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"I love my kids," said prizewinning music educator Greg McKelvey, here directing the Advanced Jazz Band at Battle Ground High School.

Music educator strikes a chord in Battle Ground

Greg McKelvey was skeptical when he interviewed for a job teaching music in this rural Clark County town in the mid-1990s. You didn’t have to hunt to find Confederate emblems…
Clark County Life
Katherine Gibson-Haynes helps distribute infant formula during a baby formula drive Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Houston. Parents seeking baby formula are running into bare supermarket and pharmacy shelves in part because of ongoing supply disruptions and a recent safety recall. (AP Photo/David J.

Baby formula shortage shows risk of U.S. industry concentration

Formula isn’t just for babies. April Crohare desperately needs it for her 14-year-old son, Charlie. Due to medical complications from a rare brain disorder called lissencephaly, his only source of…
Business
King's Way Christian Schools march Saturday in the Hazel Dell Parade of Bands. People flocked to the parade, which returned this year after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.

No rain on this parade: Bands return to march in Hazel Dell under blue skies

It truly felt like spring Saturday for the Hazel Dell Parade of Bands, with a cloudless sky and a soundtrack of marching bands, fire engine horns and children’s cheers as…
Clark County News

Motorcyclist arrested after high-profile crash in Battle Ground

A motorcyclist was arrested in Battle Ground Saturday night after he allegedly drove through police barricades before running a red light and crashing into a vehicle, according to the Battle…
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Clark County

The Evergreen Public Schools Administrative Service Center is pictured in east Vancouver in January. Staffing cuts to Evergreen's diversity, equity and inclusion department discussed at last week's board of directors meeting sparked concerns about the district's ability to maintain long term plans set by the department just last year.

Staff question cuts at Evergreen schools

In July 2020, the Evergreen Public Schools board of directors unanimously passed a resolution committing itself as a district that prioritizes equity and inclusion.

Business

The American Empress sits docked behind the Red Lion at the Quay in downtown Vancouver.

Clark County tourism is on the increase

As the pandemic appears to be fading, tourism has picked up substantially in Clark County, even more so than in the rest of the state.

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Sports

Columbia River's Sam Boyle pitches in a 2A State Baseball game on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Propstra Stadium. Columbia River won 4-1.

Columbia River rolls into 2A baseball’s final four

Every time the Columbia River baseball team is at its home field for a practice or game, the Rapids are greeted by a painted wall…

Politics

U.S. President Joe Biden, left, meets with American service members and their family at Osan Air Base, Sunday, May 22, 2022, in Pyeongtaek, South Korea.

Biden pushes economic, security aims as he ends South Korea visit

President Joe Biden tended to both business and security interests Sunday as he wrapped up a three-day trip to South Korea, first showcasing Hyundai's pledge…

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Jodi Gaylord, a dispatch supervisor for Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency, works in downtown Vancouver. Gaylord has been at CRESA for 25 years and has watched the county grow and the ways that 911 calls have changed.

Clark County 911 dispatchers tackle difficult job — and they are hiring

Several of Clark County’s 911 dispatchers never imagined they’d be the ones answering the phones when someone calls about an emergency.

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Many events in Clark County have been altered or canceled due to coronavirus rules. Contact organizers to verify details.

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