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Hirst Decision Background

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The Hirst Decision In October 2016, a 6-3 ruling by the Washington State Supreme Court changed how counties decide to approve or deny building permits that use wells for a water source.  In Whatcom County vs. Hirst, Futurewise, et al., the court ruled that the county failed to comply with…

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Rep. Dave Reichert Bows Out

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U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert, a Republican, announced that he will retire from Congress at the end of his current term (December 2018). Reichert is serving his seventh term in Congress representing the 8th Congressional District, which includes Auburn, Enumclaw, Ellensburg and Wenatchee. A moderate Republican, Reichert faced a difficult political…

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Congressional Meetings

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During the August Congressional recess, AIA|WA members met with members of Washington’s Congressional delegation to relay asks from AIA National and discuss other issues of interest. Members met with Rep. Dave Reichert (R-8), Rep. Rick Larsen (D-2), Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-6), and staff from the offices of Rep. Jaime Herrera…

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