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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) announced a change to the sixth annual Congressional Art Competition for Central Washington.   All high school students throughout the 4th Congressional District are encouraged to participate, and to comply with state and federal...

Rep. Dan Newhouse
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Sanford Bishop (D-GA), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), and Chellie Pingree (D-ME) led a bipartisan letter<https://newhouse.house.gov/sites/newhouse.house.gov/files/CARES%20Act%20Letter%20to%20Perdue_4.2.20.pdf> to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary...

Chelan Douglas Health District building / Gary Bégin/NCW Media
NCW - Representative Mike Steele (12th District), ranking member of the House Education Committee, stated last week in regards to Governor Jay Inslee's mandate that all public and private K-12 schools in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties close for the next six weeks. “This is the right thing to...
EAST WENATCHEE -- The Legislature completed its 60-day session in Olympia on schedule on March 12. This year’s session was a busy time for me, as I continued in my elected leadership position as assistant floor leader for our caucus. I also served again as the Senate Education Committee’s ranking...
OLYMPIA - As governor, the safety and well-being of Washingtonians is my top priority, and I want to update you on the work the state and its federal and local partners are doing to mitigate the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 coronavirus. Our heart goes out to those families who have lost...

Left to right: Washington Apple Commission President Todd Fryhover, WAC Communication Outreach Coordinator Toni Lynn Adams, Sen. Hawkins, and Washington Apple Education Foundation Executive Director Jennifer Witherbee. / Courtesy Sen. Brad Hawkins office
OLYMPIA  - A bill sponsored by 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins that would create a Washington apple license plate has received legislative approval. The House today voted 92-5 to approve Senate Bill It now goes to Gov. Jay Inslee for signing. “I am very excited that the bill made it all the way...

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...
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 – The Washington State Department of Commerce reminds anyone earning up to $55,952 that they may be eligible to receive the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). To take advantage of this benefit, you must file a federal income tax return with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) even if...

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