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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

Results from Tuesday elections in Clark County school districts available online

February 14, 2024, 5:55am Clark County News

Results from Tuesday’s special election are available on The Columbian’s website at https://www.columbian.com/elections/. Read story

Drivers pass a sign supporting the Camas School District&rsquo;s replacement levies, near the corner of Northwest Lake Road and Northwest Sierra Street.

School levies passing in Camas, Woodland, Green Mountain – and Battle Ground

Drivers pass a sign supporting the Camas School District&rsquo;s replacement levies, near the corner of Northwest Lake Road and Northwest Sierra Street.

February 13, 2024, 9:15pm Clark County News

Initial results in Tuesday’s special election yielded largely positive results for school funding measures in four districts across Clark County. Read story

Camas, Battle Ground, Woodland, Green Mountain school districts seek OK of levies in Tuesday election.

Schools measures highlight Election Day in Clark County

Camas, Battle Ground, Woodland, Green Mountain school districts seek OK of levies in Tuesday election.

February 13, 2024, 6:05am Clark County News

Today is the first Election Day of 2024 in Clark County, and voters across the region will decide on a handful of school funding measures. Read story

Ballots must be postmarked or dropped off by 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Camas, Battle Ground, Woodland, Green Mountain school districts seek OK of levies in Tuesday election

Ballots must be postmarked or dropped off by 8 p.m. Tuesday.

February 10, 2024, 6:04am Clark County News

Tuesday is Election Day in Clark County, and voters will decide on a handful of schools funding measures in districts across the region. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee, second from right, and his wife, Trudi, meet with local teachers, parents, administrators and staff in Vancouver to talk about special education challenges on Friday afternoon at Ogden Elementary School. Inslee said he planned to take stories about the staff&rsquo;s experience in special education with him to future conversations with state legislators about education funding challenges.

Inslee visits Vancouver elementary school, talks special education challenges with teachers, staff, parents

Gov. Jay Inslee, second from right, and his wife, Trudi, meet with local teachers, parents, administrators and staff in Vancouver to talk about special education challenges on Friday afternoon at Ogden Elementary School. Inslee said he planned to take stories about the staff&rsquo;s experience in special education with him to future conversations with state legislators about education funding challenges.

February 9, 2024, 6:01pm Clark County News

Rachel Wassner is a vocal parent. When her son began middle school, he started to slip. His school, Wassner said, couldn’t provide the depth of special education services he needed. It left him quiet, confused and lost. Read story

Rob Moravec, from left, maintenance manager for United Grain Corp., takes in a view of the Port of Vancouver with U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, United Grain Corp. President and CEO Augusto Bassanini and U.S. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small during a tour Thursday afternoon. They visited to highlight the Biden administration&rsquo;s stated commitment to increasing access to trade and creating new economic opportunities for producers and businesses in Washington and around the country.

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, U.S. Agriculture deputy secretary tour United Grain Export Terminal

Rob Moravec, from left, maintenance manager for United Grain Corp., takes in a view of the Port of Vancouver with U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, United Grain Corp. President and CEO Augusto Bassanini and U.S. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small during a tour Thursday afternoon. They visited to highlight the Biden administration&rsquo;s stated commitment to increasing access to trade and creating new economic opportunities for producers and businesses in Washington and around the country.

February 8, 2024, 7:07pm Business

U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez stood on top of the largest grain elevator on the West Coast, which is also the tallest structure in Vancouver, to survey the district she serves Thursday afternoon. The Interstate 5 Bridge, soon to be replaced, loomed over the water. Skyscrapers and condos, some new… Read story

Clark County Republican Party holds precinct caucuses

February 8, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

In a straw poll conducted Saturday at the Clark County Republican Party’s precinct caucuses, 91 percent of respondents said they will vote for former President Donald J. Trump in the primary election. Six percent said they will vote for Nikki Haley, and 3 percent said they are undecided. Read story

Ted Schatz of Vancouver cruises on a race style stand-up paddleboard at Vancouver Lake on Wednesday morning. The Clark County Council on Tuesday approved a new contract for Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership&rsquo;s education programs at the popular recreation area.

Clark County Council OKs Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership’s education program at Vancouver Lake

Ted Schatz of Vancouver cruises on a race style stand-up paddleboard at Vancouver Lake on Wednesday morning. The Clark County Council on Tuesday approved a new contract for Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership&rsquo;s education programs at the popular recreation area.

February 8, 2024, 6:06am Clark County News

Clark County students and residents will continue to have access to Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership’s education program for Vancouver Lake now that the county council has approved a 2½-year agreement. The council approved the contract, valued at $175,000, during its regular meeting Tuesday. Read story