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Voting for Evergreen school board vacancies now open

October 16, 2021, 3:51pm Clark County News

Voting for two spots on the Evergreen Public Schools Board of Directors opened Friday. Read story

Vancouver Public Schools board incumbents face challengers

October 16, 2021, 2:28pm Clark County News

Two incumbents on the Vancouver Public Schools’ Board of Directors are facing reelection this fall. General election ballots were mailed Friday. Read story

La Center City Hall (The Columbian files)

3 incumbents, 3 challengers vie for La Center City Council

La Center City Hall (The Columbian files)

October 16, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

In La Center, voters will choose between three incumbents and three challengers for seats on the city council. Whether the city should continue to operate its own police force or contract with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office for services is a top issue. Read story

Eric LaBrant and Greg Seifert are running for Port of Vancouver commissioner.

Vancouver port candidates differ on oil terminal proposalvideo icon

Eric LaBrant and Greg Seifert are running for Port of Vancouver commissioner.

October 15, 2021, 6:05am Business

Greg Seifert and incumbent Eric LaBrant are both running for the Port of Vancouver Commission District 2’s six-year term at a time when the port is seeing record revenue and Terminal 1 is under development, but also when climate change and Vancouver Lake’s degradation have become more pressing issues. Read story

An aerial photo shows the Steigerwald Commerce Center, an industrial park owned by the Port of Camas-Washougal, east of downtown Washougal. The area has been designated as an Opportunity Zone, creating a new investment tool for developers interested in moving into the area’s remaining vacant lots.

Camas businessman takes on incumbent in Port of Camas-Washougal race

An aerial photo shows the Steigerwald Commerce Center, an industrial park owned by the Port of Camas-Washougal, east of downtown Washougal. The area has been designated as an Opportunity Zone, creating a new investment tool for developers interested in moving into the area’s remaining vacant lots.

October 13, 2021, 5:05pm Business

CAMAS — A former Port of Camas-Washougal employee is challenging the incumbent port commission president for the No. 3 position on the Port of Camas-Washougal’s Board of Commissioners. Read story

Clark County Fire District 6 joined fire agencies across the country Oct. 1 in lighting up the sky with red strobe lights to honor fallen firefighters, as part of the annual "Light the Night" campaign.

Four Clark County fire districts see contested races for commissioners

Clark County Fire District 6 joined fire agencies across the country Oct. 1 in lighting up the sky with red strobe lights to honor fallen firefighters, as part of the annual "Light the Night" campaign.

October 13, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

The direction of county fire agencies is on the Nov. 2 General Election ballot with contested races for commissioner seats for Clark County Fire Districts 3, 5 and 6 and Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue. Read story

Yacolt Town Hall is the seat of government for Clark County's smallest incorporated community.

Two seek election to Position 3 council seat in Yacolt

Yacolt Town Hall is the seat of government for Clark County's smallest incorporated community.

October 13, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

Yacolt voters will choose between incumbent Joshua Beck and Ronald Homola for Position 3 on the town council. Michelle Dawson is unopposed for another seat. Read story

Camas City Council candidates Martin Elzingre, left, and Tim Hein.

Camas to pick Hein or Elzingre for council seat

Camas City Council candidates Martin Elzingre, left, and Tim Hein.

October 13, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

CAMAS — The decision by Steve Hogan to run for Camas mayor has provided an opportunity for Tim Hein and Martin Elzingre to run for his Ward 2, Position 2 seat on the Camas City Council. Read story

A training exercise is shown in July. The Vancouver Police Department received 84 suggestions on how it can improve internal operations. It has fulfilled most of the suggestions but still has to create an internal critical incident review board, work on data collection and further its police camera program.

Vancouver Police Department close to fulfilling all 84 recommendations from 2020 report

A training exercise is shown in July. The Vancouver Police Department received 84 suggestions on how it can improve internal operations. It has fulfilled most of the suggestions but still has to create an internal critical incident review board, work on data collection and further its police camera program.

October 12, 2021, 5:51pm Clark County News

Vancouver’s Community Task Force on Policing and the city’s police chief said the police department is close to fulfilling 84 recommendations to improve its internal culture and policies surrounding officers’ use of force. Read story

Leslie Lewallen, left, and Jennifer McDaniel are running for Camas City Council.

Two vie for Camas City Council seat

Leslie Lewallen, left, and Jennifer McDaniel are running for Camas City Council.

October 12, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

CAMAS — Leslie Lewallen and Jennifer McDaniel are running for Ellen Burton’s Ward 3, Position 2 seat on the Camas City Council after Burton, the city’s temporary mayor, announced she would not be running for reelection. Read story