Author: Lauren Ellenbecker

Washington senator emphasizes advocating for Indigenous rights

On Nov. 26, or Native American Heritage Day, Washington Sen. Patty Murray emphasized the importance of continuing to advocate for the state’s tribal communities past the commemorative holiday. The holiday follows a month-long recognition of Indigenous people to raise a general awareness of their culture and history, as well as the modern-day challenges they face. […]

“The Lars Larson Show” debate contains predictable responses on policy from candidates

Lars Larson hosted a debate on his conservative talk show between two candidates running for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. Joe Kent, R-Yacolt, and Brent Hennrich, D-Vancouver, discussed their visions for Southwest Washington and views on policy. Kent emphasized his goal to unseat incumbent Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, because of her perceived status as […]

JHB opposes foreign contributions in state and local elections after FEC news

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, introduced bipartisan Wednesday to prohibit foreign contributions in elections. The bill would amend the Federal Election Campaign Act to ban contributions from foreign nationals in ballot initiatives. “The Federal Election Commission’s recent decision to allow foreign nationals to influence U.S. elections cannot stand,” Herrera Beutler wrote in a statement. “Congress […]

Herrera Beutler asks Inslee to block Oregon’s tolling plans

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, sent a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday asking him to pledge to block Oregon’s plan to toll the I-5 and I-205 bridges. Herrera Beutler asked Inslee to stand behind his statements in 2018 confirming his intent to block Oregon’s tolling plan. She said he gave hope to the […]

Heidi St. John thinks debates need to wait until November is over

Heidi St. John, a Republican running for Congress in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District, said another candidate’s proposal to hold a radio debate in October was “silly.” She said debating before Clark County’s general election took focus away from other issues. St. John suggested that 2022 debates should be scheduled after November so they can pay […]

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