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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

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Senate rent stabilization bill’s fate hangs in balance with Sen. Cleveland weighing her vote

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January 29, 2024, 6:29pm Clark County News

The fate of a state Senate rent stabilization bill — one of the most eyed bills this legislative session — may lie in the hands of Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, according to housing advocates. Read story

State Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, from the 49th Legislative District, uses the time between committee meetings to talk with constituents, lobbyists and fellow lawmakers in her Olympia office Tuesday.

Sen. Cleveland takes the reins as health panel chair, juggling meetings and legislation

State Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, from the 49th Legislative District, uses the time between committee meetings to talk with constituents, lobbyists and fellow lawmakers in her Olympia office Tuesday.

January 25, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

For state Sen. Annette Cleveland, a typical day in session is a bit like playing Frogger — a mad dash across the hallway to get from one meeting to another, all while avoiding speeding lobbyists and lawmakers trying to get her attention. Her days often begin at 7 a.m. and… Read story

Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, speaks in support of an anti-bullying bill that would set policies to prevent transgender students from being bullied during the session in Olympia in 2019.

Women are close to holding half the seats in WA’s Legislature. Here’s why it matters

Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, speaks in support of an anti-bullying bill that would set policies to prevent transgender students from being bullied during the session in Olympia in 2019.

December 20, 2023, 3:27pm Clark County Politics

Washington’s Legislature is on track to achieve equal representation of men and women elected into office by 2026. Read story

Incarcerated people at Larch Corrections Center line up outside the prison's mess hall to watch an Asian Pacific Islander event put on by fellow inmates in 2013.

Clark County’s state lawmakers fight to save Larch Corrections Center

Incarcerated people at Larch Corrections Center line up outside the prison's mess hall to watch an Asian Pacific Islander event put on by fellow inmates in 2013.

August 25, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

Local efforts to keep Larch Corrections Center near Yacolt open have drawn the support of state lawmakers. Read story

Megan Whetsell, left, and Erek Watson, both of Vancouver, chat with Jeanne Bennett of Columbia Play Project, dressed as "Doug the Slug," as she hands out flyers during Give More24! at The Waterfront Vancouver in September. Columbia Play Project has received a grant to help develop a children's museum in Clark County.

Sen. Annette Cleveland secures $515K to help Columbia Play Project kick-start children’s museum in Clark County

Megan Whetsell, left, and Erek Watson, both of Vancouver, chat with Jeanne Bennett of Columbia Play Project, dressed as "Doug the Slug," as she hands out flyers during Give More24! at The Waterfront Vancouver in September. Columbia Play Project has received a grant to help develop a children's museum in Clark County.

April 27, 2023, 6:02am Clark County News

The creation of a new children’s museum in Clark County took a step forward this week after state Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, secured $515,000 in funding for Columbia Play Project. The funding comes from the state’s local and community funds budget. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee delivers his 2023 State of the State address at the Capitol in Olympia on Jan. 10. Inslee took the rare step of testifying at a Senate committee meeting Tuesday to show his support for a proposed state constitutional amendment protecting the right to abortion in Washington.

Abortion bills get legislative hearing; Vancouver Sen. Cleveland sponsors 1 of 2 measures that aim to preserve access

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee delivers his 2023 State of the State address at the Capitol in Olympia on Jan. 10. Inslee took the rare step of testifying at a Senate committee meeting Tuesday to show his support for a proposed state constitutional amendment protecting the right to abortion in Washington.

January 24, 2023, 7:36pm Clark County Health

Women’s access to reproductive health care and abortions were at the forefront in Olympia Tuesday as two bills were the focus of a public hearing before the Senate Health and Long Term Care committee. Read story

Women's rights supporters, from left, Lacy Nadeau, Carolyn Nadeau, Rebecca Rutzick and Joe Ward, all of Olympia, Wash., rally on the Capitol Campus in Olympia, Wash., Friday, June 24, 2022, following the morning's announcement of the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v Wade.

Clark County politicians have mixed reactions to Roe being overturned

Women's rights supporters, from left, Lacy Nadeau, Carolyn Nadeau, Rebecca Rutzick and Joe Ward, all of Olympia, Wash., rally on the Capitol Campus in Olympia, Wash., Friday, June 24, 2022, following the morning's announcement of the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v Wade.

June 24, 2022, 3:38pm Clark County News

A rallying cry of mourning and celebration echoed nationwide Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned nearly 50 years of legal precedent protecting abortion rights. Read story

The I-5 Bridge stretches over the Columbia River during a sunrise in September.

I-5 Bridge project funding back to $1B in transportation package

The I-5 Bridge stretches over the Columbia River during a sunrise in September.

March 9, 2022, 7:08pm Clark County News

After an evening of last-minute negotiations, the final contributions for the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program in the Washington Legislature’s transportation package is $1 billion. Read story

A truck joins other traffic crossing the Interstate 5 Bridge while traveling north on I-5 on Jan. 7, 2020.

Legislature sets $1.2B for I-5 Bridge project

A truck joins other traffic crossing the Interstate 5 Bridge while traveling north on I-5 on Jan. 7, 2020.

March 8, 2022, 5:14pm Clark County News

Lawmakers have come to an agreement on the $16 billion state infrastructure package, which will likely include not just the original $1 billion planned for the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program but $1.2 billion. Read story