Scott Campbell, the government and community affairs liaison with Waste Connections, is confident if elected to the Vancouver City Council he could help repair the relationship between city government and the Clark County council.
There was no shouting, no booing and hardly any interrupting. It was more than 50 minutes into U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s cordial telephone town hall Thursday evening when a woman named Jessica thanked the Republican from Camas for her service, but told her she was disappointed she wasn’t holding a face-to-face meeting.
Not long after entering the Clark County Jail for a tour on Thursday, U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, peered through a small window and into a room with eight men, several sleeping on makeshift beds on the floor, in the jail’s detox room.
In Washington, it’s already against the law to text or hold a cellphone up to your ear while driving. The law is silent, however, when it comes to posting a status update on Facebook, or refreshing an Instagram feed while on the highway.
Don Benton, a former state lawmaker from Vancouver who reportedly frustrated officials in his current role as the Environmental Protection Agency’s senior White House adviser, is being tapped to oversee the U.S. Selective Service System, according to a press release from the White House circulating on social media.
Larry Dorr, who lives in unincorporated Clark County and is bracing for likely annexation by the city of Vancouver, had a straightforward question for city councilors on Monday night: What’s in it for us?
This legislative session, Southwest Washington lawmakers were determined to meet regularly, work cohesively and move past personality conflicts, which in previous years hindered what they could deliver for the region.
A measure addressing the region’s most divisive topic — how to replace the 100-year-old Interstate 5 Bridge — passed the Statehouse in Olympia on Thursday, clearing the pathway for it to land on the governor’s desk.