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Clark County voter turnout high so far, ballots hit single-day high

October 21, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

Early voter turnout in Clark County rose to 16.68 percent Tuesday in the highest single-day voter turnout on any non-Election Day in the county’s history. Read story

Herrera Beutler, Long set fundraising record in 3rd District race

October 20, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

In their second contest for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District seat, Democrat Carolyn Long and Republican incumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler have set a record for the most expensive race in… Read story

A 9 1/2 -acre future park donated by Ed and Dollie Lynch, located at the northwest corner of 48th and Franklin streets, will be named "Dollie and Ed's Park." (The Columbian)

Vancouver finds compromise in ‘Lynch Park’ naming debacle

A 9 1/2 -acre future park donated by Ed and Dollie Lynch, located at the northwest corner of 48th and Franklin streets, will be named "Dollie and Ed's Park." (The Columbian)

October 19, 2020, 8:24pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council put to rest a 2-year-old debate Monday night over whether to name a future public park after the couple who donated it, despite the couple’s accidentally offensive name. Read story

Incumbent Washington Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz, left, and challenger Sue Kuehl Pederson.

Candidates for Washington Commissioner of Public Lands disagree on wildfire strategiesvideo icon

Incumbent Washington Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz, left, and challenger Sue Kuehl Pederson.

October 18, 2020, 6:01am Clark County News

Wildfires dominated the debate between the two candidates for Washington state Commissioner of Public Lands, as each painted opposing visions for what the office ought to do in order to prevent and fight fires. Read story

Daniel Smith, left, a candidate for the 17th District Senate seat in the Legislature, and Gov.

Gov. Inslee campaigns for Daniel Smith’s bid in 17th Legislative District

Daniel Smith, left, a candidate for the 17th District Senate seat in the Legislature, and Gov.

October 17, 2020, 5:33pm Clark County News

Gov. Jay Inslee and political newcomer Daniel Smith held a Facebook live event Saturday morning touting Smith’s campaign for senator in the 17th Legislative District. Read story

Washougal City Hall (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Washougal levy for firefighting up for renewal

Washougal City Hall (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

October 16, 2020, 3:01pm Clark County News

Washougal voters will decide on Nov. 3 whether to renew a six-year property tax levy for its share of the funding for the Camas-Washougal Fire Department. Read story

Rick Romero of Send It Direct Mail in Portland helps prepare election ballots for Clark County prior to the 2018 general election.

Ballots for high-stakes election being mailed to Clark County voters

Rick Romero of Send It Direct Mail in Portland helps prepare election ballots for Clark County prior to the 2018 general election.

October 16, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Ballots for the upcoming general election — widely regarded as the most consequential U.S. election in a generation — are being mailed to Clark County voters today. Read story

NASA astronaut Dr. Michael Barratt talks with students from Vancouver iTech Preparatory and Odyssey Middle School in Camas during an online session Thursday. organized by U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground.

Astronaut from Camas engages students in Q&A session on Artemis program, STEM

NASA astronaut Dr. Michael Barratt talks with students from Vancouver iTech Preparatory and Odyssey Middle School in Camas during an online session Thursday. organized by U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground.

October 15, 2020, 7:32pm Clark County News

What does zero gravity do to the human body? How much debris is floating in outer space? What does it smell like out there? Read story

Rep. Vicki Kraft to hold virtual town hall

October 14, 2020, 5:24pm Clark County News

Rep. Vicki Kraft, who represents the 17th Legislative District in the state House of Representatives, will hold a virtual town hall over Facebook Live at 7 p.m. Thursday. Read story

Woodland City Hall is pictured in Woodland on Monday, April 13, 2020.

Complaints against Woodland council for in-person meetings, lack of masks

Woodland City Hall is pictured in Woodland on Monday, April 13, 2020.

October 14, 2020, 8:36am Clark County News

LONGVIEW — For more than four months, the City of Woodland has held mostly in-person council meetings and allowed councilmembers and citizens to attend without face coverings, counter to the pandemic orders of Gov. Jay Inslee. Read story