Troy Brynelson is OPB’s reporter in Southwest Washington. Previously, he’s covered everything from wildfires and a mass shooting in rural Oregon to tech and housing in Vancouver. He most recently reported on the homeless crisis in the Mid-Willamette Valley.
Troy grew up in Southeast Portland, graduated Franklin High School and is a lifelong Blazer fan. Ball don’t lie!
Washington state’s primary elections are Tuesday. In Clark County, staunchly right ideals – backed by the local GOP – will be facing off against a right-of-center ethos that moderate Republicans say is best for the county’s purple districts.
The pandemic hasn’t closed the Cowlitz County’s largest employers — its three paper mills and a hospital — but local officials said the relief is welcomed by smaller firms that have been hit hard by closures.
A pair of Vancouver police officers illegally searched a 27-year-old Black man’s home last year and arrested him for breaking a television in his home, according to a new federal lawsuit against the city.