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’

When The Columbian's editorial board asked state Rep. Paul Harris to talk about his Republican colleague, Sen. Don Benton, Harris didn't mince words. Harris, R-Vancouver, said that if he was Benton, […]

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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