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Gov. Jay Inslee has signed three bills into law authored by 10th District State Rep. Dave Hayes. House Bill 1369 will help veterans become eligible for hiring benefits immediately upon honorable discharge...

May 3, 2017

Tomorrow is halftime in the scheduled 105-day legislative session. However, unlike the halftime at a game which provides some rest, we are taking no breaks. Instead, the first committee cutoff dates...

Feb. 28, 2017

Legislation is moving in Olympia that would make it easier for veterans transitioning from military service to civilian status to secure employment. John Sattgast reports from the state Capitol.

Feb. 27, 2017

A measure to help veterans become eligible for hiring benefits immediately upon honorable discharge from the military gained unanimous approval Monday in the state House of Representatives. House Bill 1369, introduced...

Feb. 27, 2017

Reps. Dave Hayes and Norma Smith joined with the House of Representatives to honor the men and women of the U.S. Navy.

Feb. 25, 2016

The House unanimously approved a resolution by Rep. Dave Hayes that honors the Oak Harbor High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program for its 43-year history of accomplishments.

Feb. 24, 2016

Spouses of active and reserve members of the U.S. military and the National Guard will soon have access to early course registration in Washington's public institutions of higher education following the...

April 17, 2015

Gov. Jay Inslee is scheduled to take action Friday on a bill prime-sponsored by Rep. Dave Hayes which would give military spouses priority registration for higher education institutions in Washington.

April 14, 2015

Lawmakers in the Washington House of Representatives gave unanimous approval to a bill Monday that would allow military spouses to register early for in-state college and university courses. The author of House Bill 1052, Rep....

March 3, 2015

The bill will receive a public hearing Tuesday, Jan. 27.

Jan. 27, 2015