Month: July 2014

Documents shed light on 14th District candidates’ legal troubles

Unfortunately, campaign season has a way of bringing out the worst in people. It’s no secret. And speaking of secrets, The Columbian recently learned of a couple not-so-pretty ones about two […]

State Legislatures are getting more polarized and Olympia is at the front of the pack

While campaigning, legislative candidates like to point out that people are sick of the partisan gridlock that has paralyzed Congress. If elected, many of them say, they will work across the […]

“Nobody with experience with a firearm would shoot that poorly”

Some of the first shots have been fired in the battle over dueling gun initiatives slated for the November ballot. A used target, the type found at a shooting range, was […]

Herrera Beutler’s “miracle baby” inspires standing ovation on U.S. House floor

Abigail Rose, who recently celebrated her first birthday, is no stranger to inspiring political goodwill from both sides of the aisle. When she was born, the U.S. President sent her mother, […]

New poll: Measure expanding background checks on gun sales gaining support

  A poll released today shows a November ballot initiative, which would expand background checks on private and online gun sales is gaining support among Washington voters. In April, a Stuart Elway poll […]

Democrat Golik endorsed by former GOP rival

Clark County Prosecutor Tony Golik - a Democrat - has won a prized endorsement for his reelection from his former Republican opponent. Republican Brent Boger – an assistant city attorney in […]

Oil trains? What about them?

This month marked the one-year anniversary of the oil-train explosion in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, that killed more than 40 people. And locally, the proposed Port of Vancouver oil-by-rail facility, which would be […]

Deputy sheriffs guild won’t endorse in prosecutor’s race

The Clark County Deputy Sheriff Guild will not endorse a county prosecutor candidate this election. The choices are Clark County Prosecutor Tony Golik and Vancouver attorney Josephine Townsend. During the 2010 election, […]

New FCC rule allows you to track the money behind political ads

Have you ever watched a political advertisement slamming a candidate and wondered who foot the bill for the ad? Until now, it has been murky at best to nail down exactly […]

Tea Party is still partying

  When the Tea Party candidate Dave Brat, who had little name recognition at the time, ousted House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Republican primary last month, the nation was […]

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