It seems like just a few months ago The Columbian's "All Politics is Local" writers were matching elected officials to Muppets, but the blog is celebrating its 3rd birthday — and the Muppet post includes Pat Campbell! Re-read some of the favorite posts from the past three years, or, if you're new to the blog, enjoy them for the first time.
A Vancouver man is suing Clark County for allegedly stonewalling a public records request he says would shed light on why county commissioners hired Don Benton to head the Environmental Services Department.
Vancouver will pay $75,000 to end a five-year legal battle with Kathy Marshack, who alleged police officers and other city employees violated her civil rights during a neighborhood trespassing dispute.
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, has another challenger in 2014. Democrat Bob Dingethal, 57, of Ridgefield, announced Monday afternoon that he’s running for the 3rd District House seat because “our Congress is dysfunctional.”
It's been several years since school officials in La Center and Ridgefield last went toe-to-toe in a territorial dispute. And while the worst of the quarrel is now part of history, measures are being taken to ensure it doesn't happen again.
Details are sparse on negotiations over a state transportation package that would raise the gas tax and pay for new projects across the state, but a recent draft circulated among lawmakers included less money for Southwest Washington than other parts of the state.