Month: May 2018

Tanisha Harris had a good day on Thursday

[caption id="attachment_6507" align="alignleft" width="269"] Tanisha Harris[/caption] Democrat Tanisha Harris has landed a significant endorsement in her bid to unseat state Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver. Harris, a Court Appointed Special Advocate program specialist […]

The Gillespies, a primer

Since starting at the Columbian, I’m mistaken for Katie Gillespie on a weekly basis. It makes sense, we’re both millennial, female reporters who were among the thousands and thousands of […]

In Washington, candidates’ names are randomly listed on the ballot. What does this say about voters?

Each year, after candidates officially file for political office in Washington, they perform a ritual intended to bring a little more fairness to an uncontrollable aspect of modern elections. After making […]

Cantwell asks Trump to help reduce fuel costs

Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., teamed up with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Wednesday to ask President Donald Trump to take action. Their specific request is this: pressure the Organization of […]

Turlay gets his debate on climate change, kind of

At Monday's citizen forum, four residents used the opportunity to advocate for a climate action plan. The citizens referred to Bellingham, which recently adopted a resolution to strive for 100 percent […]

2018 candidate filings follow trend

The first day of filing week is in the books and, for the most part, every candidate we expected to formalize their candidacy put in their paperwork  with the Secretary of […]

Liz Pike calls for Clark County GOP chair to resign

With candidate filings less than a week away, partisan politics are already hot. It’s also evident that the local Clark County Republican Party remains fractured. Some members continue to call for […]

49th Legislative Democrats still together after deregistering with state [Updated]

Earlier this year, the 49th Legislative District Democrats made the unusual decision to deregister as a political committee with the state’s Public Disclosure Commission. What prompted the dissolution of the committee […]

The Turlays have an email issue

Today we ran a story about Councilor Bill Turlay and how he is confused about email. Specifically distinguishing between his personal and private accounts. As he said, “I just hit the computer, and […]

When the community cat program was “Kitty McNuggets”

Clark County Council has passed an ordinance creating a “Kitty McNuggets” program. Well, maybe if your understanding of the world is still shaped by political ads from 2016. Last week, the county council […]

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