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Sobering unit sees its share of 'frequent fliers'

By Patty Hastings July 24, 2015 8:31 p.m.

On a given weekday afternoon, the sobering units at Clark County's Center for Community Health can be completely empty. That's because most people arrive in the evening through the early morning hours, said Jared Sanford, Lifeline Connections' executive director.

S.W. Washington nonprofits review revenue

By Patty Hastings July 23, 2015 9:43 p.m.

When Carol Van Natta moved back to Clark County in 2013 after nearly 40 years away, people told her, " 'Oh, you'll love being back. Clark County is such a generous community.' " Van Natta, executive director of the PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation, heard this again and again. Was there hard evidence to back up this characterization, or was it merely anecdotal?

Woodland-area wildfire 60 percent contained

By Patty Hastings July 22, 2015 9:16 p.m.

As crews get a better handle on a 110-acre wildfire burning near Woodland, firefighting efforts could downsize this weekend.

Attempted robbery suspect apprehended

By Patty Hastings July 21, 2015 9:53 p.m.

The suspect in an attempted convenience store robbery Monday on Hayden Island has been identified and is receiving medical treatment.

Ridgefield business burglarized Saturday

By Patty Hastings July 21, 2015 9:48 p.m.

Police are trying to identify someone who broke into Ridgefield Pioneer Marketplace early Saturday morning.

Brush fire burns near Frenchman’s Bar Park

By Patty Hastings July 21, 2015 9:45 p.m.

Fire burned vegetation Tuesday evening near Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park.

Cool temperatures aid wildfire efforts near Woodland

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings July 21, 2015 9:28 p.m.

Crews are taking advantage of today’s cooler weather and working hard to put out the wildfire near Woodland before temperatures rise again this weekend.

Fires ignite around Clark County

By Emily Gillespie and Patty Hastings July 20, 2015 5:08 p.m.

Four Monday afternoon fires — that were reported within the same hour — damaged multiple Clark County homes.

Police looking for Hayden Island robbery suspect

By Patty Hastings July 20, 2015 12:17 p.m.

Portland police are looking for the man who allegedly robbed a convenience store on Hayden Island early this morning.

Rollin' like the oldies are new again

By Patty Hastings July 18, 2015 9:57 p.m.

Cruisin' the Gut harkens back to the golden days of good times driving Vancouver's main drag with good friends. Saturday's event drew classic car enthusiasts out of the woodwork. No, really, there was a 1932 Ford Roadster with a hand-carved myrtlewood body.

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