CHEWELAH POLICE

Rebel got his wings. The Chewelah Police Department’s newest addition has been undergoing a 10-week, 400-hour patrol school to better serve the community as a K9.

“A big portion of the training is building the dogs’ confidence level up, to where they’re not scared of anything and are prepared to go into just about any situation we throw at them,” Chewelah police officer Matt Miller said.

Rebel attended helicopter training last Monday, June 19, at the Deer Park airport where the Spokane County Sheriff helicopter stood in for the rotor-winged training vehicle. Click here for the full story. 

  • Chewelah K9 Rebel gets helicopter training

    Chewelah K9 Rebel gets helicopter training

    (By Brandon Hansen/Chewelah Independent) Chewelah K9 Rebel and Officer Matt Miller get helicopter training to help round out training for policing pup… Rebel got his wings. The Chewelah Police Department’s newest addition has been undergoing a 10-week, 400-hour patrol school to better serve the community as a K9. “A big portion of the training is […]

  • Track committee makes recommendations on project at board meeting

    Track committee makes recommendations on project at board meeting

    (By Jamie Henneman/Chewelah Independent) Potential improvements discussed… As the Chewelah School District project of installing a new track at Snyder Field progresses, estimates show funds may be available after the track for additional improvements at the location. Current budget estimates show the district may have as much as $59,000 left over after the track is installed. […]

  • Early fires pop up around Stevens County

    Early fires pop up around Stevens County

    (By Brandon Hansen/Chewelah Independent)  Despite wet spring, firefighters have been busy stamping out sparks… Stevens County got its first taste of wildfire danger when a brush fire threatened a Stevens County home west of Addy last Tuesday evening. Driven by the wind, the Beck Road Fire north of Addy-Gifford Road was first reported Tuesday (June […]

  • Land values increase for ag property

    Land values increase for ag property

    (By Staff Reports/Chewelah Independent) With a limited supply of agricultural property listed, land values have mostly been increasing in the Northwest, the Agri-Times Northwest is reporting. Despite fewer sales in 2013 and 2015, it’s not an indication of weak demand but rather supply constraints as many transactions are happening between landlords and tenants, the newspaper […]

  • Fireworks on sale now

    Fireworks on sale now

    (By WA Fire Marshall)  Washington state allows fireworks June 28 through Wednesday, July 5… Consumer firework sales across the state will begin at noon on Wednesday, June 28, and continue until 9 p.m. on July 5. State Fire Marshal Charles P. LeBlanc reminds residents to “know the laws before purchasing and discharging fireworks,” and “only […]

  • Kubik named WIAA June Student of the Month

    Kubik named WIAA June Student of the Month

    (By WIAA)  Lukas Kubik is an eighth grader at Jenkins Junior High in Chewelah, Wash. He participates in basketball, cross country, and track and field, and is planning on being a part of FFA in high school this upcoming fall. Kubik is described as a positive student and athlete, who is able to lift up […]

  • Police Blotter for June 29, 2017

    Police Blotter for June 29, 2017

    (Police Blotter by Chewelah Chief of Police Mark Burrows) The Chewelah PD handled approximately 50 calls last week & here’s your report. Seventeen of the calls were traffic stops, traffic situations, and a minor collision. An abandoned vehicle; a citizen requested an area check after smelling smoke; and an agency assist to the in Valley […]

  • Civil War vets to be honored July 1

    Civil War vets to be honored July 1

    (By Jamie Henneman/Chewelah Independent) Headstone to be dedicated at Evergreen Cemetery… A project to dedicate a headstone to area men who died in the Civil War all started with the discovery of a set of neat boxes tied with cotton string in the Stevens County Auditor’s records that held a letter to the Stevens County […]

  • Legion baseball: Holloway has splendid outing

    Legion baseball: Holloway has splendid outing

    (By Geno Ludwig/Chewelah Independent) AA Legion squad upends Mead, sweeps Riverside… Jensen Holloway batted a perfect 4-for-4 with three singles and a bases- clearing double as he led the Chewelah Forty-Niners to a 12-2 baseball victory over visiting Mead last Thursday evening. This win, coupled with Friday’s sweep of a doubleheader against Riverside, lengthened Chewelah’s […]

  • Fire danger now “Moderate” in most of Eastern Washington

    Fire danger now “Moderate” in most of Eastern Washington

    (By Staff Reports/Chewelah Independent) Fire Danger for much of Eastern Washington “Moderate” now… Washington DNR has moved up the fire danger for much of Eastern Washington to “Moderate” while much of the western part of the state is still at “Low” fire danger. Benton and Franklin counties are currently at “High” fire danger. Here is […]

VIDEO: Between the Rivers Gathering

Here is video of the Between The Rivers Gathering near Chewelah, Wash.

