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 By Rep. Mike Hope    News    February 16, 2012

Rep. Hope to Deliver “100 Ideas” Keynote Address at Annual 4-H Event

OLYMPIA – On Saturday, February 18, 2012, State Representative Mike Hope (R-Lake Stevens) will deliver the keynote address to a large group of 4-H community leaders who will be gathering in Olympia for their annual Washington State 4-H Know...

 By Rep. Mike Hope    Opinions    October 18, 2010

‘Remember Lakewood’ officers amendment keeps everyone safer

On November 29, 2009 Maurice Clemmons gunned down four Lakewood police officers in cold blood while they sat together in a Tacoma coffee shop. Only six days earlier Clemmons was released from prison after paying only $3,000 cash for a $190,000 bail...

 By Op-ed Rep. Mike Hope    Opinions    January 22, 2010

Lessons learned can turn into thoughtful legislation

Tina Griswold. Ronald Owens. Mark Renninger. Greg Richards. Two months ago, most of us didn’t know their names. Now, we think of the brutal shooting that took these four police officers’ lives in Lakewood. We think of the suspect, Maurice...

 By Rep. Mike Hope    Opinions    October 26, 2009

Creativity in Olympia can lead to meaningful education and lower health care costs for you

While I don’t support government-run plans, I do think there are solutions for decreasing costs and increasing access. At the same time we debate health care reform around the country, elected officials in our Washington struggle with a workable ed...