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Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, Joins KONA Radio's Rob Francis live in Olympia. Schmick explains his bill to help first responders by giving the L and I director greater discretion to reduce...

Jan. 30, 2020

Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, discusses how removing the Snake River dam would be problematic for his district. Additionally, the 9th District lawmaker explains his legislation that would give the L&I director...

Jan. 24, 2020

The 2020 legislative session is in full swing and the familiar issues of tax increases, $30 car tabs, gun rights, homelessness, crime and public safety are at the center of much...

Jan. 23, 2020

We are back in Olympia for this year's 60-day legislative session, which began Jan. 13, and it didn't take long to learn what Gov. Jay Inslee and his Democratic friends who...

Jan. 15, 2020

Rep. Joe Schmick, R- Colfax, discusses the issue of dam removal and describes his experience at a Clarkson event surrounding the same topic. He also speaks about his legislation aimed at...

Jan. 15, 2020

'I believe our firefighters are well-trained, well-equipped, and well-able to assess their safety and those they're rescuing,' says Schmick In April of 2019, flash floods rushed into certain parts of Pullman,...

Jan. 15, 2020

Legislation proposed today in Olympia would allow law enforcement, social workers and first responders the ability to quickly ascertain those with developmental disabilities. House Bill 2463, sponsored by Rep. Joe Schmick,...

Jan. 14, 2020

Speaking on KONA Radio's “The Bottom Line” with Robb Francis and Ed Dawson, 9th District Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, said he was “livid” when he learned the state Department of Labor...

Oct. 10, 2019

A state lawmaker is livid with the Department of Labor and Industries for fining the City of Pullman for violations stemming from rescue operations during a flash flood in April. John...

Oct. 9, 2019

At a Seattle press conference Friday, the governor announced a ban on a variety of vaping and e-cigarette products. The executive order directs the Washington State Board of Health to use...

Sept. 27, 2019