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Tyler Graf

county government reporter

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@col_clarkgov

Recent Stories

Report on fee waivers delayed at Madore's request

By Tyler Graf October 30, 2014 6:16 p.m.

A much talked about but little seen report will stay that way a little while longer. The audit of a Clark County program that eliminates fees for the construction of nonresidential buildings won’t be released for another two weeks, at the behest of Republican Commissioner David Madore.

Commissioners, other officials spar over pay

By Tyler Graf October 28, 2014 6:27 p.m.

Three Clark County officials Tuesday balked at the county commissioners’ proposal to lower pay for the District 3 seat, saying it would also reduce their salaries.

Ann Rivers on home rule charter: I'm neutral

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

State Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, is clarifying her position on the proposed home rule charter that she helped craft amid claims that she is actively opposing it.

Former state senator files ethics complaint

By Tyler Graf October 24, 2014 6:22 p.m.

Former state Sen. Al Bauer filed an ethics complaint with the state’s Public Disclosure Commission on Friday alleging that campaign contributions from Clark County Commissioner David Madore and real estate developer Clyde Holland to the state Republican Party were illegally funneled to Jeanne Stewart’s county commissioner campaign.

State GOP support to Stewart hits $89,000

By Tyler Graf October 22, 2014 8:02 p.m.

Money keeps flowing into Republican Clark County commissioner candidate Jeanne Stewart's campaign coffers, and that could result in a change to her opponent Craig Pridemore's election strategy.

Sheriff's candidates agree that big changes lie ahead

By Tyler Graf October 22, 2014 6:14 p.m.

When Sheriff Garry Lucas announced earlier in the year he wouldn't seek reelection, questions swirled about who would replace him.

Madore's contribution to state GOP raises eyebrows

By Tyler Graf October 21, 2014 7:05 p.m.

Whether party money taints a politician's credibility as an independent thinker is a question that's long-plagued candidates. Both Stewart and Pridemore have downplayed the partisan nature of the race, saying they were not solely aligned with party politics.

Darby declines to stop suing county

By Tyler Graf October 19, 2014 6:03 p.m.

The Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is calling a lawsuit filed by anti-government activist David Darby "frivolous" and has asked that he drop it or pay the county's legal fees.

Spotlight on Clark County charter vote

By Tyler Graf October 19, 2014 12:14 a.m.

The political battle of the season is not taking place between opposing candidates. Rather, it's focused on how county government operates.

Economist doubts east county bridge is viable

By Tyler Graf October 19, 2014 12:13 a.m.

Republican Clark County Commissioner David Madore has called his proposal for an east county bridge across the Columbia River an ideal fit for the community, a viable and cost-effective way of relieving cross-state congestion.

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