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AUDIO REPORT: As lawmakers in Olympia wait for a budget agreement, the House of Representatives took time Thursday to honor the life and contributions of the late Washington State University President...

June 25, 2015

We have less than a week left in the 2015 legislative session and budget negotiations are ongoing.  Some around Olympia believe a special session is unavoidable, but I continue to work...

April 21, 2015

Today is the 150th Anniversary of President Lincoln's assassination. This solemn occasion caused me to reflect on an event that happened a few years ago – one that changed my life...

April 14, 2015

The Washington State House of Representatives passed a capital budget today that includes around $94 million in various projects for Spokane County, including a popular project near Fairchild Air Force Base...

April 3, 2015

House Democrats released the session's first operating budget proposal last week. I realize it's the starting point in negotiations towards a final budget solution, but I was disappointed to learn...

March 31, 2015

If you would like to weigh in on a couple of key issues, including whether or not you're willing to pay an extra 11.7 cents-per-gallon at the pump, click here to...

March 24, 2015

Please join me and Rep. Jeff Holy at our town hall this Saturday, March 21 at the Museum of Arts and Culture (2316 W. 1st Ave., Spokane) at 2:00 p.m.

March 20, 2015

Residents of the 6th District are invited to two different town hall events with their state Reps. Kevin Parker and Jeff Holy.

March 12, 2015

KXLY News did a recent story on my efforts to help crack down on human trafficking. Legislation I sponsored the last few years increases the fees for human trafficking and...

March 3, 2015

Rep. Kevin Parker, R-Spokane, talks with Rick Rydell of KXLY in Spokane about the Democrats' push for increased taxes in the state budget.

Feb. 12, 2015