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February 19, 2014 at 2:32 PM

State Sen. Janea Holmquist Newbry to run for Hastings’ seat

Moses Lake Republican state Sen. Janea Holmquist Newbry is joining the race to succeed Congressman Doc Hastings representing Washington’s 4th Congressional District. Holmquist Newbry has served in the state Senate since 2006 and was first elected to the state House in 2001. She chairs the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee. Holquist Newbry made headlines earlier this month…


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February 4, 2013 at 8:00 AM

Marijuana, abortion and workers comp — hot topics for legislators

This week, legislators will address some old topics, such as workers compensation and abortion, and open up some new ones, such as marijuana legalization. Senators could debate three of the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus’ worker compensation bills on the floor today. One of the bills is Senate Bill 5128, changing compensation for injured workers. The bill…


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