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.
Candidates for Drainage Improvement Districts 5, Drainage District 2 and Diking Improvement District 14 commissions must file paperwork with the Clark County Elections Department during filing week, 8 a.m. Dec. 9 to 5 p.m. Dec. 13.
The infant daughter of U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler was moved from the hospital to an outpatient facility in California last week, and the Camas Republican hopes she can bring her daughter home to Southwest Washington by Christmas, her spokesman said Monday.
By JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press
November 24, 2013 9:01 p.m.
SEATTLE — President Barack Obama sounded a nostalgic personal note Sunday night and offered a rare self-assessment while criticizing congressional Republicans as an "impediment" to governing during the start of a West Coast fundraising tour for the Democratic Party.