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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

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

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

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

Thurston County Superior Court Judge Allyson Zipp recently released a suspected car thief who led Thurston County Sheriff deputies on a dangerous pursuit. Rep. Travis Couture, R-Allyn, and Rep. Dan Griffey,...

Aug. 28, 2023

Rep. Travis Couture, R-Allyn, was recently promoted to assistant ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee. The influential, 31-member committee creates the state’s operating budget and works on budget-related bills. Besides his...

June 28, 2023

On Tuesday, day one of the first special session of the 2023 Legislature, Washington state lawmakers passed the long-awaited fix for a law on drug possession and use   “If you...

May 17, 2023

Lawmakers adjourn 2023 session after passing transportation, capital and operating budgets Final budgets approved by Washington lawmakers before adjourning their 2023 legislative session keep the Belfair Bypass on track, ensure adequate...

April 24, 2023

Today, the Mason, Kitsap, and Thurston County sheriffs voiced their support for Representatives Dan Griffey and Travis Couture’s no vote last week on a measure to partially restore the ability of...

April 18, 2023