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County council continues debate over 179th Street project

The Clark County Council is trying to decide how much public notice and participation is needed before Public Works’ Northeast 179th Street project can move forward. The council held a work session on the project Wednesday. Public Works began readying to move forward with road improvements along Northeast 179th Street after holding a virtual open […]

Fact-checking COVID-19 statements from congressional debate

At a debate Tuesday evening, congressional candidates Joe Kent, R-Yacolt, and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, challenged one another’s stances on a multitude of topics ranging from economic prosperity to health, both of which the candidates linked to their views on the COVID-19 pandemic. As the deadly virus spread throughout the globe, businesses closed their doors, […]

Council considers priorities for 2023 legislative session

  The next state legislative session is still several months away but the Clark County Council is already working on its list of priorities for next year. Lindsey Hueer, senior policy analyst for the county, presented a list of priorities by tier during Wednesday’s council meeting. The tiers were Clark County specific priorities, Washington State Association […]

Kent rejects extremist groups, doubles down on support for Patriot Prayer

Congressional candidate Joe Kent, R-Yacolt, has spent much of his campaign distancing himself from extremist organizations, yet he continues to hold the founder of one group with questionable history close to heart. In an interview with The Columbian on Wednesday, Kent said he rejected right-wing extremist groups, such as the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys. […]

Congressional race heats up with new attack website

The race to represent Washington’s 3rd District in Congress is getting heated. Although it sounds cliché, it’s not far from the (figurative) truth. “JoeKentLies,” a website created to discredit congressional candidate Joe Kent, went live Tuesday and illustrated a hellish landscape. A forest full of coniferous trees was engulfed in flames, which inevitably spread to […]

Voter fraud claims continue to surface

Rumors of voter fraud in Clark County following the Aug. 2 midterm primary election continue to surface on social media. The allegations stem from a video posted on TikTok showing an election worker standing next to one of the county’s 22 ballot drop boxes shortly before the end of the election day. In the video, […]

Kent’s ties to Bannon cause confusion

Third Congressional District candidate Joe Kent’s relentless support of Steve Bannon continues to raise eyebrows, particularly as the latter faces charges for duping MAGA donors years ago. Bannon, former Donald Trump advisor, pleaded not guilty on Thursday for charges of money laundering, conspiracy and fraud linked to fundraising for the “We Build the Wall” campaign. […]

More money flows into Democrat Perez’s campaign

Third Congressional District candidate Marie Gluesenkamp’s pitch to grassroots groups is proving to be effective, as her once-modest arsenal of funding recently experienced a large growth spurt. Perez, D-Skamania, announced Friday that donors contributed more than $600,000 to her cause in August alone. She later tweeted that 97 percent of the donations came from grassroots […]

Legislative candidate victim of gas theft

It seems being a public figure can’t protect you from being a victim of Southwest Washington’s rise in property crimes. Vancouver resident and Republican candidate for the 49th Legislative District seat Jeremy Baker recently learned that lesson the hard way. According to a Vancouver Police Department report filed by Baker, he came out of his […]

Washington governor aids in Perez campaign fundraising

The list of top Washington officials relaying their support for congressional candidate Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is growing, with the governor being its latest addition. Gov. Jay Inslee urged those subscribed to his campaign newsletter to back Perez, a Skamania Democrat vying to represent Southwest Washington in Congress, via fundraising in her battle against Republican Joe […]

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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