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A fire engine is pictured at the Camas-Washougal Fire Department Station 42 in Camas.

Washougal voters face ‘instrumental’ EMS levy decision

A fire engine is pictured at the Camas-Washougal Fire Department Station 42 in Camas.

October 21, 2023, 6:10am Clark County News

Voters will soon determine the future of Washougal’s emergency medical services. Read story

Leah Perkel, right, is challenging Sarah Fox for her seat on the Vancouver City Council. Fox is the only incumbent on the ballot this year that has a challenger.

Two in race for Vancouver City Council’s Seat 6

Leah Perkel, right, is challenging Sarah Fox for her seat on the Vancouver City Council. Fox is the only incumbent on the ballot this year that has a challenger.

October 21, 2023, 6:03am Clark County News

Just one of the three Vancouver City Council incumbents faces a challenger in November. While councilors Ty Stober and Bart Hansen will run unopposed, Sarah Fox will face challenger Leah Perkel for Seat 6. Read story

The City of Battle Ground seal on the side of a C-Tran bus at Battle Ground City hall (The Columbian files)

Battle Ground City Council candidates stake out positions

The City of Battle Ground seal on the side of a C-Tran bus at Battle Ground City hall (The Columbian files)

October 19, 2023, 6:49pm Clark County News

Ballots for the Nov. 7 general election will begin arriving in mailboxes throughout Clark County over the weekend. The ballots are being mailed by the county elections office on Friday. Read story

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez visits the Source Climbing Center in downtown Vancouver on Feb. 10, 2023.

Campaign cash pouring into Southwest WA congressional race

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez visits the Source Climbing Center in downtown Vancouver on Feb. 10, 2023.

October 17, 2023, 11:08am Clark County Politics

U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, a Democrat whose unexpected win in 2022 flipped a Republican-held seat in southwest Washington, has amassed $2.1 million for a re-election bid next year, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission. Read story

Russell Brent, right, is challenging Don Orange for his seat on the Port of Vancouver board of commissioners.

Brent vies for Port of Vancouver seat held by Orange

Russell Brent, right, is challenging Don Orange for his seat on the Port of Vancouver board of commissioners.

October 16, 2023, 7:06pm Business

Local businessman Russell Brent is vying to unseat Port of Vancouver Commissioner Don Orange. Both men share a similar goal — economic development. But in a recent Columbian Editorial Board meeting, the two debated port transparency, green jobs and how to get people more interested in the port. Read story

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, left, and Kyle Tidwell from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, look out at sea lions swimming in the Columbia River.

Herrera Beutler makes it official; she’s running for lands commissioner in 2024

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, left, and Kyle Tidwell from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, look out at sea lions swimming in the Columbia River.

October 10, 2023, 2:32pm Clark County News

Former Republican congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler announced on Wednesday morning her candidacy to become the next Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands. Read story

Former Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, makes remarks during a Memorial Day Observance event at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in 2022.

Report: Jaime Herrera Beutler to run for state lands commissioner

Former Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, makes remarks during a Memorial Day Observance event at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in 2022.

October 10, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

Jaime Herrera Beutler, the Battle Ground Republican who represented Washington’s 3rd Congressional District from 2012 to earlier this year, is planning a run for Washington state commissioner of public lands, the Seattle Times first reported Monday. Read story

Republican presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition's fall banquet, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, in Des Moines, Iowa.

DeSantis unveils campaign ‘leadership team’ for Washington

Republican presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition's fall banquet, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, in Des Moines, Iowa.

October 6, 2023, 7:30am Election

A slew of Republican leaders are signing on to steer Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign in Washington, including a major fundraiser for former president Donald Trump. Read story

King County Council Member Dave Upthegrove is a candidate for Commissioner of Public Lands in 2024. Here he is at the Renton Highlands Library, Feb. 7, 2020.

Washington Lands commissioner race gets even more crowded as Dave Upthegrove jumps in

King County Council Member Dave Upthegrove is a candidate for Commissioner of Public Lands in 2024. Here he is at the Renton Highlands Library, Feb. 7, 2020.

September 26, 2023, 8:00am Election

King County Council Member Dave Upthegrove entered the race for Washington Commissioner of Public Lands on Monday, becoming the fifth Democratic candidate vying for the job of managing state public lands and forests. Read story

Leslie Lewallen announced she is running for the 3rd District congressional seat held by Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez.

New GOP contender — a Camas city councilor — complicates Republican attempt to win back WA congressional seat

Leslie Lewallen announced she is running for the 3rd District congressional seat held by Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez.

September 26, 2023, 7:43am Clark County Politics

Republicans are desperate to recapture the southwest Washington congressional seat they lost in 2022. But first they must settle who will carry the GOP torch into battle against Democratic U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez next year. Read story