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Washington Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, center, speaks at Thursday’s Columbian Conversations: Wildfires in Southwest Washington event at Kiggins Theatre.

Hilary Franz’s DNR work prioritized political gain, some staffers say

Washington Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, center, speaks at Thursday’s Columbian Conversations: Wildfires in Southwest Washington event at Kiggins Theatre.

July 14, 2024, 6:02am Election

As Hilary Franz campaigns for a seat in Congress, she points to her nearly eight years as state public lands commissioner, boasting of “epic” progress on improving forest health and preventing wildfires. Read story

Candidates for Clark County Council District 4 position in the August primary are: (clockwise from top left) Matt Cutile, Dorothy Gasque, Matt Little, Joe Zimmerman and Shannon Roberts.

5 candidates vie to replace Medvigy on Clark County Councilvideo icon

Candidates for Clark County Council District 4 position in the August primary are: (clockwise from top left) Matt Cutile, Dorothy Gasque, Matt Little, Joe Zimmerman and Shannon Roberts.

July 13, 2024, 6:01am Clark County News

What do a farmer, a nonprofit director, a data engineer, a former city councilor and a real estate agent have in common? Each wants to be the next Clark County councilor representing District 4, which covers the southeast part of the county. Candidates Shannon Roberts, Joe Zimmerman, Matt Little, Dorothy… Read story

Three candidates to lead Washington&rsquo;s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. From left to right: Reid Saaris, Chris Reykdal and David Olson.

Six quotes to sum up the second WA schools chief candidate debate

Three candidates to lead Washington&rsquo;s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. From left to right: Reid Saaris, Chris Reykdal and David Olson.

July 12, 2024, 8:34pm Election

Candidates running to oversee Washington’s public schools debated Tuesday night in a virtual, student-led debate. Read story

"I just think we have to make sure that people aren't getting injured on the job," Sen. Manka Dhingra, a Democrat representing Redmond, said in an interview. "These are issues that follow individuals for life, and it's challenging for them and it's challenging for employers."  (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington AG candidate faces blowback for ‘leave of absence’ claim

"I just think we have to make sure that people aren't getting injured on the job," Sen. Manka Dhingra, a Democrat representing Redmond, said in an interview. "These are issues that follow individuals for life, and it's challenging for them and it's challenging for employers."  (AP Photo/Ted S.

July 11, 2024, 7:41am Election

State Sen. Manka Dhingra, a Democrat from Redmond who is running for state attorney general, first faced questions earlier this summer for claiming in campaign materials that she was still working for the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Read story

From left are Washington public lands commissioner frontrunners Jaime Herrera Beutler, Patrick DePoe, Sue Kuehl Pederson, Dave Upthegrove and Kevin Van De Wege.

WA public lands commissioner race attracts unusually crowded field

From left are Washington public lands commissioner frontrunners Jaime Herrera Beutler, Patrick DePoe, Sue Kuehl Pederson, Dave Upthegrove and Kevin Van De Wege.

July 8, 2024, 6:05am Election

The average Washington voter is going to find the race to be Washington’s next commissioner of public lands rather confusing. Read story

Candidates for 49th Legislative District House Position 2 Russell Barber, from left, incumbent Monica Jurado Stonier and Justin Forsman answer questions Tuesday during a Clark County League of Women Voters forum at the Vancouver Community Library.

Rep. Monica Stonier faces two Republican challengers for 49th Legislative District, House Position 2

Candidates for 49th Legislative District House Position 2 Russell Barber, from left, incumbent Monica Jurado Stonier and Justin Forsman answer questions Tuesday during a Clark County League of Women Voters forum at the Vancouver Community Library.

July 5, 2024, 6:03am Clark County News

In the 49th Legislative District, Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, is running for reelection for House Position 2. Read story

A stack of ballots go through the sorting process at the Clark County Elections Office on Tuesday morning, Aug. 3, 2021.

Clark County Council approves charter amendments to address sheriff’s salary, redistricting

A stack of ballots go through the sorting process at the Clark County Elections Office on Tuesday morning, Aug. 3, 2021.

July 5, 2024, 6:01am Clark County News

Come November, Clark County voters will once again be tasked with approving or rejecting proposed amendments to the county charter. Read story

Brian Heywood is the hedge fund manager and founder of Let&rsquo;s Go Washington that qualified three initiatives for the November ballot. Opponents of the measure are out with their first campaign and in it they focus their attacks on him.

Initiative opponents target the millionaire behind the measures

Brian Heywood is the hedge fund manager and founder of Let&rsquo;s Go Washington that qualified three initiatives for the November ballot. Opponents of the measure are out with their first campaign and in it they focus their attacks on him.

July 4, 2024, 5:17pm Election

Brian Heywood used his money and moxie to get three conservative measures on Washington’s November ballot. Read story

A crowd listens to candidates for the 18th Legislative District Senate seat Monday during a Clark County League of Women Voters forum at Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue Station 26.

Three vie to fill Ann Rivers’ 18th Legislative District Senate seat

A crowd listens to candidates for the 18th Legislative District Senate seat Monday during a Clark County League of Women Voters forum at Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue Station 26.

July 4, 2024, 6:07am Clark County News

In the 18th Legislative District, Sen. Ann Rivers is not seeking another term, and three hopefuls are campaigning to succeed her. Read story

Measure to prevent phasing out of natural gas in WA is on track for November ballot

July 3, 2024, 6:41pm Election

It’s now all but assured voters will get to weigh in this November on Washington’s polarizing efforts to phase out natural gas use in homes and other buildings. Read story