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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

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