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After one of the most contentious debates of the 2020 legislative session, House Democrats passed a controversial comprehensive sexual health education bill just after 2 a.m. early today without a single...

March 5, 2020

The longest-serving member of the House Republican Caucus announced he will not seek re-election and will retire from his office as a 20th District legislator at the end of his term...

Feb. 6, 2020

Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, joins KELA’s Peter Abbarno to provide an update on the capital budget and projects for his district. DeBolt discusses new Democrat-sponsored tax proposals including a higher B&O...

April 26, 2019

Majority Democrats in the state House of Representatives passed a so-called “Clean Energy Bill” Thursday that is another part of Governor Jay Inslee’s climate-change agenda. Legislative Republicans warned what the bill...

April 12, 2019

Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, joins KELA to discuss the renovation of Swede Hall in Rochester from the capital budget, the pet leasing bill, mental health, and flood prevention. He also discusses...

March 20, 2019

The state House of Representatives has approved Governor Inslee’s bill that would add a public option to health insurance plans offered in the Washington State Health Benefits Exchange. The measure passed...

March 11, 2019

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