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Wine production continues to be one of the fastest growing industries in Washington state. Many colleges and technical schools now offer winemaking as a course of study. A bill authored by...

March 1, 2019

Greetings from Olympia! As most of you know, in late January, I suffered a heart attack and underwent quadruple bypass surgery. My recovery and rehabilitation are going well, and the doctor...

Feb. 23, 2019

Wine continues to be one of the fastest growing industries in Washington state. It is a major economic contributor to our communities and region. It fosters small business growth, enhances tourism,...

Feb. 22, 2019

Rep. Bill Jenkin, R-Prosser, laments the spending and new taxes proposed in the supplemental operating budget, shares his concerns with the state's management of legalized marijuana, explains his support for SB...

Feb. 26, 2018

One issue the Legislature continues to try and tackle is how to bridge the gap in our state's rural-urban divide. Tourism is an area that lacks much-needed attention and is an...

Feb. 16, 2018

Rep. Bill Jenkin, R-Prosser, is excited to share his first email update from Olympia. He talks about passing his first three bills off the House floor, House Bills 1321, 1718, and...

March 3, 2017