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Tyler Graf

county government reporter


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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.

Charter backers rake in money

By Tyler Graf August 13, 2014 8:06 p.m.

For the past few months, backers of a measure that would significantly change the county's form of government have been quietly amassing a war chest.

Clark County Fair breaks ticket sales, food records

By Tyler Graf August 12, 2014 7:47 p.m.

County fairs are known for being the home to record-setting produce and animals, but this year the Clark County Fair set several records of its own.

County acts on massage parlors

By Tyler Graf August 12, 2014 5:40 p.m.

Clark County has taken an initial step in putting the squeeze on illicit massage businesses.

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