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Craig Brown

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Vancouver school board OKs budget after weeks of contention

By Craig Brown and Susan Parrish August 27, 2015 9:39 p.m.

It’s unusual for a school board to be greeted by a round of applause for passing a motion, but that’s what happened when the Vancouver Public Schools board approved the 2015-2016 budget Thursday morning, paving the way for classes to begin on time Wednesday.

Brush fire blackens land near Yacolt

By Craig Brown and Andy Matarrese August 19, 2015 9:14 p.m.

A fire off W.H. Garner Road near the town of Yacolt has burned about an acre and is under attack by local and state firefighters.

Vandals mar piano placed along Vancouver waterfront

By Craig Brown August 17, 2015 2:34 p.m.

Vandals spray-painted a piano that had been placed along Vancouver's waterfront as part of a fundraising campaign for blind students.

Today's mail brings only 23 ballots

By Craig Brown August 10, 2015 7:15 p.m.

After the post office delivered a Friday surprise of hundreds of ballots from last week's primary election, only 23 were received today.

Boldt, Dalesandro, Madore lead council chair race

By Craig Brown August 4, 2015 8:39 p.m.

First results released Tuesday evening showed two outsiders in the lead in the county council chair, but Republican Councilor David Madore was not far behind independent Marc Boldt and Democrat Mike Dalesandro.

Clark County wildfires under control

By Craig Brown , Lauren Dake , Emily Gillespie and Tom Vogt August 4, 2015 5:11 p.m.

Wildland fires erupted in Clark County this afternoon, challenging firefighters to respond to all of them. By 5 p.m. all were under control.

Recreational fires banned in Camas, Washougal

By Craig Brown July 31, 2015 9:32 a.m.

Recreational fires such as bonfires are being temporarily banned in the cities of Camas and Washougal due to extreme fire danger.

3 Vancouver men accused of starting Woodland wildfire

By Craig Brown July 25, 2015 5:33 p.m.

Three Vancouver men who were allegedly shooting propane bottles have been arrested for starting the Colvin Fire, which burned forest land near Woodland this week.

Injured climber stranded 150 ft. above ground

By Craig Brown July 18, 2015 10:03 p.m.

Technical rescue crews from Vancouver and Fire District 6 were called to Beacon Rock State Park in Skamania County Saturday evening after an injured climber was reported to be stranded 150 feet above the ground.

Forest fire burns at least 10 acres in north Clark County

By Craig Brown and Patty Hastings July 17, 2015 9:35 p.m.

Officials are warning of extreme fire danger this weekend, as previewed by days of house fires that caused more than $1 million damage, multiple brush fires and a forest fire in north Clark County.

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