SNYDER FIELD PROJECT

Track committee makes recommendations on project at board meeting

As the Chewelah School District project of installing a new track at Snyder Field progresses, estimates show funds may be available after the track for additional improvements at the location. Current budget estimates show the district may have as much as $59,000 left over after the track is installed.

On a list of potential improvements, one item that has moved to the top of the list is the installation of a new sewer line from the existing city sewer line to the district’s bus garage. The new line, estimated to cost as much as $10,000, should help resolve long standing issues with the bathrooms at Snyder Field. Click here for the full story. 

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CHEWELAH LEGION

Legion baseball: Holloway has splendid outing

Jensen Holloway batted a perfect 4-for-4 with three singles and a bases- clearing double as he led the Chewelah Forty-Niners to a 12-2 baseball victory over visiting Mead last Thursday evening.

This win, coupled with Friday’s sweep of a doubleheader against Riverside, lengthened Chewelah’s winning streak to four straight games. Click here for the full story. 

LOCAL SPORTS FEATURES

  • Chewelah Golf Club Women’s 9 Hole Stats  for April and May

    Chewelah Golf Club Women’s 9 Hole Stats for April and May

    Low Putts April 19 – Carole Jones & Marylin Brewer (18) April 26 – Nancy Hockly (17) May 3 – Carole Jones (15) May 17 – Marylin Brewer (16) May 24 – Helga Atwood (16) May 31 – Ally Canning & Carol Johnson (17) Chip Ins April 19 – Lois Rumley #1 hole, Nancy Giessen […]

  • Kubik named WIAA June Student of the Month

    Kubik named WIAA June Student of the Month

    (By WIAA)  Lukas Kubik is an eighth grader at Jenkins Junior High in Chewelah, Wash. He participates in basketball, cross country, and track and field, and is planning on being a part of FFA in high school this upcoming fall. Kubik is described as a positive student and athlete, who is able to lift up […]

  • Legion baseball: Holloway has splendid outing

    Legion baseball: Holloway has splendid outing

    (By Geno Ludwig/Chewelah Independent) AA Legion squad upends Mead, sweeps Riverside… Jensen Holloway batted a perfect 4-for-4 with three singles and a bases- clearing double as he led the Chewelah Forty-Niners to a 12-2 baseball victory over visiting Mead last Thursday evening. This win, coupled with Friday’s sweep of a doubleheader against Riverside, lengthened Chewelah’s […]

  • Legion Baseball: Northstars hit way out of slump

    Legion Baseball: Northstars hit way out of slump

    (By Geno Ludwig/Chewelah Independent) Chewelah players help Legion AAA squad bounce back with DH sweep… The Spokane Northstars hit their way out of a five-game slump last Wednesday evening as Chewelah players provided the punch needed to move the team past the Spokane Bandits to complete a doubleheader sweep. Ryder Robison singled up the middle […]

  • Baseball: Taylor crushes two homers, Indians split father’s day doubleheader

    Baseball: Taylor crushes two homers, Indians split father’s day doubleheader

    (By The Spokane Indians Baseball Club) Spokane Indians improve to 2-2 with doubleheader split… The Spokane Indians split Sunday’s Father’s Day doubleheader with the Boise Hawks, highlighted by an offensive explosion and dominant pitching in game two’s 10-0 victory. 5,848 fans came out to Avista Stadium to enjoy Sunday’s Luke, I Am Your Father’s Day […]

  • Letters to the Editor for June 15, 2017

    Letters to the Editor for June 15, 2017

    Here are Letters to the Editor for June 15, 2017…

  • Crossley takes on challenge of collegiate wrestling

    Crossley takes on challenge of collegiate wrestling

    (By Brandon Hansen/Chewelah Independent) Springdale wrestler signs with D-3 school… Shallon Crossley is making up for lost time. After wrestling for just two years at Mary Walker High School, the recently graduated resident of Springdale is continuing her career at Mac Murray College in Jacksonville, Illinois. A basketball player by trade, Crossley decided to make […]

