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In this April 11, 2019 photo, Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, listens to debate on the House floor at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Jinkins is the sponsor of a measure that has Washington poised to become the first state to establish an employee-paid program creating an insurance benefit to help offset the costs of long-term care, pending a final vote in the House. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Drug possession compromise fails in Washington Legislature as session ends

In this April 11, 2019 photo, Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, listens to debate on the House floor at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Jinkins is the sponsor of a measure that has Washington poised to become the first state to establish an employee-paid program creating an insurance benefit to help offset the costs of long-term care, pending a final vote in the House. (AP Photo/Ted S.

April 24, 2023, 11:57am Clark County Politics

The Washington House voted down a last-minute deal to maintain a criminal penalty for drug possession and boost funding for treatment Sunday night, the final day of the legislative session, leaving the state's drug laws in question and potentially laying the foundation for a patchwork of approaches throughout the state. Read story

Majority Floor Leader Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, left, talks with Minority Floor Leader, Republican Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, center, and Republican Rep. Morgan Irwin, right, during a previous session in Olympia.

Vancouver Rep. Monica Stonier emerges as strong voice in the House

Majority Floor Leader Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, left, talks with Minority Floor Leader, Republican Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, center, and Republican Rep. Morgan Irwin, right, during a previous session in Olympia.

April 11, 2023, 6:04am Clark County News

Washington’s 2023 legislative session will soon draw to a close. Along with all the late-night negotiations and budget battles, this year’s session could also be remembered as the year women took control of the House of Representatives. 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 create Washington prosecutor’s office to review police use of force fails to move forward

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.

April 5, 2023, 9:41am Courts & Crime

A proposal to create a statewide independent prosecutor’s office to review police use of force didn’t garner enough support Tuesday to receive funding. Read story

Monica Stonier and Jeremy Baker

Rep. Stonier, Baker vie for seat in 49th District

Monica Stonier and Jeremy Baker

October 18, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Southwest Clark County’s 49th District is well-known as a Democratic stronghold. Both positions in the state House as well as the Senate seat are held by Democrats. But Republican Jeremy Baker isn’t letting that diminish his hopes to defeat incumbent state Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, who is seeking a fourth… Read story

An election worker goes over a ranked choice voting explanation card with a voter before she casts her vote during early voting in the primary election in June 2021 in New York.

Effort to bring ranked choice voting to Clark County kicks off

An election worker goes over a ranked choice voting explanation card with a voter before she casts her vote during early voting in the primary election in June 2021 in New York.

March 23, 2022, 6:55pm Clark County News

An effort to bring ranked choice voting to Clark County launched Tuesday at FairVote Washington’s virtual campaign kickoff. Read story

The Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln in September 1862 and took effect on Jan.

Washington Legislature leads Juneteenth recognition

The Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln in September 1862 and took effect on Jan.

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

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

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.

Sex education bill passes in Washington House

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.

March 5, 2020, 9:59am Clark County News

The Washington House approved legislation requiring public schools to provide comprehensive sexual education by the 2022-23 school year after a marathon debate that didn’t wrap up until after 2 a.m. today. Read story

The legislative building in Olympia houses the Senate and House chambers. (Ted S.

2020 Legislative Preview: 7 key issues for Clark County’s delegation

The legislative building in Olympia houses the Senate and House chambers. (Ted S.

January 12, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

Clark County legislators will debate a number of divisive topics during a short but intense 60-day session of the Legislature that starts Monday. Read story