Firefighters battle house, brush blazes

By Dave Kern March 31, 2013 10:41 p.m.

Fire caused an estimated $8,000 damage to a house at 3411 Grant St. about 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Easter brings more glorious weather to Clark County

By Dave Kern March 31, 2013 10:36 p.m.

Marcus Cadiz had a succinct description for Sunday’s weather: “It’s awesome.”

Woodland police seek help in identifying alleged purse-snatcher

By Dave Kern March 17, 2013 9:22 p.m.

A 1-year-old boy fell from a second-story apartment window about 3:30 p.m. Sunday and was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, said Sgt. Fred Neiman of the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Vancouver Farmers Market inspires vendor loyalty

By Dave Kern March 17, 2013 8:27 p.m.

An estimated 8,000 shoppers took in the Vancouver Farmers Market over the weekend as the 24th year of the downtown favorite opened its nearly eight-month run.

1-year-old boy falls from second-story window

By Dave Kern March 17, 2013 6:26 p.m.

A 1-year-old boy fell from a second-story apartment window about 3:30 p.m. Sunday and was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, said Sgt. Fred Neiman of the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

Portland woman crashes minivan, arrested on suspicion of DUI

By Dave Kern March 17, 2013 5:12 p.m.

A Portland woman was arrested early Sunday morning for suspicion of DUI after her minivan veered off state Highway 500 and hit a traffic signal pole, the Washington State Patrol reported.

Spring in step, if not weather, on Salmon Creek trail

By Dave Kern March 10, 2013 9:18 p.m.

Our brief flirtation with an early sunny spring was subdued Sunday, but it was still a fine day to walk the dog.

Two arrested after suspected assault of Portland bus driver

By Dave Kern March 10, 2013 5:41 p.m.

Two men were arrested Sunday in connection with the suspected assault of a TriMet driver.

Firefighters rescue man from burning SUV

By Dave Kern March 5, 2013 10:55 p.m.

Firefighters pulled a man from a burning car tonight, saving his life, said Battalion Chief Tim Dawdy of Clark County Fire & Rescue.

No progress in dispute as port lockout enters its sixth day

By Dave Kern March 3, 2013 9:12 p.m.

Both sides indicated things were quiet Sunday night as the United Grain lockout continues into its sixth day Monday morning.

Wedding show a real blast

By Dave Kern March 3, 2013 8:55 p.m.

It was guns and roses Sunday at the Event Center at the Fairgrounds.

Red carpet, Vancouver style

By Dave Kern February 24, 2013 9:05 p.m.

They glided across the 25-foot-long red carpet as if in Hollywood: starlets, glamour queens and leading men in tuxedos.

Horse lovers make hay at expo

By Dave Kern February 17, 2013 9:27 p.m.

It had been going so well for 15-year-old equestrian Kylie Vroman of Yacolt on Sunday. And then Lenny the quarterhorse refused to enter the obstacle called "Trash Alley."

Columbia River High rocks a half-century in style

By Dave Kern February 10, 2013 8:26 p.m.

Some of those gorgeous prom dresses modeled Sunday by Columbia River High School seniors looked familiar to Susan Lemcke Demme.

Fire displaces 500 Crestline Elementary students

By Craig Brown and Dave Kern February 3, 2013 9:45 p.m.

More than 500 Crestline Elementary students and staff may learn Monday what will happen to the rest of their school year after a three-alarm fire destroyed their building early Sunday.

Union High girls take state cheerleading title

By Dave Kern January 27, 2013 9:01 p.m.

Union High School captured the state cheerleading championship Saturday in Seattle.

Right to write exercised at Vancouver celebration

By Dave Kern January 27, 2013 8:44 p.m.

You don't have to write a lot to be a writer. Just write something.

Test story

By Dave Kern December 10, 2013 9:59 a.m.

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UPDATE: Police release photo of suspected tanning salon robber

By Dave Kern January 22, 2013 11:25 p.m.

Vancouver police are looking for a man who held up the Palm Beach Tan, 14415 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., about 8:50 p.m. on Tuesday

Homeless men get shelter from the cold

By Dave Kern January 13, 2013 10:09 p.m.

It was 27 degrees at 6:30 p.m. Sunday when Geri Hiller opened the doors of St. Paul Lutheran Church and invited 30 homeless men to come in from the cold.

Police hold juvenile in rash of vandalism

By Dave Kern January 13, 2013 7:45 p.m.

Vancouver police early Saturday took a juvenile into custody in connection with recent vandalism at businesses in the Lincoln neighborhood.

Harris 'just considering' a 2014 county run

By Dave Kern January 6, 2013 9:38 p.m.

State Rep. Paul Harris, R-Vancouver, says he is weighing whether to run against Clark County Commissioner Steve Stuart in 2014.

Apartment burns; 3 others damaged

By Dave Kern January 6, 2013 9:10 p.m.

Fire caused an estimated $167,000 damage to four apartments in Orchards early Saturday morning.

Mobile food bank: Bringing the harvest out

By Dave Kern January 6, 2013 8:17 p.m.

VIEW -- Some of Clark County's hungriest residents have a hard time getting to food banks and pantries.

Officials find mother of young boy found alone in Rose Village

By Dave Kern January 3, 2013 5:48 p.m.

Vancouver police have found a guardian hours after a 3-year-old boy was found running down a Rose Village street.

Habitat makes habit of change

By Dave Kern December 31, 2012 6 a.m.

Just like George Bailey in the movie classic "It's a Wonderful Life," Evergreen Habitat for Humanity keeps building homes for humble Americans.

Stolen puppy reunited with Camas family

By Dave Kern and Sue Vorenberg December 25, 2012 10:41 p.m.

