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Herb tender Marq Kernell hands an order to Brandi Morgan following her purchase at The Herbery. Legal marijuana was a $319 million industry in Washington in fiscal year 2017, but some pot businesses say they’re being treated like criminals.

Marijuana regulation sparks debate

Herb tender Marq Kernell hands an order to Brandi Morgan following her purchase at The Herbery. Legal marijuana was a $319 million industry in Washington in fiscal year 2017, but some pot businesses say they’re being treated like criminals.

March 26, 2019, 6:03am Business

When Washington voters passed a ballot initiative in 2012 legalizing recreational cannabis, they did so with the understanding it would be tightly regulated. But Ty Camp, who runs a Sifton-based cannabis farm, wonders if the scrutiny he’s facing from regulators is what the voters had in mind. Read story

Forensic scientists work on DNA samples at the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab in Vancouver.

House sets $8.7M for I-5 Bridge work

Forensic scientists work on DNA samples at the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab in Vancouver.

March 25, 2019, 9:02pm Clark County News

Clark County saw some wins and at least one disappointment in proposals released by House budget writers to fund transportation and construction across the state. Read story

A locomotive with Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad moves toward the intersection of Northeasr St. Johns Road and 78th Street in January 2018.

County, Chelatchie Prairie Railroad operator file lawsuits

A locomotive with Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad moves toward the intersection of Northeasr St. Johns Road and 78th Street in January 2018.

March 18, 2019, 9:11pm Clark County News

A monthslong and increasingly bitter disagreement between Clark County and the operator of the county-owned Chelatchie Prairie Railroad has now spilled into court, with both parties filing lawsuits. Read story

Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, and Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, shown in Vancouver on Nov. 7, introduced a bill that would remove the personal exemption for the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.

Legislature: Narrower vaccination bill poised to advance

Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, and Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, shown in Vancouver on Nov. 7, introduced a bill that would remove the personal exemption for the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.

March 16, 2019, 4:44pm Clark County News

With the current legislative session passing its halfway mark, several Clark County lawmakers have agreed to advance a bill removing the state’s personal exemption for the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine over a more expansive bill. Read story

Senators work on the Senate floor March 15 at the Capitol in Olympia. Washington lawmakers are now more than halfway through a 105-day legislative session. Ted S.

Legislature: I-5 Bridge, clean-fuel bills make 2nd cutoff

Senators work on the Senate floor March 15 at the Capitol in Olympia. Washington lawmakers are now more than halfway through a 105-day legislative session. Ted S.

March 15, 2019, 8:19pm Clark County News

OLYMPIA — Local lawmakers saw some of their hopes for the session dashed while others remained encouraged as the Legislature passed its second cutoff for the session. Read story

This area near the intersection of Northeast 184th Street and Northeast 10th Avenue is targeted for eventual development, once required road and other infrastructure improvements are complete, paid with a combination of private and public funds.

Urban holding plan: 7 ways to pay

This area near the intersection of Northeast 184th Street and Northeast 10th Avenue is targeted for eventual development, once required road and other infrastructure improvements are complete, paid with a combination of private and public funds.

March 15, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Clark County could see hundreds of millions of dollars in new construction spending, thousands of jobs and new housing units as well as tens of millions in annual tax revenue by allowing new development on thousands of acres south of Ridgefield. Read story

Claudia Franson gazes out of the window of her home in Hazel Dell while her son, Maximus Orellana, plays with a collection of toy cars. Franson is a stay-at-home mom for her nine children but will soon be entering the workforce. Legislators in Olympia are considering a bill intended to help families like hers.

Bill may pave way to help with rising cost of living

Claudia Franson gazes out of the window of her home in Hazel Dell while her son, Maximus Orellana, plays with a collection of toy cars. Franson is a stay-at-home mom for her nine children but will soon be entering the workforce. Legislators in Olympia are considering a bill intended to help families like hers.

March 13, 2019, 6:05am Clark County News

An extra $200 or $300 would go a long way in Claudia Ruth Franson's household. Read story

The Clark County Courthouse, front, and Clark County Jail in downtown Vancouver are pictured in May 2019.

Recommendation on future of jail delayed until summer

The Clark County Courthouse, front, and Clark County Jail in downtown Vancouver are pictured in May 2019.

March 10, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Speaking at the State of the County event last week, county Manager Shawn Henessee mentioned the county’s blue-ribbon commission currently at work at producing a recommendation to address Clark County’s antiquated jail. The commission is in the midst of considering complex issues around the size and location of the jail, Henessee told the crowd. But he added, “that’s in many ways a simple question when you start looking at all… Read story

Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring speaks during the State of the County 2019 at the Clark County Public Service Center in downtown Vancouver.

At 2019 State of the County, councilors share accomplishments, challenges

Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring speaks during the State of the County 2019 at the Clark County Public Service Center in downtown Vancouver.

March 6, 2019, 9:39pm Clark County News

Speaking to a crowd that had gathered in the hearing room at the Public Service Center, Clark County Councilor Julie Olson said that there are 3,069 county governments in the U.S. that trace their origins back to 1600s Virginia. She said that while they all provide vital services to the public, most of what they do is invisible to the public. Read story

Two motorcycles drive North along the Interstate 5 Bridge.

Senate panel OKs $450M for a new Interstate 5 Bridge

Two motorcycles drive North along the Interstate 5 Bridge.

March 6, 2019, 6:32pm Clark County News

The state Senate Transportation Committee passed a $15 billion transportation package on Wednesday that includes $450 million for a new Interstate 5 bridge across the Columbia River. Read story