Fairchild is a vital part of our community and provides a strategic location for keeping our nation safe. I joined with Senators Murray and Cantwell to send a letter to the US Air Force expressing our support for Fairchild. We encouraged the Air Force to carefully consider Fairchild Air Force Base as the new location for the squadron of KC-135 tankers.
After hearing from community members and visitors, the National Park Service offered Lake Roosevelt Vacations Inc., a one-year contract extension. If this is accepted the Kettle Falls Marina will operate through April 30, 2018, but your feedback is still needed.
A lot of what we value in this country is protected every day by people who are willing to sacrifice their own safety. Our law enforcement personnel selflessly look out for us, and this incident is no exception. Please keep the injured deputy in your prayers and hope for a speedy recovery.
By rolling back the "Waters of the U.S." rule, President Trump stood up for the basic rights of private property owners. This rule started during the Obama Administration aimed at putting every puddle, ditch, and stream on private property under federal jurisdiction.
Thank you, Linda, for your letter to the editor. When the federal hiring freeze was enacted, I was troubled about what it would mean for seasonal firefighters that are crucial for protecting this region. Thankfully our seasonal firefighters are now exempt from the hiring freeze.