Month: June 2018

Marc Boldt steps up fundraising after hiring campaign treasurer

With some help from an old ally, Clark County Council Chair Marc Boldt has come into compliance with an order from the state’s elections watchdog that requires him to hire […]

Senators address Justice Kennedy’s retirement, impact on women’s health

News of Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement came just minutes after the U.S. House voted against a second immigration bill and swept over the afternoon news cycle. Many, including Sen. Patty […]

Long campaign releases poll showing tie with Rep. Herrera Beutler

A new poll shows 3rd Congressional District candidate Carolyn Long is closing the gap between herself and incumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground. The poll found at this point […]

Rumpeltes: council not involved with county operations

Interim Clark County Manager Jim Rumpeltes is a staid presence at county council meetings, often only making a few remarks at the end. But at yesterday’s meeting, he made a […]

Herrera Beutler supports GOP immigration bills, against child separation at border

House Republicans are tentatively set to vote on two immigration bills this week, both supported by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground. In response to growing concern over the separation of […]

Let the endorsements begin

The 2018 primary election is a mere 55 days away. As such we can expect the list of endorsements from local groups to steadily trickle in. Among the first to […]

Justin Forsman wants your help suing the government

Justin Forsman has a message he wants to spread like wildfire. Forsman, former Vancouver City Council candidate and self-described political activist, is asking the community for money to take on the […]

Maureen McGoldrick finally responded to my interview request

With each candidate, we try to offer an initial introduction to the community. When filing week wrapped up May 18, we at the Columbian had a plethora of new candidates […]

Eileen Quiring is far ahead of her opponents in the council chair race

It’s three months until Washington’s August primary election, and Clark County Councilor Eileen Quiring seems to have a head start in the race for Clark County Council chair. Quiring, a Republican, […]

Sen. Cantwell continues push for firefighting tools

The most recent Wildfire Forecast was released on June 1 by the National Interagency Fire Center and the news for Washington wasn't ideal. The forecast showed precipitation is down which means […]

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