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JHB: I’m not sure the right person is running for the job of U.S. President

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, said she’s not sure “the right person for the job” of U.S. President is running. The Republican from Camas endorsed Marco Rubio for president early in […]

Lobbyists give lawmakers a failing grade on education

Even lawmakers who approved a proposal to to fund the state’s public schools criticized it as it being nothing more than a “plan for a plan” and not doing enough […]

Herrera Beutler to resume travel to D.C. soon

Since U.S. Rep Jaime Herrera’s Beutler’s daughter received a kidney transplant in February, the Congresswoman has missed time and votes in D.C. Abigail Beutler was born three months premature and without […]

Big names support Kasich, Benton runs local campaign for Trump

Some well-known Washington Republicans announced they are supporting Ohio Gov. John Kasich this week. The list reads like a who's-who of the state’s established GOP members: Dan Evans, former governor of the […]

Sticking with Hillary

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ message of political revolution resonated with a large number of Vancouver residents, as demonstrated by last weekend’s Democratic caucuses. The Vermont Senator won by a 3 to […]

Little Bernie fan

Six-year-old Jesus Marquez attended two rallies for Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders this week. And he had the routine down. His black hair was dyed gray; his tiny face was overwhelmed by […]

Bigger than a breadbox and smaller than a Safeco field

The state Legislature is in the midst of a 30-day special session. It’s understandable if you forgot they were still technically “in session.” Most of the negotiations have been taking place behind […]

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 […]

Rivers named ‘legislator of the year’ by school counselors

Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, nabbed a ‘legislator of the year’ award this week. The Washington School Counselors Association honored her for acknowledging the importance counselors have in preparing students for […]

One week left …

Washington’s 2016 legislative session is scheduled to end this Thursday. But lawmakers have yet to strike a deal on the supplemental budget, which is the primary reason they convene. During the previous […]

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