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.
Waiving fees on new commercial development is expected to cost Clark County, but that hasn't stopped the program's top supporter from directing staff to look more closely at how such waivers could pencil out.
BNSF Railway officials emphasized a safety-first mentality, billions of dollars' worth of capital investments and a pledge to spend millions training first responders in the event of an oil spill during a workshop Monday with the Vancouver City Council.
Clark County treasurer: Clark County Treasurer Doug Lasher announced Saturday he would seek re-election.Lasher, a Democrat, has served as the county's treasurer for the past 30 years.In a news release announcing his candidacy, Lasher said he had worked with local and statewide legislators to advocate legislation to make it easier for taxpayers to pay property taxes. This was done by allowing electronic billing, a partial payment program, electronic payments and a delinquent property tax program.