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Vancouver's Chess Archibald powers his vehicle, including the inflatable duck and dinosaur strapped to its roof, through the mud during Friday's Tuff Trucks event at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds. Tuff Trucks was the first event in the Family Fun Series, which continues through Aug. 15.

Drivers hit the dirt as Tuff Truck events return to Clark County fairgrounds

Junkers, clunkers and beaters bashed their way around the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds track on Friday.
Clark County News

Gorge yourself on Stevenson

Stevenson, in neighboring Skamania County, is a real “come as you are” sort of place with an easygoing vibe and more to do, see, taste and buy than can be…
Clark County Life
Washington Department of Natural Resources firefighter Chris Werner of Chehalis sprays the south fireline of the Archer Mountain fire on Wednesday, Sept. 6 2017, in Skamania County.

Clark County residents urged to prepare for wildfires

Wildfire season is here, and local fire officials say residents need to know how to protect their homes and be prepared in case of an emergency.
Clark County News
A close-up photo of police lights by night

Vancouver motorcyclist crashes, dies Friday on state Highway 500

A 50-year-old Vancouver man died in a motorcycle crash on state Highway 500 late Friday, according to a bulletin from the Washington State Patrol.

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Visitors lounge in the grass to watch the Minidoka Swing Band on Thursday at a new park at Northeast 52nd Street and 137th Avenue in Vancouver's North Image neighborhood. Residents will be able to vote on the new park's name.

New North Image neighborhood park a long time coming

It would be an exaggeration to say the Vancouver park located in the North Image neighborhood is the city’s first new community park since the…


Steven Dyme, owner of Flowers for Dreams, poses for a portrait at his warehouse Friday, July 23, 2021, in Chicago. Dyme says the $15 minimum made it much easier to staff up when the economy reopened this spring and demand for flowers, particularly for weddings, soared. The company has four locations, including its headquarters in Chicago, one in Milwaukee, and two in Detroit.

$15 wage becoming a norm as employers struggle to fill jobs

The signs and banners are dotted along suburban commercial strips and hanging in shop windows and restaurants, evidence of a new desperation among America’s service-industry…


Flames from the Dixie Fire crest a hill in Lassen National Forest, Calif., near Jonesville on Monday, July 26, 2021.

Evacuations lifted as progress made against Western fires

Firefighters in Oregon reported good progress in the battle against the nation's largest wildfire, while authorities canceled evacuation orders near a major blaze in Northern…

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nurse Jennifer Ulloa administers a COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at the County's vaccination clinic in Whispering Pines, Calif.

Fauci: More ‘pain and suffering’ ahead as COVID cases rise

Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Sunday that more “pain and suffering” is on the horizon as COVID-19 cases climb again and officials plead with unvaccinated Americans…


President Ulysses S. Grant on vacation in Long Branch, N.J., about 1873 with his family. He's seated on a porch with his wife, Julia, and son, Jesse. When he arrived in Vancouver six years later, he appeared paunchier, but he and his wife would likely have been dressed the same.

Clark County History: Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant first arrived at the Columbia Barracks as a soldier in 1852 with the 4th Infantry regiment. When he returned in 1879, the…

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agents Ebenezar Oyenola, left, and Jaime Cavazos search for missing Honduran migrant Yoel Nieto Valladares, 25, on a south Texas ranch on June 3, 2021.

Why Border Patrol is doing more to rescue and identify missing migrants

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent scrutinized video of a dying migrant on her cellphone, trying to match the background to the ranch she…

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Editorial cartoons for week of Aug. 1

In Our View: Time to get a handle on state’s plastic bag ban

Jayne: Listen to Capitol officers’ account

Westneat: Seattle in no man’s land

Donnelly: Honor fallen sergeant by listening to police

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