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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

Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, R-Republic, discusses bills which impact local law enforcement from doing their job, other bills she finds concerning that are still moving during the session, and her final thoughts...

April 14, 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

Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, R-Republic, discusses her opposition to recent gun control measures, and concerns over what they mean going forward. Wash. House Republicans · 04-02-21 – RADIO: Capitol Report with Rep....

April 2, 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

Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, R-Republic, discusses the Washington State Supreme Court's decision to decriminalize drug possession, her opposition to legislation stemming from the “Defund the Police” movement that will make communities less...

March 5, 2021

'Less training, les equipment, less options for our police will make our communities and families less safe,' says Maycumber Legislation passed the state House of Representatives today that would limit the...

Feb. 27, 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