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Westley Mejias greets his kids Diana, 4, Sarah, 6, and Manuel, 2, as he coaches at the Lacamas Athletic Club. The kids all take swimming lessons at the club, and Westley?s wife, Juana Santana, is on the masters swimming team. Mejias and his family moved to Camas after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, where he coached swimming for a national team and the University of Puerto Rico.

In wake of Hurricane Maria, coach’s new life in Camas going swimmingly

Westley Mejias greets his kids Diana, 4, Sarah, 6, and Manuel, 2, as he coaches at the Lacamas Athletic Club. The kids all take swimming lessons at the club, and Westley?s wife, Juana Santana, is on the masters swimming team. Mejias and his family moved to Camas after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, where he coached swimming for a national team and the University of Puerto Rico.

November 29, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

CAMAS β€” Westley Mejias took to swim coaching because he enjoyed helping others and having an impact on their lives. Read story

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Woodland tax measure passes by one vote as Nov. 5 election certified

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November 27, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

It’s a cliche to say every vote counts, but it was hard not to believe Woodland Mayor Will Finn when he trotted out the phrase Tuesday afternoon. Read story

The region's fastest-growing city will have its first supermarket beginning Dec. 7. Rosauers, a Spokane-based chain, will open its store that morning in Ridgefield's new Discovery Ridge development.

Ribbon-cutting for Rosauers in Ridgefield set for Dec. 7

The region's fastest-growing city will have its first supermarket beginning Dec. 7. Rosauers, a Spokane-based chain, will open its store that morning in Ridgefield's new Discovery Ridge development.

November 26, 2019, 8:45pm Business

Ridgefield residents will once again spend this Thanksgiving season without a supermarket in town, but expect to see plenty of packed shopping carts leading up to the winter holidays. Read story

Anastasia McDonnell congratulates her husband, Barry McDonnell, after he was sworn in Tuesday as the mayor of Camas.

McDonnell sworn in as mayor of Camas

Anastasia McDonnell congratulates her husband, Barry McDonnell, after he was sworn in Tuesday as the mayor of Camas.

November 26, 2019, 8:29pm Clark County News

CAMAS β€” Barry McDonnell is officially the mayor of Camas after winning a long-shot write-in campaign, but now the real battle begins. Read story

The Port of Woodland is partnered with Columbia Precast Products, which is investing $1.5 million in the the Centennial and Rose Way Infrastructure and Building project. The state funds are matched by nearly $5.8 million in federal and local resources.

Ports of Ridgefield, Woodland get state money

The Port of Woodland is partnered with Columbia Precast Products, which is investing $1.5 million in the the Centennial and Rose Way Infrastructure and Building project. The state funds are matched by nearly $5.8 million in federal and local resources.

November 25, 2019, 6:02am Clark County Business

The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board handed out more than $5.2 million in low-interest loans and grants to support community, economic and broadband development to agencies around the state. Read story

Camas Mayor-elect Barry McDonnell at Camas City Hall, where he was in a day of meetings with department heads and city officials on Friday. McDonnell will be sworn in Tuesday after winning an improbable write-in campaign he launched a month before the November election.

Camas mayor-elect emphasizes importance of working together as a community

Camas Mayor-elect Barry McDonnell at Camas City Hall, where he was in a day of meetings with department heads and city officials on Friday. McDonnell will be sworn in Tuesday after winning an improbable write-in campaign he launched a month before the November election.

November 25, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

CAMAS β€” Anastasia and Barry McDonnell have bounced around the country in their 15-plus years of marriage, but the two feel like they finally found a home in Camas. Read story

Battle Ground council approves utility rate cut for low-income seniors

November 24, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

The Battle Ground City Council recently voted to approve a utility rate reduction program for low-income seniors starting in January. Read story

CooperCon founder Eric Ulis, left, and author Bruce Smith moderate a Cooper-themed trivia contest Saturday afternoon at the Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver. The event moved from Portland to Vancouver this year and featured talks on specifics from the case, a film about Cooper and plenty of theories on what happened nearly 50 years ago. At top: Rick E. George, author of the book "Cooper's Loot," listens as a forensics film plays during Saturday's CooperCon festivities.

D.B. Cooper enthusiasts land in Vancouver for CooperCon

CooperCon founder Eric Ulis, left, and author Bruce Smith moderate a Cooper-themed trivia contest Saturday afternoon at the Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver. The event moved from Portland to Vancouver this year and featured talks on specifics from the case, a film about Cooper and plenty of theories on what happened nearly 50 years ago. At top: Rick E. George, author of the book "Cooper's Loot," listens as a forensics film plays during Saturday's CooperCon festivities.

November 23, 2019, 7:48pm Clark County News

Tom Kaye has a saying about the D.B. Cooper mythos. Read story

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Woodland levy lid lift still 2 votes shy

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November 20, 2019, 6:53pm Clark County News

The Woodland levy lid lift to fund police personnel and equipment made up some of the gap in the latest election results from Cowlitz County, but the measure is still trailing as of Wednesday. Read story

Battle Ground Mayor Mike Dalesandro

Dalesandro giving up role as Battle Ground mayor

Battle Ground Mayor Mike Dalesandro

November 19, 2019, 6:12pm Clark County News

For Mike Dalesandro, serving as the mayor of Battle Ground has been about getting out and meeting people. Read story