Month: January 2014

Annexation bill back with a new sponsor

State Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, is backing a bill that would establish new voter approval requirements before the annexation of property by local taxing districts. House Bill 2637's lead sponsor: Democratic […]

Dingethal (literally) throws his hat into the ring

Bob Dingethal launched his run for Congress in earnest this month with a campaign kick-off event in Clark County. The Democrat threw his hat into the ring by, um, throwing his […]

Probst out of the spotlight, but not out of government

After former state Rep. Tim Probst lost a nail-biter of a legislative race in 2012, the Vancouver Democrat largely stepped out of the public spotlight. But he hasn't entirely left […]

C-Tran in the spotlight in Olympia

It's been four months since C-Tran inked a contract with TriMet to operate light rail in Vancouver as part of the Columbia River Crossing project. But the controversial deal is […]

Lynda Wilson stepping down as Clark County GOP chair

[caption id="attachment_2313" align="alignright" width="199"] Lynda Wilson[/caption] Lynda Wilson has decided to step down as chairwoman of the Clark County Republican Party, saying she needs time to focus on her campaign to […]

Clark County Democrats ask Inslee to stand with them on CRC

[caption id="attachment_2299" align="alignright" width="300"] Gov. Jay Inslee holds a press conference in support of the Columbia River Crossing after meeting with business leaders at the Vancouver Community Library on March […]

Pike criticizes Gov. Inslee’s suggestion to raise state minimum wage

  [caption id="attachment_2274" align="alignright" width="300"] The state's minimum wage was a topic of talk Oct. 30, when state Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, met with business owners to talk about state policy. […]

State Democrats schedule 2014 party caucuses, Republicans opt for conference instead

  [caption id="attachment_2259" align="alignright" width="300"] Republicans meet at a precinct caucus March 3, 2012, at Heritage High School in Vancouver. (Greg Wahl-Stephens for the Columbian)[/caption] Political activists in Clark County can mark […]

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