Month: December 2013

New government transparency effort sparked in Olympia

  [caption id="attachment_2248" align="alignright" width="300"] From left: state Rep. Brad Hawkins, R-East Wenatchee, and Rep. Gerry Pollet, D-Seattle, invited their fellow lawmakers this month to join the Open Government Caucus.[/caption] Since Washington […]

Cantwell asks Congress to extend the sales tax deduction used by many Washingtonians

  [caption id="attachment_2235" align="alignright" width="300"] U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell makes a campaign stop at the Vancouver Firefighters Union Hall October 26, 2012. (Steven Lane/The Columbian)[/caption] U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., asked her […]

Clark County worker advocates for same-sex marriage in Oregon

  [caption id="attachment_2225" align="alignright" width="300"] Paul Harris, seated second from left, and his longtime partner, James Griener, are the first same-sex couple to receive a marriage license in the county at […]

Voters have fun with ballot write-ins, election officials aren’t impressed

  [caption id="attachment_2190" align="alignleft" width="300"] Clark County voters wrote in Mickey Mouse on their ballots more than 70 times in the 2013 general election.[/caption] Mickey Mouse, former Vancouver mayor Royce Pollard, Ridgefield […]

College students seek tax breaks on text books, tuition relief for veterans, immigrants

[caption id="attachment_2169" align="alignright" width="300"] Students at Washington State University Vancouver attend the first day of a new school year Aug. 19 in Vancouver.[/caption]   For many, December is a time for holiday […]

Interfaith group hosting gun-control themed marathon next month in Olympia

  [caption id="attachment_2146" align="alignright" width="196"] The Rev. Brooks Berndt stands in front of the First Congregational Church of Christ in Vancouver with a sign promoting the "Running for Our Lives" marathon.[/caption] The […]

State House members reimbursed more than $27,000 for last month’s special session

  Lawmakers in the state House got a combined $17,903 in meal and lodging reimbursements and about $9,900 in vehicle mileage reimbursements for attending the┬áNov. 7-9 special session in Olympia. Lawmakers […]

Vansterdam, Spuds Buds, THC Brothers coming to your neighborhood soon?

[caption id="attachment_2112" align="alignright" width="300"] A person holds a freshly rolled marijuana joint just after midnight Dec. 6, 2012 at the Space Needle in Seattle, celebrating the legalization of pot taking […]

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