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Tyler Graf

county government reporter

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@col_clarkgov

Recent Stories

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.

Deal will allow nonprofit to build ball fields for those with disabilities

By Tyler Graf September 10, 2014 6 a.m.

The expanse of flat, brown grass and dirt doesn't look like a place where dreams materialize, but for Craig Mills, the humble field is a sign that miracles can happen.

Clark County OKs hirings to meet jail staffing needs

By Tyler Graf September 9, 2014 7:30 p.m.

The Board of Clark County Commissioners on Tuesday authorized the sheriff's office to hire eight new deputies and one jail commander, a move that corrections officials say will allow the jail to expand the number of inmates it can keep behind bars.

Clark County Jail administrators hope to add personnel

By Tyler Graf September 8, 2014 8:23 p.m.

For the first time since budget cuts led to layoffs at the Clark County Sheriff's Office in the wake of the Great Recession, jail administrators want to use state money to relieve the pressure of a growing inmate population by hiring eight new corrections deputies and a jail commander.

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