Politics

Minimum wage issue draws local testimony in Olympia

7:07 p.m. March 30
Business owner, chief of chamber testify before Senate panel

A Vancouver business owner's testimony urging lawmakers to raise the state's minimum wage to $12 an hour on Monday drew a rare applause in a long hearing.

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Marc Boldt announces bid for top county council seat

6:11 p.m. March 30
Former county commissioner Marc Boldt lost to current Councilor David Madore in 2012

A familiar face will join the race for the new Clark County council chair seat.

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Indiana plans language to 'clarify' religious objections law

10:21 a.m. March 30

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's Republican legislative leaders said Monday they're working on adding language to a new state law to make it clear that it doesn't allow discrimination against gays and lesbians, while Democrats countered that a full repeal is the only way to stem the widespread criticism.