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Erin Middlewood

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Clark County lags behind in economic recovery

By Erin Middlewood September 17, 2014 10:01 p.m.

Five years of economic recovery did little for Clark County, according to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Wanted: Volunteer Stream Stewards

By Erin Middlewood September 12, 2014 7:31 p.m.

Alyson Day spent almost 40 hours in classes and then another 45 volunteering to become a Stream Steward.

SWAT: Under scrutiny, focused on safety

By Erin Middlewood and Stephanie Rice September 7, 2014 6 a.m.

The images of police in body armor and ballistic helmets clashing with protesters in Ferguson, Mo., in recent weeks have raised concerns about the militarization of law enforcement.

Shooting spurs lawsuit against local SWAT

By Erin Middlewood and Stephanie Rice September 7, 2014 6 a.m.

A Ridgefield woman’s federal lawsuit calls into question the Southwest Washington Regional SWAT team’s training and operations.

Cosplay is serious fun

By Erin Middlewood August 30, 2014 8:52 p.m.

As freewheeling as the anime festival Kumoricon may seem, it's actually a tightly organized affair and participants take it seriously, some working all year on their costumes.

Not much military equipment goes to Clark County police agencies

By Erin Middlewood August 21, 2014 6:01 a.m.

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.

Toytopia: A museum of play

By Erin Middlewood August 8, 2014 8:13 p.m.

Vancouver dad Don Luthardt pointed at G.I. Joe toys displayed behind glass.

Vancouver rental market remains tight

By Erin Middlewood July 29, 2014 4:21 p.m.

Jacinta Cox has been looking for a new house to rent since late May with no luck. She and her family have lived in the same place for eight years, but the landlord wants to sell the house. The Cox family would love to stay in Camas, but Jacinta has had to widen her search.

Residents ask city to hold the McDonald's in Uptown Village

By Erin Middlewood July 9, 2014 6 a.m.

The stretch of Main Street in Vancouver known as Uptown Village has become a destination for diners, with an array of options, including pasta, pizza, tamales and ice cream.

Family Circle: Camas a top town for families

By Erin Middlewood July 8, 2014 7:57 p.m.

People in Clark County have been saying it for years, and now Family Circle magazine is spreading the word: Camas is a great place to raise a family.

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