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Many people are concerned, worried and confused with everything that is happening surrounding the coronavirus. I sent out some information a couple weeks ago, but since then we have put together...

March 18, 2020

The Legislature adjourned the 60-day legislative session Thursday. This email update will cover my legislation that passed, troubling legislation that made it through the Legislature, the budget and how your tax...

March 12, 2020

Rep. Luanne Van Werven, R-Lynden, talks about her legislation, House Bill (HB) 2741, to increase salmon hatchery production on Puget Sound. She also touches on her bill that would allow young...

Feb. 9, 2020

It has been a busy first few weeks of the legislative session. In this email update I touch on a couple of concerning issues that have come up recently – limiting...

Jan. 31, 2020

Rep. Luanne Van Werven, R-Lynden, talks about the negative impact the low-carbon fuel standard will have on jobs, labor and industry in Whatcom County and rural areas.

Jan. 30, 2020

Rep. Luanne Van Werven joined Republican senators in a news conference on Tuesday, Jan. 28 to discuss legislation (House Bill 2741/Senate Bill 6509) that would increase hatchery production on Puget Sound....

Jan. 30, 2020

I hope this email finds you well. I’d like to invite you to attend one of the town hall meetings I will be hosting in November. The Birch Bay town hall...

Nov. 7, 2019

Environmentalists, tribes and even Governor Inslee have suggested removing the four lower Snake River dams to restore salmon runs and feed the endangered Southern Resident Orcas. But a state lawmaker from...

Nov. 5, 2019

Earlier this summer on a cool, drizzly day in Alaska I had the opportunity to see firsthand how Alaska has turned a dwindling salmon population into a successful and bountiful industry...

Oct. 17, 2019

A measure sponsored by Rep. Luanne Van Werven that will require release of sensitive fish and wildlife data to be subject to a confidentiality agreement was recently signed by the governor....

March 28, 2018