Author: Kaitlin Gillespie

Did the union “take over” Tuesday’s election? Depends on who you ask.

Robert Stewart isn't pleased with Tuesday's election results. The Columbia Credit Union financial adviser came in third in his bid for Vancouver Public Schools Board of Directors, losing to two teachers, […]

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, […]

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

Seeing as I don’t cover Clark County anymore, I don’t often cross paths with Clark County Councilor Eileen Quiring. So I was taken aback, only for a minute, to see her […]

Stephanie Turlay: Hispanic English-learning students put “undue burden” on tax payers

There was a point at The Columbian’s Editorial Board meeting with Evergreen Public Schools this week that felt like the punchline of a joke – one longtime readers of this […]

“They don’t have the guts to raise taxes.”

Earlier this week, I profiled retiring Battle Ground Superintendent Mark Hottowe, who is leaving the district after more than 40 years in education. The story was a look back at Hottowe’s […]

You had one job, under voters

In case you weren’t aware, there was an election this week. It didn’t cover the entire county, only those of you who live in one of seven school districts that requested […]

Trump wins Clark County Kids Vote 2016

It appears Clark County could move even farther right as its younger generation grows up. Clark County’s students who participated in Kids Vote 2016 voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump and Mike […]

Election night suicide hotline calls reference results

Calls to crisis and suicide prevention lines surged nationwide following the election of Donald Trump, as stress and fear set in for many Americans who worry what his presidency could […]

Cowlitz judge dismisses Madore from suit

A Cowlitz County Superior Court Judge has dismissed Clark County Councilor David Madore from a public records gadfly’s lawsuit. A judge on Monday dismissed Olympia resident Arthur West’s suit against Madore, […]

The suit must go on

Clark County and Councilor David Madore asked a Cowlitz County judge to throw out a lawsuit filed over the Republican councilor’s Facebook page – the judge, however, denied that request. Public […]

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