A Golden Tour>>

Members of the Legislative Committee on Economic Development and International Relations tour the Kinross Kettle River gold ore processing facility near Republic on Oct. 9. (Staff photo by Brent Pendleton).

Celebrating Austrian American Day>>

Lt. Governor Owen was among the participants at the Seattle German House on Sept. 28 to celebrate Austrian American Day, hosted by the Austrian-American Council of Washington State and the Austria Club of Washington.

Breaking Ground on New Renton Waterfront Development>>

Lt. Governor Owen participates in the Oct. 1 groundbreaking on a new waterfront hotel and convention center development in Renton. The Hotel at Southport is the third stage of a multi-phase development. (Photo courtesy of Ilya Photography)

Celebrating German American Day>>

German-American Day committee chair Annemarie Bolender celebrates by singing with the Seattle Gesangverein Arion founded in 1910. Lt. Governor Owen gave remarks at the Oct. 5 celebration at the SAGA School in Seattle. Click on the image to see more photos from the day.

Artistry by Kris Sproul>>

Eight images by Washington photographer Kris Sproul are now on display until January at the Office of Lt. Governor Owen. Sproul specializes in fine art and landscape photography such as this image: Tacoma Narrows Twilight.


Broadcast of recent legislative meeting on Kinross gold mine closure now on TVW

Proceedings from the Oct. 9 meeting of the Legislative Committee on Economic Development and International Relations that examined impacts from the impending closure of the Kinross Buckhorn Gold Mine operation in northeast

Lt. Governor Owen leading trade, cultural and friendship mission to Shantou

Lt. Governor Brad Owen leaves early Thursday for Shantou, joining a group of Seattle area business leaders seeking to invite more trade with the city as part of the “Washington State Day

Lt. Governor speaks at German American Day celebration

The Seattle Area German American School was filled with celebrants on Oct. 5  to mark German American Day and recognize 25 years since the fall of the Berlin wall. Lt. Governor Owen’s keynote

Legislative committee to look at economic impact of gold mine closure

A legislative panel chaired by Lt. Governor Brad Owen meets near Republic on Oct. 9 to take a look at what the state might do to help soften an economic blow to