Vancouver’s largest neighborhood, Fruit Valley, is a longtime partner with rail, industry, and the Port of Vancouver. The businesses here contribute thousands of jobs and millions of dollars to Clark County’s economy.
In an announcement that was shocking though not unexpected, Washington's school superintendent and the head of the teachers union said they would move the public school system to another state unless it received more money from taxpayers.
The recent Supreme Court decision overruling some Federal Election Commission restrictions on political campaign contributions has provoked angry reactions on the left. That is what often happens whenever the High Court rules that the First Amendment means what it says — free speech for everybody.
There is something truly spectacular about Sheldon Adelson. Witness the parade of Republican supplicants paying tribute in his Las Vegas lair. They would include Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
If we have learned anything since the recent Great Recession, it is that companies are hesitant to invest in new ventures and markets when times are turbulent. Therefore, if we want to see more jobs and greater economic growth in the state of Washington, we need to provide the foundations necessary for any type of investment: predictability and certainty.
The human kindling that makes up the flammable Republican base may soon burst into flames, again. Portions of that excitable cohort are looking — some with fawnlike eyes filled with hurt, others with sparks shooting from eyes narrowed like gun slits — askance at other Republicans urging Jeb Bush to seek the 2016 presidential nomination.
House Republicans on Wednesday held Benghazi hearing number 1,372,569, give or take, and this time they were determined to find the proof that had eluded them in the previous 1,372,568: That Obama administration officials had put politics before national security.
"A Dupont Circle neighbor said he seemed ‘more like a nerd than a spy.’ ” “The rabbi of the South Bend, Ind., temple where he was bar mitzvahed described him as an ‘outstanding scholar and your prototype all-American boy.’ ” Those were my words as a young reporter at The Washington Post, writing 28 years ago about the arrest of Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard outside the Israeli Embassy.