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Tyler Graf

county government reporter


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GOP adds to claims against Clark County auditor

By Lauren Dake and Tyler Graf December 3, 2014 7:55 p.m.

The Clark County Republican Party added to a list of alleged violations it believes County Auditor Greg Kimsey, himself a Republican, committed in the run-up to the passage of the home-rule charter.

Clark County commissioners approve 'austere' budget

By Tyler Graf December 2, 2014 9:23 p.m.

Clark County Budget Director Bob Stevens on Tuesday told commissioners the two-year budget before them provided "flexibility to react to changing circumstances."

Rivers announces candidacy for top county council spot

By Tyler Graf December 2, 2014 9:27 p.m.

State Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, announced Tuesday that she would run for the chairperson position of the newly formed Clark County council.

Parking at premium near Union High

By Tyler Graf November 26, 2014 2 p.m.

Residents of a Clark County subdivision between Vancouver and Camas are considering rules that would dictate who could park in their neighborhood — but their plans might not stop there.

County audit critical of fee waiver for developers

By Craig Brown and Tyler Graf November 25, 2014 4:38 p.m.

Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey on Tuesday officially released his department’s report of the county’s Job Creation-Fee Waiver program. The release of the highly critical report had been postponed for weeks due to County Commissioner David Madore’s desire to spearhead an “independent analysis” of the audit’s findings.

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.

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