By Melissa Santos, The Olympian
January 28, 2015 8:49 p.m.
OLYMPIA — The state may have already negotiated pay raises with about two dozen employee unions, but Republican leaders in the Legislature are casting more and more doubt on whether state workers will ever see that money.
In a letter defending herself to the local Republican Party, U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, touted her conservative stripes: an "A" rating from the National Rifle Association and a consistent pro-life voting record.
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.