Author: Stevie Mathieu

State House members reimbursed more than $27,000 for last month’s special session

  Lawmakers in the state House got a combined $17,903 in meal and lodging reimbursements and about $9,900 in vehicle mileage reimbursements for attending the Nov. 7-9 special session in Olympia. Lawmakers […]

Former Democratic state auditor to attend Clark County Republican gala

[caption id="attachment_2102" align="alignleft" width="214"] Former Washington State Auditor Brian Sonntag.[/caption] Former Washington State Auditor Brian Sonntag, who recently came under fire for working for a conservative group, will be a special […]

Voting bloopers caused election officials to reject hundreds of ballots this fall

[caption id="attachment_2095" align="alignright" width="300"] Voters use a drive-up collection box to cast their ballot Nov. 4, 2013 in downtown Vancouver, Wash.[/caption] Clark County's low voter turnout of 37.62 percent in the […]

CRC bridge height remains a talking point in transportation package debate

[caption id="attachment_2066" align="alignright" width="135"] State Sen. Janéa Holmquist Newbry, R-Moses Lake.[/caption] Move aside Seattle's cracked 520 Bridge pontoons and Tacoma's misplaced Highway 16 ramps, there's a new transportation controversy in the […]

GMO-labeling advocates say they’ll try again in 2016 in Washington state

[caption id="attachment_2047" align="alignleft" width="300"] Vancouver New Seasons store manager Marta Majewska faces a cereal aisle shelf on Oct. 15 containing products the store has labeled GMO-free.[/caption] In retrospect, picking an odd-numbered […]

Vancouver ranks above average on LGBT equality, but falls behind other Washington cities

[caption id="attachment_2038" align="alignleft" width="300"] Same-sex marriage advocates, Kelly Keigwin, left, and Sam MacKenzie, visit with supporters last year in Vancouver.[/caption] The city of Vancouver scored a 66 out of 100 on […]

Senators charge $8,460 in per diems during 3-day special session

State senators were reimbursed a combined $8,460 to cover the cost of meals and lodging during the Nov. 7-9 special session in Olympia. Lawmakers were called into the session to […]

Two Democrats considering a run against Herrera Beutler

With U.S. House elections less than a year away, U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, has drawn one challenger from her own party, and now it appears at least two […]

Students voting in state’s mock election approve GMO-labeling measure

Washington voters rejected two initiatives on their ballots this fall, one that would make it easier for petitioners to get an initiative on the ballot, and another to require labels […]

Delavar, Herrera Beutler’s Republican challenger, steps down from Clark County GOP board

Republican Michael Delavar resigned Wednesday from his parliamentarian position on the Clark County GOP's board, saying he needs to focus on his campaign against U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas. [caption […]

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