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In this Feb. 8, 2019 photo, Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, speaks during a committee meeting at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Stonier is one of the candidates vying to become speaker of the House in Washington state as House Democrats are poised to elect the first woman to the position in history when they take a scheduled vote at a caucus meeting Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in Seattle. The selection must then be approved by the full House at the start of the 2020 legislative session in January. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Sex education bill passes in Washington House

In this Feb. 8, 2019 photo, Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, speaks during a committee meeting at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Stonier is one of the candidates vying to become speaker of the House in Washington state as House Democrats are poised to elect the first woman to the position in history when they take a scheduled vote at a caucus meeting Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in Seattle. The selection must then be approved by the full House at the start of the 2020 legislative session in January. (AP Photo/Ted S.

March 5, 2020, 9:59am Clark County News

The Washington House approved legislation requiring public schools to provide comprehensive sexual education by the 2022-23 school year after a marathon debate that didn’t wrap up until after 2 a.m. today. Read story

A photo of Tiffany Hill is seen on display at the candlelight vigil at Esther Short Park in Vancouver on Dec. 1.

Washington House unanimously approves Tiffany Hill Act

A photo of Tiffany Hill is seen on display at the candlelight vigil at Esther Short Park in Vancouver on Dec. 1.

March 4, 2020, 8:45pm Clark County News

A bill to provide electronic monitoring and real-time victim notification is close to becoming state law, three months after a Vancouver woman was killed by her estranged husband. Read story

Signs calling for opposition to a proposed sex education curriculum are seen after being confiscated from a community member during a Battle Ground Public Schools Board of Directors meeting in October 2019.

Washington Democrats push ahead with sex ed legislation

Signs calling for opposition to a proposed sex education curriculum are seen after being confiscated from a community member during a Battle Ground Public Schools Board of Directors meeting in October 2019.

March 1, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Washington lawmakers are proceeding with legislation requiring public school districts to provide comprehensive sexual health education to all students by the 2022-23 school year. Read story

Work is expected to begin next month on a project aimed at improving traffic flow on a half-mile stretch of Mill Plain Boulevard east and west of Interstate 205.

Construction to begin on easing Mill Plain congestion near I-205

Work is expected to begin next month on a project aimed at improving traffic flow on a half-mile stretch of Mill Plain Boulevard east and west of Interstate 205.

February 25, 2020, 5:23pm Clark County News

Construction will start next month to improve traffic flow along one of the most heavily traveled streets in Vancouver. Read story

This Jan. 15, 2020, photo shows Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, during a rally held by "My Family My Choice," an organization opposed to government regulations affecting schools and child-raising the Capitol in Olympia. (Ted S.

Rep. Matt Shea may not be emcee for Clark County GOP Lincoln Day

This Jan. 15, 2020, photo shows Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, during a rally held by "My Family My Choice," an organization opposed to government regulations affecting schools and child-raising the Capitol in Olympia. (Ted S.

February 24, 2020, 5:57pm Clark County News

Embattled Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, may be out as master of ceremonies for the Clark County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day event. Read story

Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg opened a campaign office in Vancouver earlier this month.

Mike Bloomberg opens Vancouver campaign office

Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg opened a campaign office in Vancouver earlier this month.

February 24, 2020, 3:59pm Clark County News

If timing is everything in politics, Michael Bloomberg’s campaign could not have picked a worse date to open its Vancouver office. Read story

Lawmakers work on the Senate floor Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Capitol in Olympia.

At session’s midpoint, it’s life or death for bills backed by Clark County legislators

Lawmakers work on the Senate floor Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Capitol in Olympia.

February 23, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

With the 2020 Legislature past it midpoint, it’s becoming clearer which bills sponsored by Clark County lawmakers will make it to Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk and which will fade to an unceremonious death. Read story

A firefighter, left, uses a flashlight to look over damage to a home in Salmon Creek after a fire gutted the residence on Friday morning, Feb. 21, 2020.

Three dogs, two cats killed in Salmon Creek house fire

A firefighter, left, uses a flashlight to look over damage to a home in Salmon Creek after a fire gutted the residence on Friday morning, Feb. 21, 2020.

February 21, 2020, 1:00pm Clark County News

A fire ripped through a two-story Salmon Creek house Friday morning, killing three dogs and two cats. Read story

Democrat Daniel Smith, left, says he will run this year for the seat currently held by Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, in the 17th Legislative District. Democrat Tanisha Harris, right, says she will run this year for the seat currently held by Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, in the 17th Legislative District.

Two Democrats vying for 17th District seats held by Republicans Wilson, Kraft

Democrat Daniel Smith, left, says he will run this year for the seat currently held by Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, in the 17th Legislative District. Democrat Tanisha Harris, right, says she will run this year for the seat currently held by Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, in the 17th Legislative District.

February 20, 2020, 7:28pm Clark County News

Two Democrats have announced they will run for positions in the 17th Legislative District this year. Read story

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Will Washington be a player in the presidential nominating process?

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February 20, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Washington Democrats historically have used caucuses for the presidential nominating process. Read story