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Romelo M. Johnson, a seventh-grade student at Mowat Middle School in Lynn Haven, Florida, recently served as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives in Olympia, Washington. He was...

March 3, 2011

Cameron Curtis, a freshman at Ellensburg High School, recently served as a page in the Washington House of Representatives. He was sponsored by Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima. As a page, Cameron's...

March 1, 2011

This Wednesday will mark the halfway point of the scheduled 105-day session in Olympia. Last week, we reached our first major deadlines of the session. By last Friday, all bills must...

Feb. 28, 2011

Today is day 26 of the scheduled 105-day legislative session in Olympia. It's been a very busy four weeks, with back-to-back meetings, committee schedules and floor action. I wanted to take...

Feb. 4, 2011

Committee assignments have been released for the 2011-12 legislative sessions. Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima, has been chosen as the Republican leader on the House Health and Human Services Appropriations Committee. The...

Jan. 4, 2011

Recently, I joined with my seatmate, Rep. Charles Ross, to co-author a newsletter report of the legislative session. We mailed the 14th District Legislative Review to households throughout the district. As...

May 11, 2010

Special to the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce It is good to be back home in Yakima after a 60-day legislative session and a subsequent 30-day special session. We finished our...

April 20, 2010

Patrick Knittle, a sophomore at A.C. Davis High School, Yakima, recently served as a page in the House of Representatives. He was sponsored by Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima. During his week...

Feb. 17, 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

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