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National Federation of Independent Business gives 7th District lawmakers Guardian of Small Business Award The state's largest small business advocacy group, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), recognized Reps. Joel...

May 8, 2012

Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, received the 2011 Cornerstone Award from the Association of Washington Businesses (AWB) for her efforts to protect jobs, spur local economic development and create an employer-friendly environment...

April 19, 2012

The House Education Appropriations and Oversight Committee held a public hearing this week on a House Republican proposal called Fund Education First. The idea is to create a new, separate K-12...

Feb. 1, 2012

Hour-long, district-wide call allows constituents to participate, ask their legislators questions from home Rep. Joel Kretz and Rep. Shelly Short are inviting constituents in the 7th Legislative District to participate in...

Jan. 26, 2012

Potential budget cuts to Critical Access Hospitals endangers public As part of her solution to the state's projected budget shortfall, Governor Chris Gregoire has suggested a course of action for our...

Jan. 25, 2012

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

In counties throughout the state, local officials are in the process of updating their shoreline master programs. Many citizens in the 7th Legislative District living on or near particular shorelines feel...

Dec. 1, 2011

Reps. Kretz and Short encourage constituents to attend, share thoughts The Washington State House of Representatives Education Committee will host a work session and roundtable discussion with legislators and the public...

Sept. 22, 2011

A much-needed and much-anticipated new ferry will be built to serve the Keller Ferry run and the surrounding communities. The state's transportation budget passed the Legislature just hours before the 2011...

April 25, 2011

Failure of majority Democrats to reach agreement on state budget leads lawmakers into special legislative session After 103 days and the year-long knowledge of a looming fiscal crisis this session, the...

April 22, 2011