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Pearson bill would help identify the next Oso or Mount Saint Helens On Thursday the Senate Natural Resources and Parks Committee held a public hearing on a measure sponsored by Sen. Kirk Pearson that would establish the Department of Natural Resources as the official depository for a library of LiDAR mapping, which would be accessible to municipalities, disaster-relief workers, builders and the... Read More...
In the News: Arlington teen serves as a page in Olympia Samuel Neunzig, a student at Arlington High School, recently spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Neunzig was one of 18 students who served as Senate pages for the opening week of the 2015 legislative session. Senate pages are responsible... Read More...
Pearson bill goes after illegal ‘skimming’ of personal information On Tuesday the Senate Law and Justice Committee held a public hearing on a measure sponsored by Sen. Kirk Pearson that would make it harder for identity thieves to use increasingly-sophisticated “skimming” technology to acquire access to victims’ personal financial information. “Identity theft is a horrible crime that can follow... Read More...
Pearson named Coastal Conservation Association Legislator of the Year On Tuesday, the Coastal Conservation Association of Washington presented Sen. Kirk Pearson with its 2014 Legislator of the Year Award, recognizing his ongoing commitment to the state’s fisheries and support for recreational fishing. “Senator Pearson has been a champion of the immense economic, social, and conservation benefits of recreational fishing... Read More...
Pearson announces Senate work session on WDFW hatchery settlement Today Sen. Kirk Pearson, chair of the Senate Natural Resources and Parks Committee, announced that the committee will hold a work session July 29 to discuss the recent settlement between the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Wild Fish Conservancy concerning the state’s early-winter hatchery-steelhead program. “It is... Read More...
Steelhead program a beacon for economic activity on the Skagit By state Sen. Kirk Pearson Mamie Parker, a nationally renowned expert on fisheries and habitat conservation, once said of fishing: “It generates business. It generates jobs. It generates significant dollars for public treasuries to potentially reinvest back into communities. And it generates, perhaps most importantly, the beckoning to the water... Read More...
House unanimously passes Pearson forest-fire liability bill By a vote of 98-0, the House on Tuesday approved a bill, sponsored by Sen. Kirk Pearson, which would establish guidelines for lawsuits involving property damages caused by forest fires. “The idea behind this bill is to bring some certainty and fairness to legal actions that result from fires on... Read More...
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