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The Legislature adjourned on March 8. It is great to be back in beautiful Whatcom County. Since being home, we have had opportunities to meet with constituents and local groups about...

May 7, 2018

With much recent attention on the state Supreme Court case Whatcom County v. Western Washington Growth Management Hearings Board, often called Hirst, we would like the opportunity to express the views...

Jan. 10, 2018

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

Washingtonians are fortunate to live in communities that value land and resource management, and take the impact of their environmental footprint seriously. We all have a vested interest in preserving our...

June 18, 2015

State laws can impact your quality of life. So, you should have a voice in the creation of our laws. This is a fundamental tenet of how government should work. Unfortunately...

Feb. 28, 2013

My first legislative session in Olympia could be likened to a rollercoaster – many ups and downs, with lots of twists and turns. While tough decisions and difficult negotiations drew attention...

Aug. 2, 2011