A bill that clears the way for the potential construction of a regional aquatic center and sports complex in the Wenatchee Valley is on its way to Gov. Jay Inslee's desk.
Engrossed 2nd Substitute Senate Bill 5001 (E2SSB 5001) allows for the creation of a second public facilities district that would let voters in both Chelan and Douglas Counties decide if the proposed complex should be built...
Local media partner Wenatchee World organized a community roundtable with Douglas County PUD General Manager Gary Ivory and 12th-District Senator Brad Hawkins on the district’s future with hydrogen fuel Thursday.
A bill that would loosen the restrictions for police pursuits passed out of the Washington Senate on Wednesday.
Engrossed Senate Bill 5352 (EB 5352) would lower the threshold for law enforcement officers to engage in pursuits based on "reasonable suspicion" rather than "probable cause", but would not return the standard for police chases to those that existed prior to 2021...
Efforts are underway in Olympia to ensure that the City of Wenatchee's massive Confluence Parkway Project will be fully-funded by the state.
During last year's legislative sessions, $85 million was included in the state's transportation budget for the project, however, it was not specifically identified for allocation...
East Wenatchee Senator Brad Hawkins is pushing an amendment that “allows” rather than “requires” school districts to adopt state-developed inclusive curriculum.
The 12th District senator is at odds with a proposed bill that requires school districts to adopt inclusive instructional materials that include the histories, contributions, and perspectives of historically marginalized and underrepresent