Van Dyke retires; Obee to lead WNPA

There’s been a change in the top management of the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association. WNPA Executive Director Marcia Van Dyke last month announced she would retire, and, with her husband Jeff, set off on bicycles for a cross- country tour. Her last day is April 15. Acting quickly, the WNPA executive board gathered resumes, interviewed […]

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2016 Sponsor Brochure

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Interested in being a sponsor at this year’s convention? Check out the benefits in the downloadable brochure below!   WNPABrochure16_GreenEditionWEB

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BNC Quick info Sheet

2016 BNC flyer

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2016 Budgets are available

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Floor Passed 2016 Supplemental Budgets are now available. House Operating Interactive Reports Bills and Documents House Transportation Interactive Reports Bills and Documents Project Mapping Senate Capital  Interactive Reports Bills and Documents Project Mapping

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Cautious optimism remains for Washington’s Voting Rights Act

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  By LaVendrick Smith WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA—After four unsuccessful attempts by lawmakers in past sessions, sponsors of a state Voting Rights Act remain optimistic about action this year. An amended version of House Bill 1745 to enact a state Voting Rights Act passed out of the Senate’s Committee on Government Operations & Security […]

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Bill targeting public records access is dead

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By LaVendrick Smith WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA—A controversial bill that would have allowed local agencies to prioritize how they fulfill public records requests is dead. House Bill 2576, which drew criticism from open-government proponents, but had strong support from local government entities, has been placed in the Washington State House Rules Committee “X” file, […]

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March TWN

The March TWN can be found at this link.   For a downloadable copy click below.

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Bunting Award

To view information about the WCOG Bunting Award click here.

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Public Records Act

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Public records bill still alive in legislature By LaVendrick Smith WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA—A bill that would allow local agencies to prioritize or delay some public records requests based on their size or cost remains alive, even after failing to get a floor vote in the Washington State House by Wednesday’s cutoff. House Bill 2576 […]

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I-405 Toll Project

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I-405 toll project continues despite criticism, DOT chief’s dismissal By LaVendrick Smith WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA—Gov. Jay Inslee and the Department of Transportation intend to continue plans for improvements to the Interstate 405 express toll lanes despite a public outcry and the ouster of WSDOT Secretary Lynn Peterson by the Washington State Senate earlier […]

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