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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Tyler Graf November 14, 2014 8:57 p.m.
When a representative of the National Institute of Corrections visited the Clark County Jail over the summer, she found a detox center in disarray, housing units teeming with inmates, and a facility buckling under the pressure of overcrowding and a lack of direct supervision of inmates.
By Tyler Graf November 12, 2014 7:52 p.m.
Mum's the word — at least for now. Clark County commissioners missed Wednesday's deadline to respond to a scathing audit of a year-and-a-half-old county program that eliminates traffic impact and permit fees on nonresidential development. The program, considered a job-creation measure by Commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke, has been heavily touted by its supporters as a reason for the turnaround in the local economy.
By Tyler Graf November 4, 2014 11:20 p.m.
Come Jan. 1, changes will come to county government.At least that's the way it looks after the first election returns Tuesday, which indicated a home rule charter was passing. The charter measure has received 55.79 percent of the vote, with an estimated 45,000 ballots to be counted.
By Tyler Graf November 4, 2014 10:45 p.m.
Craig Pridemore held a lead over Jeanne Stewart in a Clark County commissioner race pitting two familiar faces.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Tyler Graf October 15, 2014 6:49 p.m.
There's one thing you can't say about the two candidates vying for Clark County commissioner: Neither lacks public service experience.
By Tyler Graf October 11, 2014 7:06 p.m.
The bulbous plastic dog bone 5-year-old Sydney Pearce was gripping like a weightlifter in training proved too tantalizing for Holbrook, a 14-month-old black Lab.
By Tyler Graf October 9, 2014 8 p.m.
Controversial rocker Ted Nugent didn't play a note at the Clark County Fair, but that didn't prevent him from collecting a settlement worth $45,000.
Water damage brought down the Clark County server this afternoon, taking county websites and email off-line.
By Tyler Graf October 7, 2014 7:12 p.m.
When it comes to making changes to how Clark County government operates, Nan Henriksen, a proponent of a proposed home rule charter, told The Columbian's editorial board Tuesday that it was a matter of good government, one that would decrease "cronyism and favoritism."
By Tyler Graf October 7, 2014 6 a.m.
It's never too late in life to play a friendly game of softball.
By Tyler Graf October 1, 2014 8:32 p.m.
Clark County commissioner candidates Jeanne Stewart and Craig Pridemore find themselves in unusual political waters with the election just a month and a half away.
By Tyler Graf September 30, 2014 7:47 p.m.
Nearly four months after community activist and labor leader Ed Barnes was appointed to fill a vacant Clark County commissioner post, he made a point Tuesday of stepping down from behind the dais to address his colleagues from a place familiar to him — the public testimony table.
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.
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.
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.
By Tyler Graf September 17, 2014 8:11 p.m.
Clark County sheriff candidate Shane Gardner announced today his choice for undersheriff.
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.