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May 14, 2017, 6:05am Clark County News

When it comes to politics, it’s easy to pay attention to what’s playing out on the national scene. Read story

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson meets with The Columbian’s editorial board on Friday.

AG Ferguson vows to protect state’s monumentsvideo icon

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson meets with The Columbian’s editorial board on Friday.

May 12, 2017, 5:53pm Clark County News

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson received national attention after he filed the first state lawsuit against U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban and won. Read story

Gov.

Inslee signs bridge bill

Gov.

May 10, 2017, 7:10pm Clark County News

With a swipe of his pen, Gov. Jay Inslee made it official on Wednesday: Southwest Washington legislators will renew conversations around how to ease traffic on the congested Interstate 5 Bridge. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee, second from right, is escorted by BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas as they gather with others Tuesday afternoon at a Skamania County rail crossing to learn more about rail safety.

Inslee keeping track of train safety

Gov. Jay Inslee, second from right, is escorted by BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas as they gather with others Tuesday afternoon at a Skamania County rail crossing to learn more about rail safety.

May 9, 2017, 8:39pm Clark County News

SKAMANIA — Gov. Jay Inslee walked over to the rail tracks at a Skamania County rail crossing on a sunny Tuesday afternoon, leaned over and touched one of the rail bolts. Read story

Rep.

Inslee signs Wilson’s small-business bill

Rep.

May 8, 2017, 5:14pm Business

Sen. Lynda Wilson, co-owner of DeWils Industries, a kitchen cabinet manufacturing company in Vancouver, has heard from both employees and constituents about the stress a knock on the door from a government official can cause. Read story

Executive Director of the Council for the Homeless Andy Silver, left, speaks May 1 about homelessness in Vancouver to the Vancouver City Council and the Board of County Councilors at the Vancouver Community Library.

Legislature goes slow on affordable housing

Executive Director of the Council for the Homeless Andy Silver, left, speaks May 1 about homelessness in Vancouver to the Vancouver City Council and the Board of County Councilors at the Vancouver Community Library.

May 8, 2017, 6:05am Clark County News

Even though Dominique Horn is only a couple of months away from graduating college with a bachelor’s degree and on the cusp of becoming a social worker, the memories from her days spent in a homeless shelter with two young children remain vivid. Read story

Julian Rivas, left, received the Chancellor's Award for Student Achievement Saturday at the Washington State University Vancouver graduation at Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield. At right is Chancellor Mel Netzhammer. (Randy L.

WSUV sets record for number of graduates

Julian Rivas, left, received the Chancellor's Award for Student Achievement Saturday at the Washington State University Vancouver graduation at Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield. At right is Chancellor Mel Netzhammer. (Randy L.

May 6, 2017, 6:27pm Clark County News

It wasn’t that long ago that Julian Rivas was staring out a tiny window of a solitary confinement cell, his home for more than two years, and looking at a bleak, empty field. Read story

U.S. Rep.

Herrera Beutler votes against GOP’s health bill

U.S. Rep.

May 4, 2017, 8:55pm Clark County News

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler bucked her party on Thursday and voted against the GOP-backed health care bill, which would replace much of the Affordable Care Act. Read story

Gov.

Inslee signs bills by Southwest Washington lawmakers

Gov.

May 4, 2017, 8:36pm Clark County News

Several Southwest Washington legislators returned to Olympia on Thursday to watch measures they championed be signed into law. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee met Tuesday with a member of The Columbian's Editorial Board.

Inslee urges SW Washington to agree on an I-5 Bridge effort

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee met Tuesday with a member of The Columbian's Editorial Board.

May 2, 2017, 9:11pm Clark County News

Despite a lukewarm response from across the river after Washington lawmakers approved a measure to address the chronically congested crossing over the Columbia River, Gov. Jay Inslee is hopeful Oregon will eventually get behind a replacement Interstate 5 Bridge project. Read story