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U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks at an event with President Joe Biden on April 22, 2022, in Auburn, Wash., south of Seattle. Murray is being challenged by Tiffany Smiley, a Republican from Pasco, Wash., in the upcoming election. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Sen. Murray seeks 6th term at new inflection point for women

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks at an event with President Joe Biden on April 22, 2022, in Auburn, Wash., south of Seattle. Murray is being challenged by Tiffany Smiley, a Republican from Pasco, Wash., in the upcoming election. (AP Photo/Ted S.

July 21, 2022, 8:39am Clark County Politics

Patty Murray was first elected to the U.S. Senate from Washington state in 1992 during the “Year of the Woman,” motivated to run for higher office in part by the contentious Clarence Thomas Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Read story

A Vancouver police officer tests a body-worn camera in late 2021. The department ultimately rejected the first camera in the trial.

Vancouver City Council backs public safety tax hike

A Vancouver police officer tests a body-worn camera in late 2021. The department ultimately rejected the first camera in the trial.

July 20, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council passed a resolution Monday expressing its support for a tax increase crafted to address public safety concerns. Read story

Candidates for Washington House 17th District, Position 1, met with The Columbian's Editorial Board on Monday. Candidates are Hannah Joy, top left, Kevin Waters, top right, Anthony Ho, bottom left and Terri Niles, bottom center.

Four candidates vie to fill 17th District seat Kraft is vacatingvideo icon

Candidates for Washington House 17th District, Position 1, met with The Columbian's Editorial Board on Monday. Candidates are Hannah Joy, top left, Kevin Waters, top right, Anthony Ho, bottom left and Terri Niles, bottom center.

July 20, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

As state Rep. Vicki Kraft runs to represent Washington’s 3rd Congressional District — leaving her seat open in the Legislature — four hopefuls are campaigning to fill the role. Read story

Patty Murray, left, and Tiffany Smiley

Incumbent Patty Murray, Republican Tiffany Smiley likely to emerge in 18-candidate race for U.S. Senate

Patty Murray, left, and Tiffany Smiley

July 18, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Politics

For the top two candidates for one of Washington's U.S. Senate seats, bolstering the economy and handling record-high inflation are top priorities. Read story

Candidates for the 3rd Congressional District: (top row from left) Oliver Black, Chris Byrd, Leslie French; (center row) Marie Gluesenkamp Perez; incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler; Joe Kent: (bottom row) Vicki Kraft, Davy Ray and Heidi St. John.

3rd District candidates address readers’ questions, concerns

Candidates for the 3rd Congressional District: (top row from left) Oliver Black, Chris Byrd, Leslie French; (center row) Marie Gluesenkamp Perez; incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler; Joe Kent: (bottom row) Vicki Kraft, Davy Ray and Heidi St. John.

July 17, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

When aspiring politicians first announced their candidacy nearly a year ago for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District, some voters quickly leapt to their support. Read story

Candidates for Clark Public Utilities commissioner, District No.

Clark Public Utility District commissioner candidates talk climate change, advocacy

Candidates for Clark Public Utilities commissioner, District No.

July 16, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

The role of a public utility was fiercely debated Wednesday by three candidates running to fill the Clark Public Utility District’s commissioner position for District 2. Neither Nancy Barnes, Carol Dillin nor Don Steinke had identical opinions on what level of advocacy is appropriate for such an agency. Read story

John Ley

Judge: Ley ineligible to run for 18th Legislative District; his name will be on ballot

John Ley

July 15, 2022, 5:34pm Clark County News

A Clark County Superior Court judge ruled Friday that John Ley is ineligible to run for the 18th Legislative District and ordered that votes for the candidate not be tallied in the Aug. 2 primary election. Read story

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

Vancouver needs partners to reach carbon neutrality goal by 2040, official says

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

July 15, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Without community engagement, the city of Vancouver’s goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2040 will be unattainable. Read story

La Center, Ridgefield school districts’ replacement levies on Aug. 2 ballot

July 15, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Ballots for the Aug. 2 special election, which features two crucial school funding measures in La Center and Ridgefield, will be mailed out today. Read story

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue levy topic of open house

July 15, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

The final open house for voters to get information on Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue’s proposed emergency medical services property tax levy has been moved to the Battle Ground station on July 21. Read story