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State mandates being lifted, what it means for city council meetings

Despite recent changes to Washington’s mask mandates, the date for in-person city council meetings may arrive later than expected. Gov. Jay Inlsee announced Monday that Washington's indoor mask mandates would be […]

Washington representatives’ thoughts on Russia’s attacks on Ukraine

As Russian troops advanced on Ukraine’s capital Feb. 24, political leaders from across the globe promised to unify to take unequivocal action and condemn Vladimir Putin’s attack. The U.S. joined 27 […]

Catch ‘Karen’s Communiques’ on YouTube

It’s been less than a month since Clark County Councilor Karen Bowerman was elected to serve as chair after former chair Eileen Quiring O’Brien stepped down following announcement of her […]

Library bill moving slowly along

It may be a short session, but there’s been no shortage of hoops for House Bill 2068 to jump through. Sponsored by state Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, and co-sponsored by state […]

Federal lawmakers push for Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge funding

The county’s region rich with diverse wetlands, grasslands and forests is a step closer to achieving its five-year plan of drawing in more visitors to visit its thousands of birds […]

Voters support new map during public hearing

Inch by inch, step by step, the Clark County Redistricting Committee gets ever closer to finalizing a new voting district map to send to the county council for approval. A handful […]

Heidi St. John campaign finances swell in fourth quarter

The fundraising race for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District was deemed a battle between incumbent Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, and Republican Joe Kent of Yacolt. Now another challenger is […]

County council removes complaint from agenda

A complaint filed on Jan. 13 against Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring-O’Brien was removed from the council’s meeting agenda on Wednesday because “the complaint is charging ethics violation that […]

Joe Kent promotes another rally to end COVID-19 mandates

People rallied Friday outside the Clark County Public Service Center in downtown Vancouver in an organized effort supported by Yacolt Republican Joe Kent to oppose local COVID-19 mandates. Kent promoted the […]

Protections for city employees, working toward constructive town halls

Multiple members of the Vancouver City Council shared their concerns regarding protecting staff when they are negatively impacted outside the office for the work they’re doing for the city. The discussion […]

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