Tag Archives: Federal Government

Washington state parks remain open – Federal shutdown does not affect state parks operations

OLYMPIA, Wash. - As news of the Federal Government shutdown reaches the public today, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission reminds visitors that state parks remain open and available as normal, moving into the fall and winter season. 

Washington health exchange ready to launch – regardless of federal government shutdown

SEATTLE (AP) - Politicians and administrators launching Washington's new health care exchange on Tuesday say nothing will stop the state from signing people up for health insurance.

They're not concerned about technical glitches or being overwhelmed by consumer phone calls and

Rep. Derek Kilmer statement on Federal Government shutdown

Representative Derek Kilmer released the following statement after the news that the House and Senate did not reach a compromise by October 1st on legislation to keep federal agencies funded. Yesterday, Representative Derek Kilmer announced he will give up his

State Representative Derek Kilmer urges Congress to avoid shutdown

PORT ANGELES, Wash. - State Representative Derek Kilmer spoke on the floor of the House this morning to urge Congress to stop partisan games and avoid a government shutdown. "As we all know on September 30th the government will run

U.S. House could vote this week on “Healthy Forests” bill to increase logging of federal forest lands

PORTLAND, Ore. - Legislation that would greatly increase logging on public land could be on the U.S. House floor by Friday.
Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, Doc Hastings tells KBKW "The Healthy Forests Act would allow for more economic

Senator Maria Cantwell Speaks at Senate as They Confirmed Gary Locke to be Commerce Secretary

I rise today to thank my colleagues for quickly confirming former Washington Governor Gary Locke as the next Secretary of Commerce.


Gov. Gregoire announces certification for 138 transportation projects

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire today announced that she certified 138 transportation projects, which makes them ready to receive funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The state is expected to receive $551 million dollars from the federal stimulus

Gov. Gregoire’s and Attorney Gen. McKenna’s statement on Oregon support of Hanford lawsuit

OLYMPIA – Gov. Chris Gregoire and Attorney General Rob McKenna issued the following statement today on the decision by Oregon to join Washington in litigation to compel the U.S. Department of Energy to complete the cleanup of the Hanford nuclear