Republican Clark County Commissioner David Madore has called his proposal for an east county bridge across the Columbia River an ideal fit for the community, a viable and cost-effective way of relieving cross-state congestion.
In the competitive race for the 17th Legislative District's House Position 1, challenger Lynda Wilson recently unveiled a campaign advertisement blasting her opponent Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, as being funded by "big union bosses."
Republican Brandon Vick, who hopes to be re-elected to his House seat in the 18th Legislative District, admitted he used a little more "French" than he planned in a recent candidate forum while responding to his Democratic opponent Mike Briggs.
A prayer breakfast featuring a speaker known nationally for his remarks denouncing Islam took place in Vancouver this morning. But retired Army Lt. Gen. William "Jerry" Boykin kept his remarks focused on his faith and military experiences.
Peter Van Nortwick emphasized it during his successful run for county assessor four years ago, and his challenger, Darren Wertz, says it this year: By law, properties should be assessed at 100 percent of market value.
Although it's a nonpartisan race devoid of any campaign-defining controversies, the two candidates for Clark Public Utilities commissioner aren't shy about zinging each other over who's a better fit for the job.
Clark County clerk: A fund-raising event for Clerk Scott Weber will be 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at The Museum: Cars by Ron Wade, 1015 N.E. 78th St. in Hazel Dell. Refreshments from The Hoosegow BBQ will be served and there will be music. RSVP by calling 360-356-6070 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
After agreeing in writing not to pursue $50,000 in attorney fees through a lien on a client's property, Josephine Townsend — candidate for Clark County prosecutor — did the opposite, public records show.
In the small, Reno-like heart of La Center, card rooms are the engine that keeps the city running. But the closure of La Center's smallest card room earlier this year was enough to wipe out nearly a tenth of the city's operating budget for 2015. After Chips Casino shut down, city officials realized their $4.4 million budget is heading for a $400,000-plus shortfall resulting from a steep drop-off in card room tax revenue.
Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt has reversed course and said he will boycott the 2014 Clark County Mayor and Civic Leaders Prayer Breakfast, where this year's keynote speaker is nationally known for denouncing Muslims and Jews.