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Measure would eliminate B&O tax exemption, add sales tax to farm auctions   Rep. Norm Johnson says he's very concerned about a new tax bill introduced last week in the Senate...

Feb. 9, 2009

Fund honors Dr. Hal and former Rep. Mary Skinner who recently passed away   South Central Washington lawmakers have established a scholarship fund at Yakima Valley Community College (YVCC) to accept...

Feb. 6, 2009

Lawmakers mourn loss of former 14th District state representative   Surrounded by her family, former Rep. Mary Skinner died this morning at 6:25 a.m. at her home in Yakima after a...

Feb. 5, 2009

Bill would allow creation of health sciences and services authority A new university in Yakima that trains primary care physicians could get a boost if a bill introduced by Rep. Norm...

Feb. 2, 2009

Yakima lawmaker described as 'a true public servant' Described as a person with “a true servant's heart” who “always put the interests of others above her own,” former state Rep. Mary...

Jan. 21, 2009

Lawmaker will fight to retain Yakima Valley School, preserve local road projects   Following the opening gavel today of the 2009 legislative session, Norm Johnson raised his right hand and promised...

Jan. 12, 2009