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Olympia – Washington state’s waterways are a paddler’s dream. Lakes, rivers, bays, estuaries and the Pacific Ocean provide recreational opportunities for paddlers of all skill levels and interests.   As the popularity of paddlesports grows and rates of accidents increase, Washington State Parks’...
OLYMPIA -- The Washington State Department of Health will launch a statewide campaign this summer to warn about the dangers of opioid prescriptions.   Since 2000, over 10,000 people in Washington have died from an opioid overdose and there have been more than 17,697 opioid overdose hospitalizations...
SUNNYSIDE – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after touring the Southern U.S. border near McAllen, Texas and briefings by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30:   “My tour of the...
I was delighted and honored that the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, accepted my invitation to travel to Central Washington last week to hear questions and concerns from farmers and ranchers. Secretary Perdue showed himself to be very knowledgeable while answering questions from...
OLYMPIA - Accusations of deceptive practices have been surfacing in phone calls, e-mails, and on social media as Washingtonians more frequently encounter initiative signature gatherers. With the deadline approaching, signature gatherers are waving petitions to passersby on the sidewalks, in parking...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Dan Newhouse (WA-04) joined Chairman of the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, Dave Reichert (WA-08), and a bipartisan group of Members of Congress from Washington State urging the United States Trade Representative (USTR), Ambassador Robert Lighthizer...

Rep. Newhouse receives the Guardian of Seniors’ Rights Award from 60 Plus Chairman Jim Martin.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 60 Plus Association announced in March that Representative Dan Newhouse (R-WA) has earned the Association’s Guardian of Seniors’ Rights award. “I am honored by the recognition from 60 Plus for efforts to protect senior citizens,” said Rep. Newhouse. “The federal government...

Cary Condotta, State Rep., 12th District
OLYMPIA - I appreciate the opportunity to discuss my vote on SB 6617 and the events leading up to it.  I believe many important details were left out of the reports coming from many media sources.  Being that many of these sources were also plaintiffs in a court case regarding legislative records,...

Gov. Jay Inslee speaks about Washington’s oil reserves at a press conference Monday and responded to federal government plans to open offshore drilling on U.S. coastlines. Photo by Taylor McAvoy
Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday announced his intention to resist any Trump Administration plan to develop offshore drilling in Washington state, in an attempt to protect what he called the “best coastline” in the United States.   U.S. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke in January announced federal plans...
Lawmakers are considering adding protections for high school and college newspapers, allowing student journalists to determine their own content. SB 5064, sponsored by Senator Joe Fain, R-Auburn, passed the Senate easily with a vote of 45-4 on Jan. 19. The bill was heard in the House of...

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