The two candidates vying to represent the people of the 17th Legislative District — incumbent Monica Stonier and former Clark County GOP Chairwoman Lynda Wilson — won't have to battle each other in the primary, but their war chests are already growing at a pace that will put them on course to have one of the most expensive local legislative races.
Sheriff race: John Graser, a Republican candidate for sheriff, will hold an event at Torque Coffee Roasters from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The event will be hosted by Anne Donnelly and David Funk. Guest speakers will include Don Greenwood, Royce Pollard and Paul Harris. Suggested donations range from $25 to $150.
Attorneys for two men who spent 17 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of rape filed court documents Thursday accusing Clark County's risk manager and its insurance providers of working together to deny a multimillion dollar settlement.
A handful of local lawmakers recently received a deposit in their campaign bank account from Tesoro Corp., the company that would like to build the Northwest's largest oil-by-rail terminal in Vancouver.
Rick Goode, CEO of the Vancouver-based concrete products company Columbia Machine Inc., showed up at the White House Tuesday morning to lend his support to the federal Export-Import Bank and to discuss other initiatives that assist U.S. companies in building export markets.
County clerk race: Deanna Pauli Hammond, the Democratic challenger for Clark County clerk, will hold a get-out-the-vote gathering from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Cellar 55 Tasting Room, 1812 Washington St., Vancouver. Appetizers will be provided. Event organizers suggest a $25 donation.