Month: October 2013

New poll: ‘Initiative on initiatives’ 517 is no sure thing

Forty percent of Washington voters surveyed last week said they have voted no or plan to vote no on Initiative 517, according to Portland-based polling firm, Moore Information. I-517¬†would make […]

Democrats endorse freeholder candidates, Republicans decide against endorsing

Overwhelmed by the number of freeholder candidates on your ballot? Longing for advice from your favorite political party? Your decision might have gotten easier, depending on your political stripes. The Clark […]

Presidential candidates get plenty of donations from Clark County

For every person living in Clark County in 2012, $8.15 was given to a presidential candidate, according to the Washington D.C.-based Sunlight Foundation. In fact, when compared to other counties across […]

How the 3rd District might feel about Herrera Beutler’s shutdown vote

One week into the partial government shutdown, U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler had an estimated approval rating of 45 percent in her district, while 37 percent disapproved of the job […]

Chandler will play key role next year in state budget talks

State Rep. Bruce Chandler, R-Granger, was appointed recently to serve as ranking Republican on the House Appropriations Committee, a committee that makes key state budget decisions in Olympia. [caption id="attachment_1797" align="alignleft" […]

75 Washington legislators to Oregon’s governor: We support the Columbia River Crossing

State Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, and 74 other Washington legislators showed their support this week for a revived Columbia River Crossing project. In a letter¬†to Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, Cleveland thanked […]

Rivers, Stonier named co-chairs of Career and Technical Education Opportunities Task Force

A new education task force that focuses on readying teens for a range of careers -- not just jobs that require a college degree -- will be lead by two […]

Enthusiastic anti-tax speaker at transportation forum is activist who works for Benton at the county

Prominently quoting Chris Clifford in an article about Monday evening's transportation forum in Vancouver caught the attention of some Columbian readers, who quickly pointed out that Clifford isn't your typical […]

Inslee responds to Rivers’ criticisms of Oregon-led Columbia River Crossing plan

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says his attorney general stands by a recent legal analysis stating an Oregon-led Columbia River Crossing project could be built on Washington soil, even without the […]

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