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Clark County Council eyes code changes for cannabis

May 1, 2019, 9:17pm Clark County News

As the Clark County Council continues to reconsider its ban on recreational cannabis businesses, it’s turned its attention to where such companies would be allowed to set up as well as other land-use questions. Read story

Legislature makes deadline, secures $35M for I-5 Bridge

April 29, 2019, 10:29pm Clark County News

Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, recalled meeting with federal transportation officials to discuss renewed efforts to replace the century-old Interstate 5 Bridge across the Columbia River. Read story

Majority floor leader, Monica Stonier aims for House speaker position

April 28, 2019, 6:05am Clark County News

OLYMPIA -- On March 13, something unusual happened at the Capitol: Rep. Frank Chopp, D-Seattle, rose to give a floor speech. Read story

Speakers tasked with passing bills, quelling internal conflict

April 28, 2019, 6:01am Clark County News

The title “speaker” was first used in 1377 in the English Parliament and has since become a commonly used title in deliberative bodies all over the world. Read story

Stonier expected to prioritize education issues based on political career

April 28, 2019, 6:01am Clark County News

In announcing his retirement as House speaker, Frank Chopp highlighted his work on health care, housing, infrastructure and other issues. Read story

Future jail will have 800-plus beds, room to grow

April 28, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

An advisory panel of Clark County leaders tasked with developing a recommendation to replace or upgrade the county’s aging and overcrowded jail has come to a key conclusion that’ll likely shape the future facility. Read story

Rep. Kraft comes up short in 2019 legislative session

April 26, 2019, 9:21pm Clark County News

In late March, a video of state Rep. Tomiko Santos, D-Seattle, began circulating on the internet. The video shows Santos, who chairs the House Education Committee, speaking during a town hall about a controversial sex education bill that had drawn hundreds to Olympia in opposition. Read story

Gov. Inslee signs bill capping contributions in port races

April 24, 2019, 7:46pm Business

In 2017, the race for an open seat on the Vancouver port commission became one of the most expensive elections in recent state history, with over a million dollars flowing into the contest. But with a stroke of a pen, Gov. Jay Inslee ensured that port races won’t again become so costly. Read story

Clark County to sort out how to apportion tribe payments

April 21, 2019, 6:04am Clark County Business

U.S. law exempts Indian reservations from state and local laws and taxes, so when the 156-acre Cowlitz Indian Reservation was taken into trust in 2010, local governments lost part of their tax base. But agencies such as the Clark County Sheriff’s Office and Clark County Fire & Rescue provide ilani with services. Read story

Volunteers breathe new life into pedestrian bridge

April 20, 2019, 9:26pm Clark County News

Since moving to Vancouver to retire in 2017, Paul Stasz has been taking walks along the Confluence Land Bridge. Read story