Month: October 2016

Probst deserves an apology from Republicans, according to top Democrat

Senate Democratic Leader Sharon Nelson accused top Republicans of taking notes from Donald Trump by "campaigning on flat-out lies" and said Vancouver Democrat Tim Probst, voters and the director of the […]

Head of PDC asked to resign, complaint tied to Probst ad

The Washington State Republican Party Chairwoman Susan Hutchison and top elected Republicans are calling on the state’s director of the Public Disclosure Commission to resign, saying she engaged in “illegal […]

Attorney claims Madore’s counsel is conflicted

[caption id="attachment_5362" align="alignleft" width="300"] In the ongoing drama at Clark County, David Madore has lawyered up,[/caption] The ongoing drama over whistleblower complaints and investigations surrounding Clark County Councilor David Madore has […]

Just one stamp to mail in your ballot

One 47-cent stamp is enough postage to mail in your ballot in Clark County. That’s the message Cathie Garber, Clark County elections supervisor, wants to get across in response to Facebook […]


Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey said Donald Trump’s claims the election is rigged undermines the confidence people have in election results. Or what some might call the cornerstone of democracy. “It may […]

McLaughlin’s ‘cautionary fable’ for conservatives

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="500"] Steve McLaughlin[/caption] With less than three weeks until ballots are due, Steve McLaughlin, the Republican candidate for commissioner of public lands, has told a national monitor of […]

Auditor candidates on Troy Kelley

The state auditor candidates visited with The Columbian’s editorial board this week. Of course they couldn’t leave the meeting without addressing  the controversial current Auditor Troy Kelley. Kelley, a Democrat from Tacoma, […]

President, not a Pope

As the fallout from the Trump tapes continued this week, at least one local GOP lawmaker made it clear the country should know the country is electing a “President, not […]

Effort to overturn council rules falls flat

[caption id="attachment_6317" align="alignright" width="300"] Christian Berrigan[/caption] Clark County council’s rules of procedure are here to stay. Cathie Garber, Clark County elections supervisor tells The Columbian that Clark County Republican Party State Committeeman […]

Herrera Beutler, Moeller will only debate once

Not long after the primary, Jim Moeller, the Democratic candidate in the 3rd Congressional District, challenged U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler to debate him in every county throughout the district. Moeller’s […]

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