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7th District legislators to host telephone town hall 7th District legislators Reps. Shelly Short and Joel Kretz, along with Sen. Brian Dansel, will host a telephone town hall on Wednesday, Feb....

Jan. 28, 2016

On this week's Capitol Report, Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, discusses a procedural motion on the House Floor to pass a constitutional amendment that would require a supermajority approval of the Legislature...

Jan. 28, 2016

One month after the Human Rights Commission announced its ruling on public restrooms and transgenders, legislation and testimony will be heard.

Jan. 27, 2016

Rep. Shelly Short talks about a recent controversial decision made by the Human Rights Commission concerning transgender residents in Washington.

Jan. 21, 2016

We're now into the second week of the 60-day 2016 legislative session.  While this is technically a short session, there are several key issues we'll be dealing with over the next...

Jan. 20, 2016

Republican Shelly Short predicted early last year that the governor would find a way to bring what she calls his ideological environmentalism back to the Legislature. It has arrived, courtesy...

Jan. 14, 2016

Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, represents one of the largest districts, landwise, in the state.  And it is an area that has been hard hit by wildfires.  Short speaks of the resilience of...

Jan. 14, 2016

As your representative in the Washington State Legislature, I send occasional email updates designed to keep you informed about the issues being debated in Olympia that may impact our community and...

Nov. 24, 2015

The Fish and Wildlife Commission recently decided to increase cougar harvest (for a period of three years) in GMU areas where there is an overlap of wolf populations. I am COMPLETELY...

July 22, 2015

Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, talks about her legislation going to the governor. She also reflects back on the 2015 session as it comes to an end.

April 20, 2015