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State lawmakers have more than 1,300 bills to tackle during 2023 session

They say America is a land of laws. The number of laws governing our citizens continues to grow each year and Washington is certainly no exception. Legislators have introduced more […]

Vancouver City Council split on ranked choice voting

In last November’s election, Clark County residents voted down a charter amendment to adopt ranked choice voting for county elected offices. Just over 58 percent of voters opposed the new […]

Wilson ready to fight wealth tax proposal

State Democratic lawmakers on Thursday rolled out a proposal to create a state wealth tax on financial assets above $250 million. The tax would add an estimated $3 billion to […]

County councilors sign up for committee assignments

The Clark County Council held its annual planning retreat Wednesday. Along with discussing updates to the county charter, rules of procedure and open meetings laws, the councilors also signed up […]

County council wrangles with code amendments

The Clark County Council’s Jan. 17 public hearing on biannual code amendments will include one item no one seems ready to discuss – minimum landscaping and recreation requirements for multifamily […]

Speakership stalemate taxes Perez’s patience

Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California continues to face loss after loss in his days-long campaign to become House Speaker. Meanwhile, Democratic Rep.-elect Marie Gluesenkamp Perez argues the historic stalemate […]

Remaining billboard sounds (alarm clock) bells

The election is over and chosen officials — incumbents and fresh faces alike — are already prepared to begin their terms. Still, former candidates’ signs remain scattered throughout neighborhoods and […]

Tension lingers after city’s forum reduction

The Vancouver City Council on Monday voted to limit its community forums, theoretically to improve future public communication. Policy revisions outline that the city council will dedicate at least four evenings […]

JHB provides final remarks on House floor

On Tuesday, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler spoke on the House floor for the last time, providing a farewell to the role she filled since 2010. It was sentimental. Herrera Beutler began by […]

City plans to limit community forums

Those who often tune into Vancouver City Council’s weekly meetings can likely predict when its community forums will veer off course with diatribes entrenched in conspiracies. City officials can, too, and […]

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