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Vancouver, WA, United States

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Past articles by Jack:

Camas City County candidates address leadership turnover

The eight candidates running in Camas City Council primary races have offered several ideas to prevent continued turnover of city leadership. → Read More

Heat, drought ignite concerns about fireworks in Clark County

Fireworks sales for Fourth of July begin Monday in unincorporated Clark County, though a recent heat wave and drought conditions have raised concerns. → Read More

Clark County fireworks sales to begin Monday

Residents can use fireworks from 9 a.m. to midnight on the Fourth of July. Those who use illegal fireworks or any fireworks outside of permitted hours are subject to a $500 fine for first-time offenses. → Read More

Clark County Public Health to curtail vaccination efforts

Clark County Public Health is winding down its COVID-19 vaccination efforts. → Read More

Ridgefield to get 6th roundabout as city eyes safety, efficiency

Another roundabout is coming to Ridgefield later this year, part of a trend over the past couple of decades that is expected to continue. → Read More

Battle Ground seeking applicants for council

The Battle Ground City Council is seeking applicants for an open council position. → Read More

Clark County Charter Review Commission appoints Green as co-chair

Clark County Charter Review Commissioner Chuck Green has been appointed co-chair of the commission, following the resignation of Commissioner Mike Dalesandro. → Read More

Columbia River Connector Trail project linking existing trails is complete

WASHOUGAL — City leaders on Monday celebrated the completion of a long-awaited trail project along the Columbia River. → Read More

Ridgefield to complete Gee Creek Trail with $1.2 million federal grant

RIDGEFIELD — The city’s growing trail network will add a key connector in the next couple of years. → Read More

Vancouver Police Corporal Rey Reynolds announces bid for Clark County sheriff

A Vancouver Police corporal will run for Clark County sheriff next year. → Read More

Clark County Charter Review Commission seeks public feedback in series of forums

The Clark County Charter Review Commission will seek public feedback during a series of forums in June. → Read More

Survey to seek input on Comcast experiences in Clark County

Some Clark County and Vancouver residents will soon receive a survey requesting feedback about their experiences with Comcast. → Read More

Clark County filing week wraps up as familiar Republicans join races

The final day of filing for elections later this year yielded at least 27 new candidates, including some familiar names in local Republican politics. → Read More

Still no verdict in Benton lawsuit trial

Don Benton’s lawsuit trial against Clark County will continue after jurors completed their second full day of deliberations Wednesday with no verdict. → Read More

Camas to begin search to fill mayoral position

The city of Camas will soon begin the process of filling its open mayoral position. → Read More

Sandra Day resigns from Ridgefield City Council

Ridgefield City Councilmember Sandra Day is stepping down next month. → Read More

Jury seated in Don Benton lawsuit against Clark County

A jury has been seated in the trial over a lawsuit brought by Don Benton and two others against Clark County. → Read More

Jury selection begins in Don Benton lawsuit against county

Jury selection began Monday in a lawsuit against Clark County being pursued by Don Benton — a former Republican state senator, county official and Trump appointee — and two former county employees. → Read More

La Center considers contracting police services

The city of La Center is considering contracting out law enforcement services with a neighboring agency. → Read More

Drive-through site for Clark County tax payments

A drive-through, drop-off window for Clark County tax payments will be available later this month. → Read More