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Tyler Graf

county government reporter


Recent Stories

Ridgefield, B.G. call out county over zoning

By Tyler Graf November 23, 2014 6 a.m.

The future of a 20-acre swatch of rural land near the intersection of Northeast 219th Street and Northeast 10th Avenue has the cities of Battle Ground and Ridgefield crying foul.

Clark County councilor posts start to draw interest

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

In politics, futures change on a dime. And in Clark County, that's abundantly clear. Two weeks after Clark County swept through changes to county governance in the form of a home rule charter, whisper campaigns have begun spreading murmurs about potential candidates considering bids for the two new county council positions created by the charter.

GOP donation complaint under review

By Tyler Graf November 19, 2014 6:08 p.m.

Following a delay, the state Public Disclosure Commission is back to processing a complaint filed against Clark County Commissioner David Madore and developer Clyde Holland, which alleges the two illegally earmarked money contributed to the state Republican Party for commissioner candidate Jeanne Stewart's campaign.

New lay of the land for Clark County government

By Tyler Graf November 19, 2014 6 a.m.

The form and function of county government was the issue du jour during the general election, with the topic of whether voters should approve a home-rule charter reaching harried political heights.

Clark County passes panhandling ordinance

By Tyler Graf November 18, 2014 7:09 p.m.

Clark County commissioners Tuesday approved an ordinance explicitly forbidding people from soliciting in streets, following months of discussions and a complete overhaul of what the ordinance originally proposed.

Vancouver Bicycle Club raises safety concerns

By Tyler Graf November 18, 2014 6 a.m.

Glenn Teague admits that he probably made a cyclist's mistake — one that could have cost him dearly.

Party fetes outgoing interim commissioner Barnes

By Tyler Graf November 17, 2014 6:14 p.m.

The days of Ed Barnes, county commissioner, are numbered. Soon, he'll go back to his previous life as a civic leader, rabble rouser and, perhaps most important, granddad.

Energy efficiency program coming to county

By Tyler Graf November 17, 2014 6 a.m.

At the start of the New Year, Clark County will provide homeowners with a new resource in fighting the battle of energy inefficiency.

Clark County Jail plans better services for mentally ill

By Tyler Graf November 14, 2014 8:57 p.m.

When a representative of the National Institute of Corrections visited the Clark County Jail over the summer, she found a detox center in disarray, housing units teeming with inmates, and a facility buckling under the pressure of overcrowding and a lack of direct supervision of inmates.

Commissioners fail to respond to fee-waiver audit

By Tyler Graf November 12, 2014 7:52 p.m.

Mum's the word — at least for now. Clark County commissioners missed Wednesday's deadline to respond to a scathing audit of a year-and-a-half-old county program that eliminates traffic impact and permit fees on nonresidential development. The program, considered a job-creation measure by Commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke, has been heavily touted by its supporters as a reason for the turnaround in the local economy.

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