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Gavin and Preston Furulie, two brothers from Colbert, recently traveled to Olympia and served in the state House of Representatives as pages. The brothers are both Eagle Scouts attending Mt. Spokane High...

Jan. 19, 2017

Governor Jay Inslee has vetoed legislation sponsored by Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, that would have helped rural development in the 7th Legislative District.

April 13, 2016

Whether it’s managing our predators in a more efficient way or finding solutions to encourage the next generation of hunters, I’ll continue to work hard to make sure hunting continues to...

March 8, 2016

"I'm always looking for smart, efficient and effective ways to loosen the bureaucratic red tape to help make housing more affordable and some level of development more attractive and attainable for...

Feb. 18, 2016

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

Legislation to help rural areas more efficiently and effectively deliver certain mental health and chemical dependency services to patients was signed into law recently by Gov. Jay Inslee. House Bill 1727,...

May 7, 2015

Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy and sponsor of the legislation, said it was important to make sure counties are not isolated when adopting building code rules.

April 25, 2015

"A very specific part of the recovery plan states that the local ungulate population must be adequate to support the number of wolves in the plan, yet we don't know the...

March 13, 2015

Currently, there are two designated climate zones in Washington, delineated between the Western and Eastern parts of the state. Short's bill would keep Northeast Washington from being designated its own...

Feb. 11, 2015

In an unprecedented move, at least as far back as any "old timers" in the Washington State Legislature can remember, the 7th Legislative District saw its clout increased as both members...

Jan. 16, 2015