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'We need to make sure accountability and transparency don't get lost in the bureaucracy,' says Short   Legislation to bring more transparency to the decisions – and the decision-making process –...

Feb. 28, 2013

When the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced earlier this year a series of statewide “wolf recovery and management” meetings for the benefit of the public, 7th District...

Feb. 15, 2013

The House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee held a public hearing this week on a bill that would allow livestock owners to kill a predator – including wolves – if they...

Feb. 8, 2013

How much fish do you eat? Another “head scratcher” from Olympia By Rep. Shelly Short As the ranking member on the House Environment Committee, I've witnessed several proposals over the last...

Jan. 19, 2012

Concerned that over-reaching climate change rules could have a devastating effect on Washington's stagnant economic recovery, Republican members of the Washington State House Ecology and Parks Committee sent a letter to...

June 30, 2010

Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short applauded the inclusion of $2.75 million in this year's state capital budget aimed at addressing long-overdue forest restoration projects in Northeast Washington. The funds were...

April 28, 2010

'We're nosing our way through the starting gate toward a regional cap-and-trade system and I think that's detrimental to our families and our employers,' says Short. In a late Tuesday night...

April 14, 2009

'We're halfway there. We need to keep the pressure on to kill the Senate bill as well,' says Short Yesterday marked the cutoff for bills in the Washington State Legislature to...

March 13, 2009

'This is a tool in the toolbox for small communities to deal with increasing costs and fire dangers brought on by a complete ban on outdoor burning,' says Rep. Short  ...

Feb. 27, 2009