Local nonprofit organizations and businesses will be honored with Nonprofit Excellence Awards sponsored by the Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington. The awards reception will be 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive in Vancouver.
Law enforcement agencies in Washington have received $23.5 million worth of military equipment since 2006 under a Pentagon program criticized in light of what many observers have called heavy-handed policing in Ferguson, Mo.
Temperatures fell into the 70s for highs Wednesday — as forecast — giving us some relief from the hot weather. Interesting to note: the temperature of 72 degrees at 2 p.m. Wednesday was the same temperature as midnight Monday.
Following four fire-related deaths so far this year in Vancouver, the city's fire department demonstrated on Wednesday just how quickly fire can move through a bedroom and how home sprinklers can suppress the flames.
Toting gallons of coffee and tea, dozens of Starbucks employees descended upon Crestline Elementary School on Wednesday to bring a welcome coffee break to the teachers and staff preparing the new school for opening day.
A natural food manufacturer has announced a nationwide, voluntary recall of some peanut butter and almond butter products due to potential salmonella contamination. Some of the products were sold or distributed in this area.
Clark County Commissioner David Madore said Wednesday that he no longer supports using an online survey to gather feedback about possible changes to the county's fireworks ordinance for unincorporated areas, out of fear that people could skew the results by voting multiple times.