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FILE - This combination of Sept. 25, 2020, photos shows State Rep. Beth Doglio, left, and former Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland in Wash. Both women are Democrats and are facing each other in the election for the next representative of Washington's 10th congressional district. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Strickland wins open 10th District U.S. House seat

FILE - This combination of Sept. 25, 2020, photos shows State Rep. Beth Doglio, left, and former Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland in Wash. Both women are Democrats and are facing each other in the election for the next representative of Washington's 10th congressional district. (AP Photo/Ted S.

November 4, 2020, 8:40am Election

SEATTLE — Former Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland won the open 10th U.S. House Distict seat in Washington, besting a fellow Democrat, while Republican U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler and Democratic U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier held early leads after tough reelection fights in the 3rd and 8th districts. Read story

Abbarno takes 20th house district seat

November 4, 2020, 6:58am Clark County Politics

LONGVIEW — Centralia republican Peter Abbarno swept the early returns in the race for the 20th house district seat based on Tuesday’s unofficial returns. Read story

Chris Reykdal, Washington's Superintendent of Public Instruction, poses for a photo in his office, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Reykdal reelected as Washington superintendent of public instruction

Chris Reykdal, Washington's Superintendent of Public Instruction, poses for a photo in his office, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S.

November 4, 2020, 6:57am Election

Chris Reykdal won reelection over challenger Maia Espinoza on Tuesday in one of the most politically divided races for Washington state schools chief in recent memory. Read story

Ed Orcutt

Orcutt retains 20th Legislative district seat

Ed Orcutt

November 4, 2020, 6:56am Clark County Politics

LONGVIEW — Facing an opponent who was mostly absent on the campaign trail, incumbent Ed Orcutt easily beat Will Rollet in the race for the 20th Legislative district seat. Read story

Sex education Referendum 90 passes in Washington state election results

November 4, 2020, 6:55am Election

Washington school districts will be required to teach sexual health education to most students under a referendum approved Tuesday. Read story

Voters mark their ballots at First Presbyterian Church on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Stamford, Conn.

Trump wins Florida, locked in other tight races with Biden

Voters mark their ballots at First Presbyterian Church on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Stamford, Conn.

November 3, 2020, 11:44pm Election

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump carried Florida, the nation's most prized battleground state, and he and Democrat Joe Biden were increasingly focused early Wednesday on the three Northern industrial states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — that could prove crucial in determining who wins the White House. Read story

Karen Bowerman, left, and Jesse James are candidates for the Clark County Council District 3 race.

James, Medvigy lead in Clark County council races

Karen Bowerman, left, and Jesse James are candidates for the Clark County Council District 3 race.

November 3, 2020, 10:55pm Clark County News

In the two races for the Clark County Council, one is too narrow to call, while the other is headed toward an incumbent victory. Read story

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, speaks to members of The Columbian's Editorial Board  in 2019.

Herrera Beutler leads Long in 3rd District race

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, speaks to members of The Columbian's Editorial Board  in 2019.

November 3, 2020, 10:43pm Clark County News

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, appears to have prevailed in defending her seat against Democrat Carolyn Long for the second time, though the race could still shift if remaining uncounted ballots diverge from the current trend. Read story

Incumbents in the 18th Legislative District, Rep. Larry Hoff, from left, Sen. Ann Rivers and Rep. Brandon Vick are all leading in their respective races.

Hoff, Rivers, Vick leading in 18th District early returns

Incumbents in the 18th Legislative District, Rep. Larry Hoff, from left, Sen. Ann Rivers and Rep. Brandon Vick are all leading in their respective races.

November 3, 2020, 10:32pm Clark County News

Republican incumbent state Sen. Ann Rivers appears to have prevailed over Democratic challenger Rick Bell, according to the first ballot return Tuesday night for Washington’s 18th Legislative District. Read story

Democrat Daniel Smith, left, is challenging Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, for the 17th Legislative District state Senate seat.

Races too close to call for Washington’s 17th District

Democrat Daniel Smith, left, is challenging Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, for the 17th Legislative District state Senate seat.

November 3, 2020, 10:05pm Clark County News

Both of the contested races in Washington’s 17th Legislative District were too close to call Tuesday night, with one leaning toward the Republican incumbent and the other toward a Democratic challenger. Read story