Month: July 2018

Builders announce their picks in upcoming election

The Building Industry Association of Clark County, a trade association representing the county’s construction industry, has announced a second round of endorsements for the upcoming August primary vote. In June, the […]

Is Michael Cortney a closeted Democrat?

During the Columbian’s Editorial Board interview, 3rd Congressional District candidate Dorothy Gasque, a Democrat, said if she couldn’t vote for herself, she’d vote for Michael Cortney. Cortney is running as […]

Cantwell raises more than $1 million this quarter

I'll be writing more about the race for U.S. Senate after the primary election, but for those interested in campaign finance, let's take a quick look at Sen. Maria Cantwell's […]

Herrera Beutler says don’t trust Putin

In the wake of the Helsinki summit, where President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Republicans and Democrats are speaking out against the president's actions. Even Senate Majority Leader […]

Senate candidate and Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson booted from bar

Last night Joey Gibson was kicked out of the Brickhouse Bar in Vancouver. Gibson, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate and leader of Patriot Prayer, took immediately to Facebook  accusing […]

The cost of a sign

I have a fascination with campaign signs. Where they end up, how long and where they're allowed, decisions behind logos and imaging. This year, as I noted the seemingly dozens […]

Cash continues to flow into Lentz’s campaign coffers

[caption id="attachment_7877" align="alignright" width="300"] Temple Lentz[/caption] With less than a month until the August primary, Temple Lentz, a Democratic candidate for Clark County Council, continues to significantly outpace her opponents in […]

What do 3rd Congressional candidates think about a free press?

[caption id="attachment_7870" align="aligncenter" width="600"] 3rd Congressional District candidates, from left, David McDevitt, Michael Cortney, Carolyn Long, Earl Bowerman and Dorothy Gasque participated in the League of Women Voters’ first congressional […]

Eileen Quiring doesn’t think trans people will vote for her. Here’s why.

[caption id="attachment_7860" align="alignleft" width="1000"] Clark County Councilor Eileen Quiring is spotted among the crowd protesting Battle Ground Public School's proposed adoption of new sexual health education curriculum. (Katie Gillespie/The Columbian)[/caption] Seeing […]

Supreme Court nomination is “high stakes”

Those representing Southwest Washington are concerned about President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court. Well, most of them are. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, is the exception. The 3rd Congressional […]

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