A Clark County commissioner expressed interest in charging polluters, specifically newspapers, a special fee months before the Department of Environmental Services proposed the idea at a March 19 work session.
In 12 months, Vancouver Assistant City Attorney John Farra’s salary increased by 47 percent. The reasons his annual salary soared from $61,812 to $91,164 included a cost-of-living increase, merit raise and expanded duties, but the biggest factor was a salary adjustment.
Gov. Jay Inslee, who will have the ultimate say over the construction of what would be the Northwest's largest oil-by-rail transfer terminal in Vancouver, hasn't taken a stand on the project. But members of the state's Congressional delegation are weighing in.
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., on Wednesday took public testimony and asked questions at Vancouver City Hall during her first field hearing as chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Months after the Clark County Planning Commission recommended not to expand mining zones through Livingston Mountain, the issue will come back before the county Thursday at a joint meeting of the planning commission and the board of commissioners.