  • Legion Baseball: Chewelah continues  to excel in summer season

    Legion Baseball: Chewelah continues to excel in summer season

    Chewelah’s AA American Legion Baseball team had another successful week, winning four of six games over the course of six days. The Cougars swept a doubleheader against Colville, 12-5 and 7-5, and then they won single games over Moses Lake 5-2 and Gonzaga Prep 8-0. However, they were shut out by Coeur d’Alene 14-0 and […]

  • Robison nominated to compete in All-State Baseball Game

    Robison nominated to compete in All-State Baseball Game

    (By Staff Reports) Chewelah senior pitcher Ryder Robison is one of nine area ballplayers who have been nominated to compete in this year’s All-State Baseball Game. Robison was selected at the conclusion of last weeks “feeder games” played in Spokane. He had two hits as a member of the 2A/1A team that defeated the 2B/1B […]

  • Chewelah 4×100 Team wins state title at Special Olympics

    Chewelah 4×100 Team wins state title at Special Olympics

    (By Staff Reports) The Chewelah 4x100m Men’s Unified Relay Team of Joe Edmunds, Jediah Hall, Nickolas Edmunds and Reimes Schatz took home a state championship in Tacoma on June 4.

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VIDEO: TRUCK FIRE IN CHEWELAH

Here is video of a truck fire on April 8, 2017 in Chewelah. (Video by Brandon Hansen)

WILDFIRES IN WASHINGTON

Early fires pop up around Stevens County

Stevens County got its first taste of wildfire danger when a brush fire threatened a Stevens County home west of Addy last Tuesday evening.

Driven by the wind, the Beck Road Fire north of Addy-Gifford Road was first reported Tuesday (June 20) afternoon. Firefighters from both the DNR and Fire District 12 responded to the incident, which by the evening had burned about 10 to 15 acres. Washington DNR reported six engines and a helicopter working on the fire. It was contained and watched overnight after burning primarly grass and sage along with some individual trees. Click here for the full story.

COMMUNITY NEWS FEATURES

  • Make your home site fire resistant

    Make your home site fire resistant

    (By Irv Schick/Stevens County Fire District 4) FYI Within the last 100 years, in the United States, six of the top ten most damaging single fire events involving structures were Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) fires. What is the Wildland Urban Interface? On an individual homeowner’s scale, the WUI is an area where human made infrastructure […]

  • Civil War vets to be honored July 1

    Civil War vets to be honored July 1

    (By Jamie Henneman/Chewelah Independent) Headstone to be dedicated at Evergreen Cemetery… A project to dedicate a headstone to area men who died in the Civil War all started with the discovery of a set of neat boxes tied with cotton string in the Stevens County Auditor’s records that held a letter to the Stevens County […]

  • Remember When for June 22, 2017

    Remember When for June 22, 2017

    Here is Remember When for June 22, 2017… 110 Years Ago – June 21, 1907 The Stevens County Meat Co. recently received an up-to-date power meat chopper for installation in their Chewelah shop. This will make it the most modern shop in the county. Mr. Paul Crawford of Colville and Myrtle Savage of Chewelah were […]

  • Upcoming Events for June 24-July 15, 2017

    Upcoming Events for June 24-July 15, 2017

    Here are upcoming events in the Chewelah area for June 24-July 15, 2017…

  • Randy’s Auto expands services with tires, alignment

    Randy’s Auto expands services with tires, alignment

    (By Brandon Hansen/Chewelah Independent) Randy’s Auto Service LLC has expanded it’s services to include tires and alignments after getting some new state-of-the-art equipment which allows them to do a more thorough job for customers. Established in 2005, Randy’s Auto Service LLC has served Chewelah with general automotive repairs and is located on Main Ave. across […]

  • Chamber learns about drug and alcohol abuse prevention

    Chamber learns about drug and alcohol abuse prevention

    The Greater Springdale Loon Lake Chamber of Commerce met June 1 at the Springdale Fire Station. Our guest Speaker was Rachel Montgomery who gave a very interesting talk about her life and why she came to Springdale to take on the job of coordinating prevention in the Springdale community. Heroin was epidemic where she grew […]

