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Don Suetta, left, and his brother John Suetta, both of Woodland, examine tractors on display at Dan’s Tractor. Owner Skip Ogden said he was worried about having to start charging sales tax for Oregonians, but then he learned he could still avoid the tax by delivering orders to Oregon customers.

Will sales-tax exemption changes spook Oregon shoppers?

Don Suetta, left, and his brother John Suetta, both of Woodland, examine tractors on display at Dan’s Tractor. Owner Skip Ogden said he was worried about having to start charging sales tax for Oregonians, but then he learned he could still avoid the tax by delivering orders to Oregon customers.

September 1, 2019, 6:05am Business

Washington state consumers have long traveled to Oregon to take advantage of its lack of sales tax. A recent change to state law has revealed how much Washington businesses have relied on clientele from Oregon. Read story

The new building at Ridgefield High School, which was funded by a voter-approved 2017 bond.

Updates to Clark County school impact fees vary

The new building at Ridgefield High School, which was funded by a voter-approved 2017 bond.

September 1, 2019, 6:03am Clark County News

Building new housing in unincorporated Clark County is poised to become more — or less — expensive depending on the school district. Read story

Clark County Republican Party Chair Earl Bowerman, right, acknowledges a speaker during a local Republican Party meeting in August at the Bethesda Church in Vancouver.

Bowerman hangs on to Clark County GOP chair

Clark County Republican Party Chair Earl Bowerman, right, acknowledges a speaker during a local Republican Party meeting in August at the Bethesda Church in Vancouver.

August 28, 2019, 5:59am Clark County News

Clark County Republican Party Chair Earl Bowerman has survived a recall attempt — for now. Read story

Katie North, a learning support educator at Skyview High School, left, chats with Mona Rominger of the Vancouver Education Association executive board as she attends an educational union meeting at the Bates Center for Educational Leadership on Aug. 9. At top, a colorful button is seen on the T-shirt of Vancouver Education Association executive board member Mona Rominger.

Union membership steady in Clark County after ruling

Katie North, a learning support educator at Skyview High School, left, chats with Mona Rominger of the Vancouver Education Association executive board as she attends an educational union meeting at the Bates Center for Educational Leadership on Aug. 9. At top, a colorful button is seen on the T-shirt of Vancouver Education Association executive board member Mona Rominger.

August 25, 2019, 6:02am Business

On an early Friday morning at the Bates Center for Educational Leadership, Kari Van Nostran stood in front of about 60 teachers and other education professionals newly hired by Vancouver Public Schools with an invitation to join a “large family.” Read story

Clark County GOP Chair Earl Bowerman is the subject of a recall petition as two factions of the local party fight to control it.

Clark County GOP chair faces recall effort

Clark County GOP Chair Earl Bowerman is the subject of a recall petition as two factions of the local party fight to control it.

August 25, 2019, 6:02am Clark County News

Eight months after being elected chair of the local Republican Party, Earl Bowerman faces a recall effort by a group of precinct committee officers who claim he’s bungled the party’s finances, broken rules and failed to perform required duties. Read story

The Clark County Council, from left, Temple Lentz, Julie Olson, Chair Eileen Quiring, John Blom and Gary Medvigy at a meeting in July 2019.

Clark County council charts course on urban holdings lift

The Clark County Council, from left, Temple Lentz, Julie Olson, Chair Eileen Quiring, John Blom and Gary Medvigy at a meeting in July 2019.

August 20, 2019, 10:28pm Clark County News

The Clark County Council on Tuesday moved forward on a public-private partnership intended to pave the way for the development of about 2,200 acres north of Vancouver.  Read story

Although the part of state Highway 500 that runs through Proebstel still has a rural feel, its traffic has steadily become more urban.

Proebstel kicked out of Clark County Neighborhood Association program

Although the part of state Highway 500 that runs through Proebstel still has a rural feel, its traffic has steadily become more urban.

August 10, 2019, 5:04pm Clark County News

Clark County Manager Shawn Henessee has removed the Proebstel Neighborhood Association from a county program over “hostile behavior toward county staff,” attempting to use taxpayer funds for lobbying purposes and having improper bylaws. Read story

The Clark County Courthouse, left, and Clark County Jail are pictured in downtown Vancouver on May 2, 2018. The jail facility was built in 1984 and is now outdated and overcrowded.

Panel’s final Clark County Jail report lacks fix

The Clark County Courthouse, left, and Clark County Jail are pictured in downtown Vancouver on May 2, 2018. The jail facility was built in 1984 and is now outdated and overcrowded.

August 7, 2019, 9:19pm Clark County News

After meeting for 18 months, a commission formed to evaluate Clark County’s options for its antiquated jail approved its final report Wednesday afternoon. While the document answers key questions, it stops short of laying out a clear course of action for the county. Read story

Philip Johnson, left, and Josh VanGelder will move on to the Battle Ground City Council race for the general election.

Johnson, Walters lead Battle Ground races

Philip Johnson, left, and Josh VanGelder will move on to the Battle Ground City Council race for the general election.

August 6, 2019, 10:15pm Clark County News

In the pair of Battle Ground City Council races on the primary ballot, two-term City Councilor Philip Johnson and political newcomer Shauna Walters were the frontrunners in their respective races. Read story

Gary Medvigy, left, and Adrian Cortes

Medvigy leads in Clark County Council race

Gary Medvigy, left, and Adrian Cortes

August 6, 2019, 9:28pm Clark County News

Republican Clark County Councilor Gary Medvigy emerged from Tuesday night’s primary election with 58.88 percent of the initial count, compared with the 41.82 percent received by his Democratic challenger, Adrian Cortes. Read story