April 07, 2024

Senate honors WHS Girls Volleyball State Champions

It was an honor to host the Wenatchee High School State Champion Girls Volleyball Team at the State Capitol on Tuesday, February 20. Click here to view Resolution 8651   Video tributes to WHS Girls Volleyball Team TVW Video of Resolution approval (Feb. 20, 2024) Resolution 8651 Approval – WHS...
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January 25, 2024

Sen. Brad Hawkins on KPQ Radio in Wenatchee

Sen. Brad Hawkins on KPQ Radio talking about mandates handed down to schools by the Legislature, initiatives, and increasing transportation construction costs. #waleg Listen to the interview here.
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December 13, 2023

Sen. Hawkins discusses 2024 legislative session

The next Washington legislative session is a short one, just 60 days, but 12th District Senator Brad Hawkins said there’s a lot of work to be done in that time. Hawkins joined NCWLIFE last week, with some highlights of what to watch for as the state House and Senate get...
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February 09, 2022

Senate approves Hawkins’ workforce housing bill

Senate Bill 5868 now heads to the House of Representatives. A bill sponsored by 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins to assist local governments with affordable workforce housing “infrastructure or facilities” was approved 41-8 by the Washington state Senate today. Senate Bill 5868 would expand the permissible uses of the rural...
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January 27, 2021

12th District legislators sponsor Methow Valley biochar project

Following discussions in recent years with C6 Forest to Farm, a federally recognized 501(c)3 nonprofit in the Methow Valley, the 12th District lawmakers have agreed to support the organization by seeking funding for a biochar demonstration project. Biochar is a charcoal-like product produced through pyrolysis, a process that superheats biomass...
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August 05, 2019

Hawkins’ third annual ‘listening tour’ to take place in early September

OLYMPIA…Sen. Brad Hawkins has announced the times and locations for his third annual 12th District “listening tour” in early September. Similar to his first two listening tours, Hawkins will visit all four counties in the legislative district with his legislative staff. This year’s tour builds on previous tours, returning to Leavenworth,...
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March 23, 2018

Hawkins bill supporting ‘Good Neighbor’ work signed into law

OLYMPIA… Efforts to improve the management of Washington forests and reduce the risk of wildfire received another boost today with the signing of Sen. Brad Hawkins’ bill to support “good neighbor” agreements between state and federal agencies. The new law, created by Senate Bill 6211, gives the state Department of...
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March 21, 2018

Governor signs Hawkins bill requested by Leavenworth

OLYMPIA… In a morning meeting this past fall at Leavenworth City Hall, Sen. Brad Hawkins listened as city officials spoke of how a boundary change for Washington’s apple maggot quarantine area had limited their disposal options for brush and yard waste. In a morning ceremony today at the state Capitol,...
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March 16, 2018

New budget backs work to lower Squilchuck wildfire risk

OLYMPIA…A $100,000 appropriation secured by Sen. Brad Hawkins in the updated state budget will advance efforts to reduce wildfire risk in the Upper Squilchuck Valley. The state Parks and Recreation Commission will use the money at Squilchuck State Park to reduce the amount of potential wildfire fuel in 20 acres...
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