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Transportation priorities in Chelan and Douglas counties - four key projects
Dear Friends and Neighbors, 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, it is important for safety. It is also becoming an increasing...
OLYMPIA - Saturday, Sept. 22, marks the 25th anniversary of National Public Lands Day. Washington State Parks invites the public to visit a state park for free on this day. No Discover Pass will be required for day visits. National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is coordinated by the National...
Amendment comes after Cantwell provision to expand grant programs for high school coding programs signed into law   WASHINGTON, D.C.  – Today, U.S. Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Republican Bill Cassidy (LA) introduced an amendment to the Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) released the following statements after the House Committee on Appropriations approved an amendment they offered to the Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Act. The legislation provides for critical programs...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement on new guidance from the U.S. Department of Interior, the National Park Service (NPS), and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) advising that NPS and FWS would seek further stakeholder input to inform the planning and...
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...

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