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Annette Cleveland

Cleveland gets challenger for 49th Legislative District Senate seat; same for McClintock’s 18th Legislative District House seat

May 9, 2024, 6:24pm Clark County News

Two previously undeclared candidates Thursday filed paperwork with the Clark County Elections office to run for the state Legislature. Read story

Groups target homelessness: Discussion hosted by healthcare agencies examines challenges, notes seniors increasingly affected

April 12, 2024, 5:02pm Clark County News

PeaceHealth convened a roundtable of politicians, housing organizations and nonprofits Friday to discuss how Clark County is working to end homelessness. Read story

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State Sen. Annette Cleveland cites record in health care, housing in bid to retain seat in Washington’s 49th District

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April 12, 2024, 6:02am Clark County News

Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, is again running to represent Washington’s 49th Legislative District in Olympia. Read story

Sen. Annette Cleveland answers a question on rent control during a 49th Legislative District town hall on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at Fourth Plain Community Commons in Vancouver.

Contentious 49th District town hall: Residents criticize Sen. Cleveland on rent limit bill

Sen. Annette Cleveland answers a question on rent control during a 49th Legislative District town hall on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at Fourth Plain Community Commons in Vancouver.

April 8, 2024, 6:02pm Clark County News

A Saturday town hall hosted by 49th Legislative District lawmakers turned contentious over such hot-button issues as housing and education. Read story

Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, second from right, joins fellow lawmakers as she speaks to the crowd during the 2024 Legislative Review at the Hilton Vancouver Washington on Wednesday morning.

2024 Legislative Review: Southwest Washington lawmakers tout session’s successes

Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, second from right, joins fellow lawmakers as she speaks to the crowd during the 2024 Legislative Review at the Hilton Vancouver Washington on Wednesday morning.

March 20, 2024, 7:25pm Business

Southwest Washington lawmakers gathered Wednesday morning at the Hilton Vancouver Washington to discuss the recent legislative session and its implications for the business community. Read story

Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, center, listens as Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, right, speaks to the crowd during the 2024 Legislature Outlook at the Hilton Vancouver Washington on Friday morning.

Key health takeaways from WA’s 2024 legislative session

Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, center, listens as Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, right, speaks to the crowd during the 2024 Legislature Outlook at the Hilton Vancouver Washington on Friday morning.

March 18, 2024, 6:00am Health

Health care affordability, workforce shortages and access to care remained top of mind for lawmakers during this year’s legislative session — and while several politicians and health care leaders say there’s still work to be done, they feel important gains were made in all three categories. Read story

The afternoon sun illuminates the Legislative Building, left, at the Capitol in Olympia in 2018. The Legislature on Wednesday approved a supplemental budget that capital budget that includes money for projects in Southwest Washington.

New projects headed for Southwest Washington as lawmakers approve capital budget

The afternoon sun illuminates the Legislative Building, left, at the Capitol in Olympia in 2018. The Legislature on Wednesday approved a supplemental budget that capital budget that includes money for projects in Southwest Washington.

March 7, 2024, 8:35pm Clark County News

Southwest Washington is about to get a makeover. Local lawmakers secured roughly $82 million for projects across the region in this year’s $1.3 billion supplemental capital budget, which was approved by both chambers Wednesday. It now heads to Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk for approval. Read story

FILE - The afternoon sun illuminates the Legislative Building, left, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash, Oct. 9, 2018. In a Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024, vote, the Washington state Senate unanimously approved legislation that would ban police from hog-tying suspects, a restraint technique that has long drawn concern due to the risk of suffocation. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Impact on Southwest Washington: Clark County lawmakers have key bills still alive in Legislature

FILE - The afternoon sun illuminates the Legislative Building, left, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash, Oct. 9, 2018. In a Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024, vote, the Washington state Senate unanimously approved legislation that would ban police from hog-tying suspects, a restraint technique that has long drawn concern due to the risk of suffocation. (AP Photo/Ted S.

February 15, 2024, 5:58pm Clark County News

Key bills introduced by local lawmakers — including ones that would shield people from surprise ambulance costs and launch a drug overdose prevention campaign — remain alive after this week’s legislative cutoff. Read story

Construction was in progress this summer on The Broadstone Apartments at the Vancouver waterfront. A recent Harvard University study found that half of renters locally and nationwide spend more than 30 percent of their income on rent and utilities; 25 percent of Vancouver tenants spend more than half their income on rent.

High rents have tenants on edge: 25% of Vancouver renters spend more than half their income on rent

Construction was in progress this summer on The Broadstone Apartments at the Vancouver waterfront. A recent Harvard University study found that half of renters locally and nationwide spend more than 30 percent of their income on rent and utilities; 25 percent of Vancouver tenants spend more than half their income on rent.

February 2, 2024, 6:03am Clark County News

Bonnie Waser’s green Chevrolet Malibu sits in front of her mobile home in Vancouver. The 62-year-old can only put a bit of gas into the car at a time. This is just one of the ways she has had to get by since her latest rent increase. She’s among the… Read story

Maya Hendin of Council for the Homeless looks out at the Capitol during a break from meeting with state legislators Tuesday for Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day.

‘I just don’t believe this is the right policy’: Sen. Cleveland votes against rent stabilization bill

Maya Hendin of Council for the Homeless looks out at the Capitol during a break from meeting with state legislators Tuesday for Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day.

January 31, 2024, 2:51pm Clark County News

Sen. Annette Cleveland on Wednesday voted against a rent stabilization bill that proposed to limit rent increases in Washington to 15 percent or lower depending on the choices of local governments. Her move effectively killed Senate Bill 5961 in committee. Read story