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The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing for this Thursday, Jan. 14, at 10 a.m. in Olympia to accept public testimony on two major criminal gang bills sponsored by 14th...

Jan. 11, 2010

Bills provide for asset seizure, citizen action against gang nuisances   Houses, cars and other assets used to support criminal gang activity could be seized by law enforcement, forfeited and sold...

Dec. 15, 2009

Solutions at state level to be discussed Responding to numerous citizen rallies and the national health care reform debate, state legislators from the 13th, 14th and 15th legislative districts will hold...

Sept. 15, 2009

Fear of long-term local ramifications lead to legislative meeting   Legislators from the 13th, 14th and 15th Districts met yesterday with realtors and home builders who contacted them with concerns about...

July 28, 2009

Program designed to encourage citizen involvement in government   Rep. Norm Johnson has been invited to observe and participate in a national professional leadership seminar designed to encourage citizens, particularly young...

July 6, 2009

Lawmaker resting comfortably in Yakima hospital   Rep. Norm Johnson says he's feeling well and “on the mend” after undergoing a minor procedure Tuesday to repair some stomach problems. Johnson entered...

May 13, 2009

Measure removes 7 percent cap, could add $677 to CWU tuition costs Rep. Norm Johnson says he's concerned that a bill approved Wednesday by the House of Representatives  may make a...

April 22, 2009

Funds included for early learning center, school soil cleanup, YVCC building   More than $15 million has been included in the proposed House capital budget for construction and soil cleanup projects...

April 1, 2009

Lawmakers say felons' obligations to victims should be met first   Democrats pushed a bill through the House Tuesday evening that would allow felons to vote, regardless of whether they have...

March 11, 2009

Measure would allow creation of health sciences and services authority   A bill prime-sponsored by Rep. Norm Johnson would have widespread health care and economic benefits for Yakima County and the...

Feb. 18, 2009