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Herrera Beutler helps land funding for Columbia and Cowlitz River projects

June 30, 2022, 8:18am Clark County Politics

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, advanced federal funding for two major river infrastructure projects affecting Cowlitz County. Read story

Proposed Clark County Council resolution: No light rail without vote

June 29, 2022, 5:44pm Clark County News

The Clark County Council is considering a resolution that supports an Interstate 5 replacement bridge but also “opposes every light rail project in Clark County unless it is first supported… Read story

Herrera Beutler endorsed by Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs

June 30, 2022, 3:46pm Clark County News

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, has secured the endorsement of the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs for her campaign to continue representing the 3rd Congressional District. Read story

John Ley (The Columbian files)

Residency of 18th District candidate Ley in question; Washington law doesn’t define ‘reside’

John Ley (The Columbian files)

June 29, 2022, 6:07am Clark County News

Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey has an important but difficult question to answer in the next couple of weeks: How do you determine if political candidates live in the district where they are running for office? Read story

Vancouver city staff presented various zoning code updates aiming to develop more affordable housing to address the local housing crisis. Patrick Quinton, Vancouver economic development director, said the city is not keeping pace with the demand for affordable housing, as the stock is low and prices are unattainable.

Vancouver mulls code changes to address housing shortage

Vancouver city staff presented various zoning code updates aiming to develop more affordable housing to address the local housing crisis. Patrick Quinton, Vancouver economic development director, said the city is not keeping pace with the demand for affordable housing, as the stock is low and prices are unattainable.

June 28, 2022, 6:28pm Clark County News

As Vancouver’s population grows and its affordable residential stock remains slim, city staff continue to discuss what government can do, and residents share their concerns. Read story

For about two years, Jon Day had been in contact with city employees about permitting and code compliance while he built his ADU. At that time, the city said it was OK that he rented it as an Airbnb, he said.

City of Vancouver looking at regulating Airbnb, other short-term rentals

For about two years, Jon Day had been in contact with city employees about permitting and code compliance while he built his ADU. At that time, the city said it was OK that he rented it as an Airbnb, he said.

June 28, 2022, 10:16am Business

Vancouver city councilors agree that Airbnbs and other short-term home rentals should be allowed. But they also agree they should be regulated, and they’re looking into the possibility of requiring owners to live on-site. Read story

Free workshop to help navigate Aug. 2 primary

June 28, 2022, 6:01am Clark County News

Maybe you want to learn more about helpful tools to navigate the polls or understand how redistricting changed your ballot. Read story

3rd Congressional candidates Joe Kent, left, and Vicki Kraft.

Inslee asks voters to reject 3rd District candidates Joe Kent, Vicki Kraft

3rd Congressional candidates Joe Kent, left, and Vicki Kraft.

June 26, 2022, 2:04pm Clark County Politics

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is urging Republican voters in Southwest Washington to reject Joe Kent and state Rep. Vicki Kraft in the upcoming Congressional primary because of their statements and actions questioning the outcome of the 2020 election. Read story

Women's rights supporters, from left, Lacy Nadeau, Carolyn Nadeau, Rebecca Rutzick and Joe Ward, all of Olympia, Wash., rally on the Capitol Campus in Olympia, Wash., Friday, June 24, 2022, following the morning's announcement of the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v Wade.

Clark County politicians have mixed reactions to Roe being overturned

Women's rights supporters, from left, Lacy Nadeau, Carolyn Nadeau, Rebecca Rutzick and Joe Ward, all of Olympia, Wash., rally on the Capitol Campus in Olympia, Wash., Friday, June 24, 2022, following the morning's announcement of the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v Wade.

June 24, 2022, 3:38pm Clark County News

A rallying cry of mourning and celebration echoed nationwide Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned nearly 50 years of legal precedent protecting abortion rights. Read story

Clark Asks: What do you want to know about candidates?

June 24, 2022, 6:01am Clark County News

All votes yield influence in the trajectory of the future. As the Aug. 2 primary approaches, it’s important to consider. Read story