and sits as a ranking member on the Education Committee. He also serves on the Civil Rights...Read More

Reps. Rodgers, Larsen introduce legislation to help rural vets reach medical services

Washington Congressional Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-05) and Rick Larsen (D-02) last week introduced the Rural Veterans Travel Enhancement Act to assist veterans living in...Read More

Q&A: Rep. Jessica Bateman on housing

Lawmakers are considering a number of housing-related issues this year, from creating a statewide housing registry to community land trusts, as they try to find...Read More

Rep. Alex Ramel considering community land trust legislation next session

In 2003, before Alex Ramel was elected to represent the 40th Legislative District in the Washington State House, he was a single parent looking to...Read More

Tacoma, WA lawmakers urge Sec. Blinken to expedite visas for Afghan translators

The swift collapse of the U.S.-backed government in Afghanistan in recent weeks has prompted the Tacoma City Council, state Legislators and Members of Congress to...Read More

Q&A: Rep. Jesse Johnson on police reform

Last session was a watershed moment for the police reform movement in Washington State. Two key pieces of legislation passed: HB 1310 created new use...Read More

Q&A: Rep. Ed Orcutt talks taxes, police bills, special session

Rep. Ed Orcutt represents Washington’s 20th Legislative District. He also serves as the ranking minority member on the House of Representatives’ Finance Committee. Orcutt is...Read More

Washington state Congressmembers split on infrastructure bill

The $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act cleared the U.S. Senate yesterday with a 69-vote majority, and comes loaded with a slew of potential...Read More

Republican leaders call for special session on police reform bills

Senate Republican Leader John Braun, R-Centralia, and House Republican Leader J.T. Wilcox, R-Yelm, issued the following statement in response to continued Democrat insistence in the press...Read More

Inslee announces vaccine mandate for state, health care workers

Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that most state workers and on-site contractors and volunteers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to remain employed. The...Read More