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The Clark County Council met Tuesday morning to discuss the buildable lands proposal.

Clark County Council’s buildable lands hearing draws foes, fans

The Clark County Council met Tuesday morning to discuss the buildable lands proposal.

June 7, 2022, 5:33pm Clark County News

The Clark County Council is one step closer to adopting updates to the county’s vacant buildable lands report following a public hearing Tuesday. The hearing was a continuation of meetings held March 1 and April 19. The county has until June 30 to adopt the revised report to meet the… Read story

The Clark County Council will address recommendations on how to create more housing options at all income levels outside of cities.

Does Clark County have enough space for projected growth?

The Clark County Council will address recommendations on how to create more housing options at all income levels outside of cities.

June 5, 2022, 6:15am Business

On Tuesday, the Clark County Council will hold a public hearing on the updated Buildable Lands Report. The county has until June 30 to adopt the updated report to meet the state legislative deadline and submit it to the Department of Commerce. Read story

Former state senator Don Benton moderated a debate among Republican candidates for Washington's 3rd Congressional District Tuesday at Vancouver's RV Inn Style Resorts.

GOP challengers to Herrera Beutler stake out their positions

Former state senator Don Benton moderated a debate among Republican candidates for Washington's 3rd Congressional District Tuesday at Vancouver's RV Inn Style Resorts.

June 3, 2022, 6:01am Clark County News

Republican candidates competing to unseat Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler gathered Tuesday evening for the largest debate this year for the congressional position. Read story

Mike Westby, CEO of Westby Associates, left, shares an elbow bump with U.S. Sen. Patty Murray as she tours Family Solutions, a Vancouver mental health agency, on Wednesday morning.

Mental health matters, Sen. Patty Murray says during tour of Family Solutions nonprofit

Mike Westby, CEO of Westby Associates, left, shares an elbow bump with U.S. Sen. Patty Murray as she tours Family Solutions, a Vancouver mental health agency, on Wednesday morning.

June 1, 2022, 5:42pm Clark County Health

Local providers may see an increase of crucial funding to address youth mental health and substance use disorders. Read story

The Clark County Council is considering options for expanding public access to the 78th Street Heritage Farm, which is home to WSU Clark County Extension.

Clark County Council hears hazy future of 78th Street Heritage Farm

The Clark County Council is considering options for expanding public access to the 78th Street Heritage Farm, which is home to WSU Clark County Extension.

June 1, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

Finding a way to make Clark County’s 78th Street Heritage Farm financially solvent while increasing public access remains elusive. Read story

John Ley

Registration challenge claims John Ley not eligible to run for 18th District

John Ley

May 27, 2022, 3:52pm Clark County News

Campaign season for the 2022 election is barely underway, but the Clark County Auditor’s Office has already received a challenge to one candidate’s bid for office. Read story

Superior Court Judge David Gregerson hears arguments on a lawsuit against Clark County over a redistricting map approved by the county council.

Clark County can adopt controversial new C2 voting district map, judge rules

Superior Court Judge David Gregerson hears arguments on a lawsuit against Clark County over a redistricting map approved by the county council.

May 26, 2022, 7:45pm Clark County News

Clark County Superior Court Judge David Gregerson on Thursday ruled the county had the legal authority to adopt a new voting district map after the deadline set by state law, making it likely this year’s Clark County Council election will proceed with the controversial map C2 preferred by Republicans. Read story

Clark County Council Chair Karen Bowerman during the May 25 council meeting (Screenshot from Webex)

Clark County Council OKs update to buildable lands model

Clark County Council Chair Karen Bowerman during the May 25 council meeting (Screenshot from Webex)

May 25, 2022, 6:27pm Clark County News

Clark County’s vacant buildable lands model is scheduled for a public hearing at 10 a.m. June 7. Prior to that hearing, Councilor Temple Lentz wants to see the model updated to better reflect how the county has developed and will allow for growth in the future. Read story

The Clark County Council held a special meeting Monday night with "the city councils" to talk about the proposed public safety tax, which would fund body and dash cameras for the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Cities question tax measure to fund Clark County Sheriff’s Office cameras

The Clark County Council held a special meeting Monday night with "the city councils" to talk about the proposed public safety tax, which would fund body and dash cameras for the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

May 24, 2022, 5:25pm Clark County News

City council members from Battle Ground, Ridgefield and Camas raised concerns about a public safety sales tax the county has placed on the August primary ballot during a special meeting Monday night with members of the Clark County Council. Read story

Herrera Beutler plans telephone town hall

May 24, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Southwest Washingtonians can share their thoughts on U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s work in Congress during her upcoming live telephone town hall scheduled for 5:30 p.m. June 1. Read story