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Ballot inspectors perform a manual count of 600 ballots in early November.

Recounts set for Vancouver City Council, Hockinson school races

Ballot inspectors perform a manual count of 600 ballots in early November.

November 26, 2021, 6:06am Clark County News

Results for the Nov. 2 general election were certified Tuesday, setting the stage for manual recounts for the Vancouver City Council Position 1 and Hockinson School District Director 1 races to begin. Read story

Battle Ground transport plan to go beyond autos

November 26, 2021, 5:56am Clark County News

The city of Battle Ground is seeking community input on an action plan to enhance non-motorized transportation options currently being developed. Read story

Volunteer Vern Toedtli of Vancouver, at center, stirs the bean and corn station at the turkey dinner assembly line Thursday at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. About 1,600 turkey dinners were prepared and delivered by Clark County volunteers to the needy this Thanksgiving.

Clark County volunteers deliver free Thanksgiving feast

Volunteer Vern Toedtli of Vancouver, at center, stirs the bean and corn station at the turkey dinner assembly line Thursday at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. About 1,600 turkey dinners were prepared and delivered by Clark County volunteers to the needy this Thanksgiving.

November 25, 2021, 4:51pm Clark County News

Think cooking Thanksgiving dinner for eight people, or even 10 or 12, is difficult? Try cooking dinner for 1,500. Once again this year, retired Judge Rich Melnick and Beaches restaurant owner Mark Matthias teamed up to bring together dozens of volunteers to help feed those in need. Read story

People mill around a 54-foot Christmas tree on Wednesday evening at a tree lighting event at ilani on the Cowlitz Indian Reservation.

ilani Christmas tree lighting gets season off to sparkling start

People mill around a 54-foot Christmas tree on Wednesday evening at a tree lighting event at ilani on the Cowlitz Indian Reservation.

November 25, 2021, 3:06pm Business

COWLITZ INDIAN RESERVATION — The holiday season is officially underway. To get the season off to a great start, ilani hosted its annual tree lighting celebration Wednesday night. Read story

Doug Kreuzer, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership restoration ecologist, joins Alvey Seeyouma, a member of the Hopi tribe also working with the partnership, as they plant wapato in the cold, muddy area along Gibbons Creek at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge on Monday afternoon. At top, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership principal restoration ecologist Curtis Helm holds wapato. The native plant once was an important part of local diets.

Native tuber wapato reintroduced at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refugevideo icon

Doug Kreuzer, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership restoration ecologist, joins Alvey Seeyouma, a member of the Hopi tribe also working with the partnership, as they plant wapato in the cold, muddy area along Gibbons Creek at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge on Monday afternoon. At top, Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership principal restoration ecologist Curtis Helm holds wapato. The native plant once was an important part of local diets.

November 23, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

WASHOUGAL — When families sit down Thursday for Thanksgiving dinner, they likely won’t find wapato among the dishes covering the table. But for the Chinook Indians, the wetland tuber that tastes much like potatoes was a diet staple that helped see them through the winter months. Read story

The Clark County Jail in downtown Vancouver houses inmates arrested by multiple agencies and jurisdictions.

Clark County Jail reports loss of $3.5 million in bed revenue in 2021

The Clark County Jail in downtown Vancouver houses inmates arrested by multiple agencies and jurisdictions.

November 21, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

When Clark County released its $723 million operating budget for 2022 on Thursday, it was clear the county’s general fund revenue has taken a beating. The county expects to bring $179.7 million general fund dollars, 12 percent less than the $203.8 million in 2020. Read story

Applicants sought for Camas mill cleanup panel

November 20, 2021, 5:55am Clark County News

CAMAS — The Downtown Camas Association is accepting applications for a Community Advisory Group to guide public participation while investigating potential contamination at the Georgia Pacific mill site. Read story

The Clark County Public Service Center.

Clark County Council OKs $723M budget for 2022

The Clark County Public Service Center.

November 18, 2021, 6:32pm Clark County News

The Clark County Council on Tuesday approved a $723 million budget for 2022, up from the $705.4 million budgeted in 2021. The county also expects to bring in around $644 million in revenue next year. Read story

The proposed revisions to Washington's congressional maps.

Proposed legislative maps call for big changes for Clark County

The proposed revisions to Washington's congressional maps.

November 18, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

Despite missing its Nov. 15 deadline, the bipartisan Washington State Redistricting Commission released its final preferred versions of new congressional and legislative district maps late Tuesday. Read story

Clark County accepting COVID-related rent aid referrals

November 17, 2021, 6:01am Clark County News

Clark County will accept 400 referrals for its eviction prevention rent assistance program at noon today. The programs provide rental help to low-income individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story