Stories tagged: Brian Dansel
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Dansel named to Washington state director of the federal Farm Service Agency
Current and former legislator picked to head USDA offices in Washington.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 30, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
Rep. Shelly Short will resign from state House to fill Senate seat
Shelly Short will resign from her post in the Washington state House of Representatives to replace Brian Dansel in the Senate.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 11:39 p.m.
Brian Dansel resigns Washington state Senate seat for Trump administration
Sen. Brian Dansel resigns his seat to take a job with U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 6:19 p.m.
Washington lawmakers considering 75 mph speed limit on parts of I-90, but state officials warn them against it
Lawmakers have a chance to set a 75 mph speed limit for parts of Interstate 90 in Eastern Washington, but state officials said “don’t do it.”
Sat., May 21, 2016, 4:17 p.m.
Washington GOP hopes to heal wounds and unite behind Trump
Most Washington delegates to the national convention are Cruz supporters, but will likely cast ballots for Trump after Tuesday’s primary.
UPDATED: Tue., March 29, 2016, 8:25 p.m.
Washington lawmakers pass budget, adjourn
Legislature has a negotiated deal on a supplemental budget. Lawmakers will try to pass it Tuesday and adjourn
Sat., March 5, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
Local Republicans begin taking sides on Trump
Reaction to Donald Trump by Republican officials varies.
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 5:44 p.m.
Washington Senate agrees to task force to seek public school fix
The Senate approved a bill to set up a task force that would come up with a plan next year to meet court mandated obligations to public schools.
Sun., Feb. 14, 2016, 5 a.m.
Spin Control: Lawmakers take stabs at humor from time to time
Bits of attempted levity can show up at unusual times in the Legislature.
Sat., Feb. 14, 2015
Medical marijuana revisions proposed
OLYMPIA – Major changes to the state’s largely unregulated medical marijuana industry passed the Senate after sponsors beat back a challenge to requirements for a patient database and a plea …
Thu., Feb. 5, 2015
Kretz legislation proposes relocating wolves
Washington’s best wolf habitat is in the southern Cascade Mountains, where vast federal lands support more than 20,000 elk in the state’s two largest herds. State biologists expect wolves to …
Wed., Oct. 15, 2014, 10:31 p.m.
Q&A with candidates for 7th District Senate, Brian Dansel and Tony Booth
Five questions for Brian Dansel and Tony Booth, candidates to represent Northeast Washington in the state Senate.
Tue., Nov. 5, 2013, 8:24 p.m.
Conservatives lose control of Spokane City Council; voters oust state senator
Progressives appear poised to regain control of the Spokane City Council.
Sun., Oct. 27, 2013
In Washington Senate 7th District race, mud and money fly
The battle between an appointed incumbent and a county commissioner for the state Senate seat in Northeast Washington has turned increasingly negative, generating charges of tax-dodging, union-coddling, trash-talking and even …
Sun., July 14, 2013
Appointed senator to face two challengers in 7th District
Most years, it’s considered an advantage to hold the office you are seeking in the upcoming election. Brian Dansel and Mike Brunson, who are challenging appointed Sen. John Smith for …