17th District Senate race: State Rep. Tim Probst, D-Vancouver, will host a kickoff fundraiser for his campaign for state Senate from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home of Joann and William Sterr, 1504 S.E. 125th Ave. in Vancouver. Suggested donations for the event are between $50 and $200. Donations are not tax deductible. To RSVP for the event, contact Morgan McClincy at morgan@ElectTimProbst.net or 360-989-7817.