  • Johannes’ painting class takes to the streets of Chewelah

    Johannes’ painting class takes to the streets of Chewelah

    (By Brandon Hansen/Chewelah Independent) Several painters found their own paint studio last Monday and that studio just so happened to be downtown Chewelah. As part of watercolor classes through Spokane Community College, teacher Gail Johannes had her students paint outside on the sidewalks, using real-life buildings as their subject. “Every painter was reluctant but good […]

  • Chewelah has great taste

    Chewelah has great taste

    (Commentary by Brandon Hansen/Chewelah Independent) Event showcases nightlife and excellent food… Taste of Chewelah could probably be summed up in one encounter I had on the sidewalk during the food tasting, live music and local art event last Thursday in downtown. “We’re going to write a letter to the editor,” one person proclaimed. “This event […]

  • Under the Big Top in Arden

    Under the Big Top in Arden

    (By Jamie Henneman/Chewelah Independent) Clown shares his thoughts on circus life… Under a blue and white striped tent, lions, tigers, dogs and acrobats entertained locals in Arden on last weekend with the arrival of the Culpepper and Merriweather Circus. The family-run show set up their 1,000 pound tent Sunday morning and provided a tour of […]

  • Remember When for June 15, 2017

    Remember When for June 15, 2017

    Here is Remember When for June 15, 2017…

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OPINION

  • From the Editor: Use it or lose it

    From the Editor: Use it or lose it

    (By Brandon Hansen/Editor-in-Chief of the Chewelah Independent) If you don’t maintain it, you usually end up up losing it. A common issue we’re finding out in this country and this area specifically is if no money is put into improving and maintaining a building, infrastructure or program, it generally crumbles to the point where it’s […]

  • Letters to the Editor for June 29, 2017

    Letters to the Editor for June 29, 2017

    Here are Letters to the Editor for June 29, 2017…

  • Letters to the Editor for June 22, 2017

    Letters to the Editor for June 22, 2017

    Here are Letters to the Editor for June 22, 2017…

  • Brunell: Searching for words that unite us

    Brunell: Searching for words that unite us

    (By Don C. Brunell/Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at theBrunells@msn.com.) Two days before last year’s presidential election, Frank Luntz walked away from a CBS […]

  • Clarifying information about grazing

    Clarifying information about grazing

    (By SCCA/The Stevens County Cattlemen’s Association is a group of cattle producers and concerned citizens dedicated to engaging civic and community leaders on issues that affect the industry. Our regular meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Stevens County Commissioners Hearing Room. To contact SCCA, email: stevenscountycattlemen@gmail.com.) […]

  • Refocusing climate debate to practical solutions

    Refocusing climate debate to practical solutions

    (By Don C. Brunell/Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. Contact him at theBrunells@msn.com.) Debating whether it was wrong for President Trump to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord negotiations is never ending. Both sides will find ample evidence to claim the accords are good or bad for […]

  • From the Editor: Chewelah offers many tasty eating options

    From the Editor: Chewelah offers many tasty eating options

    (By Brandon Hansen/Brandon in the managing editor of the Chewelah Independent) The Taste of Chewelah is upon us! Chewelah officially enters the “foodie/hipster/we belong on Instagram” zone as Thursday’s event will allow everybody to sample many local tastes, check out local art and listen to local musicians. But please keep in mind that despite Taste […]

  • Purcell: Ensuring High School Grads are Equipped for Citizenship

    Purcell: Ensuring High School Grads are Equipped for Citizenship

    (By Tom Purcell/Tom is a nationally syndicated humor columnist. Send your comments to Tom at Purcell@caglecartoons.com) “I may have to do WHAT to receive my high school diploma?” “Pass a U.S. citizenship exam. The Civics Education Initiative is hoping state legislatures will require high school students in all 50 states to pass the exam in order […]

  • Brunell: Connecticut Comeuppance

    Brunell: Connecticut Comeuppance

    (By Don C Brunell/Don C. Brunell is a business analyst, writer and columnist. He retired as president of the Association of Washington Business, the state’s oldest and largest business organization, and now lives in Vancouver. He can be contacted at theBrunells@msn.com.) Recently, the Wall Street Journal editorialized that Connecticut’s elected officials are getting their “comeuppance” […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Against proposed policy

