Month: April 2013

As legislators debate their budgets, CRC could be bargaining chip

By Lucas Wiseman The Columbian/Murrow News Service OLYMPIA -- With only three days until the end of the regular legislative session, one party on Thursday declared its work completed, while the other […]

Immigration reform rally to take place Wednesday in Esther Short Park

Immigration reform advocates will put more pressure on U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler Wednesday evening, when they’re planning to march from her Vancouver office to Esther Short Park. Senators in Congress […]

Lynnwood man taking up Milem’s redistricting fight

In the final years of his life, Vancouver's John Milem was on a quest to change the way the state redraws its voter district lines. Unfortunately, Milem's rare form of […]

$450 million for CRC clears House committee hurdle, introduced in Senate

The Columbia River Crossing's best bet for securing $450 million from Washington state this year advanced out of a House committee today. That proposal, a transportation revenue package that raises taxes […]

Cleveland gets her first bill signed into law

By Lucas Wiseman The Columbian/Murrow News Service OLYMPIA -- As the Legislature nears April 28, its constitutionally required final day of session, there are many issues that have yet to be […]

President invited to partake in event with ‘guns, coffee and good company’

Gun enthusiasts in Clark County will host a "Packin' Heat" open-carry event April 27, and they have extended an invitation to two very special guests. "We are issuing an open invitation […]

Local legislators’ proposals face last major cutoff before session ends

Wednesday marked the last big deadline for non-budgetary bills in the Legislature, and some proposals by Clark County's legislators fared better than others. Here's a quick roundup of where some […]

Rep. Vick named to Legislative Ethics Board

Freshman state Rep. Brandon Vick, R-Vancouver, was picked to join a committee that investigates accusations of ethical wrongdoing among state lawmakers. The Legislative Ethics Board meets monthly to review alleged violations […]

Washington state Congresswomen sound off on CRC

In Monday's paper, Columbian reporter Eric Florip will report on the political division over the Columbia River Crossing. His story is part of a series exploring how today's battle over […]

Let’s go to the tape: Benton says he ‘schooled’ LaHood

State Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, wants you to know that he emerged victoriously from a closed-door caucus meeting yesterday with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. LaHood had made a special […]

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