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State Rep. Luanne Van Werven issued the following statement today regarding Alcoa’s announcement they will be shutting down the Intalco Works aluminum smelter near Ferndale by the end of July: “This is...

April 24, 2020

Legislation that will keep drunk drivers off the road and let community and technical college students know whether “low cost” materials are available for their college courses were signed into law...

March 25, 2020

Key facts: The Economic and Revenue Forecast Council (ERFC) released its state revenue forecast Wednesday, Feb. 19. Compared to the November forecast, revenue for 2019-21 increased by $606 million and for...

Feb. 26, 2020

On Tuesday, the Washington State House of Representatives unanimously passed a measure to keep drunk drivers off the road by preventing them from accessing their cars shortly after they have been...

Feb. 19, 2020

Rep. Luanne Van Werven, R-Lynden, will be holding a town hall meeting Saturday, Feb. 22 at Meridian High School, in the cafeteria. At the community meeting, attendees can ask questions, and Rep. Van...

Feb. 11, 2020

The House Public Safety Committee has passed legislation that would help keep drunk drivers from accessing their cars shortly after they have been cited for DUI. House Bill 2483, or Hailey’s...

Feb. 11, 2020

On Wednesday, the Washington State House of Representatives unanimously passed House Bill 1702, a measure that would let community and technical college students know whether “low cost” materials are available for...

Jan. 23, 2020

In response to closing skilled nursing and assisted living facilities across Washington state, Rep. Luanne Van Werven, R-Lynden, is hosting a Whatcom County roundtable on the issue. The roundtable will focus on key...

Dec. 31, 2019

Rep. Luanne Van Werven, R-Lynden, will be holding town hall meetings in November. The Birch Bay town hall will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14 at Bob’s Burgers and Brew for the communities...

Nov. 1, 2019

On Sunday, the Washington State Legislature passed capital and transportation budgets before adjourning for the year. Rep. Luanne Van Werven said the capital budget, House Bill 1102, was a very strong,...

April 28, 2019