    Letter to the Editor: Against proposed policy

    Dear Editor, A while ago five members of the Colville, WA Public School Board Number 115 were in support of the proposed Transgender policy that would allow boys in girls’ restrooms and locker rooms with the girls, also girls in the boys’ restrooms and locker rooms with the boys. The public school superintendent Lewis appeared […]

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AREA SPORTS FEATURES

  • Williams Returning for Senior Season

    Williams Returning for Senior Season

    (By GoZags.com) Zag withdraws his name from NBA Draft… NBA Draft without hiring an agent. By not signing with an agent, Williams retained his collegiate eligibility to keep the option to return to Gonzaga in 2017-18. A key player in last season’s run to the national championship game, he will be a focal point on […]

  • Indoor Football: Colorado downs Spokane

    Indoor Football: Colorado downs Spokane

    (By The Spokane Empire) Empire drops third-straight game… The Empire (7-5, 6-3) fell to the Colorado Crush (3-9, 2-8) in Week 14 of the 2017 IFL regular season by a final score of 45-36 at the Budweiser Events Center on Thursday night. The beginning of the game saw two very strong defensive performances where both […]

  • Mariners lose third straight

    Mariners lose third straight

    (By Staff Reports) Pitching woes continue to hamper M’s… The usual fortress of Safeco Field for the Seattle Mariners provided little protection in their series loss to the Chicago White Sox. Sunday night saw the Mariners take an 8-1 drubbing and the White Sox took three out of four in the series. Chicago won the final […]

  • Mariners win series against Oakland

    Mariners win series against Oakland

    (By Staff Reports) Bergman pitches gem, Mariners win another homes series… Christian Bergman capped off the Mariners’ series win over Oakland by going 7 1/3 innings and lifting them to a 4-0 victory over Oakland on Wednesday in the rubber match of the three-game slate against the Athletics. Bergman struck out nine, allowed just two […]

  • Mariners come back to Safeco, get a win

    Mariners come back to Safeco, get a win

    (By Staff Reports) Cruz and Seager homer in win over Oakland… Back home. Back winning. The Seattle Mariners (18-21) got two-run homers from Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager in a 6-5 victory over Oakland (16-22) on Monday night at Safeco Field to snap a four-game losing streak. Your browser does not support iframes. Seattle led […]

  • Mariners have four-game winning streak snapped

    Mariners have four-game winning streak snapped

    (By Staff Reports) Justin Smoak strikes back against old team to lift Blue Jays… Justin Smoak… JUSTIN SMOAK. Remember that guy? Well he went 3-for-3 with a homer and four RBIs to lift the Toronto Blue Jays past the Seattle Mariners 7-2 on Wednesday night. The loss snapped Seattle’s four-game winning streak and dropped them […]

  • Track and Field: Eagles Set to Begin Big Sky Outdoor Championships

    Track and Field: Eagles Set to Begin Big Sky Outdoor Championships

    (By EWU Athletics) Hosted in Sacramento, the conference championships start on Wednesday (May 10) and continue through Saturday (May 13) Postseason competition is underway this week, as the Eastern Washington University outdoor track and field team begins the Big Sky Conference Outdoor Championship in Sacramento, Calif., on Wednesday (May 10). Hosted by Sacramento State in […]

  • Seattle comes back against Philadelphia

    Seattle comes back against Philadelphia

    (By Staff Reports) Mariners win third straight… The Seattle Mariners scored five unanswered runs and won their third straight, picking up the 10-9 interleague victory over Philadelphia on the road Tuesday night. Taylor Motter – who was stepping in for an injured Robinson Cano – hit a two-out double to score Jean Segura in the […]

  • Indoor Football: Empire fall to Sioux Falls

    Indoor Football: Empire fall to Sioux Falls

    (By The Indoor Football League)  Empire fall to 7-3 on the year… The Sioux Falls Storm played in a rematch of the 2016 United Bowl against the Spokane Empire on Saturday, May 6th at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center where the Storm emerged with a 62-32 victory. The Empire won the toss and deferred to […]

  • Mariners win series against Rangers

    Mariners win series against Rangers

    (By Staff Reports) Mariners now within two games of .500… The Mariners (15-17) continue to be very strong on at Safeco Field. Kyle Seager hit an eighth-inning solo shot against the Texas Rangers (13-19) on Sunday, helping clinch a 4-3 win that also notched a series victory for Seattle. With the win, the Mariners won […]

