Saturday, September 19, 2020
Sept. 19, 2020

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A plane visible above Washougal makes its way down to Portland International Airport. An overnight storm leading into Friday made Vancouver's air quality significantly better.

Clark County health officials see COVID-19 ramifications from air pollution

As hazardous air leaves Clark County and healthier air begins to settle in, the county’s highest-ranking health official has concerns about the COVID-19 ramifications that come from two weeks of…
Health
Brent Luyster III makes a first appearance via video in May in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder. He is accused of trying to attack a man with a knife in Vancouver's Rose Village neighborhood.

‘Really big break’ for Brent Luyster’s son in assault case

In a written plea statement, the teenage son and namesake of convicted triple murderer Brent Luyster told a judge Friday that he believes charges brought against him in an assault…
Courts & Crime
The northbound span of the Interstate 5 Bridge will close to all traffic for nine days beginning Saturday. All freeway traffic will use the southbound span while crews work to replace a cracked trunnion and other parts of the northbound bridge's lift system. At top: Crews will use a barge-mounted crane to lift down the worn-out components of the lift system and replace them with new parts.

Closing time: I-5 Bridge trunnion repair project begins Saturday

Barring any more last-minute delays, the big Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion repair project is set to begin Saturday, kicking off the scheduled nine-day closure of the northbound span of the…
Clark County News
The Big Hollow wildfire, which is 15 miles northwest of Carson and 7 miles southeast of Cougar, had burned a total of 24,309 acres, or about 38 square miles as of this morning. (U.S.

Rain through Saturday should slow spread of Big Hollow Fire

The Big Hollow Fire burning in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest grew in acreage Thursday, but precipitation forecast to stick around through today should help slow its spread.
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Rain falls in east Vancouver Friday morning, helping clear out a thick layer of wildfire smoke that had plagued the region for days.

Storm brings rain, thunder and vastly improved air quality

Air quality continued to improve overnight as showers and thunderstorms brought much needed rain to the region.

Business

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Salmon Creek chiropractor’s office subject of complaints before COVID-19 exposure

Three months before Bridge Chiropractic in Salmon Creek exposed more than 300 people to coronavirus, complaints started to trickle in to the state Department of…

Northwest

Firefighters rest during a wildfire in Yucaipa, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. Firefighters trying to contain the massive wildfires in Oregon, California and Washington state are constantly on the verge of exhaustion as they try to save suburban houses, including some in their own neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W.

Northwest firefighters battle exhaustion along with wildfire flames

They work 50 hours at a stretch and sleep on gymnasium floors. Exploding trees shower them with embers. They lose track of time when the…

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Sports

Ridgefield High School football coach George Black in 2002.

Friday Night Flashback: Ridgefield-La Center rivalry had much on the line in 2003

It’s hard to imagine a rivalry game having two winners. But in some ways, that’s what happened when Ridgefield and La Center renewed their football…

Politics

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2020, photo Attorney General William Barr participates in a roll call with police officers from the Kansas City Police Department in Kansas City, Mo. In a private conference call this week with his U.S. attorneys nationwide, Attorney General William Barr said he wanted prosecutors to be aggressive in charging demonstrators who cause violence.

300 and counting: Push by feds to arrest in U.S. protests

In a private call with federal prosecutors across the country, Attorney General William Barr’s message was clear: aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence.

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The Clark County Law Enforcement Center is seen here in Vancouver on Wednesday morning, Sept. 4, 2019.

Solutions sought as Clark County Jail population climbs

Criminal justice officials met Wednesday to discuss the increasing inmate population at the Clark County Jail. The jail chief noted that more than 90 percent…

Clark County Events

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

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