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Patty Murray, left, and Tiffany Smiley

Former allies, Patty Murray and Tiffany Smiley face off for U.S. Senate

Patty Murray, left, and Tiffany Smiley

October 30, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Politics

Sen. Patty Murray was locked in her office in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 when she said she decided to run for a sixth term. If she wins she would be among the longest serving senators in U.S. history. Read story

FILE - Republican Tiffany Smiley, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, speaks on Aug. 2, 2022, at a Republican Party event on Election Day in Issaquah, Wash. Smiley faces Democratic incumbent Patty Murray in the November 8, 2022 election. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Truth-test: U.S. Senate ads from both campaigns often miss important context. Here’s a look at the Murray-Smiley race

FILE - Republican Tiffany Smiley, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, speaks on Aug. 2, 2022, at a Republican Party event on Election Day in Issaquah, Wash. Smiley faces Democratic incumbent Patty Murray in the November 8, 2022 election. (AP Photo/Ted S.

October 30, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Politics

With some polls showing a tightening race for Senate in Washington state, attack ads from both sides are filling mailboxes, computer screens and the airwaves. Read story

FILE - Backers of a proposed initiative that would require individuals to secure permits to buy firearms and ban large-capacity magazines deliver the signatures of thousands of voters on July 8, 2022, to state election offices in Salem, Ore.

Waiting period is baked into gun ballot measure in Oregon

FILE - Backers of a proposed initiative that would require individuals to secure permits to buy firearms and ban large-capacity magazines deliver the signatures of thousands of voters on July 8, 2022, to state election offices in Salem, Ore.

October 29, 2022, 8:13pm Election

A waiting and vetting period would be baked into gun purchases in Oregon if a measure on the November statewide ballot passes. Read story

Roy Russell (The Columbian files)

2005 murder of Chelsea Harrison in Vancouver becomes campaign issue

Roy Russell (The Columbian files)

October 27, 2022, 2:13pm Clark County News

Republican candidates in Clark County have been working hard to deliver the message that Democrats are soft on crime. That message was at the heart of a rally held Wednesday morning in front of the Clark County Courthouse. Read story

FILE - Rolls of "I Voted Early" stickers await voters in the final hours of early voting in the primary election in Noblesville, Ind., May 2, 2022. Election Day is still 12 days away. But in courtrooms across the country, efforts to sow doubt over the outcome have already begun.

Election Day is Nov. 8, but legal challenges already begin

FILE - Rolls of "I Voted Early" stickers await voters in the final hours of early voting in the primary election in Noblesville, Ind., May 2, 2022. Election Day is still 12 days away. But in courtrooms across the country, efforts to sow doubt over the outcome have already begun.

October 27, 2022, 8:26am Election

Election Day is 12 days away. But in courtrooms across the country, efforts to sow doubt over the outcome have already begun. Read story

Columbia River senior Sophie Worden listens to candidates speak and takes notes Tuesday during a local candidate forum at Columbia River High School.

Candidate forum gives Vancouver students a look at local elections

Columbia River senior Sophie Worden listens to candidates speak and takes notes Tuesday during a local candidate forum at Columbia River High School.

October 26, 2022, 7:48pm Clark County News

Less than two weeks before the November general election, candidates took time to go back to school. Read story

Republican candidate for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District Joe Kent, left, answers a question on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, during a debate at the Vancouver Community Library.

Joe Kent’s employment comes under scrutiny

Republican candidate for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District Joe Kent, left, answers a question on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, during a debate at the Vancouver Community Library.

October 26, 2022, 7:07pm Clark County News

Republican 3rd Congressional District candidate Joe Kent found himself the focus of scrutiny this week after a report surfaced questioning whether the company he said he works for actually exists. Read story

Tulsi Gabbard campaigns with ‘fellow veteran’ Joe Kent in Bucoda

October 25, 2022, 1:27pm Clark County Politics

Former congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard made a stop in Bucoda Sunday afternoon to campaign alongside Joe Kent, the Republican candidate facing Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez in the race to represent Washington’s 3rd congressional district. Read story

Patty Murray, left, and Tiffany Smiley

Spokane debate between Murray, Smiley includes attacks on policing, inflation, abortion, Jan. 6

Patty Murray, left, and Tiffany Smiley

October 24, 2022, 7:43am Clark County Politics

Patty Murray and Tiffany Smiley employed what have become well-worn attacks in their divisive campaign to represent Washington in the U.S. Senate during their only scheduled formal debate Sunday in Spokane. Read story

In this 2018 file photo, Nancy Reyes of Seattle places her ballot inside a ballot drop-off box outside of New Holly Gathering Hall in Rainier Valley, Seattle. (Photo by Matt M.

Approval vs. ranked-choice voting: What’s the difference?

In this 2018 file photo, Nancy Reyes of Seattle places her ballot inside a ballot drop-off box outside of New Holly Gathering Hall in Rainier Valley, Seattle. (Photo by Matt M.

October 24, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Politics

In August, when Alaska Democrat Mary Peltola won a surprise victory over Sarah Palin and another Republican for a seat in Congress, it generated renewed discussion of ranked-choice voting, which allows voters to select multiple candidates on their ballots. Alaska voters adopted a version of this system in 2020, and… Read story