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John Ley, then a candidate for representative for the 18th Legislative District, meets with The Columbian's Editorial Board in July 2014.

Registration challenge claims John Ley not eligible to run for 18th District

Campaign season for the 2022 election is barely underway, but the Clark County Auditor’s Office has already received a challenge to one candidate’s bid for office.
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Election
Joseph A. Rachauskas appears in Clark County Superior Court on multiple warrants, including for local charges of vehicular homicide, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and hit-and-run resulting in death. He also had warrants out of Multnomah County and Clackamas County, Ore.

Vancouver man faces vehicular homicide in January fatal hit-and-run in Hazel Dell

A Vancouver man, who has multiple warrants out of Oregon and Southwest Washington, appeared Friday in Clark County Superior Court in connection with a January fatal hit-and-run crash in Hazel…
2 hours ago
Courts & Crime
Clark County sheriff's deputies seized a handgun Thursday from a boy at Heritage High School after school employees allegedly found it in his backpack.

Clark County deputies arrest boy with gun at Heritage High School

Clark County sheriff’s deputies arrested a boy Thursday at Heritage High School after school employees allegedly found a handgun in his backpack.
Clark County News
Flowers are placed around a welcome sign outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Wednesday, May 25, 2022, to honor the victims killed in Tuesday's shooting at the school. Desperation turned to heart-wrenching sorrow for families of grade schoolers killed after an 18-year-old gunman barricaded himself in their Texas classroom and began shooting, killing several fourth-graders and their teachers. (AP Photo/Jae C.

Skyview High School students walk out of class, demand safer schools

A few hundred students from Skyview High School walked out of class around 9 a.m. on Thursday morning, leading cheers and waving signs advocating for safer schools and gun restrictions.
Schools

Clark County

Tammi Bell, foreground, mother of Kevin Peterson Jr., joins his father, Kevin Peterson Sr., and other family members during a press conference as they announce a lawsuit against the Clark County Sheriff's Office after the 21-year-old Black man was shot in 2020, as seen at the Aero Club on Thursday afternoon, May 26, 2022.

Kevin Peterson Jr.’s family files federal lawsuit against Clark County

The family of Kevin Peterson Jr., a 21-year-old Black man who was killed by Clark County sheriff’s deputies during a drug sting, filed a federal…

Business

People gather outside the George R. Brown Convention Center to protest the National Rifle Association's annual meeting in Houston, Friday, May 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C.

Amid protests, NRA meets in Texas after school massacre

The National Rifle Association began its annual convention in Houston amid protests Friday, three days after a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers at an elementary…

Northwest

FILE-- Clackamas County Elections Clerk Sherry Hall speaks at the office on Thursday, May 19, 2022, Oregon City, Ore. Ballots with blurry barcodes that can't be read by vote-counting machines are delaying election results by weeks in a key U.S. House race in Oregon's primary. Hall said the problem first came to light May 3, when elections workers put the first ballots returned in the vote-by-mail state through the vote-counting machine.

Oregon ballot fiasco highlights ‘invisible’ election chiefs

Voters in an Oregon county where a ballot-printing error delayed primary results for nearly two weeks have elected the same county clerk five times in…

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., walks to the chamber from his office the day after House investigators issued a subpoena to McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers as part of their probe into the violent Jan. 6 insurrection, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, May 13, 2022. The House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack has been investigating McCarthy's conversations with then-President Donald Trump the day of the attack and meetings that the four other lawmakers had with the White House as Trump and his aides conspired how to overturn his defeat. (AP Photo/J.

McCarthy, GOP lawmakers escalate standoff with Jan. 6 panel

Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy is making clear that he will defy a subpoena from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack, escalating…

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Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1812, which makes changes to the state council that evaluates and makes recommendations on allowing new energy projects in the state at the Capitol in Olympia. (Ted S.

Gov. Inslee tests positive for COVID; officials urge masking

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has tested positive for COVID-19, his office said Wednesday, the same day state health officials urged people to wear face mask…

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