Focus on Brazil>>

Lt. Governor Owen, center, welcomed a delegation of educators from Brazil and Washington state on the St. Martins University Campus on Nov. 17. (Photo by Suhyoon Cho for Saint Martins University and Washington State and Rio de Janeiro Conference on Student Exchange).

Happy 125th Anniversary Washington

Lt. Governor Owen joined Governor Jay and First Lady Trudi Inslee, Secretary of State Kim Wyman and other elected officials at a gala 125th anniversary celebration of Washington in the Capitol Rotunda on Nov. 11. Officiating the ceremony was former Secretary of State Ralph Munro.

Visit by Consul General from Hungary

Hungary Consul General Laszlo Kalman, visiting from Los Angeles, met with Lt. Governor Owen on Monday in his Olympia office. (Staff photo)

Former U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young advocates for ID card

Andrew Young, a former member of Congress and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, met with Lt. Governor Owen on Nov. 17 to discuss the idea of caring for the poor through the issuance of a universal identification card, based on a program that is working well in India. From left to right are Brent Pendleton, who coordinates international relations for the lieutenant governor; Wes Anderson, a leadership development specialist from Seattle; Gaurav Kumar, a director with the Andrew Young Foundation; Ambassador Young; Lt. Governor Owen; Pepper Bullock with SafeHarbor Consulting and Ken Camp, the office director for the lieutenant governor.


Delegation from China’s Sichuan Province pays visit, signs MOU with Washington state

A new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Washington state and the Sichuan Province of China calls for “measures to support and encourage” more interaction between the two, especially in areas of trade

Yakima-Morelia Sister City group visits Olympia

A delegation representing the Yakima-Morelia Sister City Association visited with Lt. Governor Owen on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Their visit included lunch with the lieutenant governor and a personal tour of the Senate

Lt. Governor tours Tolmie State Park to learn about parks issues

Lt. Governor Owen toured Tolmie State Park on Oct. 27, receiving an update on the current status of Washington state’s parks system in the process. With the lieutenant governor was Parks Director

Heroin surpasses marijuana on 2014 ranking; meth contributes most to violent crimes

A regional agency that coordinates drug enforcement activities lists heroin as “a greater drug threat” than marijuana for 2014. The assessment, completed by the Seattle-based Northwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (NW