Month: March 2018

Gillespie still raising more cash than Hoff in race for 18th District House seat

It’s about four months to the August primary election and a Democrat continues to outraise her rival in one of Clark County’s Republican strongholds. Democrat Kathy Gillespie has so far outraised […]

Retired county planner offers real talk on county’s approach to land-use

Before Gordy Euler retired as a county planner in November, he typed up a memo to his boss, Director of Community Planning Oliver Orjiako, that offered a frank assessment of […]

‘I’m not sure why this is an issue, frankly’

From the why-are-we-still-talking-about-this/why-is-this-an-issue? beat, the Clark County Council spent part of Wednesday afternoon bickering about something that everyone says is not controversial but has somehow attracted controversy. As you’ll recall, in […]

Herrera Beutler’s tolling amendment fails to move forward

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, proposed an amendment last year intended to prevent Oregon from using federal funding to establish tolls. “None of the funds made available by this Act […]

Seniors ask Herrera Beutler for responsible gun legislation

Yesterday tens of thousands of students nationwide participated in a national walk out to protest a lack of gun regulation and continued gun violence. Hundreds of students in Clark County […]

Did Clark County legislators bother voting in the last session?

There were nearly a thousand votes cast in the last legislative session, where Democrats (having regained control of Olympia) swiftly passed previously pent up bills. But did every legislator show […]

Quiring and Stewart offer explanations (sort of) for Every 28 Days proclamation

After Tuesday’s Clark County Council meeting, Councilor Jeanne Stewart pulled me aside to express her displeasure with Facebook, a former mayor of Washougal and this reporter. “Shame on you,” she said, […]

Salary review begins with little public knowledge

With three meetings under their belt, the Salary Review Commission has essentially operated in the dark. The commission has an important job. It is responsible for setting the salaries for mayor, […]

What do Jeanne Stewart and Eileen Quiring have against Every 28 Days?

Yesterday, Sean Guard, a former mayor of Washougal, took to Facebook to complain about two members of the Clark County Council not signing onto a proclamation regarding tampons and homeless […]

Vancouver mayor demands more local input on tolling plan

Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle is taking Oregon’s consideration of tolling into her own hands. McEnerny-Ogle serves on the 25-member Portland Metro Area Value Pricing Advisory Committee, which most recently met Feb. 29. […]

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