Racist slurs and lack of oversight at center of Clark County, Washington, discrimination lawsuit
Three Latino employees allege Clark County turned a blind eye to racism within its public works crews. A trial is scheduled to start May 22.
Clark County considers fencing-off its public campus, citing rise in property crimes
The idea found mixed reviews among elected leaders, who split on whether a fence would be a wise use of public funds.
Clark County signs up correctional health care provider facing litigation for wrongful deaths
Clark County signed off on a three-year contract worth at least $17 million with a for-profit health care provider at its county jail and juvenile facility in Vancouver, Wash. WellPath is facing at least four active wrongful death cases in Oregon.
Pay issues and finger-pointing: When the Clark County Jail left its sheriff
Weeks before Clark County officials created a new department to run the local jail, tensions flared over the sheriff's unconventional plan to bring help to his shorthanded staff.
Clark County deputy who killed off-duty Vancouver officer won’t face criminal charges
Clark County Prosecutor Tony Golik wrote that while the incident was "incredibly tragic," the deputy made a reasonable mistake.
A Vancouver police officer who ran for sheriff is on leave, under investigation
Cpl. Rey Reynolds has had his "police officer powers" suspended, according to an email obtained by OPB. Vancouver police say he is currently the subject of multiple investigations.
‘Nutcracker’ performance in Vancouver challenges original’s cultural stereotypes
"The Nutcracker" is a classic ballet performed every year around Christmas. But this year, Columbia Dance in Vancouver, Washington, will reinterpret the ballet with a Pacific Northwest flair.
Cold-case murder trial in Clark County that used genealogy database dismissed amid new evidence
The same technique used to catch the Golden State Killer brought murder charges in a 25-year-old cold case in Vancouver. But, less than a week before trial, Clark County prosecutors had the case dismissed.
Weekday Wrap: Holiday travelers beware of mountain snow, OSU team searches for Earth’s oldest ice
In other news, Newport officials are working on solutions to alleviate traffic congestion, Clark County's hospital beds are nearly full and Astoria's 911 dispatch center staffing woes are back.
Weekday Wrap: Oregon seeks help drafting psilocybin rules; housing Clark County’s homeless women veterans; Goonies house in Astoria for sale
In other news, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler will reassign Portland bureaus to City Council members and mussel harvesting reopens along Oregon Coast.