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Tyler Graf

county government reporter

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@col_clarkgov

Recent Stories

Graser endorses Atkins to lead sheriff's office

By Tyler Graf August 26, 2014 7:56 p.m.

Retired Clark County Sheriff's Office commander and former sheriff candidate John Graser officially threw his support behind Chuck Atkins late Monday night, endorsing the candidate in a Facebook post that criticized Atkins' opponent, Sgt. Shane Gardner, for lacking the experience to lead the office.

Safety job one inside A Pod 1

By Tyler Graf August 26, 2014 6 a.m.

The color palette of the Clark County Jail's redesigned anti-suicide wing ranges from baby to cerulean, a two-toned infusion of blue intended to soothe an anguished mind.

Roadwork slows traffic on Northwest Second Avenue

By Tyler Graf August 25, 2014 12:05 p.m.

Drivers can expect detour signs when traveling in one Clark County neighborhood.

Clark County to pay legal bills in Spencer case

By Tyler Graf August 21, 2014 8 p.m.

Clark County will finance the legal defense of two former Clark County Sheriff's Office employees, one of whom a jury in February found to have fabricated evidence against Clyde Ray Spencer, a former Vancouver police officer wrongfully imprisoned for molesting his children in the 1980s. The second was also found liable.

'Sherlook' homes inspections help county save time

By Tyler Graf August 21, 2014 4:40 p.m.

As Jason Wann walked through the Hazel Ridge townhome he's building through Krippner Homes, he made sure his iPhone's camera caught every last detail of his tour: the house's address, his inspection permit card and, most important for this virtual building inspection, the bit of insulation by the stairwell.

Clark County nixes survey on fireworks changes

By Tyler Graf August 20, 2014 8:21 p.m.

Clark County Commissioner David Madore said Wednesday that he no longer supports using an online survey to gather feedback about possible changes to the county's fireworks ordinance for unincorporated areas, out of fear that people could skew the results by voting multiple times.

Port of Ridgefield, state at odds over Carty Lake

By Tyler Graf August 20, 2014 6 a.m.

Clark County has given the Port of Ridgefield up to three months to resolve a dispute with the Department of Ecology over whether to place Carty Lake in the county's shoreline program, a state-mandated directory of regulated waterways.

New snag for bridge plan?

By Tyler Graf and Stephanie Rice August 17, 2014 6 a.m.

A mixed-use development at Southeast 192nd Avenue just north of Highway 14 appears to illustrate another problem for Clark County Commissioner David Madore's east county bridge proposal.

Vancouver questions legality of Uber rideshare service

By Tyler Graf August 14, 2014 6:55 p.m.

Vancouver could put the skids on a popular ridesharing service less than a month after it announced its arrival to the city.

Judge strikes $9 million award to Spencer

By Tyler Graf August 13, 2014 8:48 p.m.

A U.S. District Court judge has vacated a $9 million jury award in the case of former Vancouver police officer Clyde Ray Spencer, who spent nearly 20 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of sexual abuse.

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