Author: Shari Phiel

Rep. Waters’ fish barrier bill moves forward

House Bill 2045 from 17th District Rep. Kevin Waters, R-Stevenson, took another step closer to becoming law this week. If passed, the bill would help with the removal of fish […]

Some familiar names among planning commission candidates

Clark County’s search for volunteers to serve on the planning commission is bringing back some familiar names. Following an executive session meeting on Wednesday, the county council voted to interview five […]

New year brings new leadership to Ridgefield, Battle Ground

The start of the new year brought with it some changes to leadership for both Ridgefield and Battle Ground. At the Battle Ground City Council’s first meeting of the year on […]

Southwest Washington lawmakers off to a busy start

Southwest Washington lawmakers had a busy first week in Olympia with several bills already well on their way toward passing. The 2024 legislative session convened on Monday. House Bill 1455, which […]

Medvigy, Belkot to lead county council in 2024

The Clark County Council has a new chair and vice chair. District 4 Councilor Gary Medvigy will serve as chair and District 2 Councilor Michelle Belkot will serve as vice […]

State lawmakers prefile hundreds of bills before start of legislative session

State lawmakers have been cautioning constituents not to expect a lot of new bills in the next legislative session. But not all of the state’s 98 representatives and 49 senators […]

A mayor’s wish for Christmas

‘Twas the month of Christmas and all through the White House, visitors were coming to see the Senate and House. Among them was a mayor, Anne McEnerny-Ogle from Vancouver, who brought […]

Targeted political attacks hit close to home

Hate speech and politically motivated attacks on Washington cities, counties and political parties have been ramping up in recent months and Clark County is no exception. On Monday, Congressional candidate Joe […]

Battle Ground to consider letting employees concealed carry

Should Battle Ground’s non-law enforcement employees be allowed to carry a handgun while working? Councilor Shane Bowman asked for the issue to be discussed during the council’s regular meeting Monday […]

Van Nortwick backs Lewallen in 3rd Congressional District race

Clark County Assessor Peter Van Nortwick on Thursday announced he is backing Leslie Lewallen’s bid for the 3rd Congressional District seat. Lewallen, who currently serves as a Camas city councilor, […]

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