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Battle Ground Public Schools will have to cut $28 million from its budget if voters reject the four-year replacement levy for a second time Nov. 2. Levy dollars fund a variety of areas within the district's $200 million budget, including extracurricular activities.

Levy failure could hurt Battle Ground, Prairie sports

Battle Ground Public Schools will have to cut $28 million from its budget if voters reject the four-year replacement levy for a second time Nov. 2. Levy dollars fund a variety of areas within the district's $200 million budget, including extracurricular activities.

October 26, 2021, 9:43am Clark County Politics

Major budget cuts in Battle Ground Public Schools could impact high school sports — and also put an end to the much-anticipated return of middle school sports — if voters reject the district’s levy for a second time in 2021.  Read story

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks after dropping in on a meeting in the Eisenhower Executing Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, to surprise those attending a climate meeting.

White House eyes new climate change strategies in Biden bill

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks after dropping in on a meeting in the Eisenhower Executing Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, to surprise those attending a climate meeting.

October 26, 2021, 8:35am Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House is zeroing in on a package of clean energy strategies for President Joe Biden’s big domestic policy bill that officials believe could reach similar greenhouse gas emission reduction goals as an initial proposal that was quashed by opposition from a centrist Democrat. Read story

YouTube, TikTok, Snap execs face senators on kids’ safety

October 26, 2021, 8:10am Business

WASHINGTON — Bearing down on hugely popular social media platforms and their impact on children, the leaders of a Senate panel have called executives from YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat to face questions on what their companies are doing to ensure young users’ safety. Read story

Clark County Councilor Julie Olson and Council Chair Eileen Quiring O'Brien during a county council meeting in late 2019.

Efforts to redraw council district maps hindered by Clark County Council

Clark County Councilor Julie Olson and Council Chair Eileen Quiring O'Brien during a county council meeting in late 2019.

October 26, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

With little more than two months left, the county is at long last making progress on efforts to redraw the council districts map. Read story

President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall at the Baltimore Center Stage Pearlstone Theater, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Baltimore.

Billionaires’ tax hits critics in budget deal

President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall at the Baltimore Center Stage Pearlstone Theater, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Baltimore.

October 25, 2021, 8:41pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The Democrats’ idea for a new billionaires’ tax to help pay for President Joe Biden’s social services and climate change plan quickly ran into criticism as too cumbersome with some lawmakers preferring the original plan of simply raising the top tax rates on corporations and the wealthy. Read story

Kim Wyman, Washington's Secretary of State, a Republican, is facing Democratic state Rep. Gael Tarleton of Seattle, who is leaving the Legislature in December after serving four terms. (Ted S.

Report: Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman will be named to Biden administration election-security post

Kim Wyman, Washington's Secretary of State, a Republican, is facing Democratic state Rep. Gael Tarleton of Seattle, who is leaving the Legislature in December after serving four terms. (Ted S.

October 25, 2021, 5:15pm Latest News

SEATTLE — Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman is expected to be named to a key election-security position in the Biden administration, according to a report by CNN. Read story

Officials: Iran behind drone attack on U.S. base in Syria

October 25, 2021, 4:26pm Politics

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say they believe Iran was behind the drone attack last week at the military outpost in southern Syria where American troops are based. Read story

This Oct. 19, 2021, photo shows a Confederate monument in front a county courthouse in Nottoway County, Va. Voters will cast ballots in a November referendum on whether to relocate this monument to Confederate soldiers that has stood in front of the county courthouse since 1893. It is a few miles from Fort Pickett.

Stripping military bases of Confederate names stirs passions

This Oct. 19, 2021, photo shows a Confederate monument in front a county courthouse in Nottoway County, Va. Voters will cast ballots in a November referendum on whether to relocate this monument to Confederate soldiers that has stood in front of the county courthouse since 1893. It is a few miles from Fort Pickett.

October 25, 2021, 2:39pm Politics

BLACKSTONE, Va. — Civil War history casts a long shadow in Virginia, the birthplace of Confederate generals, scene of their surrender and now a crossroad of controversy over renaming military bases that honor rebel leaders. Read story