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Candidate Marie Perez, who has a degree in economics, said redeveloping the country's market power and investing in energy independence should be a priority among political leaders. She emphasized placing a greater social value on vocational work, as those careers are the backbone of the economy, while also providing workers with sustainable health care and other resources.

District 3 candidate Gluesenkamp Perez talks jobs, accessibility

Candidate Marie Perez, who has a degree in economics, said redeveloping the country's market power and investing in energy independence should be a priority among political leaders. She emphasized placing a greater social value on vocational work, as those careers are the backbone of the economy, while also providing workers with sustainable health care and other resources.

July 11, 2022, 2:23pm Clark County News

Marie Gluesenkamp Perez made her case for flipping Washington’s 3rd Congressional District blue last weekend in Kelso. Read story

John Horch, from left, Rey Reynolds and David Shook will be on the Aug. 8 primary ballot as candidates for Clark County sheriff.

Horch, Reynolds, Shook outline their plans to lead Clark County Sheriff’s Office

John Horch, from left, Rey Reynolds and David Shook will be on the Aug. 8 primary ballot as candidates for Clark County sheriff.

July 10, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

There will soon be a new Clark County sheriff in town, and three candidates with nearly 100 years of law enforcement experience between them are vying for the position. Read story

Woodland City Hall  (The Columbian files)

Woodland City Council moves ahead on sales tax plan

Woodland City Hall  (The Columbian files)

July 9, 2022, 2:13pm Clark County News

After years of voters rejecting a sales tax to cover city roadwork, Woodland is using a new state law to enact a tax directly. Read story

John Ley (The Columbian files)

Recent move keeps candidate John Ley’s bid for Legislature alive

John Ley (The Columbian files)

July 8, 2022, 3:26pm Clark County News

Republican candidate John Ley’s bid for the 18th Legislative District may not be over. Read story

The Washington Capitol building in Olympia.

New Washington laws: New rules take effect on guns to pickleball to license fees

The Washington Capitol building in Olympia.

July 6, 2022, 10:38am Clark County Politics

Changes to gun regulations, new transportation fees and a new state sport are all among the changes Washington residents may soon see. Read story

Clark County Council members, from left, Temple Lentz, Gary Medvigy and Richard Rylander Jr., attend the hearing on an interim land-use ordinance in person July 5, 2022.

Clark County Council OKs interim ordinance easing rules on space for recreation, landscaping

Clark County Council members, from left, Temple Lentz, Gary Medvigy and Richard Rylander Jr., attend the hearing on an interim land-use ordinance in person July 5, 2022.

July 5, 2022, 6:18pm Business

The Clark County Council on Tuesday passed an interim ordinance that would allow developers to set aside less space in multifamily projects for outdoor recreation or landscaping, possibly freeing up space to build more housing units. Read story

Herrera Beutler endorsed by Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs

June 30, 2022, 3:46pm Clark County News

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, has secured the endorsement of the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs for her campaign to continue representing the 3rd Congressional District. Read story

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, makes remarks Monday during the Memorial Day Observance event at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

Herrera Beutler helps land funding for Columbia and Cowlitz River projects

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, makes remarks Monday during the Memorial Day Observance event at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

June 30, 2022, 8:18am Clark County Politics

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, advanced federal funding for two major river infrastructure projects affecting Cowlitz County. Read story

Clark County Councilors Gary Medvigy, left, and Richard Rylander work during a meeting at the Clark County Public Service Center on Tuesday morning, May 3, 2022. Rylander, who is the newest member of the council, was sworn in before the meeting began.

Proposed Clark County Council resolution: No light rail without vote

Clark County Councilors Gary Medvigy, left, and Richard Rylander work during a meeting at the Clark County Public Service Center on Tuesday morning, May 3, 2022. Rylander, who is the newest member of the council, was sworn in before the meeting began.

June 29, 2022, 5:44pm Clark County News

The Clark County Council is considering a resolution that supports an Interstate 5 replacement bridge but also “opposes every light rail project in Clark County unless it is first supported by a majority of the voters in a countywide advisory vote of the people.” Read story

John Ley (The Columbian files)

Residency of 18th District candidate Ley in question; Washington law doesn’t define ‘reside’

John Ley (The Columbian files)

June 29, 2022, 6:07am Clark County News

Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey has an important but difficult question to answer in the next couple of weeks: How do you determine if political candidates live in the district where they are running for office? Read story