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Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey reviews documents during Tuesday's Canvassing Board meeting.

Ethics complaint alleges Clark County auditor mishandled 2022 voter registration challenge of candidate facing voter fraud charges

Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey reviews documents during Tuesday's Canvassing Board meeting.

December 28, 2023, 7:19pm Clark County News

Vancouver attorney Angus Lee on Thursday filed an ethics complaint against Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey. He alleges Kimsey’s handling of a 2022 voter registration challenge against candidate John Ley violated the county’s code of ethics and policies. Read story

Clark County to begin construction on Klineline shelter

December 28, 2023, 5:58am Clark County News

Clark County Public Works will begin construction of a new picnic shelter in the Klineline Pond area of Salmon Creek Regional Park in January. The new shelter will replace the former Pondview Shelter that was damaged during a winter storm. The new shelter is expected to open later this spring. 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.

Proposed initiative targets election security in Clark County but some portions could violate the law

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.

December 21, 2023, 6:37pm Clark County News

A proposed Clark County initiative would require post-election audits and enhanced security at ballot drop boxes, among other changes. Elections officials, however, say parts of the initiative may conflict with state and federal law. Read story

Crews lay down gravel on a new road being built by Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad to service future mining activity in the Chelatchie Bluff mineral lands. Residents in the area are concerned about the impacts the road work and mining will have on the environment.

Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad ordered to cease road-building, expansion

Crews lay down gravel on a new road being built by Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad to service future mining activity in the Chelatchie Bluff mineral lands. Residents in the area are concerned about the impacts the road work and mining will have on the environment.

December 20, 2023, 6:36pm Business

Federal authorities have ordered Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad to cease its road-building and rail-yard-expansion efforts in Chelatchie following a Nov. 16 visit to the site by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, National Marines Fisheries Service and Environmental Protection Agency. Read story

A sign welcomes visitors and residents to La Center.

La Center plans downtown expansion that could include annexing 14-acres, waterfront recreation

A sign welcomes visitors and residents to La Center.

December 19, 2023, 6:02am Clark County News

Mayor Thomas Strobehn and Community Development Director Bryan Kast unveiled a plan called Downtown 2.0 to expand La Center’s footprint during the city council’s annual retreat Saturday. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee visits the fourth Safe Stay Community off Main Street on Friday morning. Earlier, he visited with The Columbian&rsquo;s Editorial Board.

Gov. Jay Inslee optimistic about his proposed 2024 supplemental budget

Gov. Jay Inslee visits the fourth Safe Stay Community off Main Street on Friday morning. Earlier, he visited with The Columbian&rsquo;s Editorial Board.

December 16, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

Gov. Jay Inslee is “cautiously optimistic” that state legislators will approve his proposed 2024 supplemental budget released Wednesday. Inslee met with The Columbian’s Editorial Board Friday to discuss the specifics of the budget. 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.

Clark County Council, area’s state legislators agree third bridge needed over Columbia River

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.

December 15, 2023, 6:06am Clark County News

Clark County has a long wish list for the upcoming legislative session that includes the Interstate 5 replacement bridge project, infrastructure, public defense, public safety and more. Yet during a meeting Wednesday between the county councilors and local legislators, much of the discussion focused on something not on their list… Read story

A screen shot from a Battle Ground City Council meeting on Nov. 20.

Battle Ground City Council revises video policy for its meetings to deter hackers

A screen shot from a Battle Ground City Council meeting on Nov. 20.

December 14, 2023, 3:10pm Clark County News

The city of Battle Ground is changing its meeting procedures for city council meetings after the Dec. 4 meeting livestream feed was interrupted by a pornography broadcast that featured a voiceover using racial slurs. Read story

Gather and Feast Farm owner Mark Lopez stands on his La Center property in 2022. He supports revising Clark County&rsquo;s codes to enable rural events. The county is forming a task force to consider changes to its existing codes governing commercial events in rural areas.

Clark County Council forming task force to review code that only allows wineries to host rural events

Gather and Feast Farm owner Mark Lopez stands on his La Center property in 2022. He supports revising Clark County&rsquo;s codes to enable rural events. The county is forming a task force to consider changes to its existing codes governing commercial events in rural areas.

December 13, 2023, 3:01pm Clark County News

Clark County has begun recruiting members for a newly formed task force that will look at whether the county’s existing code for commercial events — weddings, birthday and graduation parties, receptions and other small gatherings — in rural areas should be changed. Read story

Clark County to host January community forums

December 13, 2023, 5:55am Clark County News

Clark County Community Services will host four public forums in January about the low-income community needs survey conducted earlier this year. The feedback will help determine spending decisions countywide. Read story