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Clark County Politics

Ballots must be postmarked or dropped off by 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Camas, Battle Ground, Woodland, Green Mountain school districts seek OK of levies in Tuesday election

Ballots must be postmarked or dropped off by 8 p.m. Tuesday.

February 10, 2024, 6:04am Clark County News

Tuesday is Election Day in Clark County, and voters will decide on a handful of schools funding measures in districts across the region. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee, second from right, and his wife, Trudi, meet with local teachers, parents, administrators and staff in Vancouver to talk about special education challenges on Friday afternoon at Ogden Elementary School. Inslee said he planned to take stories about the staff&rsquo;s experience in special education with him to future conversations with state legislators about education funding challenges.

Inslee visits Vancouver elementary school, talks special education challenges with teachers, staff, parents

Gov. Jay Inslee, second from right, and his wife, Trudi, meet with local teachers, parents, administrators and staff in Vancouver to talk about special education challenges on Friday afternoon at Ogden Elementary School. Inslee said he planned to take stories about the staff&rsquo;s experience in special education with him to future conversations with state legislators about education funding challenges.

February 9, 2024, 6:01pm Clark County News

Rachel Wassner is a vocal parent. When her son began middle school, he started to slip. His school, Wassner said, couldn’t provide the depth of special education services he needed. It left him quiet, confused and lost. Read story

Rob Moravec, from left, maintenance manager for United Grain Corp., takes in a view of the Port of Vancouver with U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, United Grain Corp. President and CEO Augusto Bassanini and U.S. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small during a tour Thursday afternoon. They visited to highlight the Biden administration&rsquo;s stated commitment to increasing access to trade and creating new economic opportunities for producers and businesses in Washington and around the country.

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, U.S. Agriculture deputy secretary tour United Grain Export Terminal

Rob Moravec, from left, maintenance manager for United Grain Corp., takes in a view of the Port of Vancouver with U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, United Grain Corp. President and CEO Augusto Bassanini and U.S. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small during a tour Thursday afternoon. They visited to highlight the Biden administration&rsquo;s stated commitment to increasing access to trade and creating new economic opportunities for producers and businesses in Washington and around the country.

February 8, 2024, 7:07pm Business

U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez stood on top of the largest grain elevator on the West Coast, which is also the tallest structure in Vancouver, to survey the district she serves Thursday afternoon. The Interstate 5 Bridge, soon to be replaced, loomed over the water. Skyscrapers and condos, some new… Read story

Clark County Republican Party holds precinct caucuses

February 8, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

In a straw poll conducted Saturday at the Clark County Republican Party’s precinct caucuses, 91 percent of respondents said they will vote for former President Donald J. Trump in the primary election. Six percent said they will vote for Nikki Haley, and 3 percent said they are undecided. Read story

Ted Schatz of Vancouver cruises on a race style stand-up paddleboard at Vancouver Lake on Wednesday morning. The Clark County Council on Tuesday approved a new contract for Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership&rsquo;s education programs at the popular recreation area.

Clark County Council OKs Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership’s education program at Vancouver Lake

Ted Schatz of Vancouver cruises on a race style stand-up paddleboard at Vancouver Lake on Wednesday morning. The Clark County Council on Tuesday approved a new contract for Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership&rsquo;s education programs at the popular recreation area.

February 8, 2024, 6:06am Clark County News

Clark County students and residents will continue to have access to Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership’s education program for Vancouver Lake now that the county council has approved a 2½-year agreement. The council approved the contract, valued at $175,000, during its regular meeting Tuesday. Read story

Incumbent 3rd District Rep.

Campaign cash pours into 3rd Congressional District race

Incumbent 3rd District Rep.

February 7, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

Campaign cash is pouring into the race for Southwest Washington’s 3rd Congressional District as candidates and voters prepare for a contentious election year. Read story

The Battle Ground City Council unanimously approved a zoning change that will affect automotive businesses in the downtown commercial district.

Battle Ground City Council approves downtown zoning change that affects automotive businesses

The Battle Ground City Council unanimously approved a zoning change that will affect automotive businesses in the downtown commercial district.

February 6, 2024, 5:51pm Business

With little discussion, the Battle Ground City Council on Monday unanimously approved a zoning change that will affect automotive businesses in the downtown commercial district. Read story

Vancouver waterfront apartment building will get $3.11M tax break over eight years

February 6, 2024, 2:48pm Clark County News

The Vancouver City Council awarded an eight-year tax break to the developer of a seven-story apartment building with 194 market-rate units planned for the waterfront. Read story

A rendering shows a design idea for a future Camas-Washougal Fire Department headquarters station in downtown Camas.

Camas City Council backs new fire department HQ location in downtown

A rendering shows a design idea for a future Camas-Washougal Fire Department headquarters station in downtown Camas.

February 3, 2024, 6:06am Clark County News

The Camas City Council has cleared the way for a new Camas-Washougal Fire Department headquarters station to be built downtown. Read story

Rep. Monica Stonier, left, chats with Sybill Hyppolite, government affairs director for the Washington State Labor Council, as they share family photos at Latte Da Coffee House &amp; Wine Bar on Monday afternoon.

‘I’m an English teacher before I’m a legislator’: Stonier introduces bill to protect against book bans

Rep. Monica Stonier, left, chats with Sybill Hyppolite, government affairs director for the Washington State Labor Council, as they share family photos at Latte Da Coffee House &amp; Wine Bar on Monday afternoon.

February 3, 2024, 6:03am Clark County News

The American Library Association reported record levels of attempted book bans and challenges in 2022. Most of such attempted bans are happening in schools. Read story