Month: July 2013

Stonier joins committee to oversee new education reforms for struggling schools

State Rep. Monica Stonier was tapped recently to help monitor a new education-reform law that lets state officials step in when public schools display a record of failure. Along with approving […]

Pike encourages high school girls to enter essay contest sponsored by NRA, women’s policy group

State Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, sent out a media advisory last week encouraging high school girls in her district to enter a NRA-sponsored scholarship essay contest. The winners will receive […]

Wylie selected to attend ‘intellectual boot camp’ about politics, leadership

State Rep. Sharon Wylie, D-Vancouver, received some good news this month, when she was selected as a Toll fellow through the Council of State Governments. No, the fellowship has nothing to […]

Harris weighs in on recent Benton controversies, says some people like to ‘poke the bear’

[caption id="attachment_1320" align="alignleft" width="300"] State Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, met with The Columbian editorial board Monday morning.[/caption] When The Columbian's editorial board asked state Rep. Paul Harris to talk about his […]

Low-profile Vick praised for staying out of political cross hairs

From an outsider's perspective, state Rep. Brandon Vick's first term in the Washington Legislature seemed relatively uneventful.┬áVick was there learning the ropes, and he decided against introducing legislation this year. But […]

Herrera Beutler discusses her stance on immigration reform

As the U.S. House continues to grapple with the issue of immigration reform, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, is keeping her ear to the ground in Southwest Washington, her spokesman, […]

Pike posts new Facebook letter to teachers

State Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, took to Facebook again this week, this time to deliver a nicer message to the state's public teachers. In a post made Monday, Pike thanked the […]

Sen. Eide holds out hope for CRC

Although governors in Washington and Oregon said they were pulling the plug on the Columbia River Crossing project, state Sen. Tracey Eide, D-Federal Way, pointed out on Friday that "we […]

Rep. Pike leads her Clark County colleagues in missed legislative votes this year

During her first legislative session, Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, missed 41 floor votes out of 694. Her missed votes were caused by a death in the family and a sinus […]

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