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22 Mar
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Van De Wege’s wildfire prevention bill awaits action in House

A task force would be created to identify and recommend better methods for preventing wildfires in the vicinity of electric utilities, under legislation that passed the Senate and awaits action in the House Committee on Rural Development. Senate Bill 5305, ...

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01 Mar
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Van De Wege supports legislation to address long-term care crisis

The Legislature is expected to create an insurance program this year to help Washington households deal with the ballooning costs of long-term care, Sen. Kevin Van De Wege (D-Sequim) said today. “The vast majority of people over 65 will need ...

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14 Feb
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Van De Wege urges vaccinations to protect against measles outbreak

Sen. Kevin Van De Wege (D-Sequim) is strongly urging parents to make sure their children have been vaccinated in the face of a growing outbreak of measles in Southwest Washington. “Just because the outbreak is primarily in Clark County doesn’t ...

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01 Feb
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Van De Wege works to ensure accurate purchases, fracking protections

OWashington consumers would continue to be protected from being overcharged for everyday products under legislation awaiting a hearing before the Senate Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks Committee chaired by Sen. Kevin Van De Wege (D-Sequim). Senate Bill 5468 would ...

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25 Jan
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Van De Wege focusing on public health, orca recovery

Public health and environmental stewardship top Sen. Kevin Van De Wege’s priorities list as the 2019 legislative session wraps up its second week. Tobacco 21, legislation to raise the legal age for purchasing tobacco products to 21, has already passed ...

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29 Nov
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Van De Wege retains chairmanship of Natural Resources Committee

Sen. Kevin Van De Wege (D-Sequim) has been selected by his colleagues to continue to chair the Senate Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks Committee when the Legislature convenes for the 2019 legislative session on Jan. 14. Having served as ...

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25 Oct
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Now is the time to apply to be a legislative page

In every legislative session, lawmakers can sponsor students to serve for one week — five business days — as legislative pages. During those five days, the students are immersed in the Legislature while assisting senators and staff. I mention this ...

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09 Aug
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State grants boost ranks of boatbuilding students, restore iconic schooner

The San Juan Islander reported today on the impact of state grants to two non-profit groups that bolster the region’s maritime tradition while creating well-paying jobs in rural areas like Port Hadlock. You can read the full story here.

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27 Mar
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Van De Wege legislation to prohibit deadly chemicals becomes law

Legislation to prohibit the sale of firefighting foam that contains chemicals deadly to people and destructive to the environment was signed into law today by Gov. Jay Inslee. “This will limit contamination and exposure to these persistent chemicals, which build ...

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21 Mar
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Van De Wege: Wildfire resistance law will save property, lives

Legislation signed into law this month will reduce the spiraling cost of fighting wildfires, limit damages to homes in wildfire-prone areas, and very possibly save lives, Sen. Kevin Van De Wege, D-Sequim, said today. Van De Wege’s Senate Bill 6109 ...

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