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Hospital reps urge Clark County Board of Health to support vaccines, maskingvideo icon

January 26, 2022, 6:30pm Clark County Health

Clark County hospitals are still struggling to meet the demands brought on by the pandemic, and specifically the surge in omicron cases. That was the message physicians and officials from… Read story

Herrera Beutler introduces ‘Refund the Police Act’

January 25, 2022, 8:00pm Clark County Politics

In an effort to curtail recent police reform legislation, U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, has introduced the Refund the Police Act to provide federal grant incentives to states… Read story

One set of housing recommendations is specific to Highway 99, which would exempt some affordable housing projects from certain design standards and would apply new development standards instead.

Clark County housing advisory group outlines options

One set of housing recommendations is specific to Highway 99, which would exempt some affordable housing projects from certain design standards and would apply new development standards instead.

January 25, 2022, 6:45pm Clark County News

Tuesday was the county Housing Options Study and Action Plan advisory group’s final meeting before making its recommendations to the Clark County Council and planning commission. The group has identified 51 near- and long-term recommendations, each of which are divided into four categories: housing options, affordable housing, programs and partnerships,… Read story

A truck driver travels north on the Interstate Bridge.

Vancouver council steps up timeline for I-5 Bridge planning

A truck driver travels north on the Interstate Bridge.

January 25, 2022, 4:21pm Clark County News

Discussions between the Vancouver City Council and Interstate 5 Bridge Replacement Program staff are soon to be underway as they assess design alternatives before summer — a major step in the multiyear bridge project. Read story

Janice Killion

Retired attorney appointed to Washougal City Council

Janice Killion

January 24, 2022, 5:27pm Clark County News

A retired attorney has succeeded in her second attempt to join the Washougal City Council. Read story

Sen. Ann Rivers talks one-on-one with voters at Felida Park on Thursday afternoon, June 10, 2021.

Sen. Rivers’ bills goals: Subsidize diapers, help foster teens

Sen. Ann Rivers talks one-on-one with voters at Felida Park on Thursday afternoon, June 10, 2021.

January 23, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

Friday proved to be a busy day for state Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, with several bills she is co-sponsoring appearing before Senate committees. One bill looks to aid teens in foster care, and another helps low-income families struggling to meet their financial needs. Read story

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Braver Angels bridging the gap between blue & red in Clark County

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January 23, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

You don’t have to follow politics very closely to feel the polarization in our country right now. Conflicts over the Capitol riot, pandemic safety rules, vaccinations, policing and other hot-button issues scream at us from media feeds and tear apart families and friendships. Read story

Supporters of the Ridgefield schools bond wave signs Friday at the intersection of Pioneer Street and Royle Road in Ridgefield. Ballots for the upcoming Feb. 8 special election were sent to voters Friday.

Ridgefield, other Clark County communities to vote on school funding Feb. 8

Supporters of the Ridgefield schools bond wave signs Friday at the intersection of Pioneer Street and Royle Road in Ridgefield. Ballots for the upcoming Feb. 8 special election were sent to voters Friday.

January 21, 2022, 6:47pm Clark County News

Parents and community members lined street corners and roundabouts in Ridgefield on Friday to raise awareness for a bond measure on February’s special election ballot. Read story

The Clark County Council met Tuesday morning to discuss redistricting maps.

Reconvened committee picks Clark County Council district map for public hearing

The Clark County Council met Tuesday morning to discuss redistricting maps.

January 21, 2022, 10:31am Clark County News

Clark County residents could have a new voting district map within the next few weeks. After months of wrangling by the county redistricting committee and Clark County Council, a public hearing on a single proposed map will be held early next month. Read story

Many new affordable housing developments are being constructed in the Fourth Plain Corridor, including the mixed-use housing project by Sea Mar Community Health Centers. Sea Mar received the first impact fee waiver from the city in 2017 to help ensure the low-income housing center was developed.

Washington legislators introduce two bills to boost affordable housing

Many new affordable housing developments are being constructed in the Fourth Plain Corridor, including the mixed-use housing project by Sea Mar Community Health Centers. Sea Mar received the first impact fee waiver from the city in 2017 to help ensure the low-income housing center was developed.

January 21, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Two bills co-sponsored by Southwest Washington legislators would increase the number of affordable housing developments, especially to low-income families and individuals. Read story