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Leslie Lewallen announced she is running for the 3rd District congressional seat held by Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez.

Leslie Lewallen sets sights on Washington’s 3rd Congressional District seat

Leslie Lewallen announced she is running for the 3rd District congressional seat held by Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez.

November 2, 2023, 6:07am Clark County News

As Election Day 2024 slowly approaches, two familiar names are seeking a rematch: Republican Joe Kent of Yacolt and Democratic U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez of Skamania. Read story

A rendering from a city of Vancouver video showing what Main Street in downtown Vancouver will look like after the completion of the Main Street Promise project. The project will extend sidewalks, level the street height with the sidewalk height, install pedestrian lighting and enhance crosswalks.

Vancouver approves final design of Main Street Promise, focusing on ‘moving people and not vehicles’video icon

A rendering from a city of Vancouver video showing what Main Street in downtown Vancouver will look like after the completion of the Main Street Promise project. The project will extend sidewalks, level the street height with the sidewalk height, install pedestrian lighting and enhance crosswalks.

October 25, 2023, 6:08am Business

The city of Vancouver has approved a multimillion-dollar plan to reconstruct the streetscape of Main Street between West Fifth and West 15th streets. Read story

Leah Perkel, right, is challenging Sarah Fox for her seat on the Vancouver City Council. Fox is the only incumbent on the ballot this year that has a challenger.

Two in race for Vancouver City Council’s Seat 6

Leah Perkel, right, is challenging Sarah Fox for her seat on the Vancouver City Council. Fox is the only incumbent on the ballot this year that has a challenger.

October 21, 2023, 6:03am Clark County News

Just one of the three Vancouver City Council incumbents faces a challenger in November. While councilors Ty Stober and Bart Hansen will run unopposed, Sarah Fox will face challenger Leah Perkel for Seat 6. Read story

A motorist passes a stretch of Southeast McGillivray Boulevard without sidewalks in August.

McGillivray Boulevard project worries east Vancouver residents

A motorist passes a stretch of Southeast McGillivray Boulevard without sidewalks in August.

October 14, 2023, 6:09am Clark County News

While the city of Vancouver gets ready to choose a final design for a repaved McGillivray Boulevard in east Vancouver, some residents remain concerned that the changes will increase traffic and do little to improve the safety of pedestrians or cyclists. Read story

Consul General Eunji Seo gives Army veteran Edward Barnes a medal. More than a dozen Korean War veterans received medals at the event.

Clark County Korean War veterans honored

Consul General Eunji Seo gives Army veteran Edward Barnes a medal. More than a dozen Korean War veterans received medals at the event.

October 13, 2023, 7:01pm Clark County News

A crowd of veterans and their families filled the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver on Friday to welcome Eunji Seo, consul general for the Republic of Korea based in Seattle. Read story

Project leaders envision improving Southeast 34th Street by repurposing two of the four lanes on the corridor to create bike lanes.

Vancouver approves 34th Street plan to reduce section from 4 to 2 lanes, add mobility lane

Project leaders envision improving Southeast 34th Street by repurposing two of the four lanes on the corridor to create bike lanes.

October 13, 2023, 6:03am Clark County News

The city of Vancouver is reducing a stretch of Southeast 34th Street in east Vancouver from four lanes to two and adding a mobility lane on each side to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists. Read story

The city of Vancouver's Waterfront Gateway development aims to be its own district and also connect Esther Short Park to The Waterfront Vancouver.

Vancouver hires LPC West to develop downtown Waterfront Gateway project

The city of Vancouver's Waterfront Gateway development aims to be its own district and also connect Esther Short Park to The Waterfront Vancouver.

October 12, 2023, 6:06am Business

The city of Vancouver has hired Los Angeles-based developer LPC West to develop the city-owned Waterfront Gateway site directly south and west of City Hall. Read story

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, left, and Kyle Tidwell from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, look out at sea lions swimming in the Columbia River.

Herrera Beutler makes it official; she’s running for lands commissioner in 2024

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, left, and Kyle Tidwell from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, look out at sea lions swimming in the Columbia River.

October 10, 2023, 2:32pm Clark County News

Former Republican congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler announced on Wednesday morning her candidacy to become the next Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands. Read story

Former Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, makes remarks during a Memorial Day Observance event at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in 2022.

Report: Jaime Herrera Beutler to run for state lands commissioner

Former Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, makes remarks during a Memorial Day Observance event at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in 2022.

October 10, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

Jaime Herrera Beutler, the Battle Ground Republican who represented Washington’s 3rd Congressional District from 2012 to earlier this year, is planning a run for Washington state commissioner of public lands, the Seattle Times first reported Monday. Read story

Vancouver City Hall in downtown Vancouver.

East Vancouver neighbors oppose a city zoning change that would allow apartment development

Vancouver City Hall in downtown Vancouver.

October 7, 2023, 6:30am Business

In east Vancouver, a group of neighbors are opposing a rezone that would bring an apartment building into their community, causing the city and the would-be developer to reconsider the move. Read story