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Stories by Shari Phiel

Columbian staff writer

Clark County special election ballots in the mail Friday

January 23, 2024, 6:00am Clark County News

The Clark County Elections Office will mail ballots to all voters living in the Battle Ground, Camas, Green Mountain and Woodland school districts beginning Friday for the Feb. 13 special election. Read story

The Clark County Elections Office is one of many places you can place your ballot in a ballot box. Or, drop it in the U.S. Mail; the postage is prepaid.

Clark County election-security petition clears 1st step

The Clark County Elections Office is one of many places you can place your ballot in a ballot box. Or, drop it in the U.S. Mail; the postage is prepaid.

January 20, 2024, 6:06am Clark County News

A proposed Clark County initiative that looks to reform the county’s elections process, which was initially rejected by the prosecuting attorney’s office, has cleared the first step to securing a spot on the November ballot. Read story

Clark County Republican Party caucuses now Feb. 3

January 20, 2024, 5:58am Clark County News

The Clark County Republican Party has rescheduled precinct caucuses for Feb. 3 after recent winter weather delayed them. Read story

Clark County Assessor’s office specialists answer property tax queries

January 20, 2024, 5:56am Clark County News

Property tax exemption specialists from the Clark County Assessor’s office will be available to answer questions and enroll property owners in the county’s property tax relief program at an upcoming public event. Read story

Clark County seeks volunteers for Community Action Advisory Board

January 20, 2024, 5:55am Clark County News

Clark County is seeking volunteers to serve on the Community Action Advisory Board. Read story

A pedestrian takes shelter under an umbrella as freezing rain transitions to all rain as the temperature rises Wednesday morning, Jan. 17, 2024.

‘We’d love to see everybody’: Storm closures hurt Clark County small businesses’ bottom lines

A pedestrian takes shelter under an umbrella as freezing rain transitions to all rain as the temperature rises Wednesday morning, Jan. 17, 2024.

January 19, 2024, 3:40pm Business

For most Clark County residents, this week’s wintery weather will just be an unpleasant memory. While the snow and ice that had commuters struggling to get anywhere has already begun to melt, local business owners say impacts will stick around much longer. Read story

Members of the Clark County Council are pictured after new councilors took the oath of office at the Clark County Public Service Center on Jan. 3, 2023. Councilors are Glen Yung, from left, Michelle Belkot, Karen Bowerman, on screen, Gary Medvigy and Sue Marshall.

Growth management plan: Clark County Council continues process to update plan

Members of the Clark County Council are pictured after new councilors took the oath of office at the Clark County Public Service Center on Jan. 3, 2023. Councilors are Glen Yung, from left, Michelle Belkot, Karen Bowerman, on screen, Gary Medvigy and Sue Marshall.

January 19, 2024, 6:06am Clark County News

Clark County councilors continued the slow process of updating the county’s 20-year growth management plan during a Wednesday work session. Planning staff are currently allocating the population growth forecast to the cities, which need the information to update their own growth management plans. Read story

A new pedestrian bridge connecting Washington State University Vancouver and Pleasant Valley Community Park was built in 2014, with an added multi-use pathway along the north side of Northeast Salmon Creek Avenue in 2015.

Clark County Council weighs increasing parks fees

A new pedestrian bridge connecting Washington State University Vancouver and Pleasant Valley Community Park was built in 2014, with an added multi-use pathway along the north side of Northeast Salmon Creek Avenue in 2015.

January 17, 2024, 6:07am Clark County News

Clark County parks users likely will pay more for parking, renting picnic shelters and using sports fields this year. Read story

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a caucus night party in Des Moines, Iowa, Monday, Jan.

Donald Trump will be on Clark County’s GOP primary ballot, but his votes may not count

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a caucus night party in Des Moines, Iowa, Monday, Jan.

January 16, 2024, 1:58pm Clark County News

Clark County voters will see Donald Trump’s name on the March 12 GOP presidential primary ballot regardless of the outcome of any legal challenges to the former president’s eligibility. Read story

Weather cancels Saturday’s Clark County GOP precinct caucuses

January 12, 2024, 5:00pm Clark County News

Due to severe winter weather, the Clark County Republican Party has rescheduled its precinct caucuses planned for Saturday. Dates and times for the rescheduled caucuses have not been announced. At the caucus events, each precinct will elect delegates and alternates for the Clark County Republican Convention on Feb. 3. From… Read story