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The Clark County Council is reviewing how fire district impact fees are assessed and imposed.

Clark County Council to have public hearing on fire district impact fees

The Clark County Council is reviewing how fire district impact fees are assessed and imposed.

January 4, 2024, 6:06am Business

Concerns about rising home and rental prices left some Clark County councilors on the fence when it comes to proposed fire district impact fees. The county council unanimously voted Wednesday to hold a public hearing on the matter, with the date to be announced later. Read story

Marc Gross has given countless tours of the Interstate 5 Bridge during his more than two decades as bridge supervisor. Gross said a tour favorite is seeing the gunk that is used to grease the 6&frac12; miles of cable.

Washington’s U.S. Sens. Murray, Cantwell get up-close look at I-5 Bridge maintenancevideo icon

Marc Gross has given countless tours of the Interstate 5 Bridge during his more than two decades as bridge supervisor. Gross said a tour favorite is seeing the gunk that is used to grease the 6&frac12; miles of cable.

January 3, 2024, 6:57pm Clark County News

U.S. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell on Wednesday saw up close what it takes to keep the century-old Interstate 5 drawbridge working. Read story

Traffic heads south over the Fruit Valley Road railway bridge in 2019.

Road extension that would divert freight traffic off Fruit Valley ‘going to go back to the drawing board’

Traffic heads south over the Fruit Valley Road railway bridge in 2019.

January 3, 2024, 1:03pm Clark County News

The alignment of a road extension that would divert freight traffic from Fruit Valley Road is likely changing but the specifics are still up in the air. Read story

Washington State Legislative Building at night.

The Washington State Standard’s guide to following the state legislative session

Washington State Legislative Building at night.

January 2, 2024, 7:22am Clark County Politics

How does a bill become a law? How long is a legislative session? What is a legislative session anyway? Read story

Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey reviews documents during Tuesday's Canvassing Board meeting.

Ethics complaint alleges Clark County auditor mishandled 2022 voter registration challenge of candidate facing voter fraud charges

Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey reviews documents during Tuesday's Canvassing Board meeting.

December 28, 2023, 7:19pm Clark County News

Vancouver attorney Angus Lee on Thursday filed an ethics complaint against Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey. He alleges Kimsey’s handling of a 2022 voter registration challenge against candidate John Ley violated the county’s code of ethics and policies. Read story

A recently planted tree begins to grow in January at Bagley Park. Updating its urban forestry plan is one of many steps the city of Vancouver is taking toward its goal of curtailing greenhouse gas emissions at both a municipal and community level.

City of Vancouver on track in plan to be carbon neutral by 2040

A recently planted tree begins to grow in January at Bagley Park. Updating its urban forestry plan is one of many steps the city of Vancouver is taking toward its goal of curtailing greenhouse gas emissions at both a municipal and community level.

December 23, 2023, 6:13am Clark County News

A year has passed since Vancouver approved its plan to reach carbon neutrality by 2040. Read story

An illustration shows the Camas North Shore area, a swath of land that extends to the northern Camas city limits and is bordered by Lacamas Lake, Northeast 232nd Avenue and Everett Street.

Camas OKs annexing land in North Shore area

An illustration shows the Camas North Shore area, a swath of land that extends to the northern Camas city limits and is bordered by Lacamas Lake, Northeast 232nd Avenue and Everett Street.

December 23, 2023, 6:10am Clark County News

The Camas City Council on Monday voted 5-2 to approve a 40-acre annexation request that caused divisions among neighbors in the North Shore area. Read story

The Clark County Elections Office is one of many places you can place your ballot in a ballot box. Or, drop it in the U.S. Mail; the postage is prepaid.

Proposed initiative targets election security in Clark County but some portions could violate the law

The Clark County Elections Office is one of many places you can place your ballot in a ballot box. Or, drop it in the U.S. Mail; the postage is prepaid.

December 21, 2023, 6:37pm Clark County News

A proposed Clark County initiative would require post-election audits and enhanced security at ballot drop boxes, among other changes. Elections officials, however, say parts of the initiative may conflict with state and federal law. Read story

Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, speaks in support of an anti-bullying bill that would set policies to prevent transgender students from being bullied during the session in Olympia in 2019.

Women are close to holding half the seats in WA’s Legislature. Here’s why it matters

Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, speaks in support of an anti-bullying bill that would set policies to prevent transgender students from being bullied during the session in Olympia in 2019.

December 20, 2023, 3:27pm Clark County Politics

Washington’s Legislature is on track to achieve equal representation of men and women elected into office by 2026. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee visits the fourth Safe Stay Community off Main Street on Friday morning. Earlier, he visited with The Columbian&rsquo;s Editorial Board.

Gov. Jay Inslee optimistic about his proposed 2024 supplemental budget

Gov. Jay Inslee visits the fourth Safe Stay Community off Main Street on Friday morning. Earlier, he visited with The Columbian&rsquo;s Editorial Board.

December 16, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

Gov. Jay Inslee is “cautiously optimistic” that state legislators will approve his proposed 2024 supplemental budget released Wednesday. Inslee met with The Columbian’s Editorial Board Friday to discuss the specifics of the budget. Read story