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Eileen Quiring chats about her plans for a rail development that she hopes will create good-paying jobs, while on a tour of the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad. Dave Nelson, right, a Clark County Railroad Advisory Board member, surveys the line.

Quiring’s return to roots drives land-use vision, county chair run

Eileen Quiring chats about her plans for a rail development that she hopes will create good-paying jobs, while on a tour of the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad. Dave Nelson, right, a Clark County Railroad Advisory Board member, surveys the line.

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

Throughout long career, she has held fast to consistently conservative politics, unafraid to ‘stand alone’ Read story

Clark County Council members Jeanne Stewart, from left, Julie Olson, Marc Boldt, John Blom and Eileen Quiring discuss issues during a meeting in Council Chambers in January 2017.

Council chair has influence, is ‘face of the county’

Clark County Council members Jeanne Stewart, from left, Julie Olson, Marc Boldt, John Blom and Eileen Quiring discuss issues during a meeting in Council Chambers in January 2017.

October 14, 2018, 6:01am Clark County News

Clark County Council chair sounds like an important position. But what does the chair do? Read story

Candidates Kathy Gillespie and Larry Hoff

Democrat Gillespie, Republican Hoff face off in 18th District

Candidates Kathy Gillespie and Larry Hoff

October 4, 2018, 6:02am Clark County News

Along a tidy row of houses in Felida, Larry Hoff leaned over the bed of his blue Chevy truck to adjust a heap of yard signs for the campaigns of Brandon Vick and Jaime Herrera Beutler, two Republicans running in the November election. On top of the stack was another… Read story

A local environmental group worries about farmland along the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad that the county hopes will be a source of jobs.

Clark County closes in on rules for land along tracks

A local environmental group worries about farmland along the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad that the county hopes will be a source of jobs.

October 3, 2018, 9:55pm Clark County News

The Clark County Council has agreed on general outlines for how much-anticipated industrial development along the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad will be regulated. Read story

Vancouver developer donates to political candidates, establishes connections

October 1, 2018, 6:05am Clark County News

Several candidates running for local office tell the same story. Read story

Incumbent Clark County Councilor Julie Olson, left, is facing Elizabeth Veneman in the general election.

Incumbent faces newcomer in county race

Incumbent Clark County Councilor Julie Olson, left, is facing Elizabeth Veneman in the general election.

October 1, 2018, 6:04am Clark County News

When Julie Olson first ran for Clark County Council in 2015, she campaigned on broad issues, such as property rights, protecting taxpayer money and economic growth. Read story

Brenda Calvert, co-owner of Half Moon Farm, lifts a newly purchased goat back into its enclosure while working on the farm. Like many other rural landowners, the Calverts have utilized several rural services of the Clark Conservation District in recent years.

Clark County Council nixes conservation district fee

Brenda Calvert, co-owner of Half Moon Farm, lifts a newly purchased goat back into its enclosure while working on the farm. Like many other rural landowners, the Calverts have utilized several rural services of the Clark Conservation District in recent years.

September 11, 2018, 5:34pm Clark County News

Citing costs to taxpayers and redundancies in service, the Clark County Council has for a second time voted down fees that a local conservation service said it needs to stay viable. Read story

County council to hear proposal from Clark Conservation District

September 9, 2018, 10:43pm Clark County News

The Clark County Council will again hear a proposal to charge property owners a few dollars a year to prop up a local agency that administers conservation programs. Read story

Connie Brown, a clerk in the Clark County Facilitator’s Office, right, helps Divine Cochran of Vancouver figure out paperwork and steps she needs to take in her divorce.

Fate of Clark County facilitator’s office moves into spotlight

Connie Brown, a clerk in the Clark County Facilitator’s Office, right, helps Divine Cochran of Vancouver figure out paperwork and steps she needs to take in her divorce.

September 7, 2018, 6:02am Clark County News

Connie Brown deals with a lot of upset, confused and, sometimes, angry people. Read story

Vehicles seized by Clark County Sheriff’s Office released

August 20, 2018, 6:07am Clark County News

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Clark-Vancouver Regional Drug Task Force have agreed to return three vehicles allegedly involved in drug trafficking to their owners. The county also agreed to pay $10,000 to the owners for damage the vehicles may have sustained while they were seized. Read story