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  The House of Representatives debated long into the night on Senate Bill 6130, which would suspend all of the provisions of citizen-approved Initiative 960. Reps. Charles Ross and Norm Johnson...

Feb. 18, 2010

Caleb Johnson, a 15-year-old student at Naches Valley High School in Naches, recently served as a page in the Washington House of Representatives. He was sponsored by Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima....

Feb. 17, 2010

Dear editor, The Daily Sun News recently published an editorial, “Street maintenance utility tax is for the birds” which misrepresented my views about a very bad tax bill proposed in the...

Feb. 16, 2010

Amended measure blends both 14th District lawmakers' gang nuisance bills to curb criminal gang activity   The House of Representatives took action Friday evening to approve a measure that would authorize...

Feb. 13, 2010

Measure would retain portion of sales tax generated in Yakima County for Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences   Rep. Norm Johnson is hoping persistence pays off as he tries to...

Feb. 3, 2010

“It's another important tool to help us get a handle on the growing criminal gang problem in the Yakima area,” Norm Johnson said Monday after the House Judiciary Committee approved House...

Feb. 2, 2010

  The House of Representatives tonight rejected a motion to vote on a bill to create more options in the state workers' compensation fund. Assistant Minority Floor Leader Charles Ross requested...

Jan. 29, 2010

Noting that Henry Beauchamp is a man with a “tough mind and a tender heart,” the House of Representatives today honored the former Yakima mayor in a resolution offered by 14th...

Jan. 27, 2010

Measure the result of mentally-ill killer's escape at Spokane County Fair last September   Three days after criminally-insane killer Philip Paul walked away from an Eastern State Hospital outing during family...

Jan. 25, 2010

House Transportation Committee members may soon be voting on a bill that would allow cities and towns to establish a street utility tax.  Committee member Rep. Norm Johnson says he's concerned...

Jan. 21, 2010