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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

The League of Women Voters of Clark County sponsor forums for candidates of the upcoming election for the Vancouver Public Schools Board of Directors at Cascade Park Library on Tuesday evening, July 16, 2019.

Ballots due today in primary election

The League of Women Voters of Clark County sponsor forums for candidates of the upcoming election for the Vancouver Public Schools Board of Directors at Cascade Park Library on Tuesday evening, July 16, 2019.

August 6, 2019, 8:01am Clark County News

Today is election day. Voters have until 8 p.m. to drop off their primary election ballots at seven county locations. For a full list of voting sites and a sample ballot, visit www.clarkvotes.org. Ballots can also be mailed if they are postmarked by today. Read story

The Penguin Union Building is pictured at Clark College.

Lawsuits target Clark County, Clark College over public records law

The Penguin Union Building is pictured at Clark College.

August 5, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

A resident of Washington’s Island County recently targeted Clark County and Clark College, alleging that they violated the state’s public records law. So far, he’s had one victory. Read story

The League of Women Voters of Clark County sponsor forums for candidates of the upcoming election for the Vancouver Public Schools Board of Directors at Cascade Park Library on Tuesday evening, July 16, 2019.

Get primed for Tuesday primary in Clark County

The League of Women Voters of Clark County sponsor forums for candidates of the upcoming election for the Vancouver Public Schools Board of Directors at Cascade Park Library on Tuesday evening, July 16, 2019.

August 4, 2019, 6:05am Clark County News

This year, 133 residents of Clark County filed to run for elected offices that include port, fire, school and cemetery districts, as well as city councils and a special election for county council. Read story

Former State Sen. Don Benton at the legislative outlook breakfast at the Hilton Vancouver Washington on Dec. 11, 2015.

New claims in Benton lawsuit against Clark County

Former State Sen. Don Benton at the legislative outlook breakfast at the Hilton Vancouver Washington on Dec. 11, 2015.

August 4, 2019, 6:02am Clark County News

Nearly three years after former Clark County department head Don Benton sued his former employer alleging hostile working conditions, his lawyers are making new claims that the county violated its own home rule charter and the First Amendment. Read story

State Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, second from right, applauds after Rep. Laurie Jinkins, in blue, was introduced at a news conference following a vote by Democrats choosing Jinkins as speaker of the House. Stonier was one of four female representatives seeking the top spot.

Stonier ‘proud’ to see Jinkins selected as House speaker

State Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, second from right, applauds after Rep. Laurie Jinkins, in blue, was introduced at a news conference following a vote by Democrats choosing Jinkins as speaker of the House. Stonier was one of four female representatives seeking the top spot.

July 31, 2019, 9:46pm Clark County News

When longtime House Speaker Frank Chopp, D-Seattle, announced he was stepping down from his position in 2018, it opened the possibility that a representative from Southwest Washington would occupy the post for the first time in decades. Read story

No work is currently taking place at the Livingston Quarry. The publicly owned but privately operated quarry on Livingston Mountain was the subject of a critical report released by the state auditor last week.

Audit dings state, county oversight of quarry

No work is currently taking place at the Livingston Quarry. The publicly owned but privately operated quarry on Livingston Mountain was the subject of a critical report released by the state auditor last week.

July 30, 2019, 6:00am Business

A new state report says the Washington Department of Natural Resources and Clark County have failed to keep an eye on Livingston Quarry, allowing a contractor to improperly handle material while potentially depriving the state of revenue used to fund schools and other government functions. Read story

A Washington State Patrol officer mans a checkpoint at a Battle Ground School District school in October 2017, looking for drivers with out-of-state license plates.

Washington’s new vehicle license law allows deferral

A Washington State Patrol officer mans a checkpoint at a Battle Ground School District school in October 2017, looking for drivers with out-of-state license plates.

July 27, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

A law goes into effect Sunday intended to help address a problem that’s long plagued Southwest Washington: new residents who fail to register their out-of-state vehicles. Read story

Tony Golik, Clark County prosecuting attorney

Clark County prosecutor again pitches new case system

Tony Golik, Clark County prosecuting attorney

July 24, 2019, 8:22pm Clark County News

During a work session Wednesday morning, Clark County Prosecutor Tony Golik again made his case to the county council that they should approve spending more than half a million dollars for a new case management system that he said is necessary to keep his office and local courts functional. Read story