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The Washington State Capitol, also known as the Legislative Building, is pictured in Olympia on April 9.

Legislature makes deadline, secures $35M for I-5 Bridge

The Washington State Capitol, also known as the Legislative Building, is pictured in Olympia on April 9.

April 29, 2019, 10:29pm Clark County News

Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, recalled meeting with federal transportation officials to discuss renewed efforts to replace the century-old Interstate 5 Bridge across the Columbia River. Read story

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Speakers tasked with passing bills, quelling internal conflict

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April 28, 2019, 6:01am Clark County News

The title “speaker” was first used in 1377 in the English Parliament and has since become a commonly used title in deliberative bodies all over the world. Read story

Candidate Monica Stonier walks a Vancouver neighborhood in October 2016, talking to residents about the upcoming election.

Stonier expected to prioritize education issues based on political career

Candidate Monica Stonier walks a Vancouver neighborhood in October 2016, talking to residents about the upcoming election.

April 28, 2019, 6:01am Clark County News

In announcing his retirement as House speaker, Frank Chopp highlighted his work on health care, housing, infrastructure and other issues. Read story

The 368,000-square-foot, $510 million ilani opened two years ago, on April 24, 2017.

Clark County to sort out how to apportion tribe payments

The 368,000-square-foot, $510 million ilani opened two years ago, on April 24, 2017.

April 21, 2019, 6:04am Clark County Business

U.S. law exempts Indian reservations from state and local laws and taxes, so when the 156-acre Cowlitz Indian Reservation was taken into trust in 2010, local governments lost part of their tax base. But agencies such as the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Clark County Fire & Rescue provide ilani… Read story

Sheriff's deputies investigating a crash that occurred Saturday morning.

Crash east of La Center injures mother, child

Sheriff's deputies investigating a crash that occurred Saturday morning.

April 20, 2019, 12:41pm Clark County News

A woman with life-threatening injuries was transported via Life Flight and a child in critical condition was hospitalized following a vehicle crash Saturday morning east of La Center. Read story

Opponents of efforts to remove philosophical exemptions from school-vaccine requirements rally outside the Washington Capitol on Wednesday in Olympia.

Senate OKs vaccine bill after debate

Opponents of efforts to remove philosophical exemptions from school-vaccine requirements rally outside the Washington Capitol on Wednesday in Olympia.

April 18, 2019, 8:35pm Clark County Health

Rep. Paul Harris recalled sitting in his office at about 6 p.m. on Wednesday when he received a text informing him that one of his key priorities for the current legislative session was dead. Read story

Battle Ground City Councilor Adrian Cortes announced he is seeking election to Clark County Council Position 4.

Battle Ground council member to run for Clark County Council

Battle Ground City Councilor Adrian Cortes announced he is seeking election to Clark County Council Position 4.

April 9, 2019, 5:38pm Clark County News

Battle Ground City Councilmember Adrian Cortes has announced he’s running for Clark County Council in a special election this fall. Read story

Jennifer Munson of Vancouver describes the proximity of her backyard to Highway 14, which is due to be widened. Munson and many of her neighbors along Southeast 35th Street believe the project should include extending a sound wall nearer to their homes.

Noise study startles Fairway Village residents

Jennifer Munson of Vancouver describes the proximity of her backyard to Highway 14, which is due to be widened. Munson and many of her neighbors along Southeast 35th Street believe the project should include extending a sound wall nearer to their homes.

April 6, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

During a weekday midmorning, Jennifer Munson stepped into her backyard in east Vancouver and put her hand to her ear. Read story

Herb tender Marq Kernell hands an order to Brandi Morgan following her purchase at The Herbery. Legal marijuana was a $319 million industry in Washington in fiscal year 2017, but some pot businesses say they’re being treated like criminals.

Marijuana regulation sparks debate

Herb tender Marq Kernell hands an order to Brandi Morgan following her purchase at The Herbery. Legal marijuana was a $319 million industry in Washington in fiscal year 2017, but some pot businesses say they’re being treated like criminals.

March 26, 2019, 6:03am Business

When Washington voters passed a ballot initiative in 2012 legalizing recreational cannabis, they did so with the understanding it would be tightly regulated. But Ty Camp, who runs a Sifton-based cannabis farm, wonders if the scrutiny he’s facing from regulators is what the voters had in mind. Read story

Two motorcycles drive North along the Interstate 5 Bridge.

Senate panel OKs $450M for a new Interstate 5 Bridge

Two motorcycles drive North along the Interstate 5 Bridge.

March 6, 2019, 6:32pm Clark County News

The state Senate Transportation Committee passed a $15 billion transportation package on Wednesday that includes $450 million for a new Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River. Read story