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Sen. Patty Murray's challenger, Tiffany Smiley, said it's time for the incumbent to retire and allow for someone with a new perspective to represent Washington. Murray, who has been in the U.S. Senate since the early 1990s, said she is still qualified to represent her constituents and provide certainty and stability.

Pasco native Tiffany Smiley challenges Murray for seat

Sen. Patty Murray's challenger, Tiffany Smiley, said it's time for the incumbent to retire and allow for someone with a new perspective to represent Washington. Murray, who has been in the U.S. Senate since the early 1990s, said she is still qualified to represent her constituents and provide certainty and stability.

February 12, 2022, 5:15pm Clark County News

In 1992, little-known Democrat Patty Murray was elected to the U.S. Senate as the “mom in tennis shoes.” Now a Pasco native is running against her as a Republican, using the same outsider campaign. Read story

Initial results from special election in Clark County holding

February 10, 2022, 6:07pm Clark County News

Thursday’s third batch of ballots in the Feb. 8 special election didn’t lead to any changes from Tuesday night’s initial results. Read story

The Evergreen Public Schools Administrative Service (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Evergreen, Ridgefield school measures still failing

The Evergreen Public Schools Administrative Service (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

February 9, 2022, 5:48pm Clark County News

The second batch of ballots in the Feb. 8 special election are showing no change in the outcomes for each of the measures reported Tuesday night. Read story

Ridgefield Administrative and Civic Center is home to the Ridgefield School District central office.

Ridgefield school bond failing in early returns

Ridgefield Administrative and Civic Center is home to the Ridgefield School District central office.

February 8, 2022, 9:54pm Clark County News

Early special election results are showing that Ridgefield School District’s proposed $62.57 million general obligation bond is failing — yet another letdown for Ridgefield officials who saw the bond fail twice at the ballot box in 2020. Read story

The Evergreen Public Schools Administrative Service (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Voters rejecting Evergreen Public Schools replacement levy

The Evergreen Public Schools Administrative Service (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

February 8, 2022, 9:51pm Clark County News

Tuesday’s first batch of special election results are showing strong voter opposition to a replacement maintenance and operations levy for Evergreen Public Schools. Read story

(The Columbian files)

Vancouver Fire Department levy ahead

(The Columbian files)

February 8, 2022, 9:50pm Clark County News

The Vancouver Fire Department’s fire and emergency services may receive about $15 million annually in property taxes with preliminary voter approval of Proposition 2. Read story

(Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Vancouver voters backing fire levy; Ridgefield, Evergreen school measures failing

(Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

February 8, 2022, 8:26pm Clark County News

Voters in Vancouver approved a levy lid lift to generate about $15 million a year in extra funding for the Vancouver Fire Department on Tuesday. A school construction bond in Ridgefield was failing, and maintenance and operations levies in five other districts were having mixed results as of Tuesday evening. Read story

A voter swings by the Fisher's Landing ballot drop-off box on Monday for today's special election. The election includes funding measures for the city of Vancouver as well as several school bond or levy measures.

Special election ballots due today in Clark County

A voter swings by the Fisher's Landing ballot drop-off box on Monday for today's special election. The election includes funding measures for the city of Vancouver as well as several school bond or levy measures.

February 8, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Clark County voters have one last day to get their ballots in for the Feb. 8 Special Election. All ballots, including replacement ballots, must be dropped off in one of the 22 permanent ballot drop boxes no later than 8 p.m. today. Read story

Ballot inspectors perform a manual count of 600 ballots to ensure election integrity at the Clark County Elections Office on Wednesday morning, Nov. 3, 2021.

Clark County special election ballots trickling in

Ballot inspectors perform a manual count of 600 ballots to ensure election integrity at the Clark County Elections Office on Wednesday morning, Nov. 3, 2021.

February 5, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

Just a few days remain for voters in Clark County to cast their ballots in next week’s special election. Read story

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2020, file photo vote-by-mail ballots are shown in U.S. Postal service sorting trays the King County Elections headquarters in Renton, Wash., south of Seattle. The U.S. Postal Service has sent letters to 46 states and the District of Columbia, warning it cannot guarantee all ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive in time to be counted, The Washington Post reported Friday, Aug. 14. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington counties rejected ballots from people of color, men, younger voters at higher rates

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2020, file photo vote-by-mail ballots are shown in U.S. Postal service sorting trays the King County Elections headquarters in Renton, Wash., south of Seattle. The U.S. Postal Service has sent letters to 46 states and the District of Columbia, warning it cannot guarantee all ballots cast by mail for the November election will arrive in time to be counted, The Washington Post reported Friday, Aug. 14. (AP Photo/Ted S.

February 4, 2022, 7:38am Election

In the 2020 general election, Washington counties were more likely to reject ballots by younger voters, men and people of color, compared to other racial and demographic groups, according to a review by the state auditor’s office. Read story