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

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 unseat state Rep. Monica Stonier, […]

Clark County Democrats ask Inslee to stand with them on CRC

Gov. Jay Inslee should veto any state transportation package that doesn't include $450 million for the Columbia River Crossing project, Clark County Democrats said in a resolution the local party […]

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

  When Gov. Jay Inslee said last month that it's time to talk about raising the state's minimum wage of $9.32 an hour, state Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, was listening. She […]

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

  Political activists in Clark County can mark their calendars. Democratic caucuses are May 9, and the Clark County Democratic Convention is April 12, according to the state Democratic Party. Instead of […]

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