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Washington Legislature leads Juneteenth recognition

June 18, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

The United States will acknowledge Juneteenth as an official public holiday for the first time in history this year, following the example set by the Legislature in May. Read story

Southwest Washington voters tell redistricting panel they want competition in elections

June 16, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

Southwest Washington voters who took their first chance to weigh in on the state’s redistricting process Monday evening found that many residents, regardless of political affiliation, want the same thing:… Read story

The current boundaries of Washington's 3rd Congressional District

Redistricting panel to hold hearing on redrawing 3rd Congressional District, legislative maps

The current boundaries of Washington's 3rd Congressional District

June 2, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

When the Washington Legislature last certified new electoral district boundaries in 2011, Southwest Washington saw a major shift in its political norms. This year, it could happen again. Read story

Fire retardant is dropped at Jawbone Flats in the Opal Creek Wilderness in Oregon on Sept. 3, 2020. Drought conditions in the Pacific Northwest are pointing toward another severe fire season this year.

State’s dry spring fuels wildfire fears in Clark County

Fire retardant is dropped at Jawbone Flats in the Opal Creek Wilderness in Oregon on Sept. 3, 2020. Drought conditions in the Pacific Northwest are pointing toward another severe fire season this year.

May 29, 2021, 6:07am Clark County News

Clark County is officially under a drought advisory, adding to a growing list of indications that the Pacific Northwest should prepare for a wildfire season even worse than the record-breaking 2020. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee objected to linking climate legislation to passage of a transportation package. (ted s.

Southwest Washington lawmakers decry Inslee’s partial veto of bills

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee objected to linking climate legislation to passage of a transportation package. (ted s.

May 18, 2021, 7:00pm Clark County News

State lawmakers from Southwest Washington balked at Gov. Jay Inslee’s partial veto on a pair of carbon-curbing bills Monday, a move that legislators on both sides of the aisle are calling an overreach of the governor’s powers. Read story

State Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, R-Republic, left, talks with state Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, right, on the otherwise empty floor of the Washington House, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. With most representatives attending remotely, lawmakers were considering a proposed new tax in Washington state on capital gains that would be imposed on the sale of stocks and bonds in excess of $250,000. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington Legislature wraps up: Included on list of wins are capital gains, carbon output

State Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, R-Republic, left, talks with state Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, right, on the otherwise empty floor of the Washington House, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. With most representatives attending remotely, lawmakers were considering a proposed new tax in Washington state on capital gains that would be imposed on the sale of stocks and bonds in excess of $250,000. (AP Photo/Ted S.

May 2, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

Democrats scored one victory after another over the course of this year’s 105-day legislative session, as lawmakers in the majority party eschewed incremental change in favor of sweeping, long-sought goals. Read story

Washington State University Vancouver is seen in February 2018.

State budget invests in Southwest Washington schools, community

Washington State University Vancouver is seen in February 2018.

April 27, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

The Legislature passed a $6.3 billion capital budget Saturday, cementing a plan that includes major investments in Southwest Washington’s community and schools. Read story

In this photo taken March 23, 2020, cherry trees bloom next to the Capitol building in Olympia, Wash.

New taxes are likely even as Washington is flush with cash

In this photo taken March 23, 2020, cherry trees bloom next to the Capitol building in Olympia, Wash.

April 26, 2021, 6:02am Latest News

A decade after the Washington Legislature slashed programs during the Great Recession, lawmakers now find themselves in a very different situation. They have plenty of money to maintain existing programs through the next two years and beyond. Read story

Clark County Republican lawmakers frustrated ahead of final push to pass budget

April 24, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

As the legislative session draws to a close, state lawmakers are pushing to complete their most vital task before the Sunday night deadline: passing an operating budget. Read story

Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, left, presides over a session of the House, with most representatives attending remotely, on Wednesday at the Capitol in Olympia. Lawmakers were considering a proposed new tax on capital gains that would be imposed on the sale of stocks and bonds in excess of $250,000. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Cleveland takes wait-and-see stance on capital gains tax vote

Speaker of the House Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, left, presides over a session of the House, with most representatives attending remotely, on Wednesday at the Capitol in Olympia. Lawmakers were considering a proposed new tax on capital gains that would be imposed on the sale of stocks and bonds in excess of $250,000. (AP Photo/Ted S.

April 22, 2021, 7:32pm Clark County News

Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, said Thursday that she’s unsure how she’ll vote on a revised version of the bill that would establish a capital gains tax in Washington. Read story