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Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

Vancouver needs partners to reach carbon neutrality goal by 2040, official says

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

July 15, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Without community engagement, the city of Vancouver’s goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2040 will be unattainable. Read story

La Center, Ridgefield school districts’ replacement levies on Aug. 2 ballot

July 15, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Ballots for the Aug. 2 special election, which features two crucial school funding measures in La Center and Ridgefield, will be mailed out today. Read story

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue levy topic of open house

July 15, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

The final open house for voters to get information on Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue’s proposed emergency medical services property tax levy has been moved to the Battle Ground station on July 21. Read story

Firefighters work with a hose line at a Battle Ground house fire Monday. A family of five and their pets were displaced.

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue levy on ballot for staff, equipment amid rising emergency calls

Firefighters work with a hose line at a Battle Ground house fire Monday. A family of five and their pets were displaced.

July 14, 2022, 7:47am Clark County News

Some voters in Clark and Cowlitz counties — including the cities of Woodland, La Center and Ridgefield — will decide on a levy to better prepare Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue for what emergency crews say are rising calls and delayed ambulance services. Read story

3rd District candidates’ interviews available

July 14, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Learn more about congressional candidates’ stances on key issues and why they want to represent Southwest Washington in Congress. Read story

Battle Ground and Ridgefield ballot drop boxes moved

July 14, 2022, 6:01am Clark County News

The Clark County Elections Office is reminding voters that two of its ballot drop boxes, one in Battle Ground and another in Ridgefield, have moved. Read story

John Ley (The Columbian files)

Ley’s name to remain on primary ballot in 18th District race

John Ley (The Columbian files)

July 13, 2022, 5:45pm Clark County News

Whether he’s eligible to run for the 18th Legislative District or not, John Ley’s name will remain on the Aug. 2 primary election ballot. Read story

The Columbian's Editorial Board met with 17th District House candidates Paul Harris, bottom left, and Joe Kear, bottom right.

17th District candidates Harris, Kear split on taxes, gun control, climate policy

The Columbian's Editorial Board met with 17th District House candidates Paul Harris, bottom left, and Joe Kear, bottom right.

July 13, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

Two of the four candidates running for Legislative District 17 Position 2 recently met with The Columbian’s Editorial Board to argue why they would be the best aspirant to represent east Vancouver and its neighboring unincorporated areas. Read story

John Ley (The Columbian files)

18th Legislative District candidate Ley’s residency challenged in late lawsuit

John Ley (The Columbian files)

July 12, 2022, 5:59pm Clark County News

Ballots for the Aug. 2 primary election are scheduled to be mailed this week, with the first ballots showing up in voters’ mailboxes beginning Friday. County Auditor Greg Kimsey is hoping a last-minute lawsuit won’t delay that process. Read story

Delicate blossoms frame the Interstate 5 Bridge as they brighten the Vancouver Waterfront on March 24. The Interstate Bridge Replacement Program's locally preferred alternative is making rounds to local agencies before it can progress to the next project phase.

Vancouver City Council approves early I-5 Bridge plan

Delicate blossoms frame the Interstate 5 Bridge as they brighten the Vancouver Waterfront on March 24. The Interstate Bridge Replacement Program's locally preferred alternative is making rounds to local agencies before it can progress to the next project phase.

July 11, 2022, 7:29pm Business

The Vancouver City Council, Port of Vancouver and C-Tran voted Monday and Tuesday to approve the early draft of a plan to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge. Read story