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Four years later, voter-approved Washington gun law hasn’t been implemented

September 12, 2022, 6:02am Latest News

In 2018, Washington voters passed a sweeping law to increase firearms regulations in a bid to reduce gun violence. Initiative 1639 created a statute to spur secure gun storage, raised… Read story

Police Chief Mori: Let’s train new officers in Vancouver

September 11, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Washington lawmakers are fervently seeking solutions to alleviate police agencies’ growing pains, and Vancouver may be a key player in finding the answer. Read story

John Ley (The Columbian files)

Clark County Superior Court Records: Former 18th Legislative District candidate Ley subject of perjury probe

John Ley (The Columbian files)

August 24, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Former 18th District legislative candidate John Ley is under investigation by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office for perjury, according to newly filed court records. Read story

Emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the setting sun.

41 large polluters to get free passes in Washington’s carbon trading market

Emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the setting sun.

August 3, 2022, 12:14pm Business

Washington is required by law to eliminate or offset all of its greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050. But generous exemptions for more than 40 of the state’s biggest polluters in a forthcoming carbon market could push that goal beyond reach. Read story

The Columbian's Editorial Board met with 17th District House candidates Paul Harris, bottom left, and Joe Kear, bottom right.

Niles and Waters, Kear and Harris leading in District 17 races

The Columbian's Editorial Board met with 17th District House candidates Paul Harris, bottom left, and Joe Kear, bottom right.

August 2, 2022, 10:19pm Clark County News

All four state legislative districts encompassing Clark County are on the 2022 ballot, but it’s the 17th and 18th districts that have drawn the most candidates. Of the four positions — two in each district — only one incumbent, state Rep. Paul Harris is running for reelection. Read story

Rep. John Lovick, D-Mill Creek, presides Thursday, March 8, 2018, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., on the final day of the regular session of the Legislature. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Big money flowing, ads attacking in the battle for control of Washington Legislature

Rep. John Lovick, D-Mill Creek, presides Thursday, March 8, 2018, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash., on the final day of the regular session of the Legislature. (AP Photo/Ted S.

August 1, 2022, 6:02am Election

“Radical politicians are making things worse. Just ask John Lovick,” a TV ad blared this month, attacking the Washington state senator — a Democrat from Snohomish County. Read story

Three candidates vie to replace Hoff in 18th Legislative District Position 2

July 27, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Although there are only two people running for the 18th Legislative District Position 1 seat, the names of Republican candidate Stephanie McClintock and Democrat John Zingale are still on the ballot, thanks to a state law that requires partisan races for state office to be included no matter how many… Read story

Candidates for Washington House 17th District, Position 1, met with The Columbian's Editorial Board on Monday. Candidates are Hannah Joy, top left, Kevin Waters, top right, Anthony Ho, bottom left and Terri Niles, bottom center.

Four candidates vie to fill 17th District seat Kraft is vacatingvideo icon

Candidates for Washington House 17th District, Position 1, met with The Columbian's Editorial Board on Monday. Candidates are Hannah Joy, top left, Kevin Waters, top right, Anthony Ho, bottom left and Terri Niles, bottom center.

July 20, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

As state Rep. Vicki Kraft runs to represent Washington’s 3rd Congressional District — leaving her seat open in the Legislature — four hopefuls are campaigning to fill the role. Read story

John Ley (The Columbian files)

Ley’s name to remain on primary ballot in 18th District race

John Ley (The Columbian files)

July 13, 2022, 5:45pm Clark County News

Whether he’s eligible to run for the 18th Legislative District or not, John Ley’s name will remain on the Aug. 2 primary election ballot. Read story

The Columbian's Editorial Board met with 17th District House candidates Paul Harris, bottom left, and Joe Kear, bottom right.

17th District candidates Harris, Kear split on taxes, gun control, climate policy

The Columbian's Editorial Board met with 17th District House candidates Paul Harris, bottom left, and Joe Kear, bottom right.

July 13, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

Two of the four candidates running for Legislative District 17 Position 2 recently met with The Columbian’s Editorial Board to argue why they would be the best aspirant to represent east Vancouver and its neighboring unincorporated areas. Read story