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The County Council meets at the Clark County Public Service Center on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

Clark County Council eyes code changes for cannabis

The County Council meets at the Clark County Public Service Center on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

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

The Washington State Capitol, also known as the Legislative Building, is pictured in Olympia on April 9.

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

The Washington State Capitol, also known as the Legislative Building, is pictured in Olympia on April 9.

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

Rep. Monica Stonier listens to her fellow representatives during session April 9 in Olympia.

Majority floor leader, Monica Stonier aims for House speaker position

Rep. Monica Stonier listens to her fellow representatives during session April 9 in Olympia.

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

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Speakers tasked with passing bills, quelling internal conflict

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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

Candidate Monica Stonier walks a Vancouver neighborhood in October 2016, talking to residents about the upcoming election.

Stonier expected to prioritize education issues based on political career

Candidate Monica Stonier walks a Vancouver neighborhood in October 2016, talking to residents about the upcoming election.

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

An aerial view of the Clark County Courthouse, front, and Clark County Jail behind it in downtown Vancouver.

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

An aerial view of the Clark County Courthouse, front, and Clark County Jail behind it in downtown Vancouver.

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

State Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, gets ready for the legislative session to begin April 9 in Olympia. During this year’s session, Kraft has called attention to bills she’s found troublesome, in some cases defying legislative convention.

Rep. Kraft comes up short in 2019 legislative session

State Rep. Vicki Kraft, R-Vancouver, gets ready for the legislative session to begin April 9 in Olympia. During this year’s session, Kraft has called attention to bills she’s found troublesome, in some cases defying legislative convention.

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

The Port of Vancouver (The Columbian files)

Gov. Inslee signs bill capping contributions in port races

The Port of Vancouver (The Columbian files)

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

The 368,000-square-foot, $510 million ilani opened two years ago, on April 24, 2017.

Clark County to sort out how to apportion tribe payments

The 368,000-square-foot, $510 million ilani opened two years ago, on April 24, 2017.

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

Colin Fogarty, executive director of Confluence, center, cheers on volunteers moving the last bits of a mulch pile.

Volunteers breathe new life into pedestrian bridge

Colin Fogarty, executive director of Confluence, center, cheers on volunteers moving the last bits of a mulch pile.

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