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Stories by Jake Thomas

Columbian political reporter

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

County attorney accused of conflict of interest

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

April 9, 2018, 9:33pm Clark County News

One morning in late February, Eric Temple decided he’d had enough. Read story

David Benjamin waits for traffic to stop at a crosswalk on Highway 99 in Hazel Dell.

Vancouver, county look at Complete Streets concept

David Benjamin waits for traffic to stop at a crosswalk on Highway 99 in Hazel Dell.

April 9, 2018, 6:00am Clark County News

Clark County is hoping to make its streets a little more complete. Read story

At River HomeLink, students can take a gardening elective or directly apply math and science in an area that was once a patch of grass. Zorah Oppenheimer of the Clark Conservation District, left, and Kris Potter of River HomeLink chat about the work that went into the project.

Clark Conservation District’s financial viability in jeopardy

At River HomeLink, students can take a gardening elective or directly apply math and science in an area that was once a patch of grass. Zorah Oppenheimer of the Clark Conservation District, left, and Kris Potter of River HomeLink chat about the work that went into the project.

April 3, 2018, 9:22pm Clark County News

When River HomeLink, an alternative school in Battle Ground, got a grant to turn part of a lawn into an outdoor learning area, Kris Potter, the school’s garden coordinator, recalled how the project could have turned into a big muddy mess. So the school called the Clark Conservation District for… Read story

Tim Probst sets up a lawn sign during his 2016 campaign for state Senate. A citizen activist is now suing Probst, alleging several campaign violations.

Conservative activist files suit against former Rep. Tim Probst

Tim Probst sets up a lawn sign during his 2016 campaign for state Senate. A citizen activist is now suing Probst, alleging several campaign violations.

April 1, 2018, 4:33pm Clark County News

A conservative activist who has successfully challenged Democratic candidates across the state over their public disclosure filings has brought a lawsuit against a former Clark County legislator. Read story

Jim Moeller announces bid for Clark County Council

March 23, 2018, 4:50pm Clark County News

Former Democratic state Rep. Jim Moeller announced Friday morning that he will run for the Clark County Council position currently held by Republican Jeanne Stewart. Read story

Julie Olson Running for re-election

County councilor Olson launches campaign to retain seat

Julie Olson Running for re-election

March 23, 2018, 6:02am Clark County News

Republican Clark County Councilor Julie Olson has announced that she’s running for re-election. Read story

County Councilors Eileen Quiring, from left, Julie Olson, John Blom and Jeanne Stewart listen to a consultant’s suggestions for the troubled Permit Center, sometimes raising a skeptical question.

Councilors push back on Permit Center report

County Councilors Eileen Quiring, from left, Julie Olson, John Blom and Jeanne Stewart listen to a consultant’s suggestions for the troubled Permit Center, sometimes raising a skeptical question.

March 21, 2018, 7:23pm Clark County News

At its Wednesday morning work session, members of the Clark County Council pushed back on parts of a consultant’s report that partially blamed the councilors for dysfunction at the county’s Permit Center. Read story

Clark County Council Chair Marc Boldt, left, welcomes the public to the 2018 State of the County event Tuesday at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. The event was held at the fairgrounds to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the county fair.

State of the County touches on range of topics

Clark County Council Chair Marc Boldt, left, welcomes the public to the 2018 State of the County event Tuesday at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. The event was held at the fairgrounds to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the county fair.

March 20, 2018, 9:19pm Clark County News

Land-use planning, the dilapidated jail, social service funding and improvements to trails and sidewalks. Read story

Clark County Public Service Center.

Report outlines county permitting woes

Clark County Public Service Center.

March 20, 2018, 7:35pm Clark County News

A consultant’s study on Clark County’s permitting process has identified a long list of problems, citing customers and stakeholders who describe the process as unpredictable, inconsistent and sluggish. Read story

Damion Jiles, left, will challenge incumbent Republican Paul Harris for his 17th District House seat.

Ridgefield man to run for Harris’ House seat

Damion Jiles, left, will challenge incumbent Republican Paul Harris for his 17th District House seat.

March 19, 2018, 5:14pm Clark County News

Damion Jiles, a resident of Ridgefield and former candidate for school board, has announced that he will run for the House seat currently held by state Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver. Read story