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The final gavel has dropped, and it's been a long and often difficult process because of such an unusual year created by COVID 19. We have enjoyed representing and serving the...

May 3, 2021

Voters approved the Death with Dignity Act in 2008 with support from 30 of 39 counties, including my home county of Walla Walla. When voters approved this law by initiative, we...

March 31, 2021

In this video update, Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, provides an update on his House Bill 1141 and how it changes the current Death with Dignity Act.

March 30, 2021

Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, gave the following speech on House Resolution 4601 in recognition and observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. “Although this day bears the name of Dr....

Jan. 18, 2021

We continue to maneuver through uncertain times, economic hardships, and devastation to our livelihoods as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout Washington state, the nation and world. At the start...

Dec. 28, 2020

A review of the 2020 legislative session including key legislation surrounding background checks in K-12 system, Death with Dignity Act, and supporting the mental health of Department of Corrections staff; supplemental...

May 7, 2020

As published in the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin The last month and a half have been especially stressful and challenging for many of us due to COVID-19. The resulting government restrictions are...

May 5, 2020

My seatmate, Rep. Bill Jenkin, and I will be hosting a live telephone town hall on Monday, April 20 from 4-5 p.m to discuss the state's response to COVID-19. We will...

April 19, 2020

My number one priority during these challenging times is to ensure you have the information and resources you need to stay healthy and safeguard against COVID-19 (coronavirus). Tonight, Gov. Jay Inslee...

March 23, 2020

We are facing uncertain times. Many feel unsettled to what the future holds under the shadow of COVID-19 (coronavirus). It continues to threaten our health, lives, and economy. The 2020 session...

March 18, 2020