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Clark County Council hears from residents about systemic racism

August 12, 2020, 9:23pm Clark County News

The Clark County Council heard directly from county residents Wednesday about their experiences with systemic racism. Read story

Tax exemptions revive talk of how Vancouver defines affordability

August 9, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

A proposed apartment complex in downtown Vancouver was granted a tax exemption reserved for affordable housing projects last week, reviving conversations among the city council about how Vancouver defines affordability. Read story

Herrera Beutler presses administration for river study funds

August 7, 2020, 9:03am Clark County Politics

LONGVIEW — Southwest Washington Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler has written to the Trump administration to press for money to monitor the Cowlitz River and raise the sediment-retaining dam on the North Fork of the Toutle River. Read story

Clark County election process has last test before November

August 7, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Joan Liddicoat, 64, has worked as a Clark County elections helper for more than four years. But her older spouse has medical conditions, so the pandemic made her reconsider accepting a temporary job for this election. Read story

Membership grows as League of Women Voters of Clark County marks 100 years

August 6, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

The League of Women Voters of Clark County turns 100 this year, but the organization is anything but history. Read story

Sparks fly as Herrera Beutler, Long define their differences in 3rd District racevideo icon

August 6, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler and Carolyn Long faced off for the first time as 2020 general election rivals during a joint interview with The Columbian’s Editorial Board on Wednesday. Read story

Election 2020: Little change in top Clark County primary results

August 5, 2020, 8:32pm Clark County News

Top results from Tuesday’s primary election had barely changed by Wednesday night, though voter turnout figures increased considerably. Read story

Herrera Beutler, Long set for rematch in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District

August 4, 2020, 11:05pm Clark County News

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler and Carolyn Long won their primary election races Tuesday night, putting a rubber stamp on the rematch that has been all but guaranteed since July 2019. Read story

Stonier, Llafet prevail in Washington’s 49th Legislative District

August 4, 2020, 10:48pm Clark County News

Incumbent Democrats prevailed on the primary ballot in Washington’s 49th Legislative District on Tuesday night, with Rep. Monica Stonier and Rep. Sharon Wylie both sailing through to the general election. Read story

Bowerman, James push incumbent Blom off ticket for Clark County Council District 3

August 4, 2020, 10:43pm Clark County News

Challengers Karen Bowerman and Jesse James were leading incumbent John Blom in Clark County Council District 3 in a test of the relative power of political parties and incumbency. Read story