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Herrera Beutler heralds mental health, addiction treatment bills passed by House

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June 23, 2022, 5:19pm Clark County Health

A legislative package intended to make improvements to mental health and addiction treatment is closer to becoming a reality — presenting tools to address the nation’s overdose epidemic. Read story

Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs talks to The Columbian Editorial Board on Tuesday. Hobbs is up for re-election this year. He took office in 2021 after former Secretary of State Kim Wyman resigned to take a position with the Biden administration.

Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs tackles election misinformation in Vancouver visit

Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs talks to The Columbian Editorial Board on Tuesday. Hobbs is up for re-election this year. He took office in 2021 after former Secretary of State Kim Wyman resigned to take a position with the Biden administration.

June 22, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Washington’s newest Secretary of State, Steve Hobbs, wants voters to know the state’s elections are secure. Hobbs traveled to Vancouver on Tuesday to visit the Fort Vancouver Regional Library and The Columbian as part of an effort to reach out to local communities. Read story

The League of Women Voters of Clark County sponsors forums for candidates for local and state offices.

Clark County League of Women Voters sets candidate forums ahead of primary

The League of Women Voters of Clark County sponsors forums for candidates for local and state offices.

June 22, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

Similar to traditional employment procedures, appointing someone to political office requires an extensive and thoughtful vetting process. After all, it’s a job that influences thousands of lives. Read story

Motorists navigate the intersection of Northeast 179th Street and Northeast 29th Avenue, one of two intersections planned for improvements in the county Northeast 179th Street project.

Clark County staff redouble outreach efforts on 179th Street improvement project

Motorists navigate the intersection of Northeast 179th Street and Northeast 29th Avenue, one of two intersections planned for improvements in the county Northeast 179th Street project.

June 21, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Residents opposed to some elements of the county’s proposed Northeast 179th Street improvement project are getting another chance to voice their concerns. Read story

Republican 3rd District congressional candidate Joe Kent and incumbent Rep.

Candidates Herrera Beutler, Kent weigh in on federal gun bills after mass shootings

Republican 3rd District congressional candidate Joe Kent and incumbent Rep.

June 20, 2022, 7:48am Clark County News

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler and her Trump-endorsed opponent in the primary are questioning proposed legislation in light of recent mass shootings. Read story

Chris Byrd of Toutle, candidate for the 3rd Congressional District.

3rd Congressional candidate Byrd: Let’s overcome political polarization

Chris Byrd of Toutle, candidate for the 3rd Congressional District.

June 16, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

Chris Byrd of Toutle, an independent running to represent the 3rd Congressional District, decided to toss his name into the candidate pool after being exhausted by its extreme political polarization. Read story

Davy Ray, D-Stevenson, pursued his desire to run for Washington's 3rd Congressional District despite fellow Democrats urging him to withdraw."I talked to my family, and they said, 'Well, you got to do what your heart tells you to do,'" he said.

3rd District candidate Ray: Invest in infrastructure for livability

Davy Ray, D-Stevenson, pursued his desire to run for Washington's 3rd Congressional District despite fellow Democrats urging him to withdraw."I talked to my family, and they said, 'Well, you got to do what your heart tells you to do,'" he said.

June 11, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

Lesser-known Democrat Davy Ray of Stevenson listened to his heart — not his colleagues — when he filed to represent Southwest Washington in the U.S. Congress. Read story

18th Legislative District candidate John Ley’s voter registration hearing rescheduled

June 11, 2022, 5:28am Clark County News

A hearing on the voter registration challenge filed against 18th Legislative District candidate John Ley has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. June 28. The hearing was originally scheduled for June 10. Read story

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

Vancouver City Council acts to limit protests outside homes of officials, staff, volunteers

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

June 8, 2022, 6:10pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council unanimously approved changes to city code Monday to protect government officials, staff and volunteers from targeted protests outside their homes — a move that its challengers called unlawful. Read story

A truck joins other traffic as they cross the Interstate 5 Bridge while traveling north on I-5.

Vancouver City Council discusses tolls, equity as I-5 Bridge plan takes step forward

A truck joins other traffic as they cross the Interstate 5 Bridge while traveling north on I-5.

June 8, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

The Interstate Bridge Replacement Program’s locally preferred alternative — something that has been years in the making — is circulating to local agencies before it can progress to the next project phase. Read story