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The Clark County Council listens to public comment during their July 2 meeting.

Ideas for affordable housing pique county councilors’ interest

The Clark County Council listens to public comment during their July 2 meeting.

July 22, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Longtime homelessness advocate Andy Silver appeared before the Clark County council last week with a simple pitch: The county can help address its affordable housing problem through two relatively straightforward policy changes. Read story

Two candidates for Battle Ground City Council, including Josh VanGelder, right, host a campaign rally Sunday in Battle Ground with Joey Gibson and Patriot Prayer, the right-wing protest group known to brawl in the streets of Portland. Gibson has traveled around the state in recent months pushing for residents and city councils to fight back against controversial gun bill Initiative 1639, which state voters approved last year. VanGelder, seen here talking to a supporter named Sam, who is carrying an AR-15-style rifle, and Shauna Walters have made the issue a major talking point of their respective campaigns.

I-1639 foes shoot for Battle Ground City Council seats

Two candidates for Battle Ground City Council, including Josh VanGelder, right, host a campaign rally Sunday in Battle Ground with Joey Gibson and Patriot Prayer, the right-wing protest group known to brawl in the streets of Portland. Gibson has traveled around the state in recent months pushing for residents and city councils to fight back against controversial gun bill Initiative 1639, which state voters approved last year. VanGelder, seen here talking to a supporter named Sam, who is carrying an AR-15-style rifle, and Shauna Walters have made the issue a major talking point of their respective campaigns.

July 19, 2019, 6:01am Clark County News

BATTLE GROUND — On Sunday, about 60 people gathered in Kiwanis Park for an event that featured American flags, military-style rifles and two candidates for city council. Read story

Clark County Councilors Temple Lentz, from left, Julie Olson, Eileen Quiring, John Blom and Gary Medvigy at a July 2 meeting.

County Council again delays ‘urban holding’ decision

Clark County Councilors Temple Lentz, from left, Julie Olson, Eileen Quiring, John Blom and Gary Medvigy at a July 2 meeting.

July 16, 2019, 10:04pm Clark County News

Citing a lack of time to review the information and the absence of two members, the Clark County Council again held off on moving forward with a public-private partnership that will eventually open up more than 2,200 acres north of Vancouver to development. Read story

Rebecca Strizver of Battle Ground sports pride flags at the parade. The Saturday in the Park Pride event marked its 26th year Saturday in Esther Short Park in Vancouver.

Vancouver’s Saturday in the Park Pride an ‘expression of love’

Rebecca Strizver of Battle Ground sports pride flags at the parade. The Saturday in the Park Pride event marked its 26th year Saturday in Esther Short Park in Vancouver.

July 13, 2019, 9:21pm Clark County News

Gail Wolz, of La Center, said she gave out a hundred “mom hugs” at last year’s Saturday in the Park Pride event. Read story

Clark County Council candidate Adrian Cortes and his campaign coordinator, Wendy Cleveland, consult a list of businesses they planned to visit while campaigning during a recent Camas First Friday event.

Battle Ground councilor Cortes challenges Medvigy for Clark County Council seat

Clark County Council candidate Adrian Cortes and his campaign coordinator, Wendy Cleveland, consult a list of businesses they planned to visit while campaigning during a recent Camas First Friday event.

July 9, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

BATTLE GROUND — Adrian Cortes, a candidate in a special election for Clark County Council, has ideas about taxation, land use and infrastructure. But throughout a recent interview, Cortes had a recurring refrain: Clark County needs a vision. Read story

Volunteer Erin Miermans, from left, Evelynn Ramsay, 8, of Vancouver, Rhonin Parks, 8, of Vancouver, Kaitlyn Chan, 6, and her brother, Emlyn Chan, 10, both of Redmond, watch as dirt from the mock archeological dig is sifted Saturday at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

Kids Dig! Archaeology the question and the answer at fort

Volunteer Erin Miermans, from left, Evelynn Ramsay, 8, of Vancouver, Rhonin Parks, 8, of Vancouver, Kaitlyn Chan, 6, and her brother, Emlyn Chan, 10, both of Redmond, watch as dirt from the mock archeological dig is sifted Saturday at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

July 6, 2019, 9:24pm Clark County News

On Saturday afternoon, Amy Clearman stood in front of about a dozen kids at Fort Vancouver and asked a simple question: “What is archeology?” Read story

Another gas leak prompts evacuation of QFC grocery store in east Vancouver

July 6, 2019, 8:00pm Clark County News

The QFC grocery store at 3505 S.E. 192nd Ave., Vancouver, had its second carbon monoxide leak within a month Saturday morning. Read story

Burning pickup truck reported in Club Green Meadows parking lot

July 6, 2019, 7:57pm Clark County News

A burning pickup truck in the parking lot of Club Green Meadows on Northeast 72nd Avenue was reported to the Vancouver Fire Department at 3:21 a.m. Saturday. Read story

The Clark County council votes 3-2 to lift the ban of recreational marijuana businesses in unincorporated Clark County during its meeting in Vancouver on Tuesday. The change takes effect Jan. 1, 2010.

Clark County Council votes to lift marijuana ban

The Clark County council votes 3-2 to lift the ban of recreational marijuana businesses in unincorporated Clark County during its meeting in Vancouver on Tuesday. The change takes effect Jan. 1, 2010.

July 2, 2019, 9:34pm Clark County News

The Clark County Council voted 3-2 to lift its ban on recreational cannabis businesses in unincorporated areas of the county at its Tuesday evening meeting. Recreational sales can begin in unincorporated areas of Clark County as early as Jan. 1, 2020. Read story

Semi-automatic rifles fill a wall in October at a gun shop in Lynnwood. On Monday, much of Initiative 1639 will go into effect: People wanting to purchase semi-automatic assault rifles will have to undergo an enhanced background check, prove that they’ve undergone firearms safety training and could face criminal liability for not securing firearms.

I-1639: Five frequently asked questions, five answers

Semi-automatic rifles fill a wall in October at a gun shop in Lynnwood. On Monday, much of Initiative 1639 will go into effect: People wanting to purchase semi-automatic assault rifles will have to undergo an enhanced background check, prove that they’ve undergone firearms safety training and could face criminal liability for not securing firearms.

June 30, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Owning certain kinds of firearms in Washington is about to get more complicated. Read story