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Clark County homeowners age 61 or older may qualify for a property tax break but many don’t know it

May 14, 2024, 11:51am Business

Older homeowners and people with disabilities could be saving thousands in property taxes but Clark County Assessor’s Office staff say a state tax-exemption program is underutilized. Read story

Vancouver council awards millions to add affordable housing and shelter beds

May 7, 2024, 3:15pm Clark County News

Millions of dollars for affordable housing, rental assistance and services for homeless people are coming to Vancouver this summer. Read story

A rendering of Eaton Park, a 95-unit affordable housing complex planned for Battle Ground. It's unclear whether the project will continue after a proposal was rejected by the Battle Ground City Council.

Battle Ground council rejects partnership to almost double amount of affordable housing in the city

A rendering of Eaton Park, a 95-unit affordable housing complex planned for Battle Ground. It's unclear whether the project will continue after a proposal was rejected by the Battle Ground City Council.

April 3, 2024, 6:04am Business

The Battle Ground City Council has voted 4-3 against allowing Vancouver Housing Authority to work with a private developer to create a project that would almost double the amount of affordable housing being planned in the city. Read story

Battle Ground City Manager Erin Erdman announced her resignation after 10 years serving the city of Battle Ground.

Battle Ground city manager resigns to take top spot in Kennewick

Battle Ground City Manager Erin Erdman announced her resignation after 10 years serving the city of Battle Ground.

March 28, 2024, 1:40pm Clark County News

Battle Ground City Manager Erin Erdman announced her resignation Wednesday after 10 years of service with the north Clark County city. Read story

Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, second from right, joins fellow lawmakers as she speaks to the crowd during the 2024 Legislative Review at the Hilton Vancouver Washington on Wednesday morning.

2024 Legislative Review: Southwest Washington lawmakers tout session’s successes

Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, second from right, joins fellow lawmakers as she speaks to the crowd during the 2024 Legislative Review at the Hilton Vancouver Washington on Wednesday morning.

March 20, 2024, 7:25pm Business

Southwest Washington lawmakers gathered Wednesday morning at the Hilton Vancouver Washington to discuss the recent legislative session and its implications for the business community. Read story

Steve Slocum stands before his very stuffed yard in Vancouver. His neighbors complain that the place is a fire hazard and a magnet for rodents. The city is trying to &ldquo;nudge&rdquo; Slocum toward code compliance. Slocum says he intends to keep pushing back.

Dangerous junk or weird art? Mannequins and mess on Rose Village property frustrates neighbors

Steve Slocum stands before his very stuffed yard in Vancouver. His neighbors complain that the place is a fire hazard and a magnet for rodents. The city is trying to &ldquo;nudge&rdquo; Slocum toward code compliance. Slocum says he intends to keep pushing back.

March 16, 2024, 6:13am Clark County Life

The owner of a spectacularly strange and overstuffed rural property near Battle Ground, which was destroyed in July 2021 by an intentionally sparked fire, has brought what he calls his weird sense of humor to Vancouver. His neighbors are not amused. Read story

Camp Bonneville in 2012.

FBI proposal to continue using Camp Bonneville as shooting range raises questions, concerns

Camp Bonneville in 2012.

March 14, 2024, 6:06am Clark County News

Camp Bonneville’s days as a military weapons training facility may be over, but at least one federal agency wants to continue using the former U.S. Army post as a shooting range. Read story

La Center City Hall (The Columbian files)

Clark County Sheriff’s Office providing police services to La Center as of Feb. 1

La Center City Hall (The Columbian files)

March 1, 2024, 6:06am Clark County News

More than a year after beginning its search for a law enforcement agency to provide police services, the city of La Center finally has a contract in place. On Wednesday, the city council unanimously approved a temporary contract with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Read story

La Center City Hall (The Columbian files)

La Center, Cowlitz Indian Tribe fail to reach deal for police services inside city limits

La Center City Hall (The Columbian files)

January 8, 2024, 6:59pm Clark County News

Contract negotiations have failed between the city of La Center and the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, where tribal officers would have provided police services inside city limits. Read story

Clark County is considering establishing a public defenders office rather than contracting with local attorneys to provide for indigent defense. At left, Clark County Prosecuting Attorney Tony Golik appears in Clark County Superior court in 2022.

Clark County Council approves $3 million in ARPA funds to start public defenders office

Clark County is considering establishing a public defenders office rather than contracting with local attorneys to provide for indigent defense. At left, Clark County Prosecuting Attorney Tony Golik appears in Clark County Superior court in 2022.

November 15, 2023, 6:07am Clark County News

After many starts and stops and years of input from attorneys and court and county officials, Clark County is getting a public defense office. Read story