Stories by Dawn Feldhaus

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August 30, 2018
Several individuals are involved in GroundSwell, a Washougal-based social purpose corporation that creates custom branded Visa debit cards to benefit nonprofits. Pictured from left to right: consultant Floyd Wilkes; adviser Lisa Schumacher; co-founder, chief experience officer and shareholder Joseph Graves; shareholder Wes Hickey; founder, chief executive officer and shareholder Dan Rubano; and consultant and shareholder Andrew Bielat. Karen Johns, a consultant who works on GroundSwell's partnerships with nonprofit organizations, is not pictured.

A ‘groundswell’ of support for nonprofits

Two local residents with diverse backgrounds and common interests in social and environmental issues are turning debit card banking fees into a way of helping socially conscious nonprofits through their Washougal-based company, GroundSwell.

August 23, 2018
A recent Washington State Auditor's Office report criticizes the Port of Camas-Washougal's process for selecting architectural and engineering firms during construction of the port's Building 18 in the Washougal-based Steigerwald Commerce Center (pictured here). (Post-Record file photo)

State auditor dings port

A recent Washington State Auditor’s Office report dings the Port of Camas-Washougal and condemns the port’s decision to select contractors from a list of pre-qualified architectural and engineering firms, rather than going through the federally required request for proposals (RFP) process.

August 23, 2018
This "Historic Lager" piece of street art, by Travis London, is located on a wall at the Big Foot Inn, 105 Pendleton Way, Washougal. A $3,900 Washougal lodging tax grant funded the artwork.

Painting in the streets

Anyone who has been in Camas or Washougal has probably seen one or more examples of Travis London’s artwork.

August 21, 2018

Traffic Control Flagger injured in Camas

A Camas man has been arrested for being involved in a hit and run accident and failing to obey a traffic control flagger. Camas Police said…

August 17, 2018

Runyan’s Jewelers reports ring thefts

Camas police are hoping someone can identify a man suspected in taking two engagement rings from Runyan’s Jewelers, in downtown Camas. The suspect, described in a…

August 16, 2018
Washougal Finance Director Jennifer Forsberg (center, in background) presents preliminary budgetary information for various city departments during the Aug. 13 Washougal City Council workshop. Additional presentations regarding potential 2019 budget items are scheduled during the next council workshop at 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 27, at Washougal City Hall.

Washougal mulls $20 car tab fee

The Washougal City Council could once again consider a tab fee of $20 per vehicle to pay for part of the city’s pavement management program.

August 9, 2018
The road ends, at least for now, near the Western entrance of Washougal Waterfront Park and Trail, 335 S. "A" St., Washougal. Individually, Port of Camas-Washougal commissioners envision a cultural center, corporate office park, restaurants, coffee shops and a boutique hotel to be built on the vacant site. (Dawn Feldhaus/Post-Record)

Port seeks waterfront developer

With the Port of Camas-Washougal’s recent finalized purchase of land on the waterfront, the next step is to issue a request for proposals from developers.