southwest Washington

Four women in red shirts carry picket signs.

One of the educators on strike in southwest Washington is a state lawmaker

BY: - August 31, 2023

It’s a familiar sight: a Democratic lawmaker walks a picket line, champions labor rights and meets with workers on strike.  But it’s not often a state representative participates in a walkout because they’re one of those workers.  Enter Rep. Monica Stonier, a Vancouver Democrat.  Stonier is an instructional coach, providing professional development training to teachers […]

Gluesenkamp Perez piles up campaign cash as reelection battle looms

BY: - July 17, 2023

Two Democratic House members expected to be Republican targets in next year’s congressional elections are outraising potential opponents by comfortable margins, newly released campaign finance reports show. U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, whose unexpected win in 2022 flipped a Republican-held seat, reported $705,000 raised in the three-month period ending June 30 in filings with the […]

Gluesenkamp Perez dishes on gas prices, energy policy and electric vehicles

BY: - July 7, 2023

Democratic U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez is making an impression on colleagues seven months into her first term, as she tries to forge a political identity as an independent voice for her southwest Washington district. “I hope you take this positively but your congresswoman is a pest,” U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell told a crowd gathered […]