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Senators Murray, Cantwell tout benefits of CHIPS Act during tour of Camas-based nLIGHT

August 17, 2022, 6:51pm Business

Developing a robust workforce through science, technology, engineering and math education is key to the expansion of local technology companies. Read story

Murray, Cantwell help Senate pass Biden’s signature bill to lower medical costs, combat climate change and cut deficit

August 9, 2022, 7:30am Latest News

After months of uncertainty and infighting among Democrats, the Senate on Sunday passed a sweeping bill designed to reduce health care costs, combat climate change and reduce the federal deficit.… Read story

TSMC, which oversees WaferTech in Camas, could be eligible to receive the funds under the CHIPS Act. The company is planning to expand its U.S. presence — but not in Camas. Last May, TSMC’s board of directors approved creating a subsidiary in Arizona.

Cantwell hails Senate passage of Chips and Science Act

TSMC, which oversees WaferTech in Camas, could be eligible to receive the funds under the CHIPS Act. The company is planning to expand its U.S. presence — but not in Camas. Last May, TSMC’s board of directors approved creating a subsidiary in Arizona.

July 27, 2022, 5:39pm Business

The Chips and Science Act, encompassing nearly $250 billion in federal spending for American science and technology research, development and manufacturing, passed out of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday in a bipartisan fashion, 64-33. 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

Work continues at United Grain Corporation on the Port of Vancouver campus on Sept. 30, 2019. The Columbia River serves a vital role in grain exports, making it the leading gateway for the product, according to U.S. Wheat Associates.

Ocean Shipping Reform Act will have little impact on Port of Vancouver

Work continues at United Grain Corporation on the Port of Vancouver campus on Sept. 30, 2019. The Columbia River serves a vital role in grain exports, making it the leading gateway for the product, according to U.S. Wheat Associates.

June 23, 2022, 6:03am Business

Consumers and exporters both saw financial turmoil from tumultuous international shipping antics in the past year. But the Port of Vancouver was not impacted like other regional harbors were. Read story

Rowena Crest and Rowena Plateau, adjacent trailheads at Oregon's Tom McCall Nature Preserve, offer some of the Columbia River Gorge's most spectacular views.

Gifford Pinchot, Gorge get infrastructure aid

Rowena Crest and Rowena Plateau, adjacent trailheads at Oregon's Tom McCall Nature Preserve, offer some of the Columbia River Gorge's most spectacular views.

June 10, 2022, 4:05pm Clark County News

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Columbia River Gorge are among multiple natural areas in Washington to receive required funding for delayed infrastructure improvements. Read story

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell gives a press conference where she announced that the Interstate Bridge qualifies for a competitive mega-project grant. However, stakeholders and the community must agree on a plan before receiving federal aid.

Risch, Cantwell push for more U.S. trade with Indo-Pacific region as Biden makes first trip to Asia

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell gives a press conference where she announced that the Interstate Bridge qualifies for a competitive mega-project grant. However, stakeholders and the community must agree on a plan before receiving federal aid.

May 24, 2022, 7:29am Latest News

As President Joe Biden arrived in South Korea to kick off his first trip to Asia on Friday, two Northwest senators penned a bipartisan letter urging him to prioritize economic ties with the Indo-Pacific region, a major driver of Washington and Idaho’s economies. Read story

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, right, joins officials and members of the media as she tours the Interstate Bridge Wednesday. The Democrat discussed federal infrastructure funding opportunities that could help fund a replacement bridge, which would be instrumental in boosting regional economies while relieving congestion.

Cantwell: I-5 Bridge project poised for federal aid

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, right, joins officials and members of the media as she tours the Interstate Bridge Wednesday. The Democrat discussed federal infrastructure funding opportunities that could help fund a replacement bridge, which would be instrumental in boosting regional economies while relieving congestion.

April 13, 2022, 5:53pm Clark County News

The multiyear project addressing the Interstate 5 Bridge’s old bones may receive much-needed federal funding once stakeholders come to an agreement on its design and operations. Read story

Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, left, listens as Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., right, speaks during a meeting in her office in Washington, Monday, March 14, 2022. Jackson's confirmation hearing starts March 21. If confirmed, she would be the court's first Black female justice.

Northwest senators vote along party lines as Senate confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to Supreme Court

Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, left, listens as Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., right, speaks during a meeting in her office in Washington, Monday, March 14, 2022. Jackson's confirmation hearing starts March 21. If confirmed, she would be the court's first Black female justice.

April 8, 2022, 7:32am Latest News

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, making her the first Black woman to serve on the high court. Northwest senators voted along party lines despite some bipartisan support for Jackson’s confirmation. Read story

Bus rapid transit, which uses low-floor articulated hybrid buses of the type seen on C-Tran's Vine route, is seen as a possible alternative to light rail for the high-capacity public transit component of a replacement Interstate 5 Bridge. The previous version of the project settled on light rail, but the renewed effort has left the question more open-ended so far.

C-Tran to get $2.7M federal grant to replace 6 diesel buses

Bus rapid transit, which uses low-floor articulated hybrid buses of the type seen on C-Tran's Vine route, is seen as a possible alternative to light rail for the high-capacity public transit component of a replacement Interstate 5 Bridge. The previous version of the project settled on light rail, but the renewed effort has left the question more open-ended so far.

March 16, 2022, 6:42pm Business

C-Tran will receive a $2.7 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration’s Bus and Bus Facilities Grant Program, according to a Wednesday announcement from Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, both D-Wash. Read story