Month: February 2019

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

Although Initiative 1639 passed with nearly 60 percent of the vote last November, opponents of the gun control measure have turned to local jurisdictions in hopes of preventing it from […]

Why the Clark County GOP has to shut its office

Looking for money to pay off a court judgement, the Clark County Republican Party will close its office off of N.E. Covington Road. But Earl Bowerman, the party’s chair, said […]

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

It appeared for a few hours this week that a Battle Ground Public Schools campus would be the next location to play host to right-wing protest group, Patriot Prayer. The Vancouver, […]

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

When the Legislature is in session, it’s not uncommon for lawmakers to appear before various committees they don’t sit on to speak on behalf of bills they’ve sponsored. But earlier […]

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

State Rep. Brandon Vick, R-Vancouver, has Seattle and income taxes on his mind this legislative session. Vick has introduced House Bill 1588, which would prevent local governments from implementing a tax […]

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

During meetings held this week by the Clark County Council, a reoccurring and unsurprising topic kept coming up: measles. The county’s outbreak of measles has now risen to 42 cases and […]

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