Author: Jake Thomas

Did Eileen Quiring try to sidestep public disclosure requirements to email Clark County Citizens United?

On March 13, 2017, Clark County Councilor Eileen Quiring turned to her personal email and typed out a message with the subject: “Could we meet and talk about ideas for […]

Harris gets award for Tobacco 21 bill

State Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, recently received an award for successfully sponsoring House Bill 1074, which will raise the smoking age in Washington to 21 beginning next year.  According to a […]

Indivisible Greater Vancouver issues endorsements

Indivisible Greater Vancouver, the local chapter of a nationwide progressive movement formed in response to the 2016 presidential election, has issued endorsements for local elections this fall.  While elections in odd-numbered […]

When Carolyn Crain attacks: local GOP faces campaign finance complaint

The recent infighting in the local Republican Party now includes one of the hallmarks of many other political squabbles in Washington: a complaint with the state’s election monitor claiming someone […]

A neighborhood association’s disowning comes up at county council

When it’s time for open public comment period at the Clark County Council’s Tuesday evening hearings, councilors typically just listen and avoid getting into a back-and-forth with people who show […]

Former GOP chair calls on activists to sidestep county party in 2020 elections

Clark County Republican Party Chair Earl Bowerman beat back an attempt to recall him by disaffected members of his party on Tuesday. But that doesn’t mean the party’s infighting will […]

How local legislators did on NARAL Pro-Choice Washington’s scorecard

From the Department of Not All That Surprising, NARAL Pro-Choice Washington released its scorecard earlier this month of state legislators on how they voted on abortion access. The Reproductive Freedom Legislator […]

County Manager explains basic science on national TV

As Clark County manager, Shawn Henessee has many responsibilities, such as preparing a half-billion-dollar annual budget, overseeing over a thousand employees and presiding over the bureaucracy that is county government.  Now, […]

Is the county council special election kind of a waste of money?

Both candidates running an upcoming special election for Clark County Council have talked a lot about being careful with taxpayer money. But part of their election is, arguably, a waste […]

Get ready for more political candidates opposed to I-1639

In this upcoming election, Battle Ground voters will have the chance to vote for two city council candidates who’ve made opposition to a recently enacted statewide gun control initiative a […]

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