Rep. Luanne Van Werven's News & Media


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

There is still plenty of time to serve in the Washington State House Page Program in the upcoming 2020 legislation session. Rep. Luanne Van Werven is encouraging students interested in the House...

Dec. 17, 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

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

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

Rep. Van Werven talks about Committee Assembly Days and the possibility of video remote testimony coming to the House of Representatives.

Sept. 20, 2019

Imagine living in a state where the sea is OVERFLOWING with salmon, ensuring there are more than enough fish and wildlife to survive and thrive in the northwestern United States. A...

Aug. 15, 2019

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 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

Rep. Luanne Van Werven discusses Senate Bill 5579, relating to the volatility of Bakken crude oil received in Washington state by rail. Van Werven points out the legislation will not keep...

April 24, 2019