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Lawmakers Kraft, Wilson say Inslee’s emergency powers need a check

April 14, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

A push from Southwest Washington’s lawmakers to establish more oversight on Gov. Jay Inslee’s emergency powers has failed to pick up much traction in the current legislative session, and the… Read story

Vancouver more than doubles cleaning service contract, citing COVID-19

April 12, 2021, 9:35pm Clark County News

Vancouver more than doubled the dollar amount of its annual contract with the company responsible for cleaning its municipal buildings, a change that city leaders say is linked to more… Read story

Bocanegra seeks third term on Evergreen Public Schools’ board

April 16, 2021, 5:56am Clark County News

Julie Bocanegra has announced her candidacy for reelection to the Evergreen Public Schools’ Board of Directors. Read story

Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring O'Brien delivers the annual State of the County address virtually Tuesday night from the Public Service Center in Vancouver.

Clark County chair calls county ‘resilient’ in annual addressvideo icon

Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring O'Brien delivers the annual State of the County address virtually Tuesday night from the Public Service Center in Vancouver.

April 6, 2021, 8:55pm Clark County News

In a word, the state of Clark County ‘resilient,’ the county’s top elected official said in an address Tuesday night.  Read story

Mike Pond (The Columbian files)

Pond announces second run for Vancouver City Council

Mike Pond (The Columbian files)

April 6, 2021, 6:31pm Clark County News

A young Vancouver man threw his hat into the ring for Vancouver City Council, joining two other candidates running for the seat currently held by Councilor Laurie Lebowsky. Read story

Vancouver resident Eric Surface, left, shares drinks with Adam Young at The Grocery Cocktail & Social on Thursday in Vancouver.

Vancouver’s Street Eats program for outdoor dining extended for 3 years

Vancouver resident Eric Surface, left, shares drinks with Adam Young at The Grocery Cocktail & Social on Thursday in Vancouver.

April 5, 2021, 7:30pm Clark County Business

A program originally established to help keep restaurants in downtown Vancouver alive through the pandemic has proved so popular that city leaders decided to extend it for another three years. Read story

The old Fire Station 1 building pictured Dec. 17. The Oliva family, who owns the neighboring Hi-School Pharmacy headquarters, purchased the property from the city for $1.25 million.

Vancouver City Council agrees to sell old Fire Station 1

The old Fire Station 1 building pictured Dec. 17. The Oliva family, who owns the neighboring Hi-School Pharmacy headquarters, purchased the property from the city for $1.25 million.

April 5, 2021, 7:18pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council finally offloaded a 53-year-old asset Monday evening when the council agreed to sell the original Fire Station 1 property for $1.255 million. Read story

Traffic backs up at exit 21 to Interstate 5. The Woodland city council prefers to improve the traffic signals near the exit, although three traffic roundabouts are another option.

Woodland officials pitch I-5 offramp project to Herrera Beutler

Traffic backs up at exit 21 to Interstate 5. The Woodland city council prefers to improve the traffic signals near the exit, although three traffic roundabouts are another option.

April 5, 2021, 7:01pm Clark County News

WOODLAND — Woodland city officials Monday updated Southwest Washington Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler on a stalled project to update an intersection along Interstate 5 and pitched it as a candidate for federal funding. Read story

Clark County Councilor Temple Lentz, from left, joins Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler as they tour the Tower Mall vaccination site on Monday in Vancouver. The site also offers rapid COVID-19 testing.

Herrera Beutler tours Tower Mall vaccination site

Clark County Councilor Temple Lentz, from left, joins Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler as they tour the Tower Mall vaccination site on Monday in Vancouver. The site also offers rapid COVID-19 testing.

April 5, 2021, 6:05pm Clark County Health

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, toured a COVID-19 testing and vaccination site at the former Tower Mall in Vancouver on Monday. Read story

A crowd of more than 200 people listens to opening remarks from candidates running to represent Washington's 3rd Congressional District on Tuesday during a forum at Church on the Rock in Battle Ground.

Challengers to Herrera Beutler agree: Left is wrong direction

A crowd of more than 200 people listens to opening remarks from candidates running to represent Washington's 3rd Congressional District on Tuesday during a forum at Church on the Rock in Battle Ground.

March 31, 2021, 5:22pm Clark County News

BATTLE GROUND — The three GOP candidates campaigning for Congress in Southwest Washington spoke of running for office as if they were headed into a war, riling up the crowd at a public forum Tuesday night. Read story