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A rendering of how the competition and leisure pool at the proposed Camas community center could look.

Camas voters reject city bond for community center

A rendering of how the competition and leisure pool at the proposed Camas community center could look.

November 5, 2019, 10:16pm Clark County News

Camas residents overwhelmingly voted against the city’s controversial $78 million bond to build a new community center. Read story

Ballots for the 2019 election are due Nov. 5.

Not registered to vote? It’s not too late

Ballots for the 2019 election are due Nov. 5.

November 5, 2019, 5:59am Clark County News

Today is Election Day, but it’s not too late to register to vote. Read story

Battle Ground Mayor Mike Dalesandro, left, and Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson

Patriot Prayer founder files tort claim against B.G. mayor

Battle Ground Mayor Mike Dalesandro, left, and Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson

November 4, 2019, 6:14pm Clark County News

Patriot Prayer founder Joey Gibson has filed a tort claim against Battle Ground Mayor Mike Dalesandro, arguing that his speech is being restricted in online circles concerning the city. Read story

Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey views the first primary election result printout in the Ballot Tabulation Room of the Clark County Election Office on Tuesday night, Aug. 6, 2019.

Auditor: New write-in laws ease workload on elections officials

Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey views the first primary election result printout in the Ballot Tabulation Room of the Clark County Election Office on Tuesday night, Aug. 6, 2019.

November 4, 2019, 6:15am Clark County News

The five write-in candidates who have announced for office in Camas, Battle Ground and Yacolt won’t see their names on the ballot this Tuesday, of course. They also won’t see their names listed in the results. State legislators passed a new law in 2018 that changes how write-in votes are… Read story

Linda Smith describes photos from her work in Fiji at the Shared Hope International offices in Vancouver on Oct. 31, 2019. After leaving politics, Smith founded Shared Hope International, a nonprofit that works to end sex trafficking. Smith has worked in dozens of locations and with thousands of people around the world since she founded Shared Hope International in 1998.

As five write-in candidates declare, Linda Smith reflects on her 1994 win

Linda Smith describes photos from her work in Fiji at the Shared Hope International offices in Vancouver on Oct. 31, 2019. After leaving politics, Smith founded Shared Hope International, a nonprofit that works to end sex trafficking. Smith has worked in dozens of locations and with thousands of people around the world since she founded Shared Hope International in 1998.

November 4, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

As legend tells it, Linda Smith entered the 3rd Congressional District race a few weeks before the 1994 primary as a write-in candidate. But she’ll be the first to tell you it really took her much longer to achieve her historic victory. Read story

Ridgefield High School senior Tyson Ainsworth puts a rain poncho onto his group's shelter during a shelter-building exercise at the Cispus Learning Center. Ainsworth explained to the Sunset Ridge Intermediate School fifth graders that putting something noticeable like plastic or an item of clothing on top of your shelter can help draw attention to your location if a rescue helicopter is flying above you.

Ridgefield schools mark 50 years with weeklong Cispus camp

Ridgefield High School senior Tyson Ainsworth puts a rain poncho onto his group's shelter during a shelter-building exercise at the Cispus Learning Center. Ainsworth explained to the Sunset Ridge Intermediate School fifth graders that putting something noticeable like plastic or an item of clothing on top of your shelter can help draw attention to your location if a rescue helicopter is flying above you.

November 3, 2019, 6:05am Clark County Life

RANDLE — Ridgefield science teacher Annie Pintler asked students crowded around a picnic table about their morning hike. The students, bundled up in puffy jackets and beanies, shouted out answers. Read story

Students line up outside the cafeteria before going into lunch during the weeklong outdoor program at the Cispus Learning Center in Randle on Oct. 8.

Clark County school districts have own approach to outdoors

Students line up outside the cafeteria before going into lunch during the weeklong outdoor program at the Cispus Learning Center in Randle on Oct. 8.

November 3, 2019, 6:05am Clark County Life

Ridgefield students are some of the few in Clark County who still get to go on an overnight trip to learn about the outdoors. Many of the larger school districts go on field trips to different agencies working locally to preserve nature. Students in Ridgefield, La Center and Green Mountain… Read story

Marine Guy Wachtsletter and his dog, Tubby, participate in a training exercise. Tubby was shot and killed while serving in Guam during World War II. (U.S.

Ridgefield dog remembered as WWII hero who saved handler’s life

Marine Guy Wachtsletter and his dog, Tubby, participate in a training exercise. Tubby was shot and killed while serving in Guam during World War II. (U.S.

November 3, 2019, 6:01am Clark County News

Shortly after President Donald Trump tweeted out a photo of Conan, a military dog making international news for his role in a recent raid, The Columbian got a call from an old friend. Read story

Thomas Duncan encourages his students, from left, Austin Park, 3,  Addison Horn, 3, and Rylie Allen, 3, to keep playing while a tour observes the class in district's new the Early Learning Center. To keep up with rapid growth, the school board plans to ask voters to approve a facilities bond next February.

As Ridgefield grows, school district prepares to put bond back on ballot

Thomas Duncan encourages his students, from left, Austin Park, 3,  Addison Horn, 3, and Rylie Allen, 3, to keep playing while a tour observes the class in district's new the Early Learning Center. To keep up with rapid growth, the school board plans to ask voters to approve a facilities bond next February.

October 31, 2019, 6:41pm Clark County News

RIDGEFIELD — Ridgefield school officials and residents are gearing up for another campaign season, as the school district will most likely run a bond on the Feb. 11 ballot. Read story

Miranda Jensen walks toward the entrance of the haunted maze she and her mother built next to their home in Ridgefield. The maze is open Oct. 26 and Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, and is free for visitors, although they will accept donations.

Ridgefield family a-maze-s Halloween visitors

Miranda Jensen walks toward the entrance of the haunted maze she and her mother built next to their home in Ridgefield. The maze is open Oct. 26 and Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, and is free for visitors, although they will accept donations.

October 26, 2019, 6:03am Clark County Life

RIDGEFIELD — For Miranda Jensen and her mother, there's nothing more neighborly than bringing a little terror to the community. Read story