History and Heritage

Washington founders of Civil Air Patrol honored by Senate The four Washingtonians who helped found the Civil Air Patrol more than 70 years ago were honored today during a ceremony in the state Senate chamber. Lt. Col. Warren Davis of Seattle and Lt. Col. Richard Hagmann of Spokane attended, as did the family members representingtheir deceased comrades: Lt. James... Read More...
Legislature’s ‘aviation caucus’ to spotlight historic wartime flights Kicking off the first 2015 meeting of the state Legislature’s “Aviation Caucus” Thursday will be a visit from two members of the BRAVO 369 Flight Foundation, a Bellingham-based group dedicated to recreating a flight along the historic Alaska-Siberia air route used in World War II. The little-known air route represented a... Read More...
Honeyford resolution honoring Filipino-Americans adopted by state Senate The Washington State Senate recognized the Filipino-American community of Washington yesterday by adopting Senate Resolution 8688 sponsored by Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside. “The 15th District has one of the largest Filipino-American populations per capita in the state and I’m proud to represent them in the Senate,” Honeyford said. “Without their... Read More...
Meeting with the Russian chairman During the interim, I took a trip to Russia (at no taxpayer expense) to meet with their Chairman of the Committee for Culture of the Russian State Duma, Stanislav Govorukhin (pictured above). The Russian government is interested in various “heritage sites” within the United States, including some right here in... Read More...
Budget negotiations continue as Senate mourns lost colleague The special session has kicked into a higher gear as we approach June 11th, the 30th and final day of the special session under Washington’s constitution. Earlier this week the governor voiced how he likely would call a second special session to begin immediately if Tuesday comes and goes without... Read More...
Honeyford, Senate applaud National Teacher of the Year Jeff Charbonneau 15th District Sen. Jim Honeyford and the Washington State Senate took time Tuesday morning to honor the 2013 National Teacher of the Year, Jeff Charbonneau, by adopting Senate Resolution 8660. “I am extremely pleased to be able to sponsor this resolution for Mr. Charbonneau,” Honeyford said. “It is not every... Read More...
State Senate honors Filipino-Americans with Honeyford resolution The Washington State Senate stood and applauded the Filipino-American community of Washington Wednesday after passing Senate Resolution 8617 sponsored by Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside. “There are large populations of Filipino-Americans in the 15th District and I’m proud to represent them in the Senate,” Honeyford said. “Their history and culture here... Read More...
State Senate honors Civil Air Patrol with Honeyford resolution The Washington State Senate stood and applauded members of the Civil Air Patrol Thursday after passing Senate Resolution 8621 sponsored by Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside. “I’ve been involved with the Civil Air Patrol for more than four years now and I really enjoy the opportunities to guide and mentor some... Read More...
Honeyford joins Senate in honoring retired Sen. Bob Morton During floor action Wednesday, members of the Washington State Senate adopted Senate Resolution 8610, sponsored by 15th District Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside. The Senate resolved that all members and staff offer their best wishes for a happy and fulfilling retirement and their deepest gratitude to retired 7th District Sen. Bob... Read More...
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