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Feb. 17, 2017

The governor has signed three of Rep. Matt Shea's "Freedom Agenda" bills, and another measure that authorizes limited growing of industrial hemp will become law following the Legislature's action to override...

April 3, 2016

In this opinion-editorial, Rep. Matt Shea discusses the economic and environmental benefits of legalizing the growth of industrial hemp in Washington state.

March 10, 2016

Commercial cattle trucks that enter Washington's Pend Oreille and Spokane counties from Idaho will be required to stop at a port of entry for inspection or face a $1,000 fine, under...

May 3, 2011

Commercial cattle trucks that come into Washington's Pend Oreille and Spokane counties from Idaho and Canada would be required to stop at a port of entry for inspection or face a...

March 5, 2011

Measure originally intended to expedite water applications now requires more fees with no guaranteed progress   Water rights applicants who've waited for years for permit approval will have to pony up...

March 5, 2010