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While Washington state requires lawmakers to be at least 18 years old to serve, there’s still a chance for students to get involved in the legislative process. The application window for … more
The Washington State Patrol (WSP), in partnership with the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) and law enforcement agencies across the state, began the “Home for the Holidays” … more
In separate interviews, Gov. Jay Inslee and W. Ron Allen, chairman of the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe, had the same message: Formal collaboration between the 29 federally recognized tribes in … more
State Rep. Peter Abbarno, R-Centralia, is again calling on the Legislature to renew a now-expired tax credit for businesses that hire veterans. He also wants to expand the program to include … more
The U.S. House of Representatives, for the last couple weeks, has been barely functional due to stubborn partisan divides in and outside of the Republican party. That doesn’t deter Leslie … more
A Longview man is accused of attempting to hire a prostitute for himself and his miniature horse. Jad K. Shipman, 48, of Longview, was arrested on Oct. 17 and released on $1,000 bail as he … more
A disease that has mangled the hooves of elk in Western Washington and other parts of the country is affecting more than just the animals’ feet, according to a new study from Washington State … more
Richland Republican Semi Bird takes his position as a political outsider in stride in his campaign. In that position, he’s found a kindred spirit in Joe Kent, with whom he shares more than … more
The Washington State Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment wants to hear from Clark County residents. The committee invites those living with disabilities to take part … more
Southwest Washington’s former representative in Congress isn’t planning on taking too much of a break from government as Jaime Herrera Beutler has announced she is running for Washington … more
It is a rare occasion when Southwest Washington’s state and federal representatives, senators and governor agree. Rarer, still, is the occasion that led to their agreement this week. … more
One Washington State University associate professor is dedicating his work toward eradicating rabies, the world’s deadliest infectious disease, in countries like Tanzania in eastern Africa. … more
Washington state Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, has again called on the Legislature and governor to address the state’s rising gas prices. “In my district, and all around the state, … more
The union representing Larch prison workers filed a lawsuit against the state Department of Corrections in Clark County Superior Court earlier this month over the imminent closure of Larch … more
Four Democrats in Congress last week introduced the Agricultural Right to Repair Act to increase the ability of farmers to fix their own belongings. Currently, some manufacturers of agricultural … more
The Washington Energy Code Council has removed a mandate for heat pumps in new houses and apartments, though the delayed update still maintains certain regulations that building industry advocates … more
An innovative legal effort has enabled Washington to recover $42 million originally paid out in fraudulent unemployment claims during the COVID-19 pandemic, state Attorney General Bob Ferguson … more
The Reflector The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has extended a public comment period about the department’s proposal to change the state listing status of the Western … more
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) invites the public to attend a virtual hearing and submit input on a proposed rule change that would allow WDFW to offer an incentive to hunters … more
Little is new under the Southwest Washington overcast. On Sept. 11, Cory Montgomery posted to a Packwood community Facebook page a photo of an elk with hoof deformities. All four of the … more
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