Southwest Washington Reporter
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!
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Washington Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, was supposed to emcee a fundraiser for Clark County Republicans in April. Now it's unclear if he will and the party is tight-lipped about it.
The Clark County Republican Party has apparently tapped Rep. Matt Shea, a Washington Republican accused of domestic terrorism, to emcee an upcoming event.
Clark College has picked its next president, who will steer the school as it works to overcome a recent discrimination scandal.
Vancouver's homeless population is growing, especially the number of people who have no shelter whatsoever. The city thinks an expansion of a local day center could be the answer.
There's a saying among educators: Bonds are for building and levies are for learning. Both will be on the ballot in Clark County this week.