October 21, 2019

In the News: National Guard shows off new Vancouver location

I was delighted to spend part of a recent Saturday visiting with members of the new Washington National Guard unit now based in Vancouver. I’m grateful for their service to our state and nation and welcome them to Clark County! Click on the link for the story and photos. https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/oct/19/national-guard-shows-off-new-vancouver-location/?fbclid=IwAR1i26FyieaaJ5fSdmTCu4bZvYk56zcc9J_Nf5Gvb135wP6J7nsItQmlYHk...
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October 15, 2019

In the News: WSU’s new mobile health clinic makes Vancouver stop

The inaugural class of WSU’s medical school began its studies while I was chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee, so it was fitting that a member of that class, Clark County native David Choi, showed me around the new WSU mobile medical unit when it visited Vancouver. What an...
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October 08, 2019

E-Newsletter: Wear pink and be aware!

Hello, Friends and Neighbors! The Legislature’s annual sessions begin the second Monday of each year, and a look at the calendar shows we’re now closer to the start of the 2020 session (January 13) than to the end of this year’s session (April 28). I’ve already been working with our...
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August 19, 2019

In the News: Members appointed to bridge replacement committee

The Reflector, Battle Ground — Aug. 19, 2019 Oregon lawmakers appear ready to come back to the table regarding the replacement of the Interstate 5 bridge as the state now has its eight members appointed to an Oregon-Washington committee tasked with bringing a project to fruition. Click here for the...
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August 09, 2019

E-Newsletter: Time to get those WA license plates

Hello Friends and Neighbors, I hope you’re having a pleasant summer and have found time for some warm-weather fun! I’m keeping my promise to go easy on your e-mail inbox when the Legislature is not in session – but there are a few recent happenings that are worth mentioning. To...
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August 08, 2019

Editorial: Plan to crack down on license-plate scofflaws is sound

Walla Walla Union-BulletinAug. 8, 2019 Does it get under your skin when your new neighbors from out-of-state continue to drive their cars and trucks — month after month — without getting Washington state license plates? Of course it does. Sure, it’s not the crime of the century but it nevertheless...
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August 07, 2019

In the News: New Washington law cracks down on newcomers who don’t register vehicles

MyNorthwest.comAug. 7, 2019 Moving to Seattle can be an expensive prospect if you don’t register your vehicle quickly. A new law is hoping to convince newcomers to obtain a Washington state driver’s license and re-register their vehicles locally. The new law creates an incentive program that ultimately reduces the fine....
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August 05, 2019

In Our View: Following license, registration laws is civic duty

The Columbian, VancouverAug. 5, 2019 The crux of the issue is this: Washington residents should register their cars in this state as a matter of civic duty. But because there always are some people looking for loopholes to avoid that duty, a new state law is designed to provide a...
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July 27, 2019

On the Air: Should Washington residents be fined for having their cars registered in Oregon?

The Lars Larson ShowJuly 27, 2019 Lars brings on Washington State Senator Lynda Wilson (R-District 17), to discuss a new law going into effect this weekend that goes after Washington residents who register their vehicles in Oregon. According to the new law, people who move to Washington have 30 days...
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July 27, 2019

In the News: Washington’s new vehicle license law allows deferral

The Columbian, VancouverJuly 27, 2019 A law goes into effect Sunday intended to help address a problem that’s long plagued Southwest Washington: new residents who fail to register their out-of-state vehicles. In Washington, residents are required to obtain a driver’s license and register their vehicle within 30 days of moving...
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