Medals of Merit and Valor bestowed in joint session>>

Willie and Tobin Frank, standing, are recognized by the joint session of the Legislature after receiving the state Medal of Merit on behalf of their late father, Nisqually tribal leader Billy Frank Jr. The medal was also received by Gretchen Schodde of Union, sitting at their right. (Washington Legislature photo).

Learning about Austria

Austrian Trade Commissioner Rudolf Thaler met with Lt. Governor Owen on March 12. The two discussed potential trade opportunities between Austria and Washington state.

Lt. Governor presides over mock floor debate

Lt. Governor Owen presided over a mock floor debate on March 13, where Senate interns proposed and debated legislation. Above he is seen debriefing with Adam Noorani, a WSU student from the Tri-Cities; Patricia Taylor, an Eastern Oregon University student from Prosser; and Tyler Sherwin and Jonathan Evans, both of whom attend Walla Walla University.

Mariachi group plays for lieutenant governor

Members of the Wenatchee High School Mariachi program turned out in full costume Monday, treating Lt. Governor Owen and staff to a special performance in his office before playing in the Capitol rotunda. Their visit was part of Latino Legislative Day sponsored by the Latino Civic Alliance. (Washington Legislature photo)

Kennewick youth awarded Boys and Girls Club scholarship

Lt. Governor Owen presents the Governors Community Service Scholarship Award from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Washington State to Alexia Estrada of Kennewick at a ceremony in the Executive Residence in Olympia on March 24. (Weldon Wilson photo)


Lt. Governor Owen presides over Medal of Merit, Medal of Valor ceremony

Lt. Governor Owen presided over the Medal of Merit and Medal of Valor ceremony in a joint session of the Legislature in House chambers on March 18. The Medal of Merit, which

Amendment to bill providing incentives for carbon reduction investments is within scope and object, Lt. Governor rules

Lt. Governor Owen issued the following ruling on March 9, affirming that an amendment to SSB 5735 is within the scope and object of the bill: RULING ON SSB 5735: SCOPE AND

Imam offers message of peace and harmony in Senate prayer

Religious leaders from all faiths are invited to serve as chaplains and offer the opening prayer before each session of the Senate during the legislative session. Lt. Governor Owen, who introduces the

Lt. Governor rulings on SSB 5987

Lt. Governor Owen on March 2 issued two rulings related to procedural challenges on SSB 5987. 1. Ruling in response to a point of order raised by Senate Annette Cleveland concerning the