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Elections worker John Waterbury, right, collects ballots from an official drop box near the Clark County Elections Office as Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey, center, looks on, and elections worker Les Stark makes notes on Saturday morning in downtown Vancouver.

5 percent of Clark County voters have cast ballots

Elections worker John Waterbury, right, collects ballots from an official drop box near the Clark County Elections Office as Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey, center, looks on, and elections worker Les Stark makes notes on Saturday morning in downtown Vancouver.

October 19, 2020, 5:57pm Clark County News

Nearly 5 percent of registered voters in Clark County have already cast their ballots for the Nov. 3 general election, significantly outpacing figures from the previous presidential election cycles. Read story

Washougal City Hall (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Washougal levy for firefighting up for renewal

Washougal City Hall (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

October 16, 2020, 3:01pm Clark County News

Washougal voters will decide on Nov. 3 whether to renew a six-year property tax levy for its share of the funding for the Camas-Washougal Fire Department. Read story

Closure planned for Eaton Boulevard in Battle Ground

October 16, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

A portion of Southwest Eaton Boulevard in Battle Ground will close later this month for a two-week period. Read story

Washougal City Hall (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Washougal to vote on whether to directly elect mayors

Washougal City Hall (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

October 11, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Washougal voters will soon decide whether mayors will be elected directly — an option that has received mixed reviews. Read story

Trevor Burns of D&H Carpet Cleaning helps remove remaining water in the basement carpet and subfloor at Fort Vancouver Regional Library Operations Center on Monday afternoon. A ruptured water main flooded part of the facility over the weekend.

Broken water main floods Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries Operations Centervideo icon

Trevor Burns of D&H Carpet Cleaning helps remove remaining water in the basement carpet and subfloor at Fort Vancouver Regional Library Operations Center on Monday afternoon. A ruptured water main flooded part of the facility over the weekend.

October 5, 2020, 6:53pm Clark County News

Several services will be delayed over the next few days, and operations will likely be temporarily relocated, following significant flooding Saturday night at the Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries Operations Center. Read story

Karen Bowerman, left, and Jesse James are candidates for the Clark County Council District 3 race.

Clark County’s District 3 race an ideological showdown

Karen Bowerman, left, and Jesse James are candidates for the Clark County Council District 3 race.

October 4, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

A local race between ideological foils will likely hinge on which candidate can court moderate voters, despite a decidedly partisan primary election that unseated an incumbent with more spending power. Read story

Gary Medvigy, left, and challenger Matt Little are running for the Clark County County, District 4, seat.

Medvigy, challenger Little discuss issues facing Clark County Councilvideo icon

Gary Medvigy, left, and challenger Matt Little are running for the Clark County County, District 4, seat.

September 30, 2020, 6:51pm Clark County News

The Clark County Council District 4 candidates have a few policy views in common, but that didn’t stop them from taking a few shots at each other during a recent discussion. Read story

Drivers of a truck and an SUV navigate a roundabout east of Interstate 5 along South Pioneer Street in Ridgefield on Tuesday morning. Below, a motorist passes construction in Ridgefield near the intersection of South Fifth Street and Union Ridge Parkway, which is not part of the grant project but will connect to it, on Tuesday morning.

Ridgefield road project aims to attract jobs, investment

Drivers of a truck and an SUV navigate a roundabout east of Interstate 5 along South Pioneer Street in Ridgefield on Tuesday morning. Below, a motorist passes construction in Ridgefield near the intersection of South Fifth Street and Union Ridge Parkway, which is not part of the grant project but will connect to it, on Tuesday morning.

September 30, 2020, 6:03am Business

A $7.5 million project to expand Pioneer Street in the Ridgefield Junction area could create roughly 8,600 jobs and attract $585 million in private-sector investment over the next 20 years, according to city and federal officials. Read story

Kathleen Otto, seen here at a 2018 event, became the interim Clark County manager in mid-March.

Q&A: Checking in with Interim Clark County Manager Kathleen Otto

Kathleen Otto, seen here at a 2018 event, became the interim Clark County manager in mid-March.

September 27, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

When Kathleen Otto started as interim county manager earlier this year, she immediately had some urgent matters to address. Read story

Clark County seeks members for farm issues panel

September 26, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

Clark County is seeking five applicants for a committee that advises on farming issues. Read story