Month: February 2014

House rules: Hang up or pay up

You've probably witnessed this before: The sudden, obnoxious burst of a cell phone ringtone, immediately followed by the offender clumsily scrambling to quiet it. This may happen during a meeting […]

TVW to lawmakers: Don’t let us go dark

Anyone who follows the Washington Legislature from afar knows it's not always easy or practical to get to Olympia in person. Think it's a hassle to drive to the state Capitol […]

Did Benton’s bill seal the CRC’s fate in Salem?

When the Washington state Senate passed Sen. Don Benton's bill blocking the transfer of seized property to an agency of another state -- a clear shot at the Columbia River […]

Washington legislators make their case against CRC

A group of Washington lawmakers this week made their latest case against the Columbia River Crossing, again urging their Oregon counterparts to put the brakes on the controversial Interstate 5 […]

Pike, Vick see first bills clear House

This week marked a milestone for state Reps. Liz Pike, R-Camas, and Brandon Vick, R-Vancouver. The two lawmakers each saw their first bill pass the House -- and both without […]

Herrera Beutler questions absence of CRC oversight reports

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, this week asked the Federal Transit Administration why regular oversight reports on the Columbia River Crossing abruptly stopped last year. In a letter sent to […]

Lift the ban on U.S. crude exports? Cantwell, Wyden want data

U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., are asking for an analysis of how U.S. gas prices would be affected if a decades-old ban on the export of […]

Abortion notification bill clears committee

A bill that would require an underage girl's parent or guardian be notified before she can have an abortion won the endorsement of a Senate committee this week. Senate Bill 5156, […]

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