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Fire crews respond to a Vancouver house fire.

House fire in Vancouver extinguished

Fire crews respond to a Vancouver house fire.

September 21, 2019, 1:53pm Clark County News

Six fire trucks were dispatched Saturday morning to a Vancouver house fire that left no one injured and was quickly extinguished.  Read story

As the county’s homeless population increases, some camp in unincorporated areas such as this wooded spot in Hazel Dell.

County moves toward policy clarifying, tightening response on homeless camps

As the county’s homeless population increases, some camp in unincorporated areas such as this wooded spot in Hazel Dell.

September 19, 2019, 9:55pm Clark County News

The Clark County Council is moving forward with creating a policy intended to clarify how the county responds to homeless encampments on public property. Read story

"As you're probably aware, the transportation benefit district, TBD, does not mean 'to be determined,' " says Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle. But she says that transportation benefit districts might be under threat from a ballot initiative.

Critics see I-976 as troubled road for county, state

"As you're probably aware, the transportation benefit district, TBD, does not mean 'to be determined,' " says Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle. But she says that transportation benefit districts might be under threat from a ballot initiative.

September 17, 2019, 8:24pm Clark County News

With ballots set to be mailed out next month, a group of local business, labor and elected leaders gathered on Tuesday morning to speak out against a voter initiative that they said would cut billions for needed transportation projects in Clark County and across the state. Read story

Residents of an unincorporated area near Ridgefield are concerned about the effects that a land-use amendment could have on water and traffic.

Ridgefield-area rezone raises questions

Residents of an unincorporated area near Ridgefield are concerned about the effects that a land-use amendment could have on water and traffic.

September 14, 2019, 6:01am Clark County News

The Clark County Council is currently considering changes to its 20-year comprehensive growth plan, which determines what can be built in different parts of the county. 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.

Legal fight over growth management plan finally over

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

September 12, 2019, 8:24pm Clark County News

A three-year legal battle over Clark County’s comprehensive growth management plan has come to an end. Read story

A truck hauls gravel across the quarry on Yacolt Mountain. The gravel is in demand, but nearby residents take a dimmer view of the mine.

Hearings examiner says Yacolt Mountain Quarry can pursue mining permit

A truck hauls gravel across the quarry on Yacolt Mountain. The gravel is in demand, but nearby residents take a dimmer view of the mine.

September 11, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

The Clark County hearings examiner has determined that J.L. Storedahl & Sons can pursue a mining permit on a portion of a Yacolt quarry despite the company's commitment to not conduct extraction, rock crushing or other activities on the land for 10 years. Read story

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

Ridgefield’s school impact fee updated

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

September 7, 2019, 5:50pm Clark County News

With some reluctance, the Clark County Council on Tuesday adjusted a series of school impact fees that are expected to add to the cost of housing in some parts of the county. Read story

Eileen Quiring, Clark County Council chair, listens to a presentation of the Correction Facility Advisory Commission Report on Wednesday morning.

Quiring text message raises concerns about open meetings laws

Eileen Quiring, Clark County Council chair, listens to a presentation of the Correction Facility Advisory Commission Report on Wednesday morning.

September 5, 2019, 8:34pm Clark County News

On the afternoon of Aug. 8, Clark County Councilors John Blom and Julie Olson both received a text message they said concerned them. Read story

The Clark County Law Enforcement Center opened in 1984 and is both antiquated and overcrowded.

Commission presents 18-month study of Clark County Jail

The Clark County Law Enforcement Center opened in 1984 and is both antiquated and overcrowded.

September 4, 2019, 9:33pm Clark County News

A blue-ribbon commission tasked with recommending what to do with the county’s antiquated jail presented its report to the Clark County Council on Wednesday with the assumption that incarceration rates will continue to decline. Read story

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