When Chuck Atkins was sworn in as sheriff, a curious commonality emerged among three of Clark County's six elected executives. Atkins, Auditor Greg Kimsey and Treasurer Doug Lasher are Columbia River High School graduates.
A new political action committee, calling the Port of Vancouver "out of touch with our community and the public interest," says it will provide campaign cash and grass-roots personnel to get candidates that share its values elected to the port's three-member board of commissioners.
In response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night all three of Southwest Washington's congresswomen pledged to avoid partisan gridlock and work together to improve the nation.
The Washington State Republican Party backed U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, on Tuesday and blasted the local Clark County GOP, calling them "discontents" who are "misrepresenting themselves as speaking for the Republican Party."
Opponents and backers of a proposal to build the nation's largest oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver are battling over the timing of legal proceedings that will help decide the proposal's fate.