By Stevie Mathieu December 3, 2013 8:24 p.m.
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.
By Stevie Mathieu November 30, 2013 9:14 p.m.
Forget about the Columbia River Crossing, C-Tran's light rail decisions and whether county commissioners should have hired state Sen. Don Benton to head the Environmental Services Department. All of that should be irrelevant to the group of 15 freeholders tasked with drafting new rules for Clark County government.
By Stevie Mathieu November 25, 2013 5:59 p.m.
The infant daughter of U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler was moved from the hospital to an outpatient facility in California last week, and the Camas Republican hopes she can bring her daughter home to Southwest Washington by Christmas, her spokesman said Monday.
By Stevie Mathieu November 22, 2013 6 a.m.
Southwest Washington's share of money in the latest draft of a statewide transportation plan is a "pittance" when compared to the amount of money going to other parts of the state, Identity Clark County executive director Paul Montague told lawmakers Thursday in Olympia.
By Stevie Mathieu November 12, 2013 5:46 p.m.
The Washington Legislature is a leader in the fight to end sex trafficking, earning an A grade, Vancouver-based Shared Hope International announced Tuesday. Washington shares the top grade with just two other states, Louisiana and Tennessee.
By Stevie Mathieu November 11, 2013 7:45 p.m.
Most state legislators representing Clark County voted Saturday in favor of two bills to help keep aerospace jobs in Washington, but there were three who didn't agree with one measure or the other. Both bills passed easily on Saturday and were signed into law Monday.
By Stevie Mathieu November 7, 2013 9:04 p.m.
Several legislators from Southwest Washington said they like at least some parts of the Boeing incentives package they were called to Olympia to approve, but they're still undecided on the plan and some are unhappy with how hastily the special session was pulled together.
By Stevie Mathieu November 5, 2013 11:04 p.m.
Clark County voters seem to support stricter limits on when fireworks can be sold and used, according to preliminary election results released Tuesday night. They also said, through other advisory votes, they want to be consulted on transit issues.
By Stevie Mathieu November 4, 2013 10:37 p.m.
It might be difficult for the average American to understand the problem of sex trafficking, or to notice it when it’s happening, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof said during a visit Monday night to Washington State University Vancouver.
By Stevie Mathieu November 4, 2013 4:14 p.m.
Tuesday is the last chance for voters to have their say on city council races, school board positions, two statewide initiatives, several non-binding advisory votes, and who should help draft new rules for Clark County government.
By Stevie Mathieu November 2, 2013 12:01 a.m.
Joseph James, a former Clark County resident and legislative candidate, was just about to leave Terminal 3 at the Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning when a loud sound stopped him in his tracks.
By Stevie Mathieu October 30, 2013 7:07 p.m.
CAMAS — State Rep. Liz Pike on Wednesday shared a wish list with Clark County business leaders of the regulatory reforms she hopes to pass during future legislative sessions.
By Stevie Mathieu October 28, 2013 5:16 p.m.
A Republican has emerged to challenge U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler in the 2014 election. Former Washougal City Councilman Michael Delavar, a board member of the Clark County Republican Party, announced over the weekend that he intends to run against the Camas Republican.
By Stevie Mathieu October 24, 2013 3:20 p.m.
State Sen. Don Benton, R-Vancouver, does not need to disclose most of his sales consulting business’s top clients, the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission ruled Thursday.
By Stevie Mathieu October 22, 2013 8:29 p.m.
State legislators from Vancouver's 49th Legislative District, who have long supported the Columbia River Crossing project, appear to view the scaled-back, Oregon-led CRC as a long shot.
By Stevie Mathieu October 20, 2013 6 a.m.
Supporters and opponents of labeling genetically engineered food will watch the Evergreen State closely Nov. 5, when Washington voters decide whether many genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, sold here should include such information on their packaging.
By Stevie Mathieu October 20, 2013 12:05 a.m.
Two people were taken to the hospital Saturday morning after a driver who was reportedly following too closely to the car in front of her started a three-car pileup westbound on state Highway 14 near Interstate 5, according to Washington State Patrol.
By Stevie Mathieu October 19, 2013 5:22 p.m.
Two people were taken to the hospital Saturday morning after a driver who was following too closely to the car in front of her caused a three-car pileup westbound on state Route 14 near Interstate 5, according to the Washington State Patrol.
By Stevie Mathieu October 19, 2013 4:14 p.m.
A 57-year-old Vancouver women died Saturday morning from injuries sustained when her car hit a tree on the south side of Pacific Rim Boulevard in Camas.
By Stevie Mathieu October 18, 2013 4:45 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler is under fire from Clark County GOP board members for her vote on Wednesday to end the partial government shutdown and raise the nation’s borrowing limit.
By Stevie Mathieu October 17, 2013 9:05 p.m.
As federal employees returned to work on Thursday and many national parks reopened, a common theme emerged among elected officials and those impacted by the 16-day government shutdown: We can't keep doing this.
By Stevie Mathieu October 16, 2013 8:28 p.m.
Oregon Sen. Peter Courtney, D-Salem and Senate president, announced Wednesday that he isn’t on board with convening a special session this year to approve Oregon money for the embattled Columbia River Crossing project.
By Stevie Mathieu October 15, 2013 6:21 p.m.
As the federal government shutdown entered its third week, U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler said Tuesday that it's time for her Republican colleagues in the House to support a spending plan that doesn’t attack health care reform.
By Stevie Mathieu October 7, 2013 10:47 p.m.
As Washington lawmakers gear up once again to consider a transportation package in Olympia, a group of them listened on Monday to what Southwest Washington residents had to say about their transportation needs, and a potential gas tax increase.
By Stevie Mathieu October 2, 2013 6 a.m.
Signs of a partial government shutdown reached Southwest Washington on Tuesday, as Congress debated how to get federal agencies running again.
By Stevie Mathieu September 27, 2013 8:49 p.m.
Whether the U.S. government will partially shut down Tuesday is still anyone's guess, but federal workers in Clark County are preparing for the worst.
By Stevie Mathieu September 25, 2013 6 a.m.
Living in the Highland Park apartments wasn't what many residents hoped it would be.
By Stevie Mathieu September 11, 2013 7:24 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler reminded U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Wednesday that a last-ditch effort to revive the Columbia River Crossing project still must overcome some difficult hurdles before it receives federal money.
By Stevie Mathieu September 9, 2013 7:47 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler said Monday she's still leaning toward a no vote on whether the U.S. should launch a military strike against Syria to punish the regime for allegedly using chemical weapons against its own citizens.
By Stevie Mathieu September 6, 2013 7:56 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler relived the moment her unborn daughter was diagnosed with Potter's Syndrome during an interview Friday morning on NBC's "Today" show. She also said her daughter, now about seven weeks old, is starting to act more and more like a typical baby.
By Stevie Mathieu September 5, 2013 9:47 p.m.
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, who has spent the past several weeks by her newborn daughter’s hospital bedside, will return to Capitol Hill next week to vote on whether the U.S. should use military force in Syria, she announced Thursday.
By Stevie Mathieu September 3, 2013 9:24 p.m.
After Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday he could call legislators back to Olympia this fall to pass a new transportation revenue plan, some members of Clark County’s delegation said they didn’t see a need to rush.
By Stevie Mathieu September 2, 2013 8:26 p.m.
Despite many legislators' public aversion to raising taxes and fees this year, Washington lawmakers proposed more than 180 bills to do just that, according to information kept by the state's Office of Financial Management.