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Justin Runquist

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Registration deadline for fire authority vote is Monday

By Justin Runquist March 29, 2015 6 a.m.

Monday marks the last day to register for a special election on April 28 on a plan to restructure fire services for north Clark County.

Woodland hopes to book new library

By Justin Runquist March 28, 2015 6 a.m.

Woodland city leaders are stepping up efforts to replace the community's small, aging library.

Woodland tulip farm among those basking in warm winter's bounty

By Justin Runquist March 27, 2015 6 a.m.

WOODLAND — After an unseasonably warm winter, tulips are in bloom at farms throughout the Northwest nearly a month early this year.

Inaugural Spring Brewfest draws 3,100 beer fans

By Justin Runquist March 26, 2015 6 a.m.

After taking down the big white tents at Esther Short Park this week, Cody Gray deemed his first-ever Spring Brewfest a successful event with staying power.

Grant to aid La Center students in study of water quality

By Justin Runquist March 23, 2015 6 a.m.

A La Center High School teacher is taking her students from the classroom out to the field to study what's threatening life in one of north Clark County's most popular fishing holes.

Rivers tells reasoning for vote on $15 billion transportation package

By Justin Runquist March 21, 2015 9:35 p.m.

Sen. Ann Rivers hosted three town hall meetings Saturday in Clark County to explain why she's the only local senator to support a proposed $15 billion state transportation package.

Spring in the city: New season for farmers market

By Justin Runquist March 21, 2015 6:43 p.m.

On the first Vancouver Farmers Market Saturday of 2015, spring came in full force to remind us all it's not quite summer yet.

Sudsy BNSF rail-grinding work raises alarm in Washougal

By Justin Runquist March 21, 2015 5:32 p.m.

Washougal residents had a little scare Saturday morning when some noticed sparks on a BNSF line and crews spraying foam onto the tracks.

Woodland eyes new fire station

By Justin Runquist March 18, 2015 9:21 p.m.

Clark County Fire & Rescue is preparing to consolidate its two Woodland fire stations into a new centralized location where there's room to grow.

Woodland won't welcome pot — yet

By Justin Runquist March 17, 2015 7:29 p.m.

Anyone hoping to open a recreational marijuana business in Woodland this winter will have to hold their horses a little longer.

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