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The Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership was first established into law 12-years ago and is set to end on June 30, 2021. The water banking program is one of the statutory...

Feb. 24, 2021

As the Legislature moves through the 2021 calendar, Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, explains deadlines recently passed and the long hours of current House floor action. The 16th District lawmaker also...

Feb. 24, 2021

In this video update, Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, previews week five of the 2021 legislative session.

Feb. 8, 2021

The 2021 legislative session is well underway as we round the corner of week three. I know how frustrated many of you are that we're operating and meeting exclusively virtually this...

Jan. 29, 2021

2020 was an unprecedented and hard year for all of us. This week helps bring the last year into perspective as we hit the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic. 2021...

Jan. 27, 2021

OLYMPIA — State Rep. Skyler Rude (R-Walla Walla) has sponsored request legislation from Secretary of State Kim Wyman to allow for greater voter participation in presidential primaries. Introduced in the state...

Jan. 21, 2021

In this video update, Rep. Skyler Rude, R-Walla Walla, gives a brief overview of his priorities and some key bills he will be working on during the 2021 legislative session. He...

Jan. 20, 2021

This week a new delegation of legislators from the 16th District began the 2021 session. The 16th District stretches from Prosser to Dayton, the Tri-Cities to Walla Walla, and covers diverse...

Jan. 19, 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