IN THE NEWS: Compass Health Breaks Ground on Intensive Behavioral Health Services Center
By Antoinette Alexander | 425 Business | Oct 16, 2023 Pictured: From left to right: Everett City Councilmember Paula Rhyne, Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin, Compass Health President and CEO Tom Sebastian, Sen. Keith Wagoner, Rep. Julio Cortes, and Compass Health Board Chair Alex de Soto. Compass Health, a provider of...
Flag of Israel flies proudly in front of the Washington state Legislative Building in Olympia.
We strongly urge you to demonstrate Washington’s support for the people of Israel by flying their flag at the state Capitol and directing that all Washington state flags be flown at half-staff. The surprise attack by HAMAS on Saturday, Oct. 7 resulted in the largest loss of Jewish lives in...
On Air: Sen. Keith Wagoner on The Lars Larson Show
Republican Senator Keith Wagoner talks to Lars Larson about legislation that strengthens the hard drug possession law that passed in the state Senate during a special session. Click here to listen now.
IN THE NEWS: Gov. Inslee signs bill designating January as Americans of Chinese Descent Month in Washington
KIRO TV Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill into law Tuesday designating January as Americans of Chinese Descent Month, making Washington the first state in the country to honor Chinese Americans in such a way. Senate Bill 5000 was sponsored by Sen. Keith Wagoner (R-Sedro Woolley) and was the first...
IN THE NEWS: Compromise calls for honoring Chinese community each January
By Jerry Cornfield | Everett Herald This January, in public schools across Washington, students may spend time learning of the contributions of Chinese-Americans in this state’s history. And achievements of Americans of Chinese descent as well. A bill headed to the governor for signing would designate January as Chinese American/Americans...
Wagoner bill to recognize history, contributions of Americans of Chinese descent wins full legislative approval
Sen. Keith Wagoner’s measure designating January as Americans of Chinese Descent Month in Washington has nearly reached the end of a long journey into state law. “This is an important day and a great victory,” said Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley, who has been working on the issue since 2020. “This...
Guest Editorial: WA Dems proposed assault weapons ban will do nothing to address root cause of violence
By Sen. Keith Wagoner | Tri-City Herald | April 14, 2023 Click here to read full article. On the Saturday before Easter, the state Senate’s majority Democrats passed what they call an “assault weapons ban.” In reality, the bill targets several of the most popular sporting and self-defense firearms in...
Wagoner bill to protect vulnerable adults heads to governor
House unanimously approves bill to allowing better record-sharing and transparency between DSHS and law enforcement On Friday the state House of Representatives voted unanimously to approve Senate Bill 5370, a measure sponsored by Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley, that would improve adult protective services by requiring the state Department of Social...
Wagoner bill to promote voluntary land-stewardship clears Senate budget committee prior to fiscal deadline
Sudden demise of House riparian-buffer bill makes SB 5353 only riparian protection proposal of its kind left in 2023 session On its final day this legislative session to endorse Senate policy bills, the Senate Ways and Means Committee backed legislation from Sen. Keith Wagoner that would give up to 12...