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King County judge blocks Tim Eyman’s $30 car tab measure

November 27, 2019, 10:18am Election

A judge on Wednesday blocked Tim Eyman’s $30 car tab measure from taking effect in Washington state while cities and counties challenge its legality, citing “substantial concerns” that the initiative’s… Read story

Woodland tax measure passes by one vote as Nov. 5 election certified

November 27, 2019, 6:00am Editor's Choice

It’s a cliche to say every vote counts, but it was hard not to believe Woodland Mayor Will Finn when he trotted out the phrase Tuesday afternoon. Read story

In Our View: Recap of our recommendations; be sure to vote

Odd-year elections are easy to overlook. In Washington, the quadrennial presidential election is accompanied by races for governor and other state executives, along with Congress…

In Our View: Don’t waste any of your time on advisory votes

Consider this a public service. That, after all, is one of the primary duties of a newspaper.

In Our View: ‘Yes’ on all 7 Vancouver charter amendments

In 2016, Vancouver residents were presented with stark evidence of the need for changes to the city’s Salary Review Commission. Proposition No. 1 on the…

In Our View: ‘Yes’ on Senate Joint Resolution 8200

Possible threats to a functioning state government have changed since the Cold War, and the state constitution should reflect those changes. The Columbian Editorial Board…

Election 2019

Ballot totals as of 3:48 p.m. Nov. 8; Election turnout at 35.43%

Vancouver City Council

Position 2
Erik Paulsen – 73.83%
Maureen McGoldrick – 26.17%

Position 5
David Regan – 35.75%
Ty Stober – 64.25%

Position 6
Sarah Fox – 67.52%
Jeanne E. Stewart – 32.48%

Clark County Council

District 4
Gary Medvigy – 61.77%
Adrian E. Cortes – 38.23%

Vancouver Public Schools

Position 1
Dale Q. Rice – 42.65%
Kyle Sproul – 57.35%

Position 4
Lisa Messer – 49.03%
Kathy Decker – 50.97%

Position 5
Tracie Barrows – 59.69%
Chris Lewis – 40.31%

Evergreen School District

Position 2
Rob Perkins – 50.35%
Bethany Rivard – 49.65%

Position 4
Rachael Rogers – 64.67%
Divya Jain – 35.33%

Election results, as of Nov. 8 View

Woodland levy lid lift still 2 votes shy

November 20, 2019, 6:53pm Election

The Woodland levy lid lift to fund police personnel and equipment made up some of the gap in the latest election results from Cowlitz County, but the measure is still trailing as of Wednesday. Read story

Woodland levy lid lift failing by 5 votes; ballots challenged

November 14, 2019, 5:29pm Election

Woodland residents voted down a levy lid lift to fund police personnel and equipment by 18 votes in 2017, and a similar levy request is heading for an even closer finish this year. Read story

Seattle, others file lawsuit over $30 car tab measure

November 14, 2019, 9:17am Election

SEATTLE — Seattle and other government agencies have filed a complaint to halt the $30 car tab measure passed by voters statewide this month. Read story

Washington voters reject affirmative action referendum

November 12, 2019, 5:35pm Election

OLYMPIA — Washington voters have narrowly rejected a ballot measure seeking to reinstate the use of affirmative action in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities. Read story

Editorial Board meeting with Vancouver City Council candidates Video
The Columbian's Editorial Board meets with County Council candidate Video
Candidate Gary Medvigy meets with The Columbian's Editorial Board Video
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler editorial board meeting Video

Write-in candidate McDonnell wins Camas mayoral race

November 12, 2019, 4:00pm Editor's Choice

A little more than a month after launching his write-in campaign, Barry McDonnell learned Tuesday he will be the next mayor of Camas. Read story

Affirmative action measure still losing in latest counts

November 11, 2019, 1:11pm Election

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Nearly a week after the election, a measure that reinstates the use of affirmative action in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities was continuing to be narrowly rejected by Washington voters as counties move closer to finishing their vote counts. Read story

Camas ward meeting: Councilors listen after bond’s big defeat

November 8, 2019, 8:40pm Editor's Choice

CAMAS — Shannon Turk isn’t sure if she won her re-election campaign for the Camas mayoral seat, but she knows the city needs to start the mending process after a tense three-month stretch leading up to Tuesday’s election. Read story

Perkins still leads Rivard in close Evergreen schools race

November 8, 2019, 6:33pm Election

With available ballots dwindling, it appears high school teacher Bethany Rivard is unlikely to surpass incumbent Rob Perkins in the race for Evergreen Public Schools Board of Directors. Read story