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Justin Runquist

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Decision on new Woodland police chief delayed to Dec. 1

By Justin Runquist November 19, 2014 10:44 p.m.

Woodland may have to wait at least a couple more weeks for a new police chief.

Washougal schools ask voters for bond measure

By Justin Runquist November 18, 2014 9:56 p.m.

The Washougal School District will send voters a multimillion-dollar bond measure next year, hoping to gain approval to build three new schools and bolster security throughout the district.

Washougal seeks schools bond

By Justin Runquist November 18, 2014 6 a.m.

The Washougal School District is preparing to ask the community to support a multimillion-dollar bond measure that would fund the construction of three new schools.

Zarelli sees the light on marijuana

By Justin Runquist November 16, 2014 6 a.m.

Two years after shocking Clark County's political world with his early exit from the Legislature, former state senator Joe Zarelli is making a surprising foray into the recreational marijuana industry.

Full recovery eludes local home prices

By Gordon Oliver and Justin Runquist November 16, 2014 6 a.m.

David Capolarello bought his home in a quiet Hazel Dell neighborhood in 2008. At the time, housing prices were near their peak following a stratospheric climb that was fueled by easy money and low or no-down payment deals. Homeownership was on the rise, and some thought the good days would keep on rolling.

More than 65,000 lost power this week

By Justin Runquist November 15, 2014 4:57 p.m.

More than 65,440 Clark Public Utilities customers lost power this week as high winds battered Southwest Washington.

Police seek public's help to find missing Vancouver man

By Justin Runquist November 12, 2014 10:59 a.m.

Vancouver police are asking for the public’s help in finding a man who has been missing since Sunday morning.

Local pot retailers brace for Oregon sales

By Justin Runquist November 6, 2014 9:19 p.m.

As recreational marijuana advocates in Portland rejoice at the passage of Measure 91, pot shop owners in Clark County are bracing for stiffer competition and lower prices south of the Columbia River.

GOP takes House seats in the 20th and 14th

By Justin Runquist November 4, 2014 10:50 p.m.

Republican candidates captured a decisive election victory Tuesday night in two legislative districts on the fringes of Clark County.

East County Fire & Rescue, Mount Pleasant schools levies pass

By Justin Runquist November 4, 2014 9:40 p.m.

Two funding levies for fire and emergency medical services and a levy for a rural school district in east Clark County appear to have found success with voters on Election Day.

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