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'The subjective nature of the audits makes it difficult and extremely costly for pharmacies to prove their actions or intents with any real certainty,' says Short   Legislation to make pharmaceutical...

March 16, 2011

Special to The Olympian (published 2/19/11)   The Olympian's recent editorial regarding the future of TransAlta's coal-fired electrical plant in Centralia demands a level-headed response free from the clouded rhetoric of...

Feb. 22, 2011

  Legislation requesting Congress adopt an “Honor and Remember Flag” for fallen United States Armed Forces members passed the Washington State House of Representatives unanimously this week. Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy,...

Feb. 17, 2011

7th District lawmakers encourage residents to participate, share views Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short will host a one-hour town hall over the phone with their constituents Thursday, Feb. 10 at...

Feb. 1, 2011

By Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short It's no secret Washington is in a financial hole. The current budget is still $600 million in deficit and the projected spending gap for...

Feb. 1, 2011

Barr-Tech goes to Olympia A local company located in Sprague, Washington testified before the state House Technology, Energy and Communications Committee during a work session this week on its efforts to...

Jan. 20, 2011

House Republicans today announced the following committee changes: Remove Rep. Shelly Short from Early Learning and Human Services Committee and appoint Rep. Jason Overstreet to the committee. Rep. Mike Hope has...

Jan. 11, 2011

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

By Reps. Joel Kretz and Shelly Short Thank you to everyone who called and wrote us during the legislative session. Your input is always incredibly valuable. In this column, we will...

May 10, 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