Washington Legislature

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 […]

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 […]

Public records training bill on its way to Inslee

At least one policy group called it a touchdown without an extra point. In last week's flurry of legislative activity, Washington lawmakers approved a bill that would require public and elected […]

Lynda Wilson stepping down as Clark County GOP chair

[caption id="attachment_2313" align="alignright" width="199"] Lynda Wilson[/caption] Lynda Wilson has decided to step down as chairwoman of the Clark County Republican Party, saying she needs time to focus on her campaign to […]

Clark County Democrats ask Inslee to stand with them on CRC

[caption id="attachment_2299" align="alignright" width="300"] Gov. Jay Inslee holds a press conference in support of the Columbia River Crossing after meeting with business leaders at the Vancouver Community Library on March […]

Pike criticizes Gov. Inslee’s suggestion to raise state minimum wage

  [caption id="attachment_2274" align="alignright" width="300"] The state's minimum wage was a topic of talk Oct. 30, when state Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, met with business owners to talk about state policy. […]

New government transparency effort sparked in Olympia

  [caption id="attachment_2248" align="alignright" width="300"] From left: state Rep. Brad Hawkins, R-East Wenatchee, and Rep. Gerry Pollet, D-Seattle, invited their fellow lawmakers this month to join the Open Government Caucus.[/caption] Since Washington […]

College students seek tax breaks on text books, tuition relief for veterans, immigrants

[caption id="attachment_2169" align="alignright" width="300"] Students at Washington State University Vancouver attend the first day of a new school year Aug. 19 in Vancouver.[/caption]   For many, December is a time for holiday […]

Interfaith group hosting gun-control themed marathon next month in Olympia

  [caption id="attachment_2146" align="alignright" width="196"] The Rev. Brooks Berndt stands in front of the First Congregational Church of Christ in Vancouver with a sign promoting the "Running for Our Lives" marathon.[/caption] The […]

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┬áNov. 7-9 special session in Olympia. Lawmakers […]

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