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first_imgTest Caption Rumor has it we’ll flirt with a 90-degree high this week. Check out the local weather forecast here.Catch up on some of the weekend’s top stories:Clark County political puzzle waiting for pieces to connectIn a community where for decades political leadership was predictable, county commissioners have entered a puzzling time.And as the filing period for local candidates approaches this week, extending from Monday through Friday, there comes the promise that, perhaps, some of the political pieces will fit together.When Democrat Steve Stuart announced in January he wouldn’t seek re-election, it signaled the next big shift for the three-member board. Stuart, after all, had served for a decade, the longest tenure among the commissioners. Only six months ago, the question wasn’t when he would step down. Instead, it was a milder variation: Would he seek re-election?When Stuart instead announced he’d seek a job as Ridgefield’s city manager, he characterized the position as a dream job of sorts and a way of escaping the acrimony of divisive politics. His departure from the board signified the latest compelling shift in county politics, observers say. He was, in the words of political activist Jim Mains, “a skilled leader who is able to work with people with widely differing views.”last_img read more