Author: Stevie Mathieu

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 […]

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 […]

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