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Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain, the department's longest running chief since 1962, will retire Thursday after serving the agency in its lead position for eight years.

Vancouver Police Chief McElvain to remain a class act after retirement

Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain, the department's longest running chief since 1962, will retire Thursday after serving the agency in its lead position for eight years.

June 30, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

For the past few weeks, the Vancouver Police Department’s longest-tenured chief since 1962 has slowly cleared stacks of papers and various mementos from his office. Read story

Vancouver city staff presented various zoning code updates aiming to develop more affordable housing to address the local housing crisis. Patrick Quinton, Vancouver economic development director, said the city is not keeping pace with the demand for affordable housing, as the stock is low and prices are unattainable.

Vancouver mulls code changes to address housing shortage

Vancouver city staff presented various zoning code updates aiming to develop more affordable housing to address the local housing crisis. Patrick Quinton, Vancouver economic development director, said the city is not keeping pace with the demand for affordable housing, as the stock is low and prices are unattainable.

June 28, 2022, 6:28pm Clark County News

As Vancouver’s population grows and its affordable residential stock remains slim, city staff continue to discuss what government can do, and residents share their concerns. Read story

Free workshop to help navigate Aug. 2 primary

June 28, 2022, 6:01am Clark County News

Maybe you want to learn more about helpful tools to navigate the polls or understand how redistricting changed your ballot. Read story

Women's rights supporters, from left, Lacy Nadeau, Carolyn Nadeau, Rebecca Rutzick and Joe Ward, all of Olympia, Wash., rally on the Capitol Campus in Olympia, Wash., Friday, June 24, 2022, following the morning's announcement of the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v Wade.

Clark County politicians have mixed reactions to Roe being overturned

Women's rights supporters, from left, Lacy Nadeau, Carolyn Nadeau, Rebecca Rutzick and Joe Ward, all of Olympia, Wash., rally on the Capitol Campus in Olympia, Wash., Friday, June 24, 2022, following the morning's announcement of the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v Wade.

June 24, 2022, 3:38pm Clark County News

A rallying cry of mourning and celebration echoed nationwide Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned nearly 50 years of legal precedent protecting abortion rights. Read story

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Herrera Beutler heralds mental health, addiction treatment bills passed by House

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June 23, 2022, 5:19pm Clark County Health

A legislative package intended to make improvements to mental health and addiction treatment is closer to becoming a reality — presenting tools to address the nation’s overdose epidemic. Read story

Work continues at United Grain Corporation on the Port of Vancouver campus on Sept. 30, 2019. The Columbia River serves a vital role in grain exports, making it the leading gateway for the product, according to U.S. Wheat Associates.

Ocean Shipping Reform Act will have little impact on Port of Vancouver

Work continues at United Grain Corporation on the Port of Vancouver campus on Sept. 30, 2019. The Columbia River serves a vital role in grain exports, making it the leading gateway for the product, according to U.S. Wheat Associates.

June 23, 2022, 6:03am Business

Consumers and exporters both saw financial turmoil from tumultuous international shipping antics in the past year. But the Port of Vancouver was not impacted like other regional harbors were. Read story

The League of Women Voters of Clark County sponsors forums for candidates for local and state offices.

Clark County League of Women Voters sets candidate forums ahead of primary

The League of Women Voters of Clark County sponsors forums for candidates for local and state offices.

June 22, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

Similar to traditional employment procedures, appointing someone to political office requires an extensive and thoughtful vetting process. After all, it’s a job that influences thousands of lives. Read story

Chris Byrd of Toutle, candidate for the 3rd Congressional District.

3rd Congressional candidate Byrd: Let’s overcome political polarization

Chris Byrd of Toutle, candidate for the 3rd Congressional District.

June 16, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

Chris Byrd of Toutle, an independent running to represent the 3rd Congressional District, decided to toss his name into the candidate pool after being exhausted by its extreme political polarization. Read story

Davy Ray, D-Stevenson, pursued his desire to run for Washington's 3rd Congressional District despite fellow Democrats urging him to withdraw."I talked to my family, and they said, 'Well, you got to do what your heart tells you to do,'" he said.

3rd District candidate Ray: Invest in infrastructure for livability

Davy Ray, D-Stevenson, pursued his desire to run for Washington's 3rd Congressional District despite fellow Democrats urging him to withdraw."I talked to my family, and they said, 'Well, you got to do what your heart tells you to do,'" he said.

June 11, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

Lesser-known Democrat Davy Ray of Stevenson listened to his heart — not his colleagues — when he filed to represent Southwest Washington in the U.S. Congress. Read story

Interstate 5 Bridge project among Washington structures eligible to apply for federal grant

June 11, 2022, 5:39am Clark County News

The Department of Transportation opened an application period Friday for its $2.36 billion Bridge Investment Program to improve America’s bridge infrastructure. Read story