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As printed in The Everett Herald Every day, we hear about the numerous deficiencies of the political process. They can be more than disheartening when creating obstacles to problem solving. However,...

May 26, 2019

For many of us on Whidbey Island, Saturdays regularly include a trip to the transfer station, where we take our garbage and sorted recyclables. It’s often a time to say ‘hello’...

May 11, 2018

Rep. Norma Smith says state and local government must work together to care for those struggling with behavioral and mental health challenges.

June 28, 2017

Rep. Norma Smith says Washington state lawmakers are standing with the people on privacy and data protection.

April 4, 2017

In Washington, our regulatory business climate threatens growth and is a key competitive disadvantage as we compete to promote job creation across all sectors.

July 28, 2013

We know small businesses are the engine of our economy – in Washington state, and nationally. When state government works in partnership with employers to cut onerous regulations, that’s when we...

Feb. 3, 2010

Right now, political leadership in Washington must say what employers need to hear: We appreciate you and we want you to remain in our state providing the much-needed, good-paying jobs that...

Dec. 22, 2009

Washington state is slipping in its competitiveness and ability to retain and recruit companies - in aerospace and other industry sectors.

Oct. 9, 2009

I am very concerned with problems I’ve seen with Washington State Ferries since taking office in January 2008. Money was appropriated in 2003 to build four, 144-car ferries, but six years...

March 7, 2009