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Two bills authored by state Rep. Joel McEntire that passed the Legislature received the governor’s signature Thursday and will become law in July. House Bill 1043 will streamline rules and regulations...

May 12, 2023

Rep. Jim Walsh, R-Aberdeen, and Rep. Joel McEntire, R-Cathlamet, changed their votes on an important special education funding bill after it received a boost in funding in the Senate. Walsh and McEntire initially...

April 23, 2023

Final budgets approved by Washington lawmakers as they prepared to adjourn their 2023 legislative session include $72 million for a railway-grade separation project in Aberdeen, and $111 million for other public...

April 23, 2023

Rep. Joel McEntire, R-Cathlamet, speaks against Senate Bill 5352 during House floor debate late Tuesday night on April 11. Senate Bill 5352 would allow police pursuits of those suspected of committing a...

April 11, 2023

During late-night debate on the House floor, lawmakers passed a controversial bill that allows police to engage in vehicular pursuits of criminal suspects on a very limited basis. Police reform sponsored...

April 11, 2023

Rep. Joel McEntire, R-Cathlamet, joins KEDO Radio Host Mike Wallin to discuss his three bills that passed the House and are being considered by the Senate. He also talks about the law...

March 23, 2023

Jack Robison, 14, a student a Chehalis Middle School, recently served as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives. He was sponsored by Rep. Joel McEntire, R-Cathlamet. Each year,...

March 21, 2023

Legislation that could provide assistance to small school districts in need of capital funding passed the state House of Representatives unanimously on Wednesday. House Bill 1044, sponsored by 19th District Rep. Joel...

March 8, 2023

Rep. Joel McEntire, R-Cathlamet, released the following statement after the majority party in the House voted down a motion by House Republicans to bring House Bill 1363, bipartisan legislation relating to...

March 7, 2023

Legislation has passed the Washington State House of Representatives that would address the operation and maintenance deficit of the Wahkiakum County ferry. Rep. Joel McEntire, prime sponsor of the legislation, House...

March 5, 2023