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April 28, 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

On Saturday, Feb. 8, I along with local elected leaders and emergency management officials held a meeting at Nooksack High School to provide information and assistance for those impacted by the...

Feb. 19, 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

The cost of a college education continues to be a concern for Washington students and families, and making college “free” has become a popular notion in recent years. In an effort...

June 5, 2019

On Monday, the state House of Representatives unanimously passed a measure that would let community and technical college students know whether “low-cost” materials are available for their college courses. Rep. Luanne...

March 4, 2019

Rep. Luanne Van Werven, R-Lynden, joins KGMI to discuss potential tax hikes including higher property taxes, and making college affordability.

Feb. 7, 2019

The Legislature began a 30-day special session last Monday. Budget negotiators in the House and Senate were unfortunately unable to reach an agreement on a final two-year operating budget. The majority parties, Senate Republicans and House Democrats,...

May 1, 2017

A measure prime-sponsored by Rep. Luanne Van Werven that will provide community and technical college (CTC) students with the costs of required textbooks and course materials before they sign up for class was signed...

April 21, 2017

Rep. Van Werven provides an end-of-session update on budget negotiations, McCleary education funding, the Hirst decision and she gives an overview of some important projects for Whatcom County.

April 21, 2017