Month: August 2014

Should lawmakers be held in contempt?

Another showdown between the Washington Supreme Court and state lawmakers over public school funding is slated for 2 p.m. on Sept. 3. The state's top court is asking why it shouldn't […]

OR least corrupt, but WA not far behind

According to reporting from The Washington Post, the Evergreen state registered 1.62 corruption convictions per 100,000 public employees between 1976 and 2008.  Surprisingly, not bad. And only our neighbor to the south, […]

Updated: Herrera Beutler, charter spurned by Republican PCOs

Here's an updated dispatch from county beat reporter Tyler Graf: Sometimes in politics, silence speaks louder than words. And if that’s the case, then Thursday’s meeting of Republican precinct committee officers laid […]

Women’s right to vote

Only 28 percent of Clark County's registered voters showed up to vote this primary. Donna Quesnell would like to see that change. "When we think of the decades and the hardships our […]

Say it with me, “What gets cut?”

I’m pretty new to covering politics at The Columbian, but because I arrived as election season was heating up, I’ve had the opportunity to sit in on quite a few […]

Voter turnout lower than hoped

Clark County Elections Supervisor Cathie Garber was hoping at least 35 percent of the 251,835 registered voters in the county would return their ballots.  On Friday, only about 28 percent of voters […]

Herrera Beutler gives up apt in D.C. and sleeps in office

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler has taken to bunking at her office in D.C. Congress is currently on summer recess, so presumably the Republican lawmaker is enjoying the comforts of her […]

Abigail Rose turns 1

This month, Abigail Rose - the little girl who was born three months premature, weighing 2 pounds, 12 ounces and without kidneys - the daughter of Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, […]

NRA lobbyist wonders if Jewish people in favor of stricter gun control laws forgot the Holocaust

Voters won't be weighing in on the dueling gun measures - one expanding background checks, the other prohibiting more stringent controls - this Tuesday, but the fight over the two measures, […]

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