Regional News

Commissioner Franz Enacts Statewide DNR Burn Ban

Jul 01, 2021
With fire danger increasing ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz has signed an order…

Enrollment ends May 31 for Washington’s prepaid college savings plan

May 05, 2021
The GET program’s 2020-2021 enrollment period comes to a close on May 31. Washington families still have time to start saving…

Maycumber’s bill to help shift toward community policing signed into law by governor

Apr 29, 2021
The 2021 legislative session ended on Sunday, April 25. Prior to the final gavel falling on the mostly remote proceedings,…

Commissioner Franz Urges Residents, Recreationists to ‘Play it Safe’ this Wildfire Season

News Release

Apr 23, 2021
Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz is encouraging residents to play it safe when it comes to human-caused wildfires.  …

Spring clearing of SR 20 North Cascades Highway starts April 5

Mar 29, 2021
A telltale sign of spring in the Pacific Northwest is the clearing of State Route 20 North Cascades Highway between the Methow…

Maycumber bill to help small businesses access credit passes House of Representatives

Mar 10, 2021
Legislation passed the state House of Representatives today that would make it easier for small businesses in rural and…