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Residents get a say in Ridgefield park planning

If you’ve ever wanted to have a say in how a new community park is developed, now is your chance. The city of Ridgefield launched a community survey on Aug. 5 for a new park currently being planned. The city council and parks board are currently developing a high-level concept plan for Boyse Park, a […]

Local GOP groups begin to unify behind Kent

Results from Washington’s 3rd Congressional District primary election show that Southwest Washington Republicans were divided in who they want as a representative for the region. Now, local GOP groups are coalescing behind Joe Kent as he faces Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez in the November general election. The Clark County Republican Women’s executive board announced Wednesday […]

County Council OK’s Heritage Farm advisory council

The Clark County Council voted during its Tuesday meeting to reform the 78th Street Heritage Farm Technical Advisory Team. The advisory team was formed in 2010 but the adoption of the county charter in 2014 and Master Plan updates in 2020 meant it needed to come back before the council, according to Public Lands Manager […]

Does campaign funding guarantee success?

Money has flooded into the race to represent Washington’s 3rd District in Congress yet having the greatest monetary support may not be indicative of a candidate’s success. Multiple hopefuls vying for the congressional seat exceeded $1 million in campaign fundraising. Although these are impressive achievements, the challenger with $240,000 already secured a position in the […]

Clark County GOP says ranked choice voting not what county needs

Last December, the Clark County Charter Review Commission voted 11-4 to put ranked choice voting on the November 2022 ballot. The charter amendment would apply to county elected officials only. The measure is part of a larger effort by FairVote Washington, a nonpartisan nonprofit based in Bothell that focuses on election reforms. The measure has already […]

Trump’s ‘tough cookie’

Poseidon’s trident, Pangu’s ax and King Arthur’s Excalibur wielded a wave of influence in their respective worlds – similar to an endorsement from Donald Trump. At least that is how it was portrayed during Joe Kent’s latest telephone meeting with supporters on Monday, which featured the former president. “With your support and with the support […]

Candidate Brett Simpson files suit against Elections Office

Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey is facing another lawsuit, this time by the candidate challenging him for his office in the November general election. Candidate Brett Simpson filed suit against Kimsey and Elections Supervisor Cathie Garber Thursday in Clark County Superior Court. Simpson is seeking an injunction to bar the Elections Office from tabulating, recording, […]

Another ‘no’ from JHB on bill to codify protected rights

The U.S. House has observed multiple legislative moves recently to protect vulnerable rights after Roe v. Wade was overturned in June, including the codification of a person’s right to contraception. The Right to Contraception Act, passed Thursday, affirms an individual’s ability to access contraceptives while also ensuring health providers can prescribe them; those who restrict […]

JHB votes ‘no’ on bill to protect marriage equality

Federal lawmakers are making swift moves to reduce impacts on protected rights in the aftermath of Roe v. Wade being overturned. Among them, Congress members are seeking to protect marriage equality — something Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler voted against. The U.S. House passed the Respect for Marriage Act on Tuesday, an effort to establish federal […]

Voter pamphlet mistake may confuse Cowlitz voters

An error in Cowlitz County’s voter pamphlet may pose a hiccup in a candidate’s attempt to establish familiarity with the region’s voters. The county elections office distributed a misprint of congressional candidate Marie Gluesenkamp Perez’s name, originally written as “Marie Gluesenkamp Kamp.” An updated version can be viewed on Cowlitz County Elections’ webpage, and households […]

Resolution in support of 3rd, 4th bridges not far enough for Lentz

When it comes to planning and building for third and fourth bridges across the Columbia River into Oregon, the Clark County Council is passing the buck. At least that’s what […]

County council already eyeing third, fourth bridges

With efforts to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge barely off the ground, the Clark County Council is already looking ahead to additional bridges across the mighty Columbia River. At its Nov. […]

That new port race campaign finance law won’t go into effect for a little longer

[caption id="attachment_53976" align="alignright" width="300"] Jack Burkman will text you late at night if he thinks your wrong (which is good, mostly.)[/caption] Of the many glamorous perks of being a Columbian political […]

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