Longtime Farmer Ivan Matlock testifies >>

Ivan Matlock, who with brother Dave operated Matlock Farms in Puyallup from the mid-1950s until 1987, tells the Legislative Committee on Economic Development and International Relations about the challenges of selling farmland. The lieutenant governor was among the thousands who picked berries on the farm as a youth. Their farm is now being converted into a farmland conservation area with the help of Forterra.

Members learn about Skagit tulips and daffodils>>

Brent Roozen of the Roozen family in Skagit Valley tells the Legislative Committee on Economic Development and International Relations about the flower and bulb operation at Washington Bulb Company and RoozenGaarde. RoozenGaarde sells bulbs globally through Tulips.com

Botanical tour of Capitol campus>>

Garden enthusiasts are invited to take a free tour of the Capitol campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays through September. (Photo by Legislative Support Services).

A Visit by Miss Washington

Kailee Dunn, who was crowned Miss Spokane in February and Miss Washington in July, made her first visit to the state Capitol on Aug. 12, where she received a personal tour of the Senate chamber by Lt. Governor Owen. The Eastern Washington University graduate is making plans to join the lieutenant governor on a mission to China in October.

 

Lt. Governor Owen named to two committees for National Lieutenant Governors Association

Lt. Governor Owen will serve on two key committees, one on finance and the other covering state strategies for international relations, for the National Lieutenant Governors Association over the next year, the

Lt. Governor Owen to speak, give workshop at mentoring conference in Seattle

Lt. Governor Owen will have a strong role at the fourth annual conference next week put on by Washington State Mentors, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The two-day conference

Photos and presentation materials from our recent LCEDIR meeting now available

A newly developed page on our site provides summary information and links to speaker presentations from the recent meeting of the Legislative Committee on Economic Development and International Relations (LCEDIR). The meeting

New Capitol campus botanical tour open to public

Horticulturalists and gardening enthusiasts alike should delight to take part in the new botanical tour taking place this summer and early fall on the grounds of the state Capitol campus. The tour