This week’s Clark Talks, Dameon Pesanti talks with Jake Thomas, the Columbian’s politics reporter, about the Washington Legislature’s failure to pass a state capital budget and what that means for Clark County. They also dig into the reason given for the impasse — the state Supreme Court’s Hirst decision, which concerns water rights.
The Bible describes the Great Flood, when it rained for 40 days. We are on the flip side of that 40 days with no rain since June 16. There will be no rainfall for the rest of the month into early August, so with today’s 41 days without measurable rain, we will be entering the record books of long dry spells.
Shantel Okorie, a Clark College student who filed for election to the Vancouver Public Schools board, is actively seeking election to the position after previously telling The Columbian she had decided not to campaign.