Benton backs Trump for GOP race

Longtime Republican Sen. Don Benton, who represents Vancouver in Olympia, announced on Tuesday he's endorsing Donald Trump in the GOP presidential race. Benton praised Trump for being independent and willing to stand […]

High-tech leaders: Address I-5 Bridge now

Add Clark County's high-tech business leaders to the chorus of local voices who aren't pleased with the transportation revenue package under consideration in the Washington Legislature this year. The Clark County […]

CRC in the national spotlight again

Bloomberg News may not have a huge following in Clark County, but the New York-based outlet turned heads Friday with a lengthy piece recounting the demise of the Columbia River […]

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 […]

Report: 5 percent of Wash. bridges structurally deficient

A new analysis released this week found that more 63,000 bridges in the U.S. are considered "structurally deficient" and in need of repairs. Hundreds of those ailing bridges are in Washington, […]

A “mitigation payment” for Thompson Metal Fab?

Buried in the long list of expenditures paid out by the Columbia River Crossing during the past decade is an item that may have caught the attention of some readers. In […]

Northwest lawmakers urge action on Columbia River Treaty

Northwest lawmakers this week urged President Barack Obama to prioritize action on an international treaty regional leaders say could have big implications for Southwest Washington and Clark County. The group sent […]

Herrera Beutler again presses Coast Guard on CRC

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler this week sent a letter to the U.S. Coast Guard again pressing the agency for internal records related to the now-defunct Columbia River Crossing. The Coast […]

Cantwell calls for new investment in oil train safety

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., on Friday led a group of senators in calling for increased federal spending to address the safety of transporting crude oil by rail, and boosting […]

Why Rep. Christopher Hurst missed votes in 2014

When WashingtonVotes.org released its annual tally of lawmakers' missed votes during the 2014 legislative session, it showed a relatively good attendance record in Olympia this year. The list, reported on by […]

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