Local Politics

Politics Wheeler announces campaign for Congress Wheeler announces campaign for Congress(Video)
Jamie Wheeler, a Tri-Cities woman who has worked in a number of volunteer positions, announced she will run for the congressional seat being vacated by Doc Hastings.
Politics Wash. House votes to allow industrial hemp Wash. House votes to allow industrial hemp
State representatives voted unanimously Monday to allow the Department of Agriculture to issue licenses to grow industrial hemp. The measure will now go to the Senate.
Politics Didier announces campaign for 4th Congressional District Didier announces campaign for 4th Congressional District
Another candidate has joined the 4th Congressional District race. Former professional football player and U.S. senatorial candidate Clint Didier says he'll run for the seat being vacated by Doc Hastings.
Politics Holmquist Newbry considers running for Hastings' seat Holmquist Newbry considers running for Hastings' seat
The race to replace Doc Hastings may have a new candidate. State Sen. Janéa Holmquist Newbry, R-Moses Lake, says she will form an exploratory committee for a 4th Congressional District run.
Politics Doc Hastings retires: What's next? Doc Hastings retires: What's next?(Video)
So what's next for the 4th Congressional District? It covers parts of eight counties, stretching from the Tri-Cities to the Canadian border. Whether you agreed with his politics or not, Congressman Hastings has been a strong voice on Capitol Hill for issues affecting our region. KEPR looked at some of his accomplishments and what some expect to come next.