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Rep. Tom Dent, R- Moses Lake, talks about House Bill 1355 on noxious weed laws, and his House Bill 1384 relating to the agricultural community and mental health services. Wash. House...

Feb. 12, 2021

First, I want to say thank you for returning me to Olympia to represent the great people of the 13th District. It is an honor and privilege to represent you. We...

Dec. 21, 2020

On Feb. 29, Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. With this being an unknown and highly contagious virus, most folks agreed with his precautionary...

Dec. 10, 2020

Rep. Tom Dent describes his experience in catching, fighting and recovering from COVID-19. He told Robb Francis and Ed Dawson on KONA's “The Bottom Line” talk show in Pasco different levels...

Dec. 3, 2020

(Originally produced Nov. 25, 2020. Posted Dec. 2, 2020) Speaking on Yakima's KIT Radio, Rep. Tom Dent urges people to take the pandemic seriously. Dent, R-Moses Lake, was hospitalized twice from...

Dec. 2, 2020

April 28, 2020

I hope you are doing well as our communities, state and country deal with the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As the coronavirus continues to spread, I want to make sure...

March 23, 2020

I have received thousands of emails on the comprehensive sex education bill, Senate Bill 5395. I want to give you an update on what is happening with this legislation since so...

March 6, 2020

On Wednesday, Gov. Inslee signed legislation requiring the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) to evaluate traumatic brain injury (TBI) screening tools for children going into the state's foster care...

April 25, 2019

The House of Representatives has approved legislation that would make sure all kids going into the state's foster care system get checked for traumatic brain injuries. Brian Messing reports from the...

March 12, 2019