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Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

Vancouver’s climate action plan set for last review

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

December 4, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

A long-awaited blueprint for a greener Vancouver is at last set to be reviewed for the final time Monday after almost two years in the making. Read story

Questioning Vancouver’s ‘leading edge’ promise

December 4, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Vancouver city officials have described its Climate Action Framework as comprehensive and intentionally curated, yet some residents have expressed skepticism over its potential consequences or what it may lack. Read story

Republican candidate for Washington's 3rd Congressional District Joe Kent drops off his ballot at the Clark County Elections Office on Tuesday. Kent did not provide access for The Columbian to attend his watch party in Brush Prairie and declined to provide a comment on initial election results.

Joe Kent to request machine recount in 3rd District race

Republican candidate for Washington's 3rd Congressional District Joe Kent drops off his ballot at the Clark County Elections Office on Tuesday. Kent did not provide access for The Columbian to attend his watch party in Brush Prairie and declined to provide a comment on initial election results.

December 2, 2022, 4:05pm Clark County Politics

Republican Joe Kent’s campaign announced Friday it intends to request a machine recount of all counties within Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. Read story

Republican candidate for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District Joe Kent, left, answers a question on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, during a debate at the Vancouver Community Library.

Joe Kent plans to pay for recount in 3rd Congressional District race

Republican candidate for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District Joe Kent, left, answers a question on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, during a debate at the Vancouver Community Library.

November 30, 2022, 9:16am Clark County News

It’s official: Joe Kent will file for an official recount for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District race, which he lost to fellow political newcomer Marie Gluesenkamp Perez. Read story

Interagency agreement to aid Vancouver Police Department OK’d

November 30, 2022, 6:01am Clark County News

The Vancouver Police Department has enlisted support from colleagues in Washougal to help the department compensate for low staffing and vacant positions. Read story

Rep.-elect Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Wash., joins new members of the House of Representatives on the steps of the Capitol for a group photo, in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/J.

Final results show Perez beat Kent by 2,629 votes in 3rd Congressional District race

Rep.-elect Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Wash., joins new members of the House of Representatives on the steps of the Capitol for a group photo, in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/J.

November 29, 2022, 6:07pm Clark County News

Counties’ final election results are in and maintain that Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez will represent Washington’s 3rd Congressional District, despite Republican Joe Kent’s efforts to remedy his loss through ballot curing. Read story

Eileen Cowen examines a fallen bundle of lichen at Shillapoo Wildlife Area, which she may use as a salve after doing further research.

Foragers gather goods from the ground in Northwest

Eileen Cowen examines a fallen bundle of lichen at Shillapoo Wildlife Area, which she may use as a salve after doing further research.

November 29, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

At the end of Northwest Lower River Road, the pavement comes to a halt, but a worn foot trail continues to a magnificent white oak. Read story

Bryon Ledin of Clark Public Utilities, left, works with colleague Spencer Fix as they test colorful holiday lights at Esther Short Park on Monday afternoon. The Rotary Community Tree Lighting will kick off at 4 p.m. Friday after a two-year hiatus from its in-person celebrations.

After 2-year hiatus, Vancouver tree-lighting ceremony returns to Esther Short Park

Bryon Ledin of Clark Public Utilities, left, works with colleague Spencer Fix as they test colorful holiday lights at Esther Short Park on Monday afternoon. The Rotary Community Tree Lighting will kick off at 4 p.m. Friday after a two-year hiatus from its in-person celebrations.

November 23, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

After a two-year hiatus, Vancouver residents can crowd around Esther Short Park’s grand holiday tree and see Santa Claus light its multicolored lights. Read story

The Vancouver City Council's biennial budget for 2023-24 increases funding for public safety departments, as well as funding for homelessness response efforts.

Vancouver businesses say city’s upcoming tax hikes threaten local economy

The Vancouver City Council's biennial budget for 2023-24 increases funding for public safety departments, as well as funding for homelessness response efforts.

November 22, 2022, 6:46pm Clark County News

Vancouver officials approved the city’s upcoming year’s budget Monday evening but not without disapproval from local businesses who said incoming taxes will threaten the community’s economy. Read story

Veteran and Community Military Appreciation Committee Chair Larry Smith, center, joins fellow committee members as they provide program updates on Friday morning.

For second straight year, it’s official: Vancouver cares for its vets

Veteran and Community Military Appreciation Committee Chair Larry Smith, center, joins fellow committee members as they provide program updates on Friday morning.

November 22, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

SmartAsset, a company focused on publishing financial advice informed by data, has ranked Vancouver as America’s fifth-best city for military retirees. Vancouver, which Census data reported had nearly 12,000 veteran residents in 2020, was honored for the second year in a row. Read story