Category Archives: Latest News

08 Jan
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What issues Spokane lawmakers hope to tackle this 2022 legislative session

(January 8, 2022) Click here for the full article. Spokane legislators talk about the upcoming 2022 legislative session and what they hope to accomplish. Representative Riccelli touches on lawmaker transparency, hospital staff shortages, and creating affordable housing options.

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10 Nov
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Here are the Next Steps for the North Spokane Corridor

(November 10, 2021) Click here for the full article. KREM 2’s Whitney Ward does a Q&A with Representative Riccelli about what the future of the North South Corridor.

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03 Nov
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Why We Need To Set the Clocks Back on Saturday even though Washington Voted to Ditch the Switch in 2019

(November 3, 2021) Click here for the full article. Even though Representative Riccelli’s bill to shift off the daylight savings schedule has passed the Washington State legislature, it has not been approved federally.

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24 Oct
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Rep. Marcus Riccelli: We can end childhood hunger, and you can help

(October 24, 2021) Click here for the full article. Representative Riccelli’s Spokesman Op-Ed addressing HB1878 and how we can fight to end childhood hunger locally.

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14 Sep
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County opens new ‘stabilization unit’ as part of jail diversion efforts

(September 14, 2021) Click here for the full article. Representative Riccelli attends the opening of the new Spokane Regional Stabilization unit after helping secure state funding for the new jail diversion effort.

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11 Aug
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It’s been over a century, but summer chinook are back in the Little Spokane River: ‘It’s kind of a spiritual experience’

(August 11, 2021) Check her for the full article. Chinook Salmon are released back into the Spokane River for the first time in over a century. The release was made possible by the Inland Northwest Land Conservancy purchasing 95 acres ...

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14 Jun
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New group home in south Spokane for medically fragile kids set to open this winter

(June 14, 2021) Click here for the full article. Ashley House, a new group home for medically fragile children has broken ground. Representative Riccelli, who is a member of the Capital Budget Committee, was key in helping secure over half ...

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03 Jun
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Sen. Andy Billig, Rep. Timm Ormsby, and Rep. Marcus Riccelli: Focus on key priorities made historic 2021 session a success

(June 3, 2021) Click here for the full article. Op-Ed written by Sen. Andy Billig, Rep. Timm Ormsby, and Representative Marcus Riccelli concerning the main priorities and successes during the 2021 legislative season.

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15 Apr
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Bill to reduce political influence on health boards passes WA House, Senate

(April 15, 2021) Click here for the full video. Representative Riccelli speaks with Casey Decker from KREM 2 about HB 1152 which aims to reduce the amount of political influence on public health boards around Washington State.

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12 Apr
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Getting There: New legislative funds could accelerate North Spokane Corridor construction, but don’t get your hopes up

(April 12, 2021) Click here for the full article. On top of the LEAP Transportation Investment Package that Representative Riccelli worked to get passed, Washington State legislators have allocated funds that could further accelerate construction of the North/South Corridor.

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