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 By Washington State Senate Sen. Val Stevens    News    March 30, 2012

Stevens to seek private life in retirement

OLYMPIA…Sen. Val Stevens announced today that she will not run again for the state Senate this fall. Stevens serves the 39th Legislative District, which includes part of rural King, Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom counties. “I am honored...

 By Sen. Val Stevens    Columns    April 2, 2010

Stevens child-sex trafficking bill signed into law

Bill signing ceremony for Senate Bill 6476: Sen. Stevens, the prime sponsor of the measure, is standing to the governor’s left in the blue suit. OLYMPIA…Washington will no longer be a safe place f...

 By Sen. Val Stevens    News    March 8, 2010

Stevens warns vicious taxing cycle could collapse state’s economy

OLYMPIA…In response to today’s Senate passage of the largest tax increase in Washington state history, Sen. Val Stevens, R-Arlington, offered a warning about the long-term effects of soaking businesses and taxpayers for almost $3 billion more...

 By Sen. Val Stevens    News    February 11, 2010

Stevens says I-960 suspension is tax-vote cover-up

OLYMPIA…When Senate Democrats finally succeeded in completely dismantling Initiative 960 late Wednesday night, Sen. Val Stevens, R-Arlington, issued the following statement: “This is a giant step into darkness. Our citizens are clamoring for...

 By Sen. Val Stevens    News    February 11, 2010

Stevens says demolition of I-960 law ignores voters’ wishes

Sen. Val Stevens expresses indignation over thwarting the will of the people by repealing the two-thirds majority vote requirement of Initiative 960. OLYMPIA…After watching majority Democrats vote...

 By Sen. Val Stevens    News    January 28, 2010

Stevens bill takes aim at insurance companies that hide changes

OLYMPIA…In response to alerts from insurance agents in her district, Sen. Val Stevens, R-Arlington, has introduced a bill to combat a practice by some insurance companies designed to save themselves money by silently reducing coverage on policy...

 By Sen. Val Stevens    Columns    January 15, 2010

Stevens bill targets child sex traffickers

OLYMPIA…In association with Human Trafficking Awareness Month initiatives at the Capitol, Sen. Val Stevens, R-Arlington, is introducing a bill to help stop the sexual exploitation of children and severely punish those who take their innocence. “T...

 By Sen. Val Stevens    News    January 14, 2010

Stevens measure reaffirms Washington’s state sovereignty

OLYMPIA…In conjunction with today’s State Sovereignty Winter Fest rally at the Capitol, Sen. Val Stevens, R-Arlington, introduced a bill that would petition the federal government to uphold the 10thAmendment to the U.S. Constitution, which...

 By Sen. Val Stevens    News    September 10, 2009

Stevens fears today’s destruction of KRKO radio towers is a bold acceleration of domestic terrorist acts

“I’m concerned that these people are moving toward acts that will ultimately be targeted at hurting and killing humans they don’t agree with,” Stevens said. Olympia…Sen. Val Stevens, R-Arlington, said today she is worried that domestic...