Month: March 2013

‘Insleeisms’ abound during governor’s recent trip to Vancouver

Sometimes Washington's new Gov. Jay Inslee has a unique way of putting things -- so much so that he's earned himself a spoof Twitter account called Jay Inslee's Genuis, and […]

Bill would allow dental hygienists to administer topical pain relievers

By Lucas Wiseman The Columbian/Murrow News Service Dental hygienists may be able to help alleviate the pain of a dentist visit if legislation passes in the House of Representatives this session. House Bill […]

Clark County’s legislators move bills through the opposite chamber

By Lucas Wiseman The Columbian/Murrow News Service Now that the 2013 legislative session is more than halfway over, state lawmakers from Clark County are working their bills through the opposite chamber in […]

Rivers aims to ease environmental requirement for local governments

By Lucas Wiseman The Columbian/Murrow News Service OLYMPIA-- Local towns and cities may soon be free of an unfunded mandate requiring all publicly owned vehicles to convert to using biofuel or electricity […]

Harris’ bill receives hearing in Senate committee

By Lucas Wiseman The Columbian/Murrow News Service OLYMPIA-- Pharmacists may soon be added to the Legend Drug Act, thanks to a bill by Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver. House Bill 1182 creates a ‚Äútechnical […]

Environmentalist group grades Rep. Herrera Beutler

The environmental advocacy group League of Conservation Voters gave U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, a 9 percent out of 100 when it came to her 2012 voting record on […]

Video of congressional hearing on Pearson Air Museum

In case you didn't feel like waking up early to catch the 7 a.m. webcast of Thursday's congressional hearing on the Pearson Air Museum, The Columbian has you covered. Below are […]

Herrera Beutler’s bill would penalize fraudulent government contractors

After a company gets busted for lying about its qualifications in order to score a federal transportation contract, there's no law in place preventing that fraudulent business from applying for […]

Amendment to education bill leads to its bipartisan support

By Lucas Wiseman The Columbian/Murrow News Service OLYMPIA -- Sometimes one amendment can make all the difference when it comes to the success or failure of a legislator's proposal. Take House Bill […]

$10 million CRC expense addresses digging on history-rich ground

From the desk of Columbian Staff Writer Tom Vogt: Dirt cheap? Not when the soil in question is part of a three-acre archaeological resource. Then you might find a $10 million price […]

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