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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

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Herrera Beutler heralds mental health, addiction treatment bills passed by House

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June 23, 2022, 5:19pm Clark County Health

A legislative package intended to make improvements to mental health and addiction treatment is closer to becoming a reality — presenting tools to address the nation’s overdose epidemic. Read story

Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs talks to The Columbian Editorial Board on Tuesday. Hobbs is up for re-election this year. He took office in 2021 after former Secretary of State Kim Wyman resigned to take a position with the Biden administration.

Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs tackles election misinformation in Vancouver visit

Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs talks to The Columbian Editorial Board on Tuesday. Hobbs is up for re-election this year. He took office in 2021 after former Secretary of State Kim Wyman resigned to take a position with the Biden administration.

June 22, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Washington’s newest Secretary of State, Steve Hobbs, wants voters to know the state’s elections are secure. Hobbs traveled to Vancouver on Tuesday to visit the Fort Vancouver Regional Library and The Columbian as part of an effort to reach out to local communities. Read story

The League of Women Voters of Clark County sponsors forums for candidates for local and state offices.

Clark County League of Women Voters sets candidate forums ahead of primary

The League of Women Voters of Clark County sponsors forums for candidates for local and state offices.

June 22, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

Similar to traditional employment procedures, appointing someone to political office requires an extensive and thoughtful vetting process. After all, it’s a job that influences thousands of lives. Read story

Motorists navigate the intersection of Northeast 179th Street and Northeast 29th Avenue, one of two intersections planned for improvements in the county Northeast 179th Street project.

Clark County staff redouble outreach efforts on 179th Street improvement project

Motorists navigate the intersection of Northeast 179th Street and Northeast 29th Avenue, one of two intersections planned for improvements in the county Northeast 179th Street project.

June 21, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Residents opposed to some elements of the county’s proposed Northeast 179th Street improvement project are getting another chance to voice their concerns. Read story

Republican 3rd District congressional candidate Joe Kent and incumbent Rep.

Candidates Herrera Beutler, Kent weigh in on federal gun bills after mass shootings

Republican 3rd District congressional candidate Joe Kent and incumbent Rep.

June 20, 2022, 7:48am Clark County News

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler and her Trump-endorsed opponent in the primary are questioning proposed legislation in light of recent mass shootings. Read story