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State GOP chair files 3 new initiatives to Washington state voters

April 11, 2024, 5:04pm Newsletter

The chair of the state’s Republican Party is attempting to get three more initiatives on Washington’s November ballot, with the latest round taking on controversial issues heading into the 2024 campaign season. Read story

A new state law is requiring the city of Vancouver to allow duplexes, fourplexes and even sometimes sixplexes in any single-family home neighborhood.

How Washington’s local governments have moved to allow for denser housing

A new state law is requiring the city of Vancouver to allow duplexes, fourplexes and even sometimes sixplexes in any single-family home neighborhood.

April 11, 2024, 1:34pm Business

Washington lawmakers in recent years have passed laws to require local governments to allow for more housing density with duplexes, triplexes or attached dwelling units. Read story

Sen. Annette Cleveland answers a question on rent control during a 49th Legislative District town hall on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at Fourth Plain Community Commons in Vancouver.

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

Sen. Annette Cleveland answers a question on rent control during a 49th Legislative District town hall on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at Fourth Plain Community Commons in Vancouver.

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

Greg Cheney, a representative for the 18th legislative district, talks to constituents about their concerns at a town hall in Battle Ground on February 17, 2024.

Republican Rep. Greg Cheney announces bid for seat Ann Rivers is vacating

Greg Cheney, a representative for the 18th legislative district, talks to constituents about their concerns at a town hall in Battle Ground on February 17, 2024.

April 8, 2024, 12:53pm Clark County News

Battle Ground Republican Rep. Greg Cheney said he will run for the 18th District Washington state Senate seat currently held by Sen. Ann Rivers. Read story

Terri Niles, Candidate for Legislature

Vancouver nurse Terri Niles to run for 17th Legislative District in the Washington House of Representatives

Terri Niles, Candidate for Legislature

April 6, 2024, 6:02am Clark County Politics

Vancouver Democrat Terri Niles announced this week that she is again running to represent the 17th Legislative District, Position 1, in the state House of Representatives. Read story

Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, announced Friday she will not seek re-election to the state Senate.

Republican Sen. Ann Rivers will not seek another term in state Senate

Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, announced Friday she will not seek re-election to the state Senate.

April 5, 2024, 12:18pm Clark County News

Republican State Sen. Ann Rivers announced Friday she will not seek reelection to the state Senate. Read story

State to fund new youth mental health center at former Daybreak facility in Brush Prairie

April 4, 2024, 7:09pm Clark County Health

Plans are in the works to house a new 54-bed recovery and mental health center for youth at the former Daybreak Youth Services facility in Brush Prairie. Read story

Voters drop off ballots at the White Center Library ballot box on voting day, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023.

Here’s how Washington’s legislative districts will change for this year’s elections

Voters drop off ballots at the White Center Library ballot box on voting day, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023.

April 4, 2024, 7:45am Election

A legal battle over the electoral power of Latino voters in Washington’s Yakima Valley is settled, for now. Read story

Voters drop primary ballots into the ballot box in downtown Vancouver.

New laws protect Washington election workers

Voters drop primary ballots into the ballot box in downtown Vancouver.

April 3, 2024, 6:03am Northwest

As the 2024 campaign season heats up, new laws are taking hold in Washington to protect election workers and boost security of ballot counting statewide. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during a signing ceremony in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. Inslee closed out the final day of his last legislative session, Thursday, March 7, 2024, as Washington state governor by describing it as a banner year in the state&rsquo;s fight against climate change.

New Washington budget boosts state spending by $2B

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks during a signing ceremony in Washington, Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. Inslee closed out the final day of his last legislative session, Thursday, March 7, 2024, as Washington state governor by describing it as a banner year in the state&rsquo;s fight against climate change.

April 2, 2024, 8:30am Latest News

Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday signed the final operating budget of his tenure, approving an extra $2 billion during the second half of the state’s two-year budget cycle for education, mental health services, housing and more. Read story