Month: February 2019

What Washougal’s city attorney said about ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary” cities

[caption id="attachment_8557" align="alignright" width="300"] Eric Hargrave, the owner of Limitless America, wants Washougal to become a Second Amendment Sanctuary city.[/caption] Although Initiative 1639 passed with nearly 60 percent of the vote […]

Why the Clark County GOP has to shut its office

[caption id="attachment_8342" align="alignright" width="300"] Clark County Republican Party Earl Bowerman[/caption] Looking for money to pay off a court judgement, the Clark County Republican Party will close its office off of N.E. […]

A public school was the scheduled host for a Patriot Prayer event. How did that happen?

[caption id="attachment_8511" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Joey Gibson, leader of right-wing provocateur group, Patriot Prayer (James Rexroad for The Columbian)[/caption] It appeared for a few hours this week that a Battle Ground Public […]

Will Herrera Beutler retire in 2020?

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee assembled a list of Republicans to watch, not for future congressional bids, but for retirement. Apparently, they think Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, is on […]

No, elections for the charter review commission aren’t this year

Residents of Clark County should just relax about county’s charter review commission — at least for a while. That’s the message contained in a press release sent out Thursday by Clark […]

Why one Clark County lawmaker spoke up about a sex ed bill

[caption id="attachment_8518" align="alignright" width="300"] State Rep. Vicki Kraft speaking about a sex ed bill before the Legislature.[/caption] When the Legislature is in session, it’s not uncommon for lawmakers to appear before […]

Why Rep. Brandon Vick cares about Seattle’s income tax

[caption id="attachment_8499" align="alignright" width="199"] State Rep. Brandon Vick, avowed foe of income taxes.[/caption] State Rep. Brandon Vick, R-Vancouver, has Seattle and income taxes on his mind this legislative session. Vick has introduced […]

Battle Ground Mayor lucked into attending State of the Union

Battle Ground Mayor Mike Dalesandro got the golden ticket. As luck would have it, Dalesandro had planned his annual pilgrimage to Washington D.C. with fellow Battle Ground colleagues this week — the same week […]

County council gets an earful about measles, signs on to vaccine exemption bill

[caption id="attachment_8479" align="alignright" width="300"] Margaret Tweet has some thoughts about vaccines.[/caption] During meetings held this week by the Clark County Council, a reoccurring and unsurprising topic kept coming up: measles. The county’s […]

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