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As the state legislators representing Washington's 8th Legislative District, which includes the federal government's sprawling Hanford Site, we have every reason to want the cleanup of Hanford to be successful. It's...

Dec. 8, 2020

It's time to explore new, innovative ways to speedup cleanup and cut costs at the Hanford Site near the Tri Cities according to the Republican state lawmakers who represent the area....

Dec. 4, 2020

I wanted to take this opportunity to check-in with everyone as we continue to maneuver through these challenging times. I hope and pray that you and your family are doing well....

May 5, 2020

Together with my seatmates, Sen. Sharon Brown and Rep. Matt Boehnke, we will be hosting a live telephone town hall on Thursday, April 23 from 4-5 p.m to discuss the state's...

April 22, 2020

Eighth District Sen. Sharon Brown and Reps. Brad Klippert and Matt Boehnke, all R-Kennewick, will be hosting a telephone town hall this Thursday, April 23, from 4-5 p.m. During the hourlong call, the lawmakers will provide their thoughts...

April 20, 2020

The first vigorous debate of the 2020 session took place Wednesday on the House floor when majority Democrats brought Governor Jay Inslee's low carbon fuel standard bill for a vote. During...

Jan. 29, 2020

Rep. Brad Klippert, R-Kennewick, discusses the heated debate over the marbled murrelet, the little seabird, and the impacts its nesting habitat is creating for rural communities and economies. He is joined...

Feb. 19, 2018

Forty years of raw nerves over the devastation caused to the state’s timber industry by protection of the spotted owl came to the surface Monday night on the floor of the...

Feb. 13, 2018

As the debate surrounding the export expansion wages on, there's a growing attempt to sidetrack public opinion from the real issue – trade and export development. Fresh off a lengthy budget...

Sept. 6, 2013