Warnick honored for police, sheriffs advocacy

Print Article

Warnick

MOSES LAKE — Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, was recently recognized for her effort to strengthen the rights and quality of life for law enforcement around Washington.

The Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS) recognized four legislators as their 2017 Legislators of the Year. As one of the four award winners, Warnick was recognized as being an advocate for WACOPS during her career in the legislature.

Warnick sits on the Law Enforcement Officers’ and Firefighters’ (LEOFF) Plan 2 Retirement Board, which serves over 19,000 active/retired members of the Washington State LEOFF 2 retirement plan. The board puts into place contribution rates for the plan and is tasked to study issues surrounding pension. In addition, the board recommends pension-related policy to legislators.

Warnick is also the sponsor of a bill that gives death/disability benefits to WACOPS members who respond to natural disasters and/or other federal emergencies. Also recognized by WACOPS was Sen. Kevin Van De Wege, D-Sequim, Rep. Morgan Irwin, R-Enumclaw, and Rep. Tina Orwall, D-Des Moines.

Richard Byrd can be reached via email at city@columbiabasinherald.com.

Print Article

Read More Local News

Samaritan, QVMC reach tentative agreement

January 17, 2019 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — Samaritan Healthcare and Quincy Valley Medical Center have reached a tentative agreement that would allow the two to work more closely together. Samaritan chief executive officer Theresa...

Comments

Read More

Creation of state Broadband Office focus for Inslee

January 17, 2019 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald OLYMPIA — The creation of a statewide Broadband Office and an initial investment of $25 million into getting broadband into “every nook and cranny” was announced by Governor Jay Inslee on Wednesday. ...

Comments

Read More

Moses Lake resident gets ten years for child rape

January 17, 2019 at 5:00 am | The Royal Register EPHRATA — Moses Lake resident Isabel Rocha Jr., 58, was sentenced in Grant County Superior Court Wednesday to a minimum of ten years in prison for rape of a child in the first degree and child molest...

Comments

Read More

Fistfight turns into gunfight near Moses Lake Circle K

January 16, 2019 at 7:11 pm | The Royal Register MOSES LAKE — At least seven shots were fired from moving vehicles Wednesday evening following a brief fight inside of the Moses Lake Circle K, a gas station and convenience store. A cashier at the l...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(509) 765-4561
PO Box 910
Moses Lake, WA 98837

©2019 Columbia Basin Herald Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X