Don Benton

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┬ápraised Trump for being independent and willing to stand […]

Did Benton’s bill seal the CRC’s fate in Salem?

When the Washington state Senate passed Sen. Don Benton's bill blocking the transfer of seized property to an agency of another state -- a clear shot at the Columbia River […]

Washington legislators make their case against CRC

A group of Washington lawmakers this week made their latest case against the Columbia River Crossing, again urging their Oregon counterparts to put the brakes on the controversial Interstate 5 […]

Abortion notification bill clears committee

A bill that would require an underage girl's parent or guardian be notified before she can have an abortion won the endorsement of a Senate committee this week. Senate Bill 5156, […]

Annexation bill back with a new sponsor

State Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, is backing a bill that would establish new voter approval requirements before the annexation of property by local taxing districts. House Bill 2637's lead sponsor: Democratic […]

Probst out of the spotlight, but not out of government

After former state Rep. Tim Probst lost a nail-biter of a legislative race in 2012, the Vancouver Democrat largely stepped out of the public spotlight. But he hasn't entirely left […]

C-Tran in the spotlight in Olympia

It's been four months since C-Tran inked a contract with TriMet to operate light rail in Vancouver as part of the Columbia River Crossing project. But the controversial deal is […]

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 […]

Enthusiastic anti-tax speaker at transportation forum is activist who works for Benton at the county

Prominently quoting Chris Clifford in an article about Monday evening's transportation forum in Vancouver caught the attention of some Columbian readers, who quickly pointed out that Clifford isn't your typical […]

Did a disgraced Democratic campaign official impact the super close Benton-Probst election?

Could Democrat Tim Probst have unseated Vancouver Republican Don Benton in the tightest state Senate election of 2012? That question is being pondered this week in the aftermath of embezzlement charges […]

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