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An excavator loads debris into trucks Wednesday at Vancouver's former Tower Mall. The building is being demolished as part of The Heights District Plan, an initiative by the city of Vancouver to transform the site into a mixed commercial and residential space.

Tower Mall’s walls start to fall

The Tower Mall, Vancouver’s first shopping mall, is being demolished to make way for the new Heights District development spearheaded by the city of Vancouver.

Deputies: Armed man tried to get girl, 11, into his car in Washougal

Authorities are investigating after an 11-year-old girl reported that a man tried to lure her into his vehicle Wednesday in Washougal by brandishing a firearm.
Clark County News
The interior of the Clark County Jail.

Clark County Jail COVID-19 outbreak peaked at 49 cases

As of Tuesday afternoon, the COVID-19 outbreak in the Clark County Jail was down to eight active cases, according to Clark County Public Health, for a total of 49 cases…
Courts & Crime
Kim Harless speaks during a candidate forum at Trinity Baptist Church in Vancouver on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

Ballot recount: Kim Harless wins Vancouver City Council seat

The unofficial results of ballot recounts released Wednesday indicate Kim D. Harless will serve as the next Vancouver city councilor and Teresa VanNatta will take a seat on the Hockinson…
Clark County News

Clark County

Eugene A. Jorgensen makes a first appearance Sept. 26, 2019, in Clark County Superior Court in connection with a fatal crash in north Clark County. He was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison after previously pleading guilty to vehicular homicide.

Brush Prairie man sentenced to 15 years in 2019 car crash death

A Brush Prairie man who walked away from the scene of a car crash that killed his passenger in north Clark County was sentenced Wednesday…


Amazon drivers wait next to a Crunch Time station as their logistics systems is offline at the Amazon Delivery Station in Rosemead, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. Amazon Web Services is suffering a major outage. The company provides cloud computing services to individuals, universities, governments and companies, including The Associated Press.

Explainer: What caused Amazon’s outage? Will there be more?

Robotic vacuum cleaners halted in their tracks. Doorbell cameras stopped watching for package thieves, though some of those deliveries were canceled anyway. Netflix and Disney…


Pearl Harbor survivor Herb Elfring speaks at a news conference in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. A few dozen survivors of Pearl Harbor are expected to gather Tuesday, Dec. 7 at the site of the Japanese bombing 80 years ago to remember those killed in the attack that launched the U.S. into World War II.

Pearl Harbor survivors gather on 80th anniversary of attack

A few dozen survivors of Pearl Harbor and other veterans gathered Tuesday at the site of the bombing 80 years ago to remember those killed…

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Skyview senior Tyra Schaub, our All-Region volleyball player of the year, pauses for a portrait at her school's gym on Friday afternoon, Dec. 3, 2021.

All-Region Volleyball: Tyra Schuab, Skyview

When schools and gymnasiums alike shut down for the pandemic in spring 2020, Tyra Schaub would try anything to keep her volleyball skills sharp.


Deqa Dhalac poses near her home Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, in South Portland, Maine. On Monday Dhalac, who fled Mogadishu 31 years ago, became the first Somali-American mayor in the United States. (AP Photo/Robert F.

‘Amazing feeling.’ 1st Somali mayor in U.S. shares her vision

Deqa Dhalac is the first Somali immigrant to become the mayor of a U.S. city, but she describes her rise in local politics as very…

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Kasper Recovery Housing in Hazel Dell used to be the Value Motel. James Kasper converted the notorious property into recovery housing over the past year. The project took hours and hours of work. A year ago, the building was in disrepair. Now, it features new amenities. Heidi Hansen, a resident of Kasper Recovery Housing, sees the transformation of the building as a part of her own recovery. "I've transformed because of what Kasper has done," she said.

Renovation of former Value Motel paves long road to recovery

A few years ago, Heidi Hansen stayed at the Value Motel in Hazel Dell, an infamous motel where drugs were regularly bought and sold. She…

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