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Tyler Graf

county government reporter


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Third auction set for anti-government activist's land

By Tyler Graf September 29, 2014 6:36 p.m.

Selling a tax-foreclosed property at auction is proving difficult for the Clark County Treasurer's Office.

Money spent on county recycling ads before OK was given

By Tyler Graf September 25, 2014 5:38 p.m.

Comcast subscribers flipping through the media giant's cable offerings can expect to see advertisements for everything from beer to cars to pet food. But Clark County's recycling efforts? That's something altogether different.

Partisans flock to home rule charter debate

By Tyler Graf September 24, 2014 5:21 p.m.

BATTLE GROUND -- Any thoughts that a debate about proposed changes to Clark County government would sway public opinion were quashed Tuesday night at the Battle Ground Community Center, where partisans on both sides of the issue convened to bicker.

Sheriff candidate Gardner announces undersheriff pick

By Tyler Graf September 17, 2014 8:11 p.m.

Clark County sheriff candidate Shane Gardner announced today his choice for undersheriff.

Clark County creates two zones for fireworks

By Tyler Graf September 16, 2014 7:55 p.m.

Months of speculation about how the county would revamp its ordinance on fireworks ended Tuesday when the Clark County commissioners voted to create a zone where discharging fireworks would be limited to two days a year.

Clark County auctions off anti-government activist's home

By Tyler Graf September 16, 2014 7:02 p.m.

A longtime anti-government activist's house was sold at a public auction Tuesday, potentially ending Clark County's years-long effort to collect back property tax payments from the man.

Fairgrounds management audit finds profitability, concerns

By Tyler Graf September 15, 2014 6:50 p.m.

An audit of the decade-old nonprofit group that manages the Clark County fairgrounds presents a mixed-bag, showing that while the organization is successfully making money, more could be done to safeguard it.

Anti-charter PAC fights Clark County home rule

By Tyler Graf September 12, 2014 7:41 p.m.

A new political action committee has formed to fight a proposed overhaul of Clark County government.

Henriksen honored as statesman of the year

By Tyler Graf September 11, 2014 7:34 p.m.

The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce named former Camas Mayor Nan Henriksen "Statesman of the Year" for her work in shepherding a bipartisan board of freeholders through the process of drafting a proposed county charter.

Will wrongly imprisoned man have to pay court costs?

By Tyler Graf September 10, 2014 6:08 p.m.

In February, a U.S. District Court jury in Tacoma handed Clyde Ray Spencer a $9-million award, a monetary atonement of sorts for the 20 years the former Vancouver police officer spent in prison for a crime he says he didn't commit.

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