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Mialisa Oster grapples with her opponent.
Mialisa Oster grapples with her opponent.

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December 21, 2023

Gun violence is a reflection of us all

In the streets of Bogalusa, Louisiana, a sadly familiar scene unfolds — the mournful wail of sirens, the piercing flash of blue lights, and another community shaken by the harsh crack of gunfire. This is a recurring nightmare echoing across Louisiana, reflecting a national crisis that grips the heart of America.

September 14, 2023
From left to right, Washougal City Councilwoman Michelle Wagner, Washougal City Councilwoman Janice Killion, Holst Architecture owner Kevin Valk, Washougal City Councilman Ernie Suggs, Washougal Mayor David Stuebe, Killian Pacific Development Manager Adam Fractor, Port of Camas-Washougal Commissioner John Spencer, Port of Camas-Washougal Commissioner Larry Keister, Washougal School District Superintendent Mary Templeton, Port of Camas-Washougal Commissioner Cassi Marshall and Washougal City Councilwoman Molly Coston cut a ribbon during a grand-opening ceremony at Eagle View Park in Washougal Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023. (Doug Flanagan/Post-Record)

Officials laud opening of new Washougal park

Port of Camas-Washougal Commissioner John Spencer concluded his speech at the grand-opening ceremony for Washougal’s newest park on Thursday, Sept. 7, by sticking out his elbows to mimic a bird’s wings.

January 19, 2023
The front of Camas City Hall is pictured in August 2018. (Post-Record files)

Camas to revisit utility tax

Less than two months after passing a 2% utility tax on the city’s water, stormwater, sewer and garbage utilities, the Camas City Council has voted to revisit the issue in the near future.

January 19, 2023
Former Camas-Washougal Aviation Association President Kent Mehrer is accused of misappropriating almost $30,000 from the organization. (Post-Record file photo)

Former club official accused of theft

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Camas resident for misappropriating almost $30,000 from the Camas-Washougal Aviation Association.

January 19, 2023

Full story lacking in ‘Fix Camas’ referendum efforts

There is absolutely nothing wrong with voters wanting to have more control over local government decisions impacting a wide range of constituents. We would guess this reasoning had a lot to do with the decision of more than 3,100 Camas voters to sign on to a recent referendum effort by a group known as the Camas Taxpayers Alliance, which would have given voters a chance to decide the fate of the Camas City Council’s November 2022 decision to impose a temporary 2% tax on the city’s water, sewer, stormwater and garbage utilities.