Visit by Puyallup Tribal Youth Council

The Puyallup Tribal Youth Council visits with the lieutenant governor on April 15.

Resolution honors Kent community leader>>

Lt. Governor Owen joined Senator Joe Fain and Senator Karen Keiser in honoring Kent businessman and community leader Roberto Gonzalez, his wife Araceli, and numerous friends and family members with a Senate resolution in honor of the 40th anniversary of the opening of his restaurant, Mexico Lindo.

First tribe owned oncology treatment center opening>>

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Bill Sterud, chairman of the Puyallup Tribe and Lt. Governor Owen were among the public officials who participated in the opening ceremony of the Salish Integrative Oncology Care Center, a non-profit service of the Puyallup tribe on April 7. This facility marks the first Native American oncology center in the United States using both traditional and modern treatments.

Mexican and Washington students exchange culture

A group of 24 students and six educators from the American School Foundation in Mexico City visited the Capitol on April 9, accompanied by Mexican Consul Eduardo Baca, standing to the right of Lt. Governor Owen. The students are taking part in the Sixth Seattle International Children Friendship Festival.

Featured Artist: Peter Boome >>

Currently on display from April until July is an exhibit of Coast Salish hand-carved objects, serigraphs and paintings by artist Peter Boome. Above is Titans, depicting a thunderbird and a grey whale.


Lt. Governor Owen joins national peers in opposing cuts to National Guard

(Courtesy of the National Lt. Governors Association) As debate continues in Washington D.C. regarding National Guard funding, state and territorial elected leaders stand with the National Guard.  Twenty-five seconds‐in‐command (Lt. Governors and

Lt. Governor appoints Senator Karen Fraser to economic study panel

Karen Fraser, one of the longest-serving members of the Washington State Senate who was recently honored for her work with Japan, has been appointed by Lt. Governor Owen to serve on the

Lt. Governor Owen’s ruling on SSB 6088: Number of votes to amend an initiative

RULING ON SSB 6088: NUMBER OF VOTES TO AMEND INITIATIVE REFERRED TO VOTERS (April 6, 2015) Download in PDF format (better for print) In ruling upon the point of order raised by

Lt. Governor ruling on SB 5077 – Requiring a 60% Vote to Amend

In ruling upon the point of order raised by Senator Fain asking whether the provisions found in Senate Rule 53, requiring a sixty percent affirmative vote to amend a bill reported by