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Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, second from right, joins fellow lawmakers as she speaks to the crowd during the 2024 Legislative Review at the Hilton Vancouver Washington on Wednesday morning.

2024 Legislative Review: Southwest Washington lawmakers tout session’s successes

Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, second from right, joins fellow lawmakers as she speaks to the crowd during the 2024 Legislative Review at the Hilton Vancouver Washington on Wednesday morning.

March 20, 2024, 7:25pm Business

Southwest Washington lawmakers gathered Wednesday morning at the Hilton Vancouver Washington to discuss the recent legislative session and its implications for the business community. Read story

Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey, left, helps a voter drop off their ballot at the box in downtown Vancouver on Tuesday morning. &ldquo;A cynic once described Washington&rsquo;s presidential primary as a state-funded voter identification project for the two major political parties,&rdquo; he said.

Republicans and Democrats alike in Clark County are shifting political affiliations

Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey, left, helps a voter drop off their ballot at the box in downtown Vancouver on Tuesday morning. &ldquo;A cynic once described Washington&rsquo;s presidential primary as a state-funded voter identification project for the two major political parties,&rdquo; he said.

March 16, 2024, 6:14am Clark County News

The sound of shuffling ballots filled the Clark County Elections Office as workers prepared to tabulate results from Tuesday’s presidential primary. Auditor Greg Kimsey, steaming jug of coffee in hand, reflected on the way this election — in which voters had to declare a party affiliation to have their ballot… Read story

Dylan Jefferies/The Columbian, Lacee C. Lee Cabrera, 33, of Vancouver is sentenced Friday in Clark County Superior Court to nearly six years in prison for a 2021 deadly hit-and-run on Interstate 5 near La Center.

Driver gets 68 months in prison after woman ejected from vehicle and run over near La Center

Dylan Jefferies/The Columbian, Lacee C. Lee Cabrera, 33, of Vancouver is sentenced Friday in Clark County Superior Court to nearly six years in prison for a 2021 deadly hit-and-run on Interstate 5 near La Center.

March 15, 2024, 5:26pm Clark County News

A judge sentenced a Vancouver woman Friday to nearly six years in prison for a January 2021 fatal hit-and-run on Interstate 5 near La Center. Read story

Clark County votes for Biden, Trump in primary

March 14, 2024, 5:57am Clark County News

No surprise: President Joe Biden won the Democratic Party primary in both Clark County and Washington, while former President Donald Trump won among Republicans. Read story

State initiative filing fee increased to $156

March 12, 2024, 6:03am Clark County News

On Saturday, Washington’s Office of the Secretary of State increased the filing fee for voter-submitted ballot proposals — called initiatives — from $5 to $156, according to a news release. Read story

Adrian Cortes, Candidate for Legislature
(Photo contributed by Adrian Cortes)

Battle Ground City Council member, former mayor Cortes launches Senate campaign for 18th Legislative District seat

Adrian Cortes, Candidate for Legislature
(Photo contributed by Adrian Cortes)

March 11, 2024, 4:46pm Clark County News

Battle Ground City Council member and former mayor Adrian Cortes announced Monday he is running for state Senate in the 18th Legislative District. Read story

Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson talks to a room of attendees Thursday, March. 7, 2024, at The Valiant Ballroom in Vancouver. After Super Tuesday, Williamson is the last remaining notable primary challenger to President Biden.

Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson makes campaign stop in Vancouver ahead of Tuesday primary

Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson talks to a room of attendees Thursday, March. 7, 2024, at The Valiant Ballroom in Vancouver. After Super Tuesday, Williamson is the last remaining notable primary challenger to President Biden.

March 8, 2024, 3:04pm Clark County News

Presidential candidate Marianne Williamson made a campaign stop in Vancouver Thursday evening to speak to supporters and undecided voters before Washington’s Tuesday presidential primary. Read story

The afternoon sun illuminates the Legislative Building, left, at the Capitol in Olympia in 2018. The Legislature on Wednesday approved a supplemental budget that capital budget that includes money for projects in Southwest Washington.

New projects headed for Southwest Washington as lawmakers approve capital budget

The afternoon sun illuminates the Legislative Building, left, at the Capitol in Olympia in 2018. The Legislature on Wednesday approved a supplemental budget that capital budget that includes money for projects in Southwest Washington.

March 7, 2024, 8:35pm Clark County News

Southwest Washington is about to get a makeover. Local lawmakers secured roughly $82 million for projects across the region in this year’s $1.3 billion supplemental capital budget, which was approved by both chambers Wednesday. It now heads to Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk for approval. Read story

Washington State Rep. Paul Harris speaks to a table of people Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, at Brewed Awakenings in northeast Vancouver. Harris and State Sen. Sen. Lynda Wilson met with constituents to hear their concerns while the legislature is not in session.

Vancouver Rep. Paul Harris announces bid for state Senate

Washington State Rep. Paul Harris speaks to a table of people Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, at Brewed Awakenings in northeast Vancouver. Harris and State Sen. Sen. Lynda Wilson met with constituents to hear their concerns while the legislature is not in session.

March 7, 2024, 12:09pm Clark County News

Vancouver Republican Rep. Paul Harris announced Thursday that he is running for the Washington state Senate in the 17th District. Read story

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Washington State Sen. Lynda Wilson to step down from Legislature to spend time with family

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March 6, 2024, 7:04pm Clark County News

State Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, announced Wednesday she is stepping down from the Legislature. Read story