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If your car tabs are set to expire in September, you probably have received (or soon will) a renewal notice from the Department of Licensing. The renewal notice will appear nearly...

Aug. 26, 2009

Hundreds of new laws passed during the 2009 legislative session are now taking effect, including three major tax collection bills that the state Department of Revenue (DOR) says may impact the...

Aug. 14, 2009

It's hard to believe it's been more than three months since the 2009 legislative session ended April 26. I am reminded because hundreds of new laws recently became effective from the...

Aug. 6, 2009

Last week in this column, I discussed major concerns about federal “cap-and-trade” legislation that narrowly passed the U.S. House of Representatives last month and is scheduled for a vote in the...

July 29, 2009

As your state representative, I seek your input on issues in the Washington State Legislature in Olympia. Occasionally, issues are considered in Congress in Washington, D.C. that may impact the citizens...

July 22, 2009

The Obama administration is proposing a government takeover of our nation's health care system. I recently joined with other Republican colleagues in the state House of Representatives voicing concerns to our...

July 15, 2009

Last week, American troops began the first phase of withdrawing from Iraq. They have moved out from that nation's cities and, under a U.S.-Iraqi agreement, all troops will be out by...

July 8, 2009

Tomorrow, July 2, marks a pivotal point in our nation's history. It was 233 years ago that the General Congress met behind closed doors in Philadelphia and began to discuss what...

July 1, 2009

Special to the Concrete Herald One hundred years ago, William Howard Taft was the president of the United States, Wilbur and Orville Wright were flying demonstrations of their Model A flyer,...

June 17, 2009

With people losing their jobs or having their work hours/paychecks cut back as a result of this difficult economy, going on that big family vacation this summer to Disneyland or another...

June 17, 2009