Author: Lauren Dake

Nation, meet Don Benton

Nearly every week, the nation gets to know Clark County's very own Don Benton a little bit more. The former Washington state lawmaker continues to make national headlines. This week, Democratic Sen. […]

Local woman to serve as acting head of Office for Civil Rights

Former Washington state Sen. Don Benton might be the local person grabbing headlines for nabbing a spot with the Trump administration, but he’s not the only one. A recent article by […]

Benton first person without military record to oversee draft

Not long after reports surfaced that Don Benton wasn’t making friends within the top ranks of the Environmental Protection Agency, he landed a new job. Benton, the former state lawmaker from […]

Support offered for OR’s third-bridge effort

An idea from an Oregon legislator to build a new highway west of Interstate 5 - a project that could cost $12 to $20 billion, paid for with tolls, bonds […]

Benton serving as Trump’s eyes and ears, annoying some

The White House is installing political aides to serve as “Trump’s eyes and ears,” according to a story in the Washington Post. “The political appointee charged with keeping watch over Environmental […]

Benton and the bridge

Sporting a “Make I-5 Great Again” lapel button, Mark Brown, the city of Vancouver’s lobbyist in Olympia, told city councilors an attempt to revive conversations on how to replace the […]

Vancouver City Hall in the final four to win Leslie Knope trophy

The city of Vancouver is in the running to take home the coveted Leslie Knope Greatest City Hall Trophy. You know, the Leslie Knope from the television show Parks and Recreation […]

Order a pizza and have a seat

At the end of the last legislative session, the Southwest Washington delegation couldn’t remember the last time they were all in the same room on their own accord. Instead, they were […]

New Interstate 5 bridge in five years? Sen. Rivers hopes so

The last thing Sen. Ann Rivers wants is another countdown clock on The Columbian’s website. To refresh your memory, in 2014 former Clark County Councilor David Madore told The Columbian’s Editor […]

Possible fraudulent election activity in Washington

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman reported possible fraudulent election activity to the Washington State Patrol after spotting suspicious signatures on four initiatives that were on the ballot this fall. The […]

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