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With Washington state in the midst of a child care crisis, 13th District Rep. Tom Dent is calling on the chair of the House Human Services, Youth and Early Learning Committee, to...

Jan. 26, 2024

High-potency THC cannabis products pose physical and mental harms that must be addressed, according to legislation introduced by Rep. Tom Dent (R-Moses Lake) and Rep. Lauren Davis (D-Shoreline). “Today, there’s no...

Jan. 16, 2024

A Central Washington lawmaker says it’s time to for the Legislature to fix the public safety crisis in our state. John Sattgast reports. Wash. House Republicans · 01-12-24 – RADIO REPORT:...

Jan. 12, 2024

A Moses Lake lawmaker wants to best protect against wildland fires through public-private partnerships. Nic Scott reports. Wash. House Republicans · 01-10-24 – RADIO REPORT: Dent bill creates partnership pilot project...

Jan. 10, 2024

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, joins Brian Stephenson and Lance Tormey on KIT Radio in Yakima to discuss his legislation to curtail childcare deserts, and increase protection against wildfire. The 13th...

Jan. 9, 2024

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, one of the architects of the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), tells KXL’s Lars Larson they weren’t just “rearranging the deck chairs” when they...

Aug. 8, 2023

Rep. Tom Dent, who spearheaded creation of the Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF) in 2017, says it’s time for DCYF Secretary Ross Hunter “to move on.” Dent, R-Moses Lake,...

Aug. 3, 2023

Lawmakers from the 13th Legislative District recently announced their upcoming in-person town hall tour dates. Sen. Judy Warnick and Rep. Tom Dent and Rep. Alex Ybarra plan to travel around Grant,...

July 5, 2023

Rep. Tom Dent, R-Moses Lake, talks with Robb Francis and John McKay on KONA Radio about the statewide airport siting process that began in 2019 and why lawmakers this year hit...

June 16, 2023

Last week, the Washington Airport Management Association (WAMA) awarded Rep. Tom Dent the President’s Award for his work on aviation/airport issues. Association President Brandon Rakes says WAMA feels fortunate Dent is...

May 25, 2023