Details are sparse on negotiations over a state transportation package that would raise the gas tax and pay for new projects across the state, but a recent draft circulated among lawmakers included less money for Southwest Washington than other parts of the state.
Forget about the Columbia River Crossing, C-Tran's light rail decisions and whether county commissioners should have hired state Sen. Don Benton to head the Environmental Services Department. All of that should be irrelevant to the group of 15 freeholders tasked with drafting new rules for Clark County government.
On the evening of Oct. 7, Christopher Clifford entered the public eye locally when he stood at a microphone and delivered an impassioned speech to Clark County legislators that drew a round of applause from a crowd of some 200 people.
Merriam-Webster defines integrity. The Oxford English Dictionary defines integrity. And now the Clark County commissioners define "integrity" in one part of a 13-page, nonbinding resolution that commissioners have finally passed by a 2-1 vote after more than a month of acrimony.
Two Washougal city councilors want to rescind a $7,500 subsidy to a social service organization because it provides pregnant women a list of low-income medical clinics, some of which offer patients information about where to seek abortions.
One school board race in Vancouver is so close that Clark County elections officials will need to recount the ballots by hand, they announced Tuesday, when the canvassing board certified Nov. 5 election results.