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Shawn Henessee County manager

County manager finds savings ahead of 2020 budget cycle

Shawn Henessee County manager

May 25, 2019, 4:22pm Clark County News

Clark County Manager Shawn Henessee said Wednesday he’s found hundreds of thousands of dollars in ongoing savings for the county that will relieve some fiscal pressure as the county prepares for what could be a difficult upcoming budget cycle. Read story

Legislators from 17th, 18th districts set town halls

May 25, 2019, 6:05am Clark County News

The 2019 legislative session wrapped up last month. Now constituents will have the chance to hear from local lawmakers and give feedback at upcoming town halls. Read story

Mike Cooke Clark County undersheriff

Clark County Sheriff’s Office says no to cannabis revenue

Mike Cooke Clark County undersheriff

May 19, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

If the Clark County Council moves forward and lifts its ban on recreational cannabis businesses in unincorporated areas, it’s expected to generate hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional revenue from taxes on the drug. Read story

Clark County Councilor Gary Medvigy is pictured Tuesday in his District 4 council seat. This fall, voters will decide whether he keeps it.

Four months in, Clark County Councilor Gary Medvigy is making an impression

Clark County Councilor Gary Medvigy is pictured Tuesday in his District 4 council seat. This fall, voters will decide whether he keeps it.

May 16, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Getting involved with Clark County government wasn't part of Gary Medvigy's retirement plan when he moved outside of Camas in 2016. After serving nine years as a California Superior Court judge, Medvigy said he planned to take aviation courses and hike in the Cascade Range with his daughter. Read story

Darrell Young, a heavy-equipment operator for Clark County Public Works, center, helps spread sand over a newly paved section of Northeast Lakin Road to decrease the tackiness of the surface near Hockinson.

Clark County paving way for smooth streets

Darrell Young, a heavy-equipment operator for Clark County Public Works, center, helps spread sand over a newly paved section of Northeast Lakin Road to decrease the tackiness of the surface near Hockinson.

May 10, 2019, 6:03am Clark County News

Clark County Public Works crews were out on a stretch of Northeast Lakin Road near Hockinson around 7:30 a.m. Thursday, grinding out the road's ruts and unevenness and laying down a new layer of asphalt. Read story

Defense attorney Thomas Phelan waits for his diversion confirmation case to be called up Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court. Phelan, and a number of other defense attorneys who hold indigent defense contracts with the county, are unhappy about the contracts’ low pay. He wrote to the Clark County Council that if something doesn’t change, indigent defendants could end up with unqualified representation, and the county could be sued.

Public defenders tell Clark County they need pay raise

Defense attorney Thomas Phelan waits for his diversion confirmation case to be called up Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court. Phelan, and a number of other defense attorneys who hold indigent defense contracts with the county, are unhappy about the contracts’ low pay. He wrote to the Clark County Council that if something doesn’t change, indigent defendants could end up with unqualified representation, and the county could be sued.

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

On Tuesday afternoon, Tom Phelan rose from the defense table in Clark County Superior Court, approached the bench of Judge Gregory Gonzales and gestured for his client to come forward. Read story

The Clark County Council discusses funding for updated software for the Clark County prosecuting attorney’s office Tuesday during a council meeting in Vancouver.

Clark County Council delays land development decision

The Clark County Council discusses funding for updated software for the Clark County prosecuting attorney’s office Tuesday during a council meeting in Vancouver.

May 8, 2019, 9:27pm Clark County News

Citing rapidly changing information, potential effects on schools, lingering questions about developer obligations and a desire for more community involvement, the Clark County Council on Tuesday delayed any action that would lay the groundwork for development of 2,000 acres of land north of Vancouver. Read story

Traffic crawls through the intersection of state Highway 502 and state Highway 503 in Battle Ground on Tuesday. The intersection is known to back up regularly, and the second phase of the city’s congestion relief project in that area was scheduled to start this year, but Battle Ground didn’t receive funding it was expecting in the recently passed state budget. Now the project could be delayed if the city doesn’t come up with money from the state in the next few months.

Battle Ground congestion project faces gap in funding

Traffic crawls through the intersection of state Highway 502 and state Highway 503 in Battle Ground on Tuesday. The intersection is known to back up regularly, and the second phase of the city’s congestion relief project in that area was scheduled to start this year, but Battle Ground didn’t receive funding it was expecting in the recently passed state budget. Now the project could be delayed if the city doesn’t come up with money from the state in the next few months.

May 8, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

BATTLE GROUND — It was a relief to many when the Legislature adjourned its 105-day session and passed a budget with minutes to spare, but Battle Ground Mayor Mike Dalesandro feels his city was left behind. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee, surrounded by Democratic lawmakers from the Senate and House, talks to the media Monday after the Legislature adjourned its 105-day session in Olympia.

Clark County’s legislators log wins, losses

Gov. Jay Inslee, surrounded by Democratic lawmakers from the Senate and House, talks to the media Monday after the Legislature adjourned its 105-day session in Olympia.

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

Speaking the day after the Legislature adjourned its 105-day session, Gov. Jay Inslee touted the work of lawmakers in areas such as education and behavioral health. Read story

Although cars and trucks zip through the interchange for 179th Street and Interstate 5, it's inadequate to accommodate the growing county.

Clark County Council may lift urban holdings at I-5/179th Street

Although cars and trucks zip through the interchange for 179th Street and Interstate 5, it's inadequate to accommodate the growing county.

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

As Clark County continues to be one of the fastest-growing counties in the state, developers, businesses and government officials have complained about a lack of land for new housing and jobs. Read story