Month: June 2013

Herrera Beutler signs onto bill protecting whistle blowers in military rape cases

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler voted Thursday in favor of a bill that would provide protections for service members who report their sexual assaults or rapes to someone outside of […]

Clark County GOP passes resolutions to oppose CRC, abolish IRS

The Clark County Republican Party's central committee unanimously passed a resolution earlier this month that "strongly objects to the use of public monies funding the Columbia River Crossing project as […]

Rep. Pike spurs Facebook debate over teacher wages

State Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, prompted a heated discussion on her Facebook page after posting an "open letter to public educators" on Friday that some Facebook users called condescending to […]

Republicans Benton, Rivers ‘make amends’

It appears formerly feuding state Sens. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, and Ann Rivers, R-La Center, have put their differences aside, according to reports out of a Clark County Republican Party meeting […]

Herrera Beutler using a new statistic when talking about CRC’s impact to upriver companies

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, has expressed concerns several times that the Columbia River Crossing project will harm metal fabrication businesses located upstream of the new bridge. But the […]

Pro-CRC group required to submit donor list after all

The Columbia River Crossing Coalition, a private group that has spent more than $30,000 on ads supporting the Columbia River Crossing project, does have to disclose a list of its […]

Sen. King offers new transportation plan without CRC money, isn’t hopeful it will go anywhere

State Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, has found himself in an odd position. As co-chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, he took a shot at creating a compromise transportation tax package […]

100 years ago state lawmakers passed transportation spending, skipped money for a Columbia River bridge

Sure, the debate over a statewide transportation tax package and a Columbia River bridge has been contentious among state lawmakers this year. It's unlikely, however, that the transportation debate will […]

Tax break for Oregonians shopping in Washington debated, again (with link to video)

Not often do you hear a state legislator from Seattle address the frustrations of Southwest Washington residents who work in Oregon and therefore must pay Oregon income tax. But that scenario […]

Thompson Metal Fab as our Boeing? Not quite.

Thompson Metal Fab executives will tell you they don't particularly like being in the spotlight. Lately, the Vancouver-based company can't seem to escape it. The manufacturer has become a major focus […]

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