Author: Jack Heffernan

New comment process arrives in time for fireworks

Verbal public comments have returned to Clark County Council meetings, just in time for some fireworks. Since meetings went virtual due to COVID-19, the council had been accepting written comments, which […]

Local Democrats choose Dalesandro as chair

Clark County Democrats have chosen Battle Ground City Councilmember Mike Dalesandro as the party’s new chair.  Dalesandro was selected during a meeting Monday night to replace John Oberg. Other members of […]

Mattila tapped as local GOP chair

The Clark County Republican Party has elected Joel Mattila, a longtime local party operative, as its chair. Mattila was selected to replace Earl Bowerman during meetings Saturday and Sunday to form […]

Ceremonies mark new start, with a few rollovers

Swearing-in ceremonies this week for new Clark County elected officials seemed like a fitting sign of hope for the new year — and challenges that remain. By now, those who regularly […]

Camas to review equity in city government

Camas has initiated a two-year process of reviewing equity, diversity and inclusion in city government.  The city Council on Monday appointed councilmembers Greg Anderson, Ellen Burton and Bonnie Carter to an […]

Clark County election expenses rise due to turnout

The Nov. 3 general election cost Clark County a bit more than anticipated, largely the result of a surge in voter turnout.  Included in the county’s most recent supplemental budget is […]

It’s almost election season … again.

Another election is coming up, roughly three short months after a pretty publicized one.  A special election will be held Feb. 9. It includes two resolutions in the Camas School District […]

Fireworks and the 2020 ‘dumpster fire’

A lot of people offered a lot of opinions ahead of this week’s decision by the Clark County Council to limit fireworks sales and use, but one comment probably captured […]

How Bowerman fended off James’ comeback attempt

The underdog in the Clark County Council District 3 race this year made up significant ground between the primary and general elections, but not enough.  Karen Bowerman, a Republican, won the […]

Otto proposes $556 million budget for next year

Interim Clark County Manager Kathleen Otto has proposed a $556 million budget for 2021, which the county Council will consider next week.  The proposed spending plan would be $9.9 million more […]

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