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From left, House Speaker Frank Chopp, D-Seattle, Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley, the ranking Republican on the Behavioral Health Subcommittee, Sen. Manka Dhingra, D-Redmond, chairwoman of the Behavioral Health Subcommittee, and Sen. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, ranking Republican on the House Health Care and Wellness Committee, take part in the Mental Health Reform Panel discussion Thursday during the Associated Press Legislative Preview at the Capitol in Olympia. The Legislature opens the 2019 session on Monday.

Repairing mental health system high on lawmakers’ minds

From left, House Speaker Frank Chopp, D-Seattle, Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley, the ranking Republican on the Behavioral Health Subcommittee, Sen. Manka Dhingra, D-Redmond, chairwoman of the Behavioral Health Subcommittee, and Sen. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax, ranking Republican on the House Health Care and Wellness Committee, take part in the Mental Health Reform Panel discussion Thursday during the Associated Press Legislative Preview at the Capitol in Olympia. The Legislature opens the 2019 session on Monday.

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

In the weeks leading up to the 2019 Washington legislative session, lawmakers’ do-to lists only got longer. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee takes questions from reporters following his speech Thursday at The Associated Press Legislative Preview at the Capitol in Olympia. The Legislature opens the 2019 session on Monday. (Ted S.

Inslee: Light rail is a must

Gov. Jay Inslee takes questions from reporters following his speech Thursday at The Associated Press Legislative Preview at the Capitol in Olympia. The Legislature opens the 2019 session on Monday. (Ted S.

January 10, 2019, 9:21pm Clark County News

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee has a message for Southwest Washington: The replacement of the Interstate 5 Bridge spanning the Columbia River will include light rail, or it won’t be built. Read story

Local officials and community members gathered for the ribbon cutting of the new bridge over Whipple Creek on Dec. 18. It is now open to traffic.

10th Avenue Bridge now open to drivers, cyclists, pedestrians

Local officials and community members gathered for the ribbon cutting of the new bridge over Whipple Creek on Dec. 18. It is now open to traffic.

January 5, 2019, 7:36pm Clark County News

After over a year of construction, drivers, cyclists and pedestrians can now use a new bridge spanning Whipple Creek outside of Ridgefield. Read story

Retired Clark County Treasurer Doug Lasher is pictured at the Public Service Center in Vancouver.

Doug Lasher retires after more than three decades as Clark County treasurer

Retired Clark County Treasurer Doug Lasher is pictured at the Public Service Center in Vancouver.

January 3, 2019, 6:03am Clark County News

During the last week of his last term as Clark County treasurer, the walls and shelves in Doug Lasher’s second-floor office had been mostly cleared off. Read story

Clark County Council members Jeanne Stewart, from left, Julie Olson, Marc Boldt, John Blom and Eileen Quiring at the Clark County Public Service Center in May 2017.

County council approves funding to correct budget

Clark County Council members Jeanne Stewart, from left, Julie Olson, Marc Boldt, John Blom and Eileen Quiring at the Clark County Public Service Center in May 2017.

December 31, 2018, 6:44pm Clark County News

On the last day of 2018, the Clark County Council held an emergency meeting to make corrections to its annual budget to account for overspending that had previously gone unnoticed. Read story

Under the gaze of families and supporters, Clark County Superior Court Judge David Gregerson, left, swears in (from left) Alishia Topper, Peter Van Nortwick, Chuck Atkins, Temple Lentz, Scott Weber and Julie Olson into their respective terms in office in Clark County government.

New Clark County councilor, treasurer sworn in

Under the gaze of families and supporters, Clark County Superior Court Judge David Gregerson, left, swears in (from left) Alishia Topper, Peter Van Nortwick, Chuck Atkins, Temple Lentz, Scott Weber and Julie Olson into their respective terms in office in Clark County government.

December 31, 2018, 4:14pm Clark County News

Speaking before a crowd gathered in the sixth-floor hearing room at the Public Service Center, outgoing Clark County Council Chair Marc Boldt told a group of recently elected and re-elected officials that it was a great day. Read story

Nurse Elise Stills, right, tries to see if James, the 17-month-old son of Randell Farnham, will try to stack blocks, a sign of developmental progress. Stills has been a familiar presence in Farnham’s home as part of a county program that provides home visits to low-income, first-time mothers.

Nurse-Family Partnership among several programs to benefit from $1.15 million boost in funding

Nurse Elise Stills, right, tries to see if James, the 17-month-old son of Randell Farnham, will try to stack blocks, a sign of developmental progress. Stills has been a familiar presence in Farnham’s home as part of a county program that provides home visits to low-income, first-time mothers.

December 29, 2018, 6:01am Clark County Health

In March of last year, Randell Farnham was just shy of turning 21 years old when she found herself pregnant for the first time and hospitalized for a heart condition. While at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, a social worker referred her to the Nurse-Family Partnership, a program run through… Read story

Eileen Quiring thanks Clark County District Court Judge Darvin J. Zimmerman after being sworn in Thursday as the new chair of the Clark County Council.

Quiring, Kimsey, Malinowski sworn in

Eileen Quiring thanks Clark County District Court Judge Darvin J. Zimmerman after being sworn in Thursday as the new chair of the Clark County Council.

December 27, 2018, 7:14pm Clark County News

The results of last month’s general election became a little more official Thursday after three elected candidates stood before Clark County District Court Judge Darvin J. Zimmerman and swore to “truthfully, faithfully, diligently and impartially” perform the duties of their office. Read story

Volunteer Rosie Star shares a moment with Carly as they play outside at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.

Retired Humane Society volunteer photographs animals up for adoption

Volunteer Rosie Star shares a moment with Carly as they play outside at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.

December 25, 2018, 6:05am Clark County News

When Rosie Star had to take an early retirement from her job as employment specialist because of a back issue, she asked a neighbor who volunteered with the Humane Society for Southwest Washington if the nonprofit could use her help. Read story

Marc Boldt, left, and Jeanne Stewart listen to well-wishers speak at a reception to honor the two outgoing county councilors for their service Tuesday afternoon.

Boldt, Stewart are bid adieu

Marc Boldt, left, and Jeanne Stewart listen to well-wishers speak at a reception to honor the two outgoing county councilors for their service Tuesday afternoon.

December 19, 2018, 7:39pm Clark County News

The Clark County Council will lose nearly 35 years of combined experience in elected office when council Chair Marc Boldt and Councilor Jeanne Stewart step down at the end of the year. Read story