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A line of voters drop off their ballots at the ballot box on West 14th Street in downtown Vancouver  Amanda Cowan/The Columbian files

Voter turnout at 47 percent in Clark County on eve of election

A line of voters drop off their ballots at the ballot box on West 14th Street in downtown Vancouver  Amanda Cowan/The Columbian files

November 5, 2018, 5:26pm Clark County News

Voter turnout in Clark County continues to surge in anticipation of today’s election, with 47 percent of 281,554 eligible voters already casting ballots, according to the most recent tally posted by the county Elections Office. Read story

Vancouver residents Alan Pasternak, left, and Jim Walker encourage residents to vote while greeting motorists traveling south on Interstate 205 from the southeast 10th Street overpass Tuesday morning, Oct. 30, 2018.

Midterms will reveal Clark County’s true colors

Vancouver residents Alan Pasternak, left, and Jim Walker encourage residents to vote while greeting motorists traveling south on Interstate 205 from the southeast 10th Street overpass Tuesday morning, Oct. 30, 2018.

November 4, 2018, 6:05am Clark County News

On many mornings over the past two weeks, Jim Walker and Alan Pasternak have headed out before dawn in the cold and the rain with a message for Clark County commuters. Read story

With Halloween just a day away, Heidi Cody, a supporter of Initiative 1631, wore a toothpaste costume while out promoting the climate change initiative.

Carbon tax measure: Green initiative push has some Orange in it

With Halloween just a day away, Heidi Cody, a supporter of Initiative 1631, wore a toothpaste costume while out promoting the climate change initiative.

October 31, 2018, 9:42pm Clark County News

The last time Washington considered putting a price on carbon was a lonely time for Heidi Cody. Read story

An informational sign is posted near county property at the end of Northeast 99th Street near Curtin Creek.

Planning commission split, residents object to 99th Street extension

An informational sign is posted near county property at the end of Northeast 99th Street near Curtin Creek.

October 31, 2018, 6:05am Clark County Life

A proposal to modify plans for a new road aimed at relieving congestion and connecting Northeast 99th Street to Northeast 72nd Avenue is drawing objections from nearby residents and has split an advisory group over whether to recommend the project. Read story

Clark County Assessor candidate incumbent Peter Van Nortwick, left, and challenger Darren Wertz (Provided photos)

Clark County assessor hopefuls clash on issues

Clark County Assessor candidate incumbent Peter Van Nortwick, left, and challenger Darren Wertz (Provided photos)

October 21, 2018, 4:16pm Clark County News

Both candidates for Clark County assessor agree the job involves representing the interests of the taxpayers. But Darren Wertz, a Ridgefield city councilor running as a Republican, said that he would do a better job than incumbent Peter Van Nortwick, also a Republican. Read story

T-bone collision sends two people to hospital

October 20, 2018, 7:50pm Clark County News

Two people were taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening after a T-bone collision between two vehicles at the intersection of N.E. Minnehaha Street and N.E. St. John's Road in Vancouver just before 5 p.m. Saturday. Read story

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, left, and Democratic candidate Carolyn Long speak to The Columbian's Editorial Board in August .

New York Times poll shows Herrera Beutler leading

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, left, and Democratic candidate Carolyn Long speak to The Columbian's Editorial Board in August .

October 20, 2018, 5:21pm Clark County News

A new poll released by The New York Times finds U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R- Battle Ground, leading her Democratic opponent Carolyn Long in the upcoming general election. Read story

Early-morning crash sends three to the hospital

October 20, 2018, 11:40am Clark County News

Three people were taken to the hospital after a head-on traffic collision in the 1400 block of N.E. Fourth Plain Boulevard on Saturday morning. Read story

Democratic challenger Barbara Melton and Clark County Clerk Scott Weber, a Republican, talk about budgeting, computer systems and other duties of the office with The Columbian’s Editorial Board.

Clerk candidates disagree about facilitator’s officevideo icon

Democratic challenger Barbara Melton and Clark County Clerk Scott Weber, a Republican, talk about budgeting, computer systems and other duties of the office with The Columbian’s Editorial Board.

October 17, 2018, 6:00am Clark County News

A county service that helps people navigate the legal system and has become an issue in the Clark County clerk race appears to be in a more secure position, at least for now. Read story

Eric Holt was among supporters at a rally for striking teachers in September. Support for labor has been a central part of his campaign for Clark County Council chair.

For Holt, ‘relationships are everything’ in county chair race

Eric Holt was among supporters at a rally for striking teachers in September. Support for labor has been a central part of his campaign for Clark County Council chair.

October 14, 2018, 6:03am Clark County News

Relative newcomer stresses importance of having an open mind, giving everyone a voice at the table Read story