State Rep. Brad Hawkins (R-East Wenatchee), whose 12th District constituency includes the Methow Valley, has announced that he will run for the state senate seat currently held by Sen. Linda Evans Parlette. Parlette announced last week that she will not seek re-election this year. “The combination of my educational background, work experience and public service […]
Parlette announces retirement from state Senate
Wenatchee Republican spent 20 years in Legislature State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette, R-Wenatchee, announced this week that she will resign her seat in the Senate after her fourth term ends in early 2017. “My mom will be 90 in June. The legislative schedule does not allow me to spend as much time as I want […]
No state money to repair Twisp Town Hall this year
By Ann McCreary
Efforts to acquire state funding to repair Twisp Town Hall are on hold, probably until next year, according to Mayor Soo Ing-Moody.
A request for funding to replace the current town hall building was included in the Legislature’s capital budget, but that budget was …
How your state legislators voted
State lawmakers passed more than 200 bills last week. Following is a selection of bills that were acted upon, and how legislators for the 12th District (which includes the Methow Valley) voted on them. • Senate Bill 6523, expanding higher education opportunities for certain students. Passed the House by a vote of 75-22. This bill […]
12th District ‘town hall’ call scheduled
The three lawmakers serving Washington’s 12th Legislative District — Rep. Cary Condotta (R-East Wenatchee), Rep. Brad Hawkins (R-East Wenatchee) and Sen. Linda Evans Parlette (R-Wenatchee) — will host a telephone town hall meeting starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday (Feb. 25). Those wishing to call in should dial (877) 229-8493 (toll free) and press 112411 when asked.