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The 2021 Washington state legislative session will go down in history as a precautionary tale of activist overreach and political capitulation as majority Democrats passed misguided, emotionally driven partisan bills that...

July 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

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

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

It's your home, expect more! - Rep. Kretz and Maycumber give a brief overview on the upcoming 2020 legislative session.

Nov. 21, 2019

Last fall, the majority of voters in my legislative district voted against Initiative 1631, the carbon tax scheme.  In the three northeast counties, the percentage of people voting no were: Ferry...

March 27, 2019

I come from a family of veterans as far back as the Revolutionary War.  I grew up listening to stories about serving and sacrifice from grandfathers who knew the deeper meaning...

Feb. 20, 2019

If you own undeveloped rural property or you are an urban property owner with access to water, a Washington State Supreme Court ruling is going to cost you money — lots of it...

April 14, 2017

For years, Washington state has imposed increasingly stringent environmental regulations on manufacturers, producers and those doing business in our state. As the state has mandated that Washington companies “get green,” businesses...

April 7, 2017