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Housing affordability dominates two town halls by legislators from 17th, 49th districts

February 24, 2024, 6:05am Clark County News

Housing affordability dominated the conversation at two legislative town halls this week, where lawmakers from the 49th and 17th Legislative districts took questions from constituents. Read story

Vancouver teacher John Zingale announces run for 18th Legislative District representative

February 23, 2024, 6:01am Clark County News

John Zingale, a Vancouver public schoolteacher, announced Tuesday that he is again running to represent the 18th District. Read story

Clark County Elections Office announces voter registration deadlines for March 12 presidential primary

February 22, 2024, 5:55am Clark County News

Clark County Elections will mail ballots for the March 12 presidential primary election to all registered voters Friday. Read story

A voting sticker is seen on the jacket of Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey outside the Clark County Department of Elections on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 8, 2016.

Ballots heading out Friday for March 12 presidential primary

A voting sticker is seen on the jacket of Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey outside the Clark County Department of Elections on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 8, 2016.

February 21, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

Washington’s March 12 presidential primary is just around the corner. Clark County’s elections office will mail ballots Friday, and they should arrive in mailboxes no later than Feb. 29. Read story

Sen. Ann Rivers and Rep. Stephanie McClintock of the 18th Legislative District discuss issues such as crime and housing affordability at a Saturday town hall in Battle Ground.

18th Legislative District lawmakers provide legislative update on crime, health care, guns, housing

Sen. Ann Rivers and Rep. Stephanie McClintock of the 18th Legislative District discuss issues such as crime and housing affordability at a Saturday town hall in Battle Ground.

February 19, 2024, 6:28pm Clark County News

Crime, health care, gun rights and housing affordability — that’s what constituents wanted to discuss at Battle Ground City Hall on Saturday morning when state Sen. Ann Rivers and Reps. Stephanie McClintock and Greg Cheney from the 18th Legislative District gathered for a town hall. Read story

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez tours the woodshop at Washougal High School on Wednesday morning, Jan. 24, 2024. On Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, Perez co-introduced a bipartisan bill to address the southern U.S. border, as well as provide military aid to Ukraine and Israel.

3rd District Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez co-introduces border bill

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez tours the woodshop at Washougal High School on Wednesday morning, Jan. 24, 2024. On Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, Perez co-introduced a bipartisan bill to address the southern U.S. border, as well as provide military aid to Ukraine and Israel.

February 16, 2024, 5:58pm Clark County News

U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, co-introduced legislation Thursday that, if passed, would automatically reject migrants who legally or illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border without proper paperwork for one year and would restrict asylum with humanitarian exceptions. Read story

All school measures from Tuesday’s election still passing

February 16, 2024, 5:48pm Clark County News

Clark County Elections tallied another 300 ballots in Tuesday’s special election Thursday afternoon, yielding no changes in the results of school levy votes in Camas, Battle Ground, Woodland and Green Mountain. Read story

FILE - The afternoon sun illuminates the Legislative Building, left, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash, Oct. 9, 2018. In a Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024, vote, the Washington state Senate unanimously approved legislation that would ban police from hog-tying suspects, a restraint technique that has long drawn concern due to the risk of suffocation. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Impact on Southwest Washington: Clark County lawmakers have key bills still alive in Legislature

FILE - The afternoon sun illuminates the Legislative Building, left, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash, Oct. 9, 2018. In a Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024, vote, the Washington state Senate unanimously approved legislation that would ban police from hog-tying suspects, a restraint technique that has long drawn concern due to the risk of suffocation. (AP Photo/Ted S.

February 15, 2024, 5:58pm Clark County News

Key bills introduced by local lawmakers — including ones that would shield people from surprise ambulance costs and launch a drug overdose prevention campaign — remain alive after this week’s legislative cutoff. Read story

Gregory Bull/Associated Press, Border Patrol agents ask asylum-seeking migrants to line up in a makeshift, mountainous campsite after the group crossed the border with Mexico Feb. 2 near Jacumba Hot Springs, Calif. Immigration policies have become a big issue in 3rd Congressional District race., Gregory Bull/Associated Press, Asylum-seeking migrants wait to be processed in a makeshift, mountainous campsite after crossing the border with Mexico Feb. 2 near Jacumba Hot Springs, Calif. Immigration policies have become a big issue in 3rd Congressional District race., Leslie Lewallen of Camas, Republican candidate, is seeking election to represent the 3rd Congressional District., Contributed photo, U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, Joe Kent of Yacolt, Republican candidate, is seeking election to represent the 3rd Congressional District., Associated Press files, gregory bull/Associated Press, A Border Patrol agent asks asylum-seeking migrants to line up in a makeshift, mountainous campsite after the group crossed the border from Mexico on Feb. 2 near Jacumba Hot Springs, Calif., eric gay/Associated Press, Concertina wire is stretched through Shelby Park along the Rio Grande on  Feb.

3rd Congressional District candidates Perez, Kent, Lewallen: Tighten border security

Gregory Bull/Associated Press, Border Patrol agents ask asylum-seeking migrants to line up in a makeshift, mountainous campsite after the group crossed the border with Mexico Feb. 2 near Jacumba Hot Springs, Calif. Immigration policies have become a big issue in 3rd Congressional District race., Gregory Bull/Associated Press, Asylum-seeking migrants wait to be processed in a makeshift, mountainous campsite after crossing the border with Mexico Feb. 2 near Jacumba Hot Springs, Calif. Immigration policies have become a big issue in 3rd Congressional District race., Leslie Lewallen of Camas, Republican candidate, is seeking election to represent the 3rd Congressional District., Contributed photo, U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, Joe Kent of Yacolt, Republican candidate, is seeking election to represent the 3rd Congressional District., Associated Press files, gregory bull/Associated Press, A Border Patrol agent asks asylum-seeking migrants to line up in a makeshift, mountainous campsite after the group crossed the border from Mexico on Feb. 2 near Jacumba Hot Springs, Calif., eric gay/Associated Press, Concertina wire is stretched through Shelby Park along the Rio Grande on  Feb.

February 15, 2024, 6:06am Clark County News

After the U.S. Senate’s border and foreign aid bill was shelved last week, candidates for Southwest Washington’s 3rd Congressional District are staking their positions on what is becoming a key issue in the 2024 election. Read story

Clark County’s 18th District lawmakers set town halls Saturday

February 14, 2024, 5:56am Clark County News

Lawmakers from the 18th Legislative District will host two town hall meetings Saturday. Read story