Month: September 2013

Anti-CRC legislators talk protests, lawsuits over Oregon-led bridge and light rail project

State Sen. Ann Rivers condemned the state attorney general's office over the weekend for saying an Oregon-led Columbia River Crossing project could legally move forward without approval from the Washington Legislature. Attorney […]

Did a disgraced Democratic campaign official impact the super close Benton-Probst election?

Could Democrat Tim Probst have unseated Vancouver Republican Don Benton in the tightest state Senate election of 2012? That question is being pondered this week in the aftermath of embezzlement charges […]

Cleveland to Oregon legislators: Don’t listen to that outspoken CRC critic from Washington

State Sen. Annette Cleveland seemed to fire back on Monday against her colleague, Sen. Don Benton, who reportedly sent a letter to Oregon legislators late last week that blasted the […]

Washington Post: Herrera Beutler sided with Republican leadership on 6 of 7 key votes this year

[caption id="attachment_1639" align="alignleft" width="109"] U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas[/caption] U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler voted with her party leadership on six of seven key proposals this year, according to an […]

Benton tries to influence CRC outcome in Oregon

State Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, brought up many grievances with the Columbia River Crossing project in a letter he apparently sent to Oregon state lawmakers Thursday. [caption id="attachment_1630" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sen. […]

Pike named to House Transportation Committee

With about a year of legislative experience under her belt, state Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, has been named to the House Transportation Committee, she said this week. As she announced […]

Benton recognized for helping first-time homebuyers

State Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, received kudos this week for advancing a bill that makes it easier for low-income families to become homeowners. The Washington State Housing Finance Commission gave Benton […]

Are transportation projects twice as expensive in Washington state? Maybe.

Throughout the debate on a statewide plan to raise money for transportation projects, many Republican legislators pointed to this statistic: Washington state's transportation projects cost twice as much as similar projects […]

Clark County GOP closing headquarters to save money

The Clark County Republican Party has closed its headquarters at 7736 N.E. Hazel Dell Ave., calling the decision a fiscally responsible move. [caption id="attachment_1549" align="alignleft" width="300"] Google image of the Clark […]

Group asks Herrera Beutler to support extending background checks on gun purchases

A shooting victim and other advocates visited U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler's Vancouver office on Wednesday, asking her to support universal background checks on gun sales. The group delivered seven backpacks […]

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