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The Clark County Latino Youth Conference created infographics and other messaging about COVID-19 in English and in Spanish.

LULAC wants Clark County to declare racism a public health crisis

The Clark County Latino Youth Conference created infographics and other messaging about COVID-19 in English and in Spanish.

July 5, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

The Southwest Washington League of United Latin American Citizens Council 47013 is calling on Clark County and its cities to formally declare racism a public health crisis. Read story

The local chapter of the NAACP has said Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring should step down after remarks she made indicated she doesn't believe there is systemic racism in Clark County and that Sheriff Chuck Atkins made the wrong decision to remove Thin Blue Line flag stickers from county vehicles.

Ethics complaint filed against Quiring over systemic racism discussion

The local chapter of the NAACP has said Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring should step down after remarks she made indicated she doesn't believe there is systemic racism in Clark County and that Sheriff Chuck Atkins made the wrong decision to remove Thin Blue Line flag stickers from county vehicles.

July 3, 2020, 10:52am Clark County News

An ethics complaint has been filed against Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring over her participation in recent council discussions on systemic racism. Read story

County Council Chair Eileen Quiring listens during a County Council meeting in April 2019.

Clark County Council Chair Quiring wants to wait to hold listening session on systemic racism

County Council Chair Eileen Quiring listens during a County Council meeting in April 2019.

July 1, 2020, 5:46pm Clark County News

Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring said Wednesday that she would like to wait to hold a listening session on systemic racism, citing what she called “insults” against her as calls for her resignation persist. Read story

Campaign signs for the Clark County Council race have sprouted in east Vancouver: At top, signs for Republican Karen Bowerman and Democrat Jesse James; above a sign for incumbent John Blom, no party preference.

Clark County Councilor John Blom faces challenges from all sides

Campaign signs for the Clark County Council race have sprouted in east Vancouver: At top, signs for Republican Karen Bowerman and Democrat Jesse James; above a sign for incumbent John Blom, no party preference.

July 1, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

The hearing in which the Clark County Council adopted this year’s budget was contentious through the final vote. Read story

Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring listens during a council meeting in 2019.

Petition calling for Eileen Quiring to resign gathers 2,500 signatures

Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring listens during a council meeting in 2019.

June 29, 2020, 4:39pm Clark County News

A petition that began circulating online over the weekend is calling for Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring’s resignation. Read story

Eileen Quiring

NAACP, LULAC call for Clark County Council Chair Quiring to step down over remarks

Eileen Quiring

June 27, 2020, 3:20pm Clark County News

NAACP Vancouver and the League of United Latin American Citizens called Saturday for the resignation of Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring following comments she made Wednesday that she doesn’t believe systemic racism exists in the county. Read story

First-year bakery student Anna Ostapa, foreground, joins classmates as she learns to make turnovers and palmiers at Clark College on Wednesday morning, June 24, 2020. Students were making up a lab they were unable to complete in the spring because of COVID-19 concerns.

Clark County to submit Phase 3 application to state by Friday

First-year bakery student Anna Ostapa, foreground, joins classmates as she learns to make turnovers and palmiers at Clark College on Wednesday morning, June 24, 2020. Students were making up a lab they were unable to complete in the spring because of COVID-19 concerns.

June 24, 2020, 3:03pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health plans to submit a Phase 3 application to the state Department of Health by Friday, so the county can enter the next phase of Washington’s COVID-19 recovery plan. Read story

Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County Health Officer and Public Health Director, speaks to the media.

Clark County submits application for Phase 2 reopening

Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County Health Officer and Public Health Director, speaks to the media.

June 2, 2020, 11:21am Clark County Health

Ten days after the state Department of Health put Clark County’s Phase 2 application on hold, Clark County Public Health submitted a new application to the state Tuesday night. Approval could come this week. Read story

The Clark County Public Service Center is pictured in Vancouver on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

Clark County employees discuss diversity

The Clark County Public Service Center is pictured in Vancouver on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

May 26, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

A recent chain of emails between Clark County employees mirrored national divisions around race and COVID-19. Read story

Clark County Councilor John Blom (Columbian files)

Blom, no longer in GOP, files to run for re-election to Clark County Council

Clark County Councilor John Blom (Columbian files)

May 15, 2020, 6:26pm Clark County News

An incumbent Clark County councilor filed to run for re-election on Friday, with one major change — he’s dropped his Republican affiliation, instead deciding to run without a party preference. Read story