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Clark County Politics

The City of Battle Ground seal on the side of a C-Tran bus at Battle Ground City hall (The Columbian files)

Battle Ground City Council candidates stake out positions

The City of Battle Ground seal on the side of a C-Tran bus at Battle Ground City hall (The Columbian files)

October 19, 2023, 6:49pm Clark County News

Ballots for the Nov. 7 general election will begin arriving in mailboxes throughout Clark County over the weekend. The ballots are being mailed by the county elections office on Friday. Read story

While fireworks aren't for sale in many parts of Clark County, some cities and the unincorporated area does have legal discharge hours on New Year's Eve. Vancouver bans all sale and use of fireworks year round.

Clark County fire marshal’s office: Two fireworks suppliers’ 2023 gross sales totaled $4.7M

While fireworks aren't for sale in many parts of Clark County, some cities and the unincorporated area does have legal discharge hours on New Year's Eve. Vancouver bans all sale and use of fireworks year round.

October 19, 2023, 6:05am Business

Some people love them. Others hate them. But there’s no denying that fireworks remain an important part of Fourth of July celebrations in Clark County. Read story

(The Columbian files)

Layoffs move forward at Larch Corrections Center

(The Columbian files)

October 18, 2023, 5:33pm Business

The Washington Court of Appeals denied a labor union’s request for an emergency injunction Wednesday that would have postponed layoffs at Larch Corrections Center. Layoffs moved forward by day’s end, according to a spokesperson with the Washington Department of Corrections. Read story

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez visits the Source Climbing Center in downtown Vancouver on Feb. 10, 2023.

Campaign cash pouring into Southwest WA congressional race

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez visits the Source Climbing Center in downtown Vancouver on Feb. 10, 2023.

October 17, 2023, 11:08am Clark County Politics

U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, a Democrat whose unexpected win in 2022 flipped a Republican-held seat in southwest Washington, has amassed $2.1 million for a re-election bid next year, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission. Read story

Russell Brent, right, is challenging Don Orange for his seat on the Port of Vancouver board of commissioners.

Brent vies for Port of Vancouver seat held by Orange

Russell Brent, right, is challenging Don Orange for his seat on the Port of Vancouver board of commissioners.

October 16, 2023, 7:06pm Business

Local businessman Russell Brent is vying to unseat Port of Vancouver Commissioner Don Orange. Both men share a similar goal — economic development. But in a recent Columbian Editorial Board meeting, the two debated port transparency, green jobs and how to get people more interested in the port. Read story

Port of Vancouver Commissioner Don Orange criticizes Russell Brent for union bug on campaign signsvideo icon

October 14, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

At a Columbian Editorial Board meeting earlier this week, Port of Vancouver Commissioner Don Orange accused his opponent, Russell Brent, of including a fake union label on Brent’s campaign signs. Read story

Project leaders envision improving Southeast 34th Street by repurposing two of the four lanes on the corridor to create bike lanes.

Vancouver approves 34th Street plan to reduce section from 4 to 2 lanes, add mobility lane

Project leaders envision improving Southeast 34th Street by repurposing two of the four lanes on the corridor to create bike lanes.

October 13, 2023, 6:03am Clark County News

The city of Vancouver is reducing a stretch of Southeast 34th Street in east Vancouver from four lanes to two and adding a mobility lane on each side to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists. Read story

The city of Vancouver's Waterfront Gateway development aims to be its own district and also connect Esther Short Park to The Waterfront Vancouver.

Vancouver hires LPC West to develop downtown Waterfront Gateway project

The city of Vancouver's Waterfront Gateway development aims to be its own district and also connect Esther Short Park to The Waterfront Vancouver.

October 12, 2023, 6:06am Business

The city of Vancouver has hired Los Angeles-based developer LPC West to develop the city-owned Waterfront Gateway site directly south and west of City Hall. Read story

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, left, and Kyle Tidwell from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, look out at sea lions swimming in the Columbia River.

Herrera Beutler makes it official; she’s running for lands commissioner in 2024

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, left, and Kyle Tidwell from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, look out at sea lions swimming in the Columbia River.

October 10, 2023, 2:32pm Clark County News

Former Republican congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler announced on Wednesday morning her candidacy to become the next Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands. Read story

Former Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, makes remarks during a Memorial Day Observance event at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in 2022.

Report: Jaime Herrera Beutler to run for state lands commissioner

Former Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, makes remarks during a Memorial Day Observance event at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in 2022.

October 10, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

Jaime Herrera Beutler, the Battle Ground Republican who represented Washington’s 3rd Congressional District from 2012 to earlier this year, is planning a run for Washington state commissioner of public lands, the Seattle Times first reported Monday. Read story