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As Artificial Intelligence (AI) advances rapidly into our daily lives, Rep. Travis Couture, R-Allyn, is proposing legislation to ensure Washington state understands the risks and benefits and puts the appropriate policies...

Dec. 18, 2023

Rep. Travis Couture, R-Allyn, says a bill prefiled on Dec. 5 in Olympia seeking to ban any gasoline engines of 25 horse power or less, including chainsaws, is “a huge attack...

Dec. 8, 2023

After helping defeat further delays to the Highway 3 Freight Corridor (Belfair Bypass) and securing full-funding for the project in the most recent transportation budget, Sen. Drew MacEwen, R-Shelton, Rep. Dan Griffey, R-Allyn, and Rep....

Nov. 16, 2023

Rep. Travis Couture, a U.S. Navy Veteran, offers a message on Veterans Day. For more information, please visit:    

Nov. 11, 2023

Foster kids sleeping in cars. Escapes and fentanyl distribution in juvenile detention facilities. Violent attacks on overworked social workers. Tragic and preventable deaths of kids. These are just a few of...

Oct. 26, 2023

The Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) Sawmill in Shelton is part of Mason County’s rich logging and lumber history. The company provides hundreds of local jobs and is a critical part of...

Oct. 24, 2023

Pointing to several high-profile cases involving children under DCYF supervision and recent child fatality reviews, Rep. Travis Couture, R-Allyn, voices concern with the state of Washington’s child welfare system. Rep. Couture...

Oct. 12, 2023

OLYMPIA – 35th District lawmakers will host a town hall meeting Nov. 9 in Belfair to put the spotlight on the soon-to-launch Belfair Bypass project on State Route 3. Sen. Drew...

Oct. 10, 2023

For over a decade, Mason County officials, community members, and leaders of the Squaxin Tribe have worked with 35th District lawmakers to secure funding for the West Oakland Bay Restoration and...

Sept. 20, 2023

Rep. Travis Couture, R-Allyn, sits down with Brandi Kruse to sound the alarm over Thurston County Superior Court Judge Allyson Zipp’s decision to release a suspected car thief she noted as...

Sept. 1, 2023