January 28, 2020

Rivers’ ‘more salmon for all’ bill set for Thursday public hearing

Adapting Alaska’s innovative hatchery approach could help feed orca sooner Legislation that could lead to a dramatic increase in the number of salmon in Washington waters and boost the food supply for Puget Sound’s southern resident orcas will come before the Senate’s natural-resources committee at 1:30 Thursday afternoon. The bipartisan...
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December 19, 2019

18th District lawmakers set Jan. 4 town halls ahead of 2020 session

Residents of the 18th Legislative District are invited to town-hall meetings Saturday, Jan. 4, shortly before their legislative team heads to the state Capitol for a 60-day lawmaking session. The meetings continue a tradition for Sen. Ann Rivers, Rep. Brandon Vick and Rep. Larry Hoff of engaging with their constituents...
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August 20, 2019

In the News: Alaska’s nonprofit hatcheries give us hope for Washington’s salmon runs

I recently visited a very successful salmon hatchery in Alaska with Senator Shelly Short and Representative Luanne Van Werven. In a guest column published by The Seattle Times, we shared our observations — and just as important, the belief that our northern neighbor’s approach could be adapted to benefit salmon and all who...
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February 21, 2019

18th District lawmakers coming to Yacolt, La Center on March 2

CLARK COUNTY… The three members of the 18th District’s legislative team will hold town halls in Yacolt and La Center on Saturday, March 2, as this year’s legislative session nears its halfway point. It’ll be the second set of town-hall meetings in 2019 for Sen. Ann Rivers, Rep. Brandon Vick...
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February 06, 2019

Sexual-harassment data within state government needs tracking, senators say

OLYMPIA…Legislation introduced today would require all three branches of state government to track and submit data regarding sexual harassment of employees for detailed annual reports that would be public. Sen. John Braun and Sen. Ann Rivers come at Senate Bill 5845 from different directions but are sponsoring it with the same...
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December 31, 2018

18th District team to hold four pre-session town halls Jan. 5

CLARK COUNTY… Residents of the 18th Legislative District are invited to town-hall meetings on this Saturday (Jan. 5) with Sen. Ann Rivers and Rep. Brandon Vick. The two lawmakers will be joined by Rep.-elect Larry Hoff, who will be sworn in when the Legislature convenes Jan. 14 at the state...
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April 05, 2018

18th District lawmakers schedule April 14 town halls in Camas, Battle Ground, Ridgefield

CLARK COUNTY… Sen. Ann Rivers and Rep. Brandon Vick will hold town-hall meetings Saturday, April 14 in Ridgefield, Battle Ground and Camas. Topics will include issues from the 2018 legislative session, which ended March 8, as well as other matters of interest to 18th District residents. The meetings and locations...
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February 09, 2018

Rivers sets Feb. 17 town halls in Camas, Battle Ground, Ridgefield

OLYMPIA… Sen. Ann Rivers will hold three town-hall meetings across her Clark County legislative district on Saturday, Feb. 17. The 18th District lawmaker said she wants to check in with her constituents before the Legislature enters the homestretch of its 2018 session. “We’re at the point where the bills still...
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January 10, 2018

Rivers proposes Sasquatch license plate to support state parks

  OLYMPIA… Sen. Ann Rivers thinks the state’s best-known cryptid, Sasquatch, ought to have an opportunity to help raise money for state parks and recreation areas. Today she introduced legislation that would create a Sasquatch license plate and direct revenue from its sales toward park maintenance and improvements. “I’m guessing...
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