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Clark County elections worker Greg Talbert loads ballots into a ballot bag Tuesday at Fisher's Landing Transit Center.

Clark County Auditor Kimsey says it will take rest of week to tally thousands of remaining ballots

Clark County elections worker Greg Talbert loads ballots into a ballot bag Tuesday at Fisher's Landing Transit Center.

November 9, 2022, 6:01pm Clark County News

Now that the rush of election night is over, many Clark County voters are wondering when the results will be final, especially with several races still too close to call. Read story

Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency seeks feedback on hazard mitigation plan

November 9, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency is seeking feedback on its updated Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. Read story

These Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies combine three classic flavors in one delicious cookie.

Cookies convey care to cherished child

These Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies combine three classic flavors in one delicious cookie.

November 9, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

If parenthood teaches you anything, it’s that you’re capable of failing spectacularly. Read story

Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez hugs her husband, Dean Gluesenkamp, after delivering a speech to supporters Tuesday evening at the Clark County Democrats election night watch party at the Hilton Vancouver Washington.

Perez leads Kent in Washington’s 3rd Congressional District race

Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez hugs her husband, Dean Gluesenkamp, after delivering a speech to supporters Tuesday evening at the Clark County Democrats election night watch party at the Hilton Vancouver Washington.

November 8, 2022, 11:20pm Clark County News

Initial results from Southwest Washington’s 3rd Congressional District race show Marie Gluesenkamp Perez leading Joe Kent by more than 11,000 votes — but with tens of thousands more ballots yet to be counted. Read story

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

3 of 6 Clark County charter amendments leading

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

November 8, 2022, 10:11pm Clark County News

Clark County’s voters appeared to take their chance to change the county’s governing constitution Tuesday, with three of the six charter amendments on the ballot leading on election night. Ranked choice voting was not among those passing. Read story

Winter shelters open in Clark County

November 8, 2022, 12:41pm Clark County News

Winter emergency shelters for people experiencing homelessness are now open in Clark County. The Winter Hospitality Overflow and Satellite Overflow shelters are open seven nights per week through March. Read story

Clark Public Utilities' River Road Generating Plant burns natural gas to make about 225 megawatts of electricity, using a turbine similar to those used on jet engines in airplanes.

Upgrades to Clark Public Utilities’ gas-powered plant to boost flexibility, lower emissions, costs

Clark Public Utilities' River Road Generating Plant burns natural gas to make about 225 megawatts of electricity, using a turbine similar to those used on jet engines in airplanes.

November 8, 2022, 6:05am Business

Clark Public Utilities’ River Road Generating Plant has been a controversial place. Its billowing clouds of steam and carbon emissions stick out in a region powered largely by hydropower. Now it is on its way to becoming less of a dominating force and more of a backup option. Read story

Focus Space NW seeks to provide remote workers with custom home offices specifically designed to help enhance productivity and creativity.

Working in Clark County: Noah Root, Focus Space NW

Focus Space NW seeks to provide remote workers with custom home offices specifically designed to help enhance productivity and creativity.

November 7, 2022, 6:02am Business

In the spring of 2020, office buildings across Clark County suddenly went dark as COVID-19 descended. Kitchen tables, guest bedrooms, and even garages became makeshift office desks, cubicles and work studios. Read story

Saree Adams is facing a nearly $400 rent increase beginning next month for her low-income Rockwood Terrace apartment in Washougal.

Critics: Affordable housing metric in Vancouver-Portland area unrealistic, unfair

Saree Adams is facing a nearly $400 rent increase beginning next month for her low-income Rockwood Terrace apartment in Washougal.

November 5, 2022, 6:05am Business

If Washougal resident Saree Adams doesn’t pay a $389 rent increase at her low-income Rockwood Terrace apartment beginning in December, she could become homeless, she said. Read story

Saree Adams, a tenant at Rockwood Terrace in Washougal, sits in her two-bedroom apartment where she has lived for 10 years. The complex recently raised rents by nearly $400 for some residents, an increase of about 40 percent. Adams and many other residents say they cannot pay the new price.

Rising rents create a conundrum in Clark County

Saree Adams, a tenant at Rockwood Terrace in Washougal, sits in her two-bedroom apartment where she has lived for 10 years. The complex recently raised rents by nearly $400 for some residents, an increase of about 40 percent. Adams and many other residents say they cannot pay the new price.

November 5, 2022, 6:01am Business

Saree Adams has lived at Washougal’s Rockwood Terrace, an affordable apartment complex funded through the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, for 10 years. She has always paid her $976 rent on time and in full, she said. Read story