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A bill sponsored by Rep. Norm Johnson which is aimed directly at increasing opportunities for medical students to participate in clinical rotations gained unanimous approval today in the state House of...

Feb. 22, 2011

The House of Representatives today approved a measure that would reduce the remaining fiscal year's nearly $600 million budget shortfall by $222 million. That leaves a budget gap of about $378...

Jan. 24, 2011

BROADCAST MEDIA: View b-roll footage of the committee hearing here. Leaders from Yakima testified today before the House Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Committee regarding the state attorney general's proposal to...

Jan. 19, 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

Just hours before the expected adjournment of the 2010 special session, the House of Representatives approved a measure Monday that would allow the establishment of another health sciences and services authority...

April 13, 2010

A measure that would have given citizens and law enforcement another means to fight criminal gang activity was systematically dismantled in the Senate and finally became a victim of politics, dying...

March 6, 2010

The Senate Government Operations and Elections Committee gave unanimous approval Thursday to a bill prime-sponsored by Rep. Norm Johnson that would classify criminal gang activity as a nuisance and provide a...

Feb. 27, 2010

  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