Author: Shari Phiel

County council debates Black History Month language

A proclamation in support of Black History Month will need some fine tuning before all members of the Clark County Council are willing to sign it. The council reviewed a draft […]

State lawmakers have more than 1,300 bills to tackle during 2023 session

They say America is a land of laws. The number of laws governing our citizens continues to grow each year and Washington is certainly no exception. Legislators have introduced more […]

Wilson ready to fight wealth tax proposal

State Democratic lawmakers on Thursday rolled out a proposal to create a state wealth tax on financial assets above $250 million. The tax would add an estimated $3 billion to […]

County councilors sign up for committee assignments

The Clark County Council held its annual planning retreat Wednesday. Along with discussing updates to the county charter, rules of procedure and open meetings laws, the councilors also signed up […]

County council wrangles with code amendments

The Clark County Council’s Jan. 17 public hearing on biannual code amendments will include one item no one seems ready to discuss – minimum landscaping and recreation requirements for multifamily […]

Rare council configuration approves tax increases

On Tuesday, the Clark County Council narrowly approved a 1 percent plus banked capacity increase to both the property tax and road fund with a 3-2 vote. It was the […]

Stonier to return as House Floor Leader

Washington House Democrats welcomed new members to its leadership this week, along with some familiar faces. The Democratic caucus held its reorganization meeting Monday, electing seven members to the leadership […]

County council eyes future of 78th Street Heritage Farm

Clark County Councilor Gary Medvigy is worried about the future of the 78th Street Heritage Farm. During Tuesday’s council meeting, Medvigy requested the prosecuting attorney’s office look at options for […]

County won’t allow sales, use of fireworks during holiday season

If you were hoping for a repeat of last year’s interim ordinance allowing fireworks sales and use during the week before New Year’s Eve, you’re going to be disappointed. A […]

County council formally opposes bridge tolling

There are a lot of things county residents would like the proposed Interstate 5 replacement bridge to have – more travel lanes, a bike/pedestrian path, expanded capacity for rapid transit […]

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