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Herrera Beutler continues Trump-era bipartisanship under Biden

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, votes in line with President Joe Biden’s agenda 18.8 percent of the time, according to the latest ranking of members of Congress from FiveThirtyEight. The metric indicates that Herrera Beutler is one of the more bipartisan-minded Republicans in the House. It’s also par for the course for the congresswoman, […]

On city council fundraising, Glen and Perez lead the pack

Two incumbent Vancouver city councilors aren’t seeking reelection this year. The announcements from Linda Glover and Laurie Lebowsky last month sparked several early challengers for the soon-to-be open seats, and also kicked off an early start to 2021 fundraising. Currently leading the fundraising pack is Glen Yung, who’s seeking the Position 3 spot held by […]

Is Camas’ top administrator already on his way out?

Camas’ top administrator might pack his bags soon, less than a year after starting the job.  City Administrator Jamal Fox has been named a finalist for the city manager gig in Gresham, Ore., according to a news release from that city. Fox is one of three finalists selected from a field of 37 candidates. Camas […]

WA-3 candidate to speak at rally headlined by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene

Joe Kent, a Republican running for Southwest Washington’s congressional seat, is speaking at a rally this Saturday headlined by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Kent is one of a handful of speakers billed on the event’s flyer in addition to Greene, a Republican from Georgia. Other guests include former Trump campaign data strategist Matthew Braynard and […]

Commission on Aging to review COVID-19 lessons

The Clark County Commission on Aging has scheduled a discussion for next week that could offer some fresh insights on emergency responders and COVID-19. During its regular meeting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, the commission is set to hear from early and first responders about what they’ve learned during the crisis. Meeting guests will include Robert […]

Do governor emergency powers impact COVID-19 case counts?

Earlier this week, I reported a story on how lawmakers in Southwest Washington are pushing to roll back the emergency powers of Gov. Jay Inslee. In a nutshell: The legislators are arguing that they should have more oversight over Inslee’s proclamations related to COVID-19, considering that Washington’s been in a state of emergency for over […]

Former acting SecDef issues early endorsement for Congress

A former acting defense secretary under Donald Trump’s administration endorsed Republican Joe Kent’s bid for Congress this week. Christopher Miller, who served as Trump’s acting secretary of defense for the last three months of the former president’s term, said that Kent — an Army veteran — has his “complete and total support.” “I have been […]

Clark County eyes Fair Housing Month declaration 

The Clark County Council will consider a resolution later this month to declare Fair Housing Month.  The council unanimously agreed during a council time meeting Wednesday to place the item for consideration on its April 20 meeting agenda. Council Chair Eileen Quiring O’Brien said she introduced the proclamation at the request of the Clark County […]

State of the County offers strange reminder

When Clark County’s 2021 State of the County address begins next week, it’ll be a reminder — one of several of late — of a particularly strange few days. County Council Chair Eileen Quiring O’Brien will deliver the address virtually at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. She is expected to focus mainly on the county’s ongoing response […]

Lawmakers ask for end to ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order

State GOP lawmakers sent a letter to top legislators this week asking for their help to get Gov. Jay Inslee to cool it with the State of Emergency. Washington’s been under the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” emergency protocols since March 23, 2020. The letter, authored by Rep. Vicki Kraft of Vancouver, requests assistance from across […]

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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