Month: January 2018

Herrera Beutler doesn’t read the comments

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, doesn’t want to “feed the beast.” The beast to which she refers is social media. Herrera Beutler stopped by the Columbian office last week and […]

Stephanie Turlay: Hispanic English-learning students put “undue burden” on tax payers

There was a point at The Columbian’s Editorial Board meeting with Evergreen Public Schools this week that felt like the punchline of a joke – one longtime readers of this […]

City Manager opts for appointment process to fill CFO job

Last week the city of Vancouver announced Natasha Ramras would fill the chief financial officer role permanently. Ramras has been serving as interim since October when then-CFO Lloyd Tyler died […]

Are the apple-throwers back?

A strange chronicle continues for Sen. Patty Murray supporters. For the last several years, mysterious letters have been left on doors either alluding to picking up litter and wanting to […]

Olson gets an unexpected appointment

Last week, we received an unexpected announcement from Gov. Jay Inslee. The news release included a list of appointments to various state boards and councils. Included in the appointments was Clark […]

Vick introduces bill to allow ADUs in rural areas

Washington state Rep. Brandon Vick, R-Vancouver, has introduced a bill intended to support one of Clark County’s housing initiatives. The county is currently seeking to modifying its codes to promote the […]

CCRP starts the new year with a little reorganization

2017 was a tough year for the Clark County Republican Party. Chair David Gellatly started his term in January, and has faced heavy criticism — including an attempted removal or […]

Stonier sees success early in session

State Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, scored an early victory in the newly convened legislative session when the House voted to pass one of her bills earlier today. On an 83-15 vote, […]

Marc Boldt is no longer censured by the GOP

In 2012, Marc Boldt, then a Republican county commissioner, was censured by the local GOP for taking actions his party deemed were out of line. But things have changed. In October, […]

‘Dirty tricks’ target Dorothy Gasque campaign

Someone is messing with the Dorothy Gasque campaign. Gasque is running as a Democrat for the 3rd Congressional District seat up for grabs in 2018. In late September, someone donated $100 […]

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