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Erin Middlewood

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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.

Hough Pool to become preschool

By Erin Middlewood June 25, 2014 9:11 p.m.

A building that houses a defunct swimming pool at Hough Elementary will become a preschool serving 60 children from low-income homes.

Today's playground equipment returns to roots

By Erin Middlewood June 22, 2014 6 a.m.

Anyone who thinks playground equipment is all fun and games should peruse the Consumer Products Safety Commission's 57-page handbook on playground safety.

Counts on oil trains dribble out

By Aaron Corvin and Erin Middlewood June 17, 2014 7:58 p.m.

About 7.2 million barrels of crude oil traveled by rail through Clark County in the year between July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013, according to information newly released to The Columbian by Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency.

Growing number of Clark County residents are telecommuting

By Erin Middlewood June 15, 2014 6 a.m.

Tami Marshall's love of her job has only increased since she began telecommuting from her Hazel Dell home about six months ago.

Magazine: Vancouver is a great place to retire

By Erin Middlewood June 11, 2014 6 a.m.

The July/August issue of Where to Retire magazine will feature Vancouver as a top place for retirees to spend their golden years.

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