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OLYMPIA NEWS FEATURES

  • West Coast states encourage woldwide fight against ocean acidification

    West Coast states encourage woldwide fight against ocean acidification

    (By Washington State Governor’s Office) Acidity is on the rise, threatening coastal economies, cultural resources… West Coast states called on nations at the United Nations Ocean Conference this week to take action against ocean acidification to protect vital economic and cultural resources around the world. Representatives from Washington state and California are joining other members […]

  • AG FERGUSON: EPA Head Pruitt’s criticism of vehicle emission review “completely unfounded”

    AG FERGUSON: EPA Head Pruitt’s criticism of vehicle emission review “completely unfounded”

    (By The Office of the WA Attorney General)  Ferguson pledges legal defense of EPA emissions standards… Attorney General Bob Ferguson today rebuked Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt’s criticism of the EPA’s review of vehicle emissions standards. Ferguson, joined by 12 attorneys general, sent Pruitt a letter rebutting his “completely unfounded” criticisms of the EPA’s […]

  • Retail sales in Washington jumped 7.8 percent in 2016

    Retail sales in Washington jumped 7.8 percent in 2016

    (From Washington Department of Revenue) Retail sales increase by six percent… Big gains in construction and new and used auto sales helped fuel a jump in taxable retail sales to a record $145.9 billion in 2016, a 7.8 percent increase over calendar year 2015. Retail trade sales also showed an increase of 6 percent to […]

  • Holding phones while driving banned in Washington

    Holding phones while driving banned in Washington

    (By Staff Reports) New law prohibits holding device while driving… A new law to take effect in mid-July will ban the holding of hand-held devices while driving in the state of Washington, KXLY is reporting. Governor Jay Inslee signed the bill in Tacoma on Tuesday. The new law prohibits drivers holding an electronic device whether […]

  • State limits marijuana billboards

    State limits marijuana billboards

    (By Staff Reports) Update to rules prevents marijuana store billboards from being appealing to children… Marijuana stores can’t put up billboards that appear to be attracting minors as the Washington State legislature updated it’s rules on pot. Legalized in 2012, the new update to marijuana rules was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday, the […]

  • Background check failure law signed

    Background check failure law signed

    (By Staff Reports)  Victims of domestic abuse could be alerted when abuser fails background check… A bill signed in Olympia Wednesday requires gun dealers to inform law enforcement when someone fails a background check, Jim Camden of the Spokesman Review is reporting. Victims of domestic violence can also be notified if their abuser fails a […]

  • AG Ferguson sues Trump Administration over abrupt reversal on coal leasing on public lands

    AG Ferguson sues Trump Administration over abrupt reversal on coal leasing on public lands

    (By The WA State Office of the Attorney General) Ferguson argues reversal violates the National Environmental Policy Act… Attorney General Bob Ferguson today filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management over a program to lease coal mining rights on public land, which contributes to significant […]

  • Inslee among 12 governors urging Trump to keep U.S. in Paris Agreement

    Inslee among 12 governors urging Trump to keep U.S. in Paris Agreement

    (From the Governor’s Office) Gov. Jay Inslee and 11 other governors sent a letter to President Trump  Wednesday urging the administration to continue the United States’ involvement in the international Paris Climate Agreement. Inslee issued the following statement: “Climate change is already affecting our state and nation in damaging ways, and an international response at all […]

  • Former Governor and U.S. House member Mike Lowry dies at age 78

    Former Governor and U.S. House member Mike Lowry dies at age 78

    (Press Release from Governor’s Office) Lowry serviced in U.S. House and was WA Governor from 1993 to 1997… After a life dedicated to public service, former Governor Mike Lowry passed away on May 1, 2017, from complications of a stroke. Lowry held public office in Washington for 19 years. He was elected to the King […]

  • Inslee names Stephen Sinclair secretary of the Department of Corrections

    Inslee names Stephen Sinclair secretary of the Department of Corrections

    (Press release from the office of the Washington State Governor)  Sinclair has worked at DOC for 28 years… Gov. Jay Inslee has named Stephen Sinclair secretary of the Department of Corrections. Sinclair will begin the position immediately. He takes over from Jody Becker, Ph.D, who has been serving as acting secretary since January. She will […]

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