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The 2021 legislative session concluded on Sunday. There were several bipartisan successes that will greatly benefit Washingtonians and communities across our state, and there were a few outcomes in which our...

April 27, 2021

I truly believe Washington can achieve energy independence one day, but we must be strategic in how we get there. Causing self-inflicted economic hardship along the way would be foolish.

Dec. 17, 2017

Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, says the Legislature must focus on restoring Washingtonians' confidence in the institution, and provides three solutions to make that happen.

May 23, 2017

If hundreds of millions of gallons of untreated stormwater and raw sewage flows into Puget Sound, but politicians and environmental groups don't make a peep, did it really happen? That's what...

March 6, 2017

Earlier this week, a vote was taken in the House on a bill, House Bill 1059, to extend current state levy policy for one calendar year. The bill, which passed, would...

Jan. 23, 2017

Last week, the top story around town was the recently announced sale of Simpson Lumber to California-based Sierra Pacific Industries. Timber has been the bread-and-butter of our regional economy for more...

May 4, 2015

Reps. Drew MacEwen and Derek Stanford explain how a state-and-local partnership can create jobs and build projects to help the health and economic development of our communities for decades to come.

March 13, 2014

If Washington state aims to remain competitive in the 21st Century, retain and grow the companies located here, and encourage others to move to the state, we must change the state’s...

Nov. 14, 2013

Since taking office in January, I have been studying the Belfair Bypass project as well as all state government. What is happening with the construction of our bypass is the...

April 25, 2013