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Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, joins Peter Abbarno on KELA to discuss his incentive-based clean energy proposal, criminal justice reform, mental health, the state supreme court, the capital budget, gun laws, healthcare...

Feb. 13, 2019

For years, Governor Inslee and some lawmakers in Olympia have suggested Washington's air could become cleaner if energy producers and polluters were taxed and penalized. However, a Republican state representative thinks...

Jan. 21, 2019

Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, joins Peter Abbarno on KELA for a wide-ranging discussion on everything from mental health to cross-laminated timber. DeBolt also talks about school funding, Washington state's urban-rural divide,...

Feb. 21, 2018

The State House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation Thursday that would allow jails and state prisons to provide voluntary maternity services. Rachel Case reports from Olympia.

Jan. 19, 2018

Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, tells KELA the struggle to work out a remedy for well water restrictions imposed by the Hirst court ruling is symbolic of a growing urban-rural divide in...

Jan. 17, 2018

With little debate, the House of Representatives passed a two-year capital construction budget Wednesday on a near unanimous vote. John Sattgast reports from Olympia.

April 12, 2017

Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, says education, mental health, and wildfire concerns take top priority in House budget.

Feb. 25, 2016

Rep. Richard DeBolt says it is crucial to re-establish what was lost in last year's wildfires, and to upgrade systems that aren't effective.

Feb. 25, 2016

The House of Representatives paused in its proceedings Friday to pay tribute to a Chehalis police officer who recently died from complications of surgery correcting an injury sustained in the line...

June 27, 2015

On the Capitol Conversation program, Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, explains why he voted against legislation to increase the state's minimum wage to $12 an hour. He also discusses efforts to secure...

March 5, 2015