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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Tyler Graf September 3, 2014 7:20 p.m.
Clark County will auction property belonging to anti-government activist David Darby later this month, potentially capping a multiyear dispute arising over more than $20,000 in unpaid property taxes and fines.
By Tyler Graf August 28, 2014 6:56 p.m.
Clark County Commissioner David Madore is floating a new proposal to regulate fireworks in unincorporated areas by bisecting the county and having different discharge dates for areas north and south of 179th Street.
By Tyler Graf August 26, 2014 7:56 p.m.
Retired Clark County Sheriff's Office commander and former sheriff candidate John Graser officially threw his support behind Chuck Atkins late Monday night, endorsing the candidate in a Facebook post that criticized Atkins' opponent, Sgt. Shane Gardner, for lacking the experience to lead the office.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Tyler Graf August 6, 2014 8:35 p.m.
November’s vote on Clark County Commissioner David Madore’s vision for a third bridge across the Columbia River is facing a last-minute hurdle.
By Tyler Graf August 5, 2014 10:19 p.m.
Former commander, sergeant move on to general election
By Tyler Graf August 2, 2014 12:28 a.m.
County Auditor Greg Kimsey plans to place a two-page explanation of a proposed home-rule charter in the general election voters' pamphlet, despite questions from Commissioner David Madore as to whether that might look like advocacy.
By Tyler Graf July 29, 2014 6:58 p.m.
With a 2-1 vote, Clark County commissioners Tuesday approved placing an advisory vote on November's general election ballot intended to gauge the public's desire to pursue the development of a $860 million third bridge over the Columbia River.
Offers by United Grain Corp. to pay the Clark County Sheriff's Office to escort grain inspectors past picket lines at its Port of Vancouver facility have fallen on deaf ears.
By Tyler Graf July 22, 2014 10:18 p.m.
Election ballots are trickling back into the Clark County Elections Department as candidates continue ramping up efforts to get out the vote.
By Tyler Graf July 20, 2014 6 a.m.
Attorneys for two men who spent 17 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of rape filed court documents Thursday accusing Clark County's risk manager and its insurance providers of working together to deny a multimillion dollar settlement.
By Tyler Graf July 17, 2014 8:54 p.m.
A former freeholder who is leading the charge to torpedo changes to the Clark County charter is the choice to fill a new position within county government.
By Tyler Graf July 16, 2014 7 p.m.
Like catching a glimpse of Halley's Comet, the opportunity to pick a new Clark County sheriff has only come around once in the last generation.
By Tyler Graf July 15, 2014 7:26 p.m.
Clark County Commissioner David Madore is inviting the public to attend an informational meeting about a proposed bistate bridge spanning the Columbia River from Southeast 192nd Avenue.
By Tyler Graf July 8, 2014 8:51 p.m.
Stormwater bills in Clark County will be increasing for the first time in 14 years, the result of inflation, more stringent state and federal regulations, and a lawsuit settlement.
By Tyler Graf July 8, 2014 7:04 p.m.
What a difference a month makes. Residents of Livingston Mountain gave a standing ovation Tuesday to the Board of Clark County Commissioners. The showing of support followed a monthlong break between two hearings that, in part, were intended to decide whether to allow expanded mining operations on the mountain. Board Chairman Tom Mielke had abruptly ended a June meeting following several hours of public testimony, leading many residents at that meeting to boo him.