Katy Sword, The Columbian

Katy Sword

The Columbian

Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Katy:

Vancouver’s spending on outside lawyers, settlements with employees examined

In three years, the city of Vancouver has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on attorney fees investigating — and in some cases, settling — discrimination and harassment lawsuits filed against it → Read More

Turlay says he’ll seek third term on Vancouver City Council

Two candidates have already announced their intentions to run for Vancouver City Council Position 6 this year. The seat is held by Bill Turlay, who until now had been mum on his re-election plans. → Read More

Fox announces another run at spot on Vancouver City Council

For the fourth time in little more than a year, Sarah Fox is making a bid for Vancouver City Council. → Read More

Herrera Beutler running in 2020

First things first, Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, has a rumor to quash: She will be seeking re-election in 2020 despite rumors that she’s going to retire. → Read More

Herrera Beutler asks Portland to reconsider task force vote

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, is asking the Portland City Council to reconsider a recent controversial decision. → Read More

Skyview seniors’ fish-care app wins congressional challenge

When 5-year-olds ask for a pet, they often receive a fish. → Read More

Vancouver rally protests Trump’s national emergency declaration

Dressed in layers, hats and gloves, about two hundred people gathered in Esther Short Park Monday to protest President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration for border wall funding. → Read More

Vancouver police officer files suit alleging sex discrimination

Another gender discrimination lawsuit was filed against the city of Vancouver last month, this time by a police officer, alleging discrimination based on sex, harassment and retaliation. → Read More

Washington leaders question Trump’s plan to declare emergency for wall funding

Washington leadership began questioning President Donald Trump’s constitutional authority almost immediately after he announced plans to declare a national emergency to pay for a border wall. → Read More

Herrera Beutler bill aims to encourage living organ donations

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, introduced bipartisan legislation Thursday to protect living organ donors. → Read More

Perez running for Vancouver City Council Position 6 seat

Diana Perez, a former finalist to fill Alisha Topper’s seat on the Vancouver City Council, has announced her candidacy for the Position 6 seat held by Bill Turlay. → Read More

Bart Hansen will seek re-election to city council seat

Bart Hansen will seek re-election to the Vancouver City Council. → Read More

Vancouver Farmers Market to relocate

The Vancouver Farmers Market is celebrating its 30th anniversary in an unexpected way — with a move. → Read More

Vancouver staff present Heights District proposal

For the seventh time, city of Vancouver staff presented plans to redevelop the Heights District to the city council. With each presentation, the options narrow. Monday night, staff had narrowed the pr → Read More

Herrera Beutler moves to reinstate rail safety rules

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, has reintroduced a bill to reinstate oil train safety regulations. The rules, implemented by the Obama administration in 2015, were rolled back last year. → Read More

Lebowsky, Paulsen sworn in to Vancouver City Council

Nestled in between workshops, the pledge of allegiance and public hearings, the Vancouver City Council formally swore in two of its members Monday evening. → Read More

C-Tran to present option for second bus rapid transit line

After months of outreach and deliberation, C-Tran will begin introducing its preferred option for a second bus rapid transit line. → Read More

Paulsen ready to take seat on Vancouver City Council

Erik Paulsen describes himself as a deliberative decision-maker. Each facet of a decision needs time and attention before a conclusion can be drawn. Which is why it took him four years to move forward → Read More

Nonstop mayor: McEnerny-Ogle powers through first year

Most days, Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle starts her day at 7 a.m., and there's barely enough room on her calendar to fit in the tasks before her. A meeting here, a ribbon-cutting there, a cu → Read More

Shutdown raises housing concerns for Cantwell, Murray

Members of Congress, including Washington’s Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, sent a bicameral letter to President Donald Trump on Friday that highlighted the consequences of the ongoing governme → Read More