By Stephanie Rice March 11, 2014 6:06 p.m.
Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey said Tuesday he will seek re-election this fall.
By Stephanie Rice March 7, 2014 6:03 p.m.
Kathleen Zellner, a Chicago-area attorney who won a $9 million jury verdict for Clyde Ray Spencer in federal court, has agreed to reduce her request for fees and costs from $2.49 million to $1.73 million.
By Stephanie Rice March 3, 2014 1:58 p.m.
Clark County Commissioner Steve Stuart, assistant VPD Chief Chris Sutter remain in the running
By Stephanie Rice February 26, 2014 7:34 p.m.
The parents of Marius C. Asanachescu, a mentally ill Vancouver man who was killed two years ago while in custody at the Clark County Jail, will receive $700,000 from the county and its jail medical provider.
By Stephanie Rice February 24, 2014 9:07 p.m.
The Vancouver City Council voted 6-1 Monday to move on to a public hearing on what would be Clark County's first ordinance setting out guidelines for marijuana retailers, growers and processors under Initiative 502. The hearing will be at 7 p.m. Monday, March 3, at City Hall, 415 W. Sixth St.
By Stephanie Rice February 24, 2014 7:28 p.m.
Several months after a federal judge suggested a solution to feuding organizers with similar-sounding festivals, organizers have taken his advice and agreed to drop a lawsuit.
By Stephanie Rice February 21, 2014 6:25 p.m.
Clark County will finance post-trial motions following a $9 million verdict awarded to a former Vancouver man who spent nearly 20 years in prison after he was wrongfully convicted of sexually abusing his two children and a stepson.
By Stephanie Rice February 19, 2014 9:30 a.m.
The legal team that took Clyde Ray Spencer's case on a contingency basis wants to be certain it gets paid. In a motion for fees and costs filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, Spencer's lead attorney, Kathleen Zellner, asked for $2.49 million. That includes a multiplier of 1.5 for attorney fees, which, she argues, courts have allowed for factors including the undesirability of the case, the inability of attorneys to take on additional clients in light of the demands of the case and the potential for receiving no payment.
By Stephanie Rice February 17, 2014 7:57 p.m.
Clyde Ray Spencer's attorney said Monday she's preparing a writ of execution on the $9 million verdict Clark County commissioners have said they won't pay.
The Board of Clark County Commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to not pay a $9 million judgment awarded to Clyde Ray Spencer this month in U.S. District Court.
By Stephanie Rice February 10, 2014 10:15 p.m.
The Vancouver City Council will take a more prominent role in the state-level permitting process of a proposal for an $110 million oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver.
By Stephanie Rice January 30, 2014 8:20 p.m.
TACOMA — A jury of four men and four women watched Thursday as images flashed on a screen: Ray Spencer smiling with his young children, his pigtailed daughter whispering a secret in his ear, his son in a Little League uniform, posing in a batter's stance.
By Stephanie Rice January 22, 2014 8:17 p.m.
A Wednesday discussion on allowing smaller minimum lot sizes in certain agricultural and forest zones included a lesson on property taxes for Clark County Commissioners Tom Mielke and David Madore, both of whom questioned why property taxes would increase even if property owners didn't decide to split up their land.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday that local jurisdictions have the authority to shut out licensed marijuana businesses.
By Stephanie Rice January 14, 2014 7:16 p.m.
With uncertainty over how far local jurisdictions can go in regulating state-licensed marijuana businesses, the city of Vancouver seems likely to simply follow state law.
By Stephanie Rice January 6, 2014 9:38 p.m.
The Vancouver City Council will have a new delegation this year on the C-Tran Board of Directors, arguably the highest-profile assignment councilors can receive.
By Stephanie Rice January 6, 2014 9:22 p.m.
A former Vancouver Police Department officer who spent nearly 20 years in prison for sexually abusing his children — charges that since have been dismissed — will be in federal court this week facing two former sheriff's detectives who worked to put him behind bars.
By Stephanie Rice December 18, 2013 5:54 p.m.
Settlement announced in long-running litigation over county stormwater rules
By Stephanie Rice December 16, 2013 9:09 p.m.
In how good of a condition should Vancouver keep its streets?
By Stephanie Rice December 9, 2013 9:59 p.m.
Outgoing Vancouver City Council members will have their names and years of service on engraved bricks in Propstra Square across from City Hall, a tradition that will start with Jeanne Harris and Jeanne Stewart.
By Stephanie Rice December 7, 2013 7:02 p.m.
Starting the week of Thanksgiving through mid-January, Clark County residents generate more than 500 additional tons of garbage compared to other 10-week stretches of the year, said Josy Wright, waste reduction manager for Waste Connections.
By Stephanie Rice December 6, 2013 6 a.m.
A prominent section of the Christmas tree in Esther Short Park now glows along with the rest of the large Douglas fir.