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Tents sit in an empty lot behind Vancouver City Hall. Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes declared a civic emergency on Friday in response to what the city describes as a "perfect storm" of increased criminal activity and drug use in camps and a growing disinterest among camp residents in getting help.

Vancouver declares civil emergency: ‘Homelessness … continues to threaten the lives of residents of the city of Vancouver’

Tents sit in an empty lot behind Vancouver City Hall. Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes declared a civic emergency on Friday in response to what the city describes as a "perfect storm" of increased criminal activity and drug use in camps and a growing disinterest among camp residents in getting help.

November 6, 2023, 5:45pm Clark County News

Vancouver City Manager Eric Holmes has declared a civil emergency in response to growing homelessness in the city; rising criminal activity and drug use in camps; and a general disinterest among the unhoused population in getting help. Read story

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Off-year election quiet; Clark County voters’ interest in port, city council, school board races wanes

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November 4, 2023, 6:14am Clark County News

Two weeks ago, the Clark County Elections Office mailed ballots for the Nov. 7 general election to the county’s 332,500 eligible voters. Read story

Drivers pass an anonymous campaign sign targeting three Camas officials near the intersection of Southeast 192nd Avenue and Southeast Brady Road on Oct. 28.

Do Camas signs violate political rules?

Drivers pass an anonymous campaign sign targeting three Camas officials near the intersection of Southeast 192nd Avenue and Southeast Brady Road on Oct. 28.

November 4, 2023, 6:08am Clark County News

Anonymous “attack ads” targeting three Camas officials have appeared in the final weeks leading up to the Nov. 7 general election. Read story

Clark County Council Chair Karen Dill Bowerman delivers the State of the County 2023 address in a prerecorded message.

After weeks of absences, Clark County Council mum on chair Bowerman’s return

Clark County Council Chair Karen Dill Bowerman delivers the State of the County 2023 address in a prerecorded message.

November 2, 2023, 6:08am Clark County News

Karen Bowerman, chair of the Clark County Council, has been noticeably absent from council meetings. Bowerman, who usually attends meetings virtually, was last present for a council meeting Oct. 4. Read story

Leslie Lewallen announced she is running for the 3rd District congressional seat held by Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez.

Leslie Lewallen sets sights on Washington’s 3rd Congressional District seat

Leslie Lewallen announced she is running for the 3rd District congressional seat held by Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez.

November 2, 2023, 6:07am Clark County News

As Election Day 2024 slowly approaches, two familiar names are seeking a rematch: Republican Joe Kent of Yacolt and Democratic U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez of Skamania. Read story

The draft Transportation System Plan update identifies policies, programs and projects that the city should pursue and examine during the next 20 years. One of the projects listed in the document involves upgrading the mobility lane at Grand Boulevard, pictured here, to a protected mobility lane.

Vancouver Transportation System Plan open for public comment

The draft Transportation System Plan update identifies policies, programs and projects that the city should pursue and examine during the next 20 years. One of the projects listed in the document involves upgrading the mobility lane at Grand Boulevard, pictured here, to a protected mobility lane.

November 1, 2023, 6:51pm Clark County News

One of Vancouver’s key transportation documents that guides investments in the city’s transportation system over the next 20 years is open for public comment until Nov. 20. Read story

Today is the last day to register online in Washington to vote in Nov. 7 election

October 30, 2023, 9:04am Clark County Politics

If you want your vote to count in the Nov. 7 election, today is your last day to register online. Read story

Camas City Hall is pictured April 14, 2020.

Camas voters will decide three city council races

Camas City Hall is pictured April 14, 2020.

October 28, 2023, 6:02am Clark County News

Camas voters will decide the fate of four Camas City Council races in the Nov. 7 election. Of those four races, only three are considered competitive — with Councilwoman Jennifer Senescu running unopposed for her Ward 3, Position 1 seat. Read story

Incumbent Steve Hogan, left, and Randal Friedman are running for Camas mayor.

Camas mayor candidates outline positions

Incumbent Steve Hogan, left, and Randal Friedman are running for Camas mayor.

October 28, 2023, 6:01am Clark County News

Camas voters will soon decide who will lead their city for the next four years. Read story

Washougal voters will choose between David Stuebe, left, and Gabriel Stone in the November general election for the City’s No. 1 council position.

Washougal mayoral election heats up

Washougal voters will choose between David Stuebe, left, and Gabriel Stone in the November general election for the City’s No. 1 council position.

October 26, 2023, 6:07pm Clark County News

The incumbent in the Washougal mayoral race is a retired military veteran who wants the city to capitalize on its recent momentum and make good on its recent promises, while the challenger is a member of Gen Z and community volunteer who hopes to make Washougal a more affordable and… Read story