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Plaintiffs Chris Clifford, clockwise from left, Don Benton and Susan Rice pause to talk during a break from the lawsuit trial Wednesday at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds.

Jury hears opening statements in Benton suit against Clark County

Plaintiffs Chris Clifford, clockwise from left, Don Benton and Susan Rice pause to talk during a break from the lawsuit trial Wednesday at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds.

May 5, 2021, 7:05pm Clark County News

Don Benton and two of his employees were laid off from their county jobs less than two weeks after Benton filed a whistleblower complaint about his boss with the county’s Human Resources Department, his attorney said Wednesday. Read story

Don Benton, left, joins others as they stand while prospective jurors enter the room during the lawsuit trial Tuesday afternoon at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds.

Jury seated in Don Benton lawsuit against Clark County

Don Benton, left, joins others as they stand while prospective jurors enter the room during the lawsuit trial Tuesday afternoon at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds.

May 4, 2021, 7:02pm Clark County News

A jury has been seated in the trial over a lawsuit brought by Don Benton and two others against Clark County. Read story

Judge Gregory Gonzales listens during jury selection in the trial involving former Clark County official Don Benton on Monday at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. Benton, also a former Republican state senator, and two former county employees brought a lawsuit against the county regarding their termination.

Jury selection begins in Don Benton lawsuit against county

Judge Gregory Gonzales listens during jury selection in the trial involving former Clark County official Don Benton on Monday at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. Benton, also a former Republican state senator, and two former county employees brought a lawsuit against the county regarding their termination.

May 3, 2021, 6:22pm Clark County News

Jury selection began Monday in a lawsuit against Clark County being pursued by Don Benton — a former Republican state senator, county official and Trump appointee — and two former county employees. Read story

Claudette Derricotte, on April 21 at Cascade Park Estates, explains data of property values. Residents at the 55-and-older manufactured home community are voicing their dissatisfaction with the county's assessments of their units.

Residents of Vancouver manufactured home park ask taxing questions

Claudette Derricotte, on April 21 at Cascade Park Estates, explains data of property values. Residents at the 55-and-older manufactured home community are voicing their dissatisfaction with the county's assessments of their units.

May 3, 2021, 6:03am Business

Nearly a dozen residents of a manufactured home community in east Vancouver are challenging their most recent property tax assessments. Read story

La Center Police Officer Andy Marvitz uses his computer after pulling over a driver for speeding.

La Center considers contracting police services

La Center Police Officer Andy Marvitz uses his computer after pulling over a driver for speeding.

April 25, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

The city of La Center is considering contracting out law enforcement services with a neighboring agency. Read story

Drive-through site for Clark County tax payments

April 24, 2021, 5:56am Clark County News

A drive-through, drop-off window for Clark County tax payments will be available later this month. Read story

A police officer wears a newly issued body camera outside the 34th precinct in New York in 2017. The Clark County Sheriff's Office would like to start a pilot program to use body cameras.

Clark County Council gives go-ahead for body-worn and dash camera program

A police officer wears a newly issued body camera outside the 34th precinct in New York in 2017. The Clark County Sheriff's Office would like to start a pilot program to use body cameras.

April 20, 2021, 8:38pm Clark County News

The Clark County Council has approved a body-worn and dash camera program for the county Sheriff’s Office. Read story

Battle Ground's Central Park, pictured Friday, includes a variety of plants and trees. The Lewis River Rotary Club, which adopted the park in November, is planning several projects to upgrade the green space.

Rotary club to keep Battle Ground park blooming

Battle Ground's Central Park, pictured Friday, includes a variety of plants and trees. The Lewis River Rotary Club, which adopted the park in November, is planning several projects to upgrade the green space.

April 16, 2021, 6:06pm Clark County News

A local rotary club plans to spruce up Battle Ground’s Central Park over the next few years. Read story

Conan Reutov, left, hauls a carp out of Vancouver Lake on Wednesday with the help of Arty Kuzmin.

Group culls carp to clear Vancouver Lake’s water

Conan Reutov, left, hauls a carp out of Vancouver Lake on Wednesday with the help of Arty Kuzmin.

April 16, 2021, 6:01am Clark County News

Something is muddying the Vancouver Lake waters, causing toxic algae blooms and regular closures. A lake advocacy group is hoping to fix that. Read story

Battle Ground sets date for State of the City talk

April 16, 2021, 5:58am Clark County News

Battle Ground Mayor Adrian Cortes will deliver the State of the City address Thursday. Read story