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The pieces may be falling in place for U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler.

Herrera Beutler sees big Q1 haul, raises $744,754

The pieces may be falling in place for U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler.

April 17, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, the Republican congresswoman from Battle Ground, dominated the first quarter of fundraising in a bid to defend her seat from three GOP challengers in the 2022 primary. Read story

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The Columbian file photos)

Lawmakers Kraft, Wilson say Inslee’s emergency powers need a check

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The Columbian file photos)

April 14, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

A push from Southwest Washington’s lawmakers to establish more oversight on Gov. Jay Inslee’s emergency powers has failed to pick up much traction in the current legislative session, and the effort appears on track to die when the session concludes on April 25. Read story

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Vancouver more than doubles cleaning service contract, citing COVID-19

Vancouver City Hall (iStock.com)

April 12, 2021, 9:35pm Clark County News

Vancouver more than doubled the dollar amount of its annual contract with the company responsible for cleaning its municipal buildings, a change that city leaders say is linked to more stringent sanitation requirements during COVID-19. Read story

In this photo taken March 23, 2020, cherry trees bloom next to the Capitol building in Olympia, Wash.

Pair of carbon-emissions bills pass Senate

In this photo taken March 23, 2020, cherry trees bloom next to the Capitol building in Olympia, Wash.

April 9, 2021, 7:10pm Clark County News

Two major climate bills championed by Gov. Jay Inslee passed the state Senate late Thursday, bringing Democrats one step closer to a long sought cap-and-trade program and a low-carbon fuel standard. Read story

Vancouver Housing Authority’s 106-unit Fourth Plain Commons development, 2220 Norris Road in central Vancouver received $1.5 million in affordable housing grant funds from the city of Vancouver. The city allocated a total of $6.2 million to 14 projects.

Vancouver OKs $6.22M for housing, shelter projects

Vancouver Housing Authority’s 106-unit Fourth Plain Commons development, 2220 Norris Road in central Vancouver received $1.5 million in affordable housing grant funds from the city of Vancouver. The city allocated a total of $6.2 million to 14 projects.

April 6, 2021, 6:34pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council has awarded $6.22 million to housing and shelter projects, completing its annual allocation process from the city’s Affordable Housing Fund. Read story

Mike Pond (The Columbian files)

Pond announces second run for Vancouver City Council

Mike Pond (The Columbian files)

April 6, 2021, 6:31pm Clark County News

A young Vancouver man threw his hat into the ring for Vancouver City Council, joining two other candidates running for the seat currently held by Councilor Laurie Lebowsky. Read story

Vancouver resident Eric Surface, left, shares drinks with Adam Young at The Grocery Cocktail & Social on Thursday in Vancouver.

Vancouver’s Street Eats program for outdoor dining extended for 3 years

Vancouver resident Eric Surface, left, shares drinks with Adam Young at The Grocery Cocktail & Social on Thursday in Vancouver.

April 5, 2021, 7:30pm Clark County Business

A program originally established to help keep restaurants in downtown Vancouver alive through the pandemic has proved so popular that city leaders decided to extend it for another three years. Read story

The old Fire Station 1 building pictured Dec. 17. The Oliva family, who owns the neighboring Hi-School Pharmacy headquarters, purchased the property from the city for $1.25 million.

Vancouver City Council agrees to sell old Fire Station 1

The old Fire Station 1 building pictured Dec. 17. The Oliva family, who owns the neighboring Hi-School Pharmacy headquarters, purchased the property from the city for $1.25 million.

April 5, 2021, 7:18pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council finally offloaded a 53-year-old asset Monday evening when the council agreed to sell the original Fire Station 1 property for $1.255 million. Read story

Clark County Councilor Temple Lentz, from left, joins Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler as they tour the Tower Mall vaccination site on Monday in Vancouver. The site also offers rapid COVID-19 testing.

Herrera Beutler tours Tower Mall vaccination site

Clark County Councilor Temple Lentz, from left, joins Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler as they tour the Tower Mall vaccination site on Monday in Vancouver. The site also offers rapid COVID-19 testing.

April 5, 2021, 6:05pm Clark County Health

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, toured a COVID-19 testing and vaccination site at the former Tower Mall in Vancouver on Monday. Read story

Melissa Brewer of 4Ever Photography snaps a shot of the Dees family - which includes 5-year-old Miles, 11-month-old Zane and mom Renee - with the Easter Bunny on Saturday at the Vancouver Mall.

Easter Bunny bounces back at Vancouver Mall

Melissa Brewer of 4Ever Photography snaps a shot of the Dees family - which includes 5-year-old Miles, 11-month-old Zane and mom Renee - with the Easter Bunny on Saturday at the Vancouver Mall.

April 3, 2021, 7:48pm Clark County News

“Say, ‘Bunnies!’” Read story