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Vancouver looks to replace affordable housing property tax with Feb. 14 special election

December 7, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Vancouver’s main community resource to lessen its affordable housing challenges is nearing the end of its lifespan, leading city officials to ask residents to vote for its renewal. Read story

Clark County Council narrowly approves 2023 budget; vote splits on higher taxes

December 6, 2022, 6:09pm Clark County News

the last of the year — the Clark County Council on Tuesday narrowly approved the county’s 2023 budget after splitting in a 3-2 vote. Read story

Vancouver City Hall (iStock.com)

Vancouver City Council OKs climate plan to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2040

Vancouver City Hall (iStock.com)

December 6, 2022, 4:22pm Clark County Politics

Vancouver is on its way to carrying out its “leading edge” promise to make ambitious strides in climate action following a significant win for the city. Read story

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

Vancouver’s climate action plan set for last review

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

December 4, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

A long-awaited blueprint for a greener Vancouver is at last set to be reviewed for the final time Monday after almost two years in the making. Read story

Questioning Vancouver’s ‘leading edge’ promise

December 4, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Vancouver city officials have described its Climate Action Framework as comprehensive and intentionally curated, yet some residents have expressed skepticism over its potential consequences or what it may lack. Read story

Don Benton

Benton requests partial recount in Clark County Council District 5 race

Don Benton

December 2, 2022, 4:57pm Clark County News

Former state Sen. Don Benton isn’t ready give up on his bid for the Clark County Council just yet. Earlier this week, Benton formally requested a partial recount in the District 5 race. Read story

Republican candidate for Washington's 3rd Congressional District Joe Kent drops off his ballot at the Clark County Elections Office on Tuesday. Kent did not provide access for The Columbian to attend his watch party in Brush Prairie and declined to provide a comment on initial election results.

Joe Kent to request machine recount in 3rd District race

Republican candidate for Washington's 3rd Congressional District Joe Kent drops off his ballot at the Clark County Elections Office on Tuesday. Kent did not provide access for The Columbian to attend his watch party in Brush Prairie and declined to provide a comment on initial election results.

December 2, 2022, 4:05pm Clark County Politics

Republican Joe Kent’s campaign announced Friday it intends to request a machine recount of all counties within Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. Read story

County Auditor Greg Kimsey, left, swears in new District 5 Councilor Sue Marshall at the Clark County Elections Office on Wednesday.

Marshall sworn into Clark County Council weeks earlier than expected

County Auditor Greg Kimsey, left, swears in new District 5 Councilor Sue Marshall at the Clark County Elections Office on Wednesday.

November 30, 2022, 5:17pm Clark County News

Newly elected Clark County Councilor Sue Marshall is ready to get work. But Marshall began her term as the District 5 representative a little sooner than she and others expected. Read story

Republican candidate for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District Joe Kent, left, answers a question on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, during a debate at the Vancouver Community Library.

Joe Kent plans to pay for recount in 3rd Congressional District race

Republican candidate for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District Joe Kent, left, answers a question on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, during a debate at the Vancouver Community Library.

November 30, 2022, 9:16am Clark County News

It’s official: Joe Kent will file for an official recount for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District race, which he lost to fellow political newcomer Marie Gluesenkamp Perez. Read story

Rep.-elect Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Wash., joins new members of the House of Representatives on the steps of the Capitol for a group photo, in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/J.

Final results show Perez beat Kent by 2,629 votes in 3rd Congressional District race

Rep.-elect Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Wash., joins new members of the House of Representatives on the steps of the Capitol for a group photo, in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/J.

November 29, 2022, 6:07pm Clark County News

Counties’ final election results are in and maintain that Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez will represent Washington’s 3rd Congressional District, despite Republican Joe Kent’s efforts to remedy his loss through ballot curing. Read story