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Herrera Beutler, Murray, Cantwell attend Biden inauguration

January 20, 2021, 4:57pm Clark County News

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler and Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell were among those who attended Wednesday’s inauguration of President Joe Biden. Read story

Virtual Vancouver City Council meeting interrupted by ‘upsetting and shocking’ comments

January 18, 2021, 5:49pm Clark County News

A virtual Vancouver City Council meeting this weekend was briefly halted after unidentified attendees interrupted with racist and sexist epithets. Read story

Clark County Council appoints new member to county Planning Commission

January 23, 2021, 5:56am Clark County News

The Clark County Council has appointed a new member to the county Planning Commission. Read story

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, speaks as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Pennsylvania, at the U.S. Capitol early Thursday.

Herrera Beutler works hard to spread facts about Jan. 6, says her decision was personal not political

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, speaks as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Pennsylvania, at the U.S. Capitol early Thursday.

January 17, 2021, 1:22pm Clark County News

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler's Jan. 13 vote to impeach President Trump, one of just 10 Republicans in the House to take that historic step, stunned her mostly conservative Southwest Washington constituents and immediately vaulted her into the national spotlight. Read story

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, speaks as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Pennsylvania, at the U.S. Capitol early Thursday.

Herrera Beutler’s impeachment vote sees backlash from Republicans in Clark County

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, speaks as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Pennsylvania, at the U.S. Capitol early Thursday.

January 14, 2021, 5:29pm Clark County News

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s vote Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump continues to ripple through Republican circles in Clark County, with some voters calling on local party leaders to formally renounce the congresswoman. Read story

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, speaks on the House floor Wednesday morning. She said Tuesday night that she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump.

Herrera Beutler ‘choosing truth’, votes to impeach Trumpvideo icon

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, speaks on the House floor Wednesday morning. She said Tuesday night that she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump.

January 13, 2021, 2:02pm Clark County News

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, voted to impeach President Donald Trump Wednesday in a stunning final rebuke, after four years spent locked in a fragile two-step of backing her party while keeping its polarizing leader at arm’s length. Read story

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, speaks as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Pennsylvania, at the U.S. Capitol early Thursday.

Herrera Beutler says she will vote to impeach President Trump

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, speaks as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Pennsylvania, at the U.S. Capitol early Thursday.

January 12, 2021, 9:00pm Clark County News

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler announced late Tuesday that she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump when the matter comes before the House on Wednesday. Read story

State Sen. Reuven Carlyle, left, D-Seattle, votes in favor of adopting new Senate rules as other senators, who had to come to the floor from the gallery and nearby offices, wait near him to cast their own votes, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia. At right is Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Remote work debate dominates opening day of Washington legislative session

State Sen. Reuven Carlyle, left, D-Seattle, votes in favor of adopting new Senate rules as other senators, who had to come to the floor from the gallery and nearby offices, wait near him to cast their own votes, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia. At right is Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver. (AP Photo/Ted S.

January 11, 2021, 7:17pm Clark County News

On the opening day of Washington’s 2021 legislative session, lawmakers in both the House and the Senate devoted their time to establishing the rules that will dictate an unprecedented amount of remote work in the coming months. Read story

Senate members stand as a ceremonial presentation of colors is done virtually on a video screen above Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington state's Legislature convened Monday under a large security presence because of concerns about efforts by armed groups who might try to disrupt the proceedings or occupy the Capitol, which is closed to the public due to the ongoing pandemic. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington Legislature convenes under tight security

Senate members stand as a ceremonial presentation of colors is done virtually on a video screen above Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington state's Legislature convened Monday under a large security presence because of concerns about efforts by armed groups who might try to disrupt the proceedings or occupy the Capitol, which is closed to the public due to the ongoing pandemic. (AP Photo/Ted S.

January 11, 2021, 12:18pm Clark County Politics

OLYMPIA — Security fencing at the Washington state Capitol was defended by National Guard members Monday as the Legislature convened amid concerns that armed groups might try to occupy the building, which is closed to the public because of the pandemic. Read story

Illustration by The Columbian

Clark County lawmakers outline priorities for legislative session

Illustration by The Columbian

January 10, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

When the Washington Legislature convenes Monday, it will be for a session unlike any other in the state’s history. Read story