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Vancouver City Hall (Lou Brancaccio/The Columbian)

Report: Vancouver economy gets boost

Vancouver City Hall (Lou Brancaccio/The Columbian)

May 22, 2016, 7:50pm Clark County News

Boosted by a strong housing market and booming construction activity, Vancouver’s economy continues to expand, but not as quickly as before, according to the city’s financial analysis of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016. Read story

Former Vancouver Mayor Bruce Hagensen, second from right, and City Clerk Lloyd Tyler, right, look through a box of signed petitions Thursday at City Hall. The petition seeks to let voters decide whether the Vancouver City Council's pay hikes should be rescinded.

Opponents of Vancouver pay hikes deliver petition signatures

Former Vancouver Mayor Bruce Hagensen, second from right, and City Clerk Lloyd Tyler, right, look through a box of signed petitions Thursday at City Hall. The petition seeks to let voters decide whether the Vancouver City Council's pay hikes should be rescinded.

May 19, 2016, 1:22pm Clark County News

In a move to retract the Vancouver City Council’s recent increases in pay, former Vancouver Mayor Bruce Hagensen ceremoniously turned over a box of 316 referendum petitions bearing 3,753 signatures to the city clerk Thursday afternoon. Read story

Construction on the new Cowlitz casino, seen Friday morning, is about 40 percent complete, tribal leaders said Friday.

Cowlitz Tribe defends waste-system plan

Construction on the new Cowlitz casino, seen Friday morning, is about 40 percent complete, tribal leaders said Friday.

May 18, 2016, 9:00pm Clark County News

Furious Cowlitz Tribe representatives ripped into Clark County public health officials Wednesday for stating that the injection well wastewater disposal system the tribe is building to serve its future casino is a risk to public health. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee, center, tours the future Vancouver waterfront park with the project's developer, Barry Cain, right, and Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, on Wednesday. Inslee said the project will benefit the entire state.

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Gov. Jay Inslee, center, tours the future Vancouver waterfront park with the project's developer, Barry Cain, right, and Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver, on Wednesday. Inslee said the project will benefit the entire state.

May 18, 2016, 6:28pm Business

Gov. Jay Inslee visited Vancouver’s future downtown waterfront park on Wednesday, calling it a center of economic expansion that will benefit the entire state. Read story

Former Vancouver Mayors Bruce Hagensen, left, and Royce Pollard, explain a petition drive in late April for a ballot measure that would ask voters if the pay increases recently granted to Vancouver's mayor and City Council should be repealed.

Nearly 4,000 sign city pay hike petition

Former Vancouver Mayors Bruce Hagensen, left, and Royce Pollard, explain a petition drive in late April for a ballot measure that would ask voters if the pay increases recently granted to Vancouver's mayor and City Council should be repealed.

May 18, 2016, 2:04pm Clark County News

Organizers of a petition effort to retract the Vancouver City Council’s recent pay hikes say they’ve gathered nearly 4,000 signatures on their petition, and plan to present it at City Hall today. Read story

Construction on the new Cowlitz casino, seen Friday morning, is about 40 percent complete, tribal leaders said Friday.

Vancouver ends Cowlitz casino fight

Construction on the new Cowlitz casino, seen Friday morning, is about 40 percent complete, tribal leaders said Friday.

May 16, 2016, 9:25pm Clark County News

Moments after Cowlitz tribal leaders urged the Vancouver City Council to begin working with them, the council unanimously voted Monday to overturn a 2007 resolution opposing the tribe’s casino project west of La Center. Read story

Dr. Michael Myers, a radiation oncologist at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, holds a tungsten collimator with which the "cyberknife" machine in the background "paints" cancerous areas with radiation. Myers has treated 16 prostate cancer patients with the cyberknife, all of whom went into remission with no recurrences.

CyberKnife best-kept secret in prostate cancer fight

Dr. Michael Myers, a radiation oncologist at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, holds a tungsten collimator with which the "cyberknife" machine in the background "paints" cancerous areas with radiation. Myers has treated 16 prostate cancer patients with the cyberknife, all of whom went into remission with no recurrences.

May 16, 2016, 6:03am Clark County Health

It’s quick. It’s painless. It’s covered by insurance. And it’s among the best-kept secrets in treating prostate cancer. Read story

As seen in this aerial photo taken Friday morning, construction on the new Cowlitz casino along Interstate 5 at Exit 16 is about 40 percent complete, according to the Cowlitz Tribe. Clark County health officials are recommending the casino hook up to the city of La Center's sewer system out of public health necessity.

New twist in vexing Cowlitz casino wastewater issue

As seen in this aerial photo taken Friday morning, construction on the new Cowlitz casino along Interstate 5 at Exit 16 is about 40 percent complete, according to the Cowlitz Tribe. Clark County health officials are recommending the casino hook up to the city of La Center's sewer system out of public health necessity.

May 13, 2016, 8:58pm Clark County News

Perhaps signaling a solution to one of the most vexing problems surrounding the $510 million Cowlitz casino, Clark County’s public health officer is recommending the county allow the tribe to connect to La Center’s city sewer system. Read story

City, county to rethink anti-casino stances

May 13, 2016, 8:50pm Clark County News

For more than a decade, Clark County and the city of Vancouver have been at odds with the Cowlitz Tribe over its plans to build a $510 million casino outside of La Center, even taking the tribe to court. Read story

Bagzilla wows the crowd Friday at Mill Plain Elementary School's celebration for beating 20 other local schools that participated in the Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge.

Students learn about recycling, dance with Bagzilla

Bagzilla wows the crowd Friday at Mill Plain Elementary School's celebration for beating 20 other local schools that participated in the Trex Plastic Film Recycling Challenge.

May 13, 2016, 7:46pm Clark County News

Mill Plain Elementary School students learned a pile of feather-light bags can add up to a ton of plastic. Read story