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Washougal Mayor Rochelle Ramos to step down Sept. 17

August 30, 2022, 3:59pm Clark County News

Washougal Mayor Rochelle Ramos will be stepping down from her position on the city council on Sept. 17. According to a press release issued Monday, Ramos said she is leaving… Read story

SEH America plans 300,000-square-foot expansion to Vancouver campus

August 12, 2022, 11:21am Business

SEH America Inc. is planning a major expansion of its silicon chip manufacturing operation in Vancouver, according to preliminary documents filed with the city of Vancouver. Read story

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

Vancouver needs partners to reach carbon neutrality goal by 2040, official says

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

July 15, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Without community engagement, the city of Vancouver’s goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2040 will be unattainable. Read story

John Ley (The Columbian files)

18th Legislative District candidate Ley’s residency challenged in late lawsuit

John Ley (The Columbian files)

July 12, 2022, 5:59pm Clark County News

Ballots for the Aug. 2 primary election are scheduled to be mailed this week, with the first ballots showing up in voters’ mailboxes beginning Friday. County Auditor Greg Kimsey is hoping a last-minute lawsuit won’t delay that process. Read story

Emily Jackson of Vancouver walks her 1-year-old golden retriever, Ranger, at Nikkei Park. Vancouver Parks and Recreation will host a celebration in honor of the park's renaming at 7 p.m. July 15. Nikkei Park left behind its placeholder, North Image, for a title with deeper meaning and roots to the community, which was officially adopted in September 2021.

Nikkei Park in North Image neighborhood honors the past

Emily Jackson of Vancouver walks her 1-year-old golden retriever, Ranger, at Nikkei Park. Vancouver Parks and Recreation will host a celebration in honor of the park's renaming at 7 p.m. July 15. Nikkei Park left behind its placeholder, North Image, for a title with deeper meaning and roots to the community, which was officially adopted in September 2021.

July 7, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

A Vancouver park received a new title nearly a year ago to honor past generations and their resiliency through hardship. Read story

Vancouver city staff presented various zoning code updates aiming to develop more affordable housing to address the local housing crisis. Patrick Quinton, Vancouver economic development director, said the city is not keeping pace with the demand for affordable housing, as the stock is low and prices are unattainable.

Vancouver mulls code changes to address housing shortage

Vancouver city staff presented various zoning code updates aiming to develop more affordable housing to address the local housing crisis. Patrick Quinton, Vancouver economic development director, said the city is not keeping pace with the demand for affordable housing, as the stock is low and prices are unattainable.

June 28, 2022, 6:28pm Clark County News

As Vancouver’s population grows and its affordable residential stock remains slim, city staff continue to discuss what government can do, and residents share their concerns. Read story

The League of Women Voters of Clark County sponsors forums for candidates for local and state offices.

Clark County League of Women Voters sets candidate forums ahead of primary

The League of Women Voters of Clark County sponsors forums for candidates for local and state offices.

June 22, 2022, 6:03am Clark County News

Similar to traditional employment procedures, appointing someone to political office requires an extensive and thoughtful vetting process. After all, it’s a job that influences thousands of lives. Read story

Battle Ground City Hall.

Battle Ground mulls annexing ‘islands’

Battle Ground City Hall.

May 17, 2022, 7:30pm Clark County News

Battle Ground could soon move forward with plans to annex at least some properties into the city. Read story

Cody Goldberg, executive director of Harper's Playground, shares plans for a fully accessible playground on a tour at Marshall Park on Thursday. It will update and enhance the playground's current firefighter theme.

A playground for all: Redesign of Marshall Park to include accessible features that welcome kids, adults of every ability

Cody Goldberg, executive director of Harper's Playground, shares plans for a fully accessible playground on a tour at Marshall Park on Thursday. It will update and enhance the playground's current firefighter theme.

April 30, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

Cody Goldberg believes playgrounds should be accessible and inclusive for all. Read story

Vancouver Mayor McEnerny-Ogle details ‘positive potential’ in State of the City address

March 31, 2022, 4:58pm Clark County News

The past few years saw economic strain, social unrest and obstacles posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story