WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States is shoving the Republican Party to the edge of chaos, abruptly pitting GOP leaders against their own presidential front-runner and jeopardizing the party's longtime drive to attract minorities.
Being businessmen, white, conservative and older than 70, Vancouver City Councilor Bill Turlay and his political opponent, George Francisco, have plenty in common. Something else they have in common: They've both gone through bankruptcy.
Days away from the Nov. 3 general election, the two candidates competing for a shot at helping run the Port of Vancouver once again offered voters a palpable choice. This time, the contrasts between Eric LaBrant and Lisa Ross on economic development policy, public safety and whether the port's governance needs improvement flared up during a packed town hall debate held Monday night at Washington State University Vancouver.
Lieutenant governor: Democratic candidate Jim Moeller will have a campaign kickoff fundraiser 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at 703 East Reserve St., Vancouver. Admission is free, but attendees are encouraged to donate $50. To RSVP, email Janet James at JanetJames49@gmail.com or call 360-903-5115.
With less than two weeks before the general election, Eric LaBrant, candidate for the District 2 seat on the Port of Vancouver commission, has received a significant financial leg up on his opponent: about $100,000 in in-kind donations from a statewide conservation group.
Mavis Nickels, a retired math and science teacher turned blueberry farmer, is facing Dick Rylander, who retired from the pharmaceutical-biotech industry, for a spot on the Battle Ground Public Schools board.
The two candidates for Position 7 on the Washougal City Council largely agree on the kind of pro-small-business growth they'd like to foster in the city, though one points to her experience and the other to his fiscally conservative attitude as their major selling points.