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Columbian staff writer

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
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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

Michael Lary, co-owner of the Source Climbing Center, joined Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez on a 2023 visit in downtown Vancouver.

Gluesenkamp Perez introduces bill to expand free transportation to rural veterans seeking health care

Michael Lary, co-owner of the Source Climbing Center, joined Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez on a 2023 visit in downtown Vancouver.

March 6, 2024, 6:02am Clark County News

A program in Skamania County that provides rural veterans with free transportation to Veterans Affairs health facilities lost its funding recently, meaning veterans will need to pay for their own transportation to access critical care that can be difficult to find in rural communities. Read story

Lazaro Duron

Vancouver police looking for 32-year-old missing man

Lazaro Duron

March 5, 2024, 11:37am Clark County News

The Vancouver Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man. Read story

Christopher J. Withey, 39, appears in Clark County Superior Court on Monday on suspicion of first-degree arson, fourth-degree assault and three counts of felony harassment. The Vancouver man is accused of trying to set fire to Brickhouse Bar &amp; Grill in downtown Vancouver on a busy Friday night.

Vancouver man in court in attempted arson case

Christopher J. Withey, 39, appears in Clark County Superior Court on Monday on suspicion of first-degree arson, fourth-degree assault and three counts of felony harassment. The Vancouver man is accused of trying to set fire to Brickhouse Bar &amp; Grill in downtown Vancouver on a busy Friday night.

March 4, 2024, 6:19pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man suspected of dumping gasoline and attempting to ignite a fire in the entrance of a popular downtown Vancouver bar and restaurant made a first appearance Monday in Clark County Superior Court. Read story

Leslie Lewallen, center, who is running as a Republican to represent the 3rd Congressional District, talks with supporters at her campaign headquarters in Camas on Friday afternoon.

3rd District candidate Leslie Lewallen opens office in Camas

Leslie Lewallen, center, who is running as a Republican to represent the 3rd Congressional District, talks with supporters at her campaign headquarters in Camas on Friday afternoon.

March 2, 2024, 6:07am Clark County News

Supporters gathered Friday afternoon to help Leslie Lewallen decorate her campaign’s new offices in downtown Camas. Read story