Author: Jack Heffernan

Clark County eyes Fair Housing Month declaration 

The Clark County Council will consider a resolution later this month to declare Fair Housing Month.  The council unanimously agreed during a council time meeting Wednesday to place the item for consideration on its April 20 meeting agenda. Council Chair Eileen Quiring O’Brien said she introduced the proclamation at the request of the Clark County […]

State of the County offers strange reminder

When Clark County’s 2021 State of the County address begins next week, it’ll be a reminder — one of several of late — of a particularly strange few days. County Council Chair Eileen Quiring O’Brien will deliver the address virtually at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. She is expected to focus mainly on the county’s ongoing response […]

Stimulus could help county’s long-term needs

The most recent federal stimulus package appears to offer Clark County more financial wiggle room than it previously had in its response to COVID-19, and it might offer more than that. The county is set to receive $94.69 million from the primary funding source in the package, which officially passed March 11. Money will come […]

Clark County Council to weigh in on housing study

The Clark County Council will soon begin its contribution to an ongoing study of housing needs in the county’s largest urban area.  The study is examining needs in the Vancouver Urban Growth Area, which includes Felida, Hazel Dell and Salmon Creek and where about 159,000 people live. The study’s project advisory committee has met twice […]

Clark County’s strangest Friday the 13th

Clark County might have experienced the wildest Friday the 13th in its history last year. On March 13, 2020, the county council declared its first emergency proclamation due to COVID-19. Clark County Public Health confirmed the second and third local cases. Then-County Manager Shawn Henessee resigned the same day. News came in that a Camas […]

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