A Camas family got their Christmas wish when their puppy was returned today after being stolen from the Oregon Humane Society shelter.

Holiday travelers take delays caused by crowds, weather in stride

By Dave Kern December 23, 2012 9:53 p.m.

The five Rylanders were getting excited at 4 p.m. Sunday, waiting for the 5:07 Empire Builder to Whitefish, Mont., at Vancouver's Amtrak station.

Woman still critical from Sunday accident

By Dave Kern December 17, 2012 9:33 p.m.

An Amboy woman remained in critical but stable condition Monday night at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center with injuries sustained in a Sunday morning head-on crash on state Highway 503, about four miles north of Battle Ground.

Snow falling in north county

By Dave Kern December 17, 2012 6:39 p.m.

Snow is falling in Battle Ground and other parts of north Clark County.

Amboy woman critically injured in head-on crash

By Dave Kern December 17, 2012 6 a.m.

An Amboy woman was in critical condition at a local hospital Sunday night with injuries sustained in a Sunday morning head-on crash on state Highway 503, about four miles north of Battle Ground.

Sunday evening fire causes $40K in damage to duplex

By Dave Kern December 17, 2012 6 a.m.

A fire Sunday evening in a bathroom at 1909 Columbia St. caused about $40,000 in damage to a duplex unit, authorities said.

Christmas Tree hunters' spirit not dampened

By Dave Kern December 17, 2012 7:19 p.m.

RIDGEFIELD — Sunday was Christmas tree day for the Burrows family of Lake Shore, and they headed to The Tree Wisemans farm.

Hanukkah celebration feels like a housewarming

By Dave Kern December 10, 2012 6 a.m.

For more than two decades, Congregation Kol Ami held its Hanukkah party in the basement of a church.

Former Clark College PR man Bob Moser dies at 82

By Dave Kern December 9, 2012 11:29 p.m.

Bob Moser, who served as Clark College’s director of public relations for 30 years, died today. He was 82.

Nativities festival draws thousands

By Dave Kern December 3, 2012 6 a.m.

Seven-year-old Collin Horrocks was happy to show the scene from Mexico that was his favorite at Sunday's Festival of the Nativities.

No-cost leaf disposal program proves popular

By Dave Kern November 26, 2012 6 a.m.

Peter Schultz of Vancouver backed his 1995 Ford F-250 into a giant pile of leaves and added to its girth on Sunday afternoon.

Nearly two dozen sickened at Vancouver retirement center

By Dave Kern November 26, 2012 6 a.m.

An outbreak of gastrointestinitis has sickened at least 20 people at Van Mall Retirement center, 7808 N.E. 51st St.

Two arrested after robberies in Vancouver

By Dave Kern November 25, 2012 10:01 p.m.

A chase from Vancouver into Portland for suspected robbers in a stolen car led to the arrest of two men at Northeast 148th Avenue and Halsey Street on Sunday morning.

Rollover accident near I-5 Bridge seriously injures two

By Dave Kern and Paul Suarez November 21, 2012 8:28 a.m.

Two persons were taken to an area hospital about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday after the pickup they were in rolled over on the state Highway 14 offramp from the Interstate 5 Bridge.

Car crash causes power outage

By Dave Kern November 18, 2012 9:52 p.m.

About 1,900 electricity customers lost electricity around 8:40 Sunday night after a motorist crashed his vehicle at 192nd Avenue and Brady Road. Most customers had power restored quickly, said Erica Erland with Clark Public Utilities.

Farming finds Camas family

By Dave Kern November 19, 2012 6 a.m.

CAMAS — At 4 a.m. Tuesday, Shane McGuffin will rise, herd 95 turkeys into his horse trailer and head for Willamina, Ore., where the birds will be butchered.

Veterans show their pride at Vancouver ceremony

By Dave Kern November 12, 2012 6 a.m.

On April 11, 1944, Walter Holy registered for the draft and requested immediate induction into the U.S. Army. He was determined to go to war, and he was 16.

Veterans memorial dedicated in Ridgefield

By Dave Kern November 12, 2012 6 a.m.

RIDGEFIELD — In a show of community pride, an estimated 250 people stood in continuous rain for the Veterans Day dedication of the Ridgefield Veterans Memorial.

UPDATE: Pedestrian struck on Highway 99

By Dave Kern November 7, 2012 10:21 p.m.

A 33-year-old pedestrian was struck by a motorist Wednesday night when he attempted to cross Highway 99 in Hazel Dell.

Exhibit asks artists to define democracy

By Dave Kern November 5, 2012 6 a.m.

Explaining her patriotic artwork, 16-year-old Reem Sabha said, "We can be Democrats or Republicans, but we're all ultimately Americans."

House fire north of La Center causes $350,000 in damage

By Dave Kern November 5, 2012 6 a.m.

A two-alarm fire caused an estimated $350,000 in damage to a house north of La Center on Saturday night.

Woman credited for calling in smoke scare in Battle Ground

By Dave Kern November 4, 2012 9:14 p.m.

Smoke coming from an abandoned nursing home in the heart of Battle Ground prompted a two-alarm fire call Sunday evening.

Vancouver man beaten in California still in critical condition

By Dave Kern November 4, 2012 9:13 p.m.

Tyler Burton of Vancouver remained in critical condition Sunday night at Enloe Medical Center in Chico, Calif., after he was seriously injured a week ago.

Vancouver Farmers Market ends banner year

By Dave Kern October 29, 2012 6 a.m.

The Sunday rain did not deter shopper Neville Bayly from taking in the final day of the season at the Vancouver Farmers Market.