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Vancouver Rep. Monica Stonier files for reelection as filing week continues

May 8, 2024, 6:03am Clark County News

The second day of filing week at the Clark County Elections office wrapped up Tuesday evening with 249 candidates declaring their intentions to run for federal, state or county office. Read story

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

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

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

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Washington bill to eliminate child marriages may soon become law

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February 23, 2024, 6:12pm Latest News

Washington will soon join 10 states across the country that have laws preventing children under 18 from getting married. House Bill 1455 has now passed both the House and Senate, making it one step closer to becoming state law. Read story

Rep. Monica Stonier, left, chats with Sybill Hyppolite, government affairs director for the Washington State Labor Council, as they share family photos at Latte Da Coffee House &amp; Wine Bar on Monday afternoon.

‘I’m an English teacher before I’m a legislator’: Stonier introduces bill to protect against book bans

Rep. Monica Stonier, left, chats with Sybill Hyppolite, government affairs director for the Washington State Labor Council, as they share family photos at Latte Da Coffee House &amp; Wine Bar on Monday afternoon.

February 3, 2024, 6:03am Clark County News

The American Library Association reported record levels of attempted book bans and challenges in 2022. Most of such attempted bans are happening in schools. Read story

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Democrats want independent prosecutor to handle cases where police use deadly force

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January 29, 2024, 9:21am Clark County Politics

A person is dead after a violent interaction with a police officer. A state investigation is conducted into the officer’s use of deadly force. Read story

The Washington state Capitol building is pictured, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, in Olympia, Wash.

Protesters urge WA lawmakers to end child marriage

The Washington state Capitol building is pictured, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, in Olympia, Wash.

January 19, 2024, 8:16am Latest News

People dressed in bridal gowns and veils gathered inside the Capitol on Thursday, not to get married, but to protest against child marriage in Washington state. Almost 20 protesters were seen with chained arms and taped mouths, calling on the Senate to pass House Bill 1455, which would set a… Read story

In this Feb. 8, 2019 photo, Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, speaks during a committee meeting at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Stonier is one of the candidates vying to become speaker of the House in Washington state as House Democrats are poised to elect the first woman to the position in history when they take a scheduled vote at a caucus meeting Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in Seattle. The selection must then be approved by the full House at the start of the 2020 legislative session in January. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Bill to ban child marriage gets unanimous support in Washington House, moves to Senate

In this Feb. 8, 2019 photo, Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, speaks during a committee meeting at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Stonier is one of the candidates vying to become speaker of the House in Washington state as House Democrats are poised to elect the first woman to the position in history when they take a scheduled vote at a caucus meeting Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in Seattle. The selection must then be approved by the full House at the start of the 2020 legislative session in January. (AP Photo/Ted S.

January 9, 2024, 8:01am Editor's Choice

Child marriage is still legal in Washington, and on Monday state lawmakers moved along a proposed law to ban it. 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