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Southwest Washington Republicans spoke about their priorities leading up to November’s general election during a town hall last week in Battle Ground. The town hall was hosted by 19th District … more
While 18th and 20th district legislators disagreed with many bills that passed during the 2024 short legislative session, which concluded March 7, the lawmakers were pleased that many area … more
January Clark County acquires state land along Hantwick Trail The land around the Hantwick Trail by Moulton Falls was secured for recreational use, as the Washington State Board of Natural … more
Rep. Greg Cheney, R-Battle Ground, is proposing legislation during the upcoming 2024 legislative session that would maintain or reduce rents for tenants while providing property tax relief for … more
Larch Corrections Center in Yacolt Closes The Washington State Department of Corrections announced on June 26 that Larch Corrections Center, a minimum security prison in Yacolt, would close. … more
Nineteenth Legislative District state Sen. Jeff Wilson, R-Longview, has prefiled legislation he says will help overhaul the state’s Sunshine Committee and streamline public disclosure requests. … more
Washington legislators announced Friday that they have secured federal funds to help replace the Interstate 5 Bridge between Clark County and Portland. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-03) and … more
Richland Republican Semi Bird takes his position as a political outsider in stride in his campaign. In that position, he’s found a kindred spirit in Joe Kent, with whom he shares more than … more
The last big travel weekend of summer is approaching: Labor Day weekend, and county and state agencies advise travelers to take basic precautions before hitting the roads. The Clark-Cowlitz Fire … more
Vanessa Munson, a Prairie High School graduate and current sergeant in the U.S. Army, increased her status from Miss Clark County to Miss Washington on Saturday, July 1, during a pageant in Olympia. … more
Planning trips from the North Clark County area to Mount St. Helens this year has been challenging. A landslide on the Spirit Lake Highway closed access to Johnston Ridge just after The … more
National Geographic states Earth first formed 4.5 billion years ago, and humans have been around for about 300,000 of those. That’s less than 0.007% of all the time on Earth. The single … more
Media outlets across the nation called Southwest Washington’s most recent congressional race a major upset. Two political rookies sought the seat held by Jaime Herrera Buetler, R-Battle … more
After seals and sea lions were spotted 70 miles up the Cowlitz River last week, anglers, lawmakers and state officials expressed concern for one of Washington’s most precious, most delicate … more
Playing video games and simplifying technical language are some ways to solve the gap in the manufacturing workforce, according to those who work on both sides of the equation. During a … more
Mount St. Helens is pictured from above in 1980 prior to its eruption in this photo from the Washington State Archives. more
The Cascade Mountains form a kingdom and the trees below are subjects. Nobility lives high up in a castle.  To get to the palace, one must cross rivers and forests. There he rests on sheets … more
Come Nov. 8, Washington’s 3rd Congressional District will have a new representative in Congress for the first time since the 2010 election of Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground. The … more
As fishers are carnivorous cousins of wolverines and predators of porcupines, one may think researchers would be hesitant about tromping through the Gifford Pinchot National Forest to find them. … more
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