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The Second Amendment is not a second-class right
After strong, bipartisan opposition from Congress and an outcry from the American public, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) backed down last week over proposed regulations that would restrict the use of popular ammunition for legal firearms.
Thursday, March 19, 2015


Summarizing the current session
March 13, a year ago, the Legislature adjourned - on time and on budget. In my first report after heading home to Adams County, I noted how the Legislature had adopted budget adjustments that did not mean tax increases yet continued the freeze on in-state college tuition. Also, the governor was criticizing the Senate for failing to approve an additional set of transportation projects.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

The City is looking forward to its future
The City of Othello is working on an update of its 1995 Comprehensive Plan starting this month. The City Planning Commission has scheduled public meetings throughout the year to help generate a vision for what Othello will look like over the next 20 years.
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Familiar faces from Adams County gather at the Capitol
Friday, Feb. 20, was judgment day, in a sense, for many of the 1,060-plus bills introduced in the Senate for this legislative session. It was the "cutoff" for our 13 policy committees to decide which of the bills assigned to them move forward and which bills go by the wayside.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Our economy depends on keeping ports open
Listening to local families, businesses and farmers in the Mid-Columbia region, I've heard firsthand how the slowdown and partial shutdowns at our 29 ports along the West Coast have had a devastating economic impact on central Washington's economy.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Meet the Port of Othello and Doyle Palmer
The purpose of the Port is to provide or have available property and infrastructure for businesses and industries to locate in the area of Othello and Adams County, now and in the future.
Friday, January 24, 2014


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