Jim Moeller

House rules: Hang up or pay up

You've probably witnessed this before: The sudden, obnoxious burst of a cell phone ringtone, immediately followed by the offender clumsily scrambling to quiet it. This may happen during a meeting […]

Moeller wants to lessen penalties for people caught with illegal drugs

State Rep. Jim Moeller, D-Vancouver, will cosponsor a bill next year to reduce penalties for illegal drug possession, he said Friday. According to state law, those caught with an illegal substance […]

Rep. Pike leads her Clark County colleagues in missed legislative votes this year

During her first legislative session, Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, missed 41 floor votes out of 694. Her missed votes were caused by a death in the family and a sinus […]

As legislators debate their budgets, CRC could be bargaining chip

By Lucas Wiseman The Columbian/Murrow News Service OLYMPIA -- With only three days until the end of the regular legislative session, one party on Thursday declared its work completed, while the other […]

$450 million for CRC clears House committee hurdle, introduced in Senate

The Columbia River Crossing's best bet for securing $450 million from Washington state this year advanced out of a House committee today. That proposal, a transportation revenue package that raises taxes […]

Local legislators’ proposals face last major cutoff before session ends

Wednesday marked the last big deadline for non-budgetary bills in the Legislature, and some proposals by Clark County's legislators fared better than others. Here's a quick roundup of where some […]

Many bills of local interest clear Wednesday’s cutoff

By Lucas Wiseman The Columbian/Murrow News Service Wednesday was the Legislature's deadline for many bills to pass out of policy committees. Here is a look at some bills that made it, and […]

Bill would allow dental hygienists to administer topical pain relievers

By Lucas Wiseman The Columbian/Murrow News Service Dental hygienists may be able to help alleviate the pain of a dentist visit if legislation passes in the House of Representatives this session. House Bill […]

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