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The 2021 session began with chain link fences and national guard troops around the state capital. It ended with little fanfare on Sunday as only a handful of us were in...

April 29, 2021

The 2021 legislative session ended on Sunday, April 25. Prior to the final gavel falling on the mostly remote proceedings, legislation was signed into law to create a law enforcement outreach...

April 28, 2021

The state House of Representatives recently passed Senate Bill 5038, which would ban the open carry of firearms near permitted rallies, on the Capitol Campus grounds, and in other state legislative...

April 5, 2021

Earlier this year, the Washington state Supreme Court struck down the state's felony drug possession law. Known as the Blake decision, this now means that individuals across the state (including children)...

April 1, 2021

With COVID hospitalizations and positive tests trending downward, and vaccinations more readily available for those who want them and who qualify, it is only natural that we begin looking at the...

March 17, 2021

Legislation passed the state House of Representatives today that would make it easier for small businesses in rural and underserved communities to access lines of credit. House Bill 1015 creates the...

March 9, 2021

Talking about mental health support of the strongest and most courageous people in our communities can be difficult or taboo.  The men and women in blue spend much of their day...

Feb. 24, 2021

I'm fighting to prevent tax increases on working families and small businesses. The majority party in both the House and Senate have introduced several bills this session to increase taxes. They...

Feb. 16, 2021

'Establishing apprenticeship programs give more students, more options,' says Maycumber Legislation was introduced in Olympia this week to create apprenticeship programs in every Education Service District (ESD) throughout the state. Rep....

Feb. 16, 2021

Special to The Newport Miner (published 2/3/21) The majority party in the House released their transportation budget recently, including a gas tax increase and several other fees.  If approved, Washington state...

Feb. 3, 2021