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Erin Weichman, an employee at Ridgefield Hardware, records inventory on a computer while working on Friday morning. The store saw an uptick in customers this summer with “Main Street Moola” handed out at Ridgefield Raptors games.

Raptors score for Ridgefield businesses

Erin Weichman, an employee at Ridgefield Hardware, records inventory on a computer while working on Friday morning. The store saw an uptick in customers this summer with “Main Street Moola” handed out at Ridgefield Raptors games.

August 19, 2019, 6:00am Business

RIDGEFIELD — When Jason Mittmann graduated from Ridgefield High School in 1998, the building sat across South Hillhurst Road from cornfields. Read story

Luck of the draw determines candidates’ ballot order in Washougal school board race

August 16, 2019, 7:57pm Clark County News

Jim Cooper will appear first on the ballot in the November election for District 1 on the Washougal school board. Read story

Washougal High School (Samuel Wilson for the Columbian)

Washougal school board looks at 2019-2020 budget priorities

Washougal High School (Samuel Wilson for the Columbian)

August 15, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

WASHOUGAL — While this summer hasn’t been filled with contract negotiations and labor strikes for school districts around Clark County, district officials are still working to navigate the post-McCleary world, the court decision which has altered how school funding works. Read story

The former UL property in Camas, shown in March 2012, was purchased by the Camas School District earlier this year. District officials are still working through plans for the building and surrounding property.

Camas school board weighs how to use former UL property

The former UL property in Camas, shown in March 2012, was purchased by the Camas School District earlier this year. District officials are still working through plans for the building and surrounding property.

August 12, 2019, 7:00pm Clark County News

CAMAS — It will likely be a few years before the Camas School District develops the former UL property, but Superintendent Jeff Snell wants the school board to start thinking now of the possibilities for the site. Read story

Drivers prepare to enter Ridgefield along the curvy, two-lane portion of Main Avenue, as seen in February 2016. Work started recently to add a dedicated pedestrian walkway and bike path along the road to make it easier to get to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.

Ridgefield project to make it safer for pedestrians to access wildlife refuge, downtown

Drivers prepare to enter Ridgefield along the curvy, two-lane portion of Main Avenue, as seen in February 2016. Work started recently to add a dedicated pedestrian walkway and bike path along the road to make it easier to get to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.

August 10, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Life

RIDGEFIELD — Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge visitors have walked along winding Main Avenue in a ditch for years to reach the Carty Unit entrance, but that ditch will disappear in the next two months. Read story

Jazmine Reardon, 9, of La Center, left, and her mom, Rachelle, bond with a butterfly as they visit the Butterfly House at the Clark County Fair’s Bug-Ology exhibit, which featured a number of hands-on activities and educational experiences for kids and adults.

Fairgoers bitten by Bug-Ology exhibit

Jazmine Reardon, 9, of La Center, left, and her mom, Rachelle, bond with a butterfly as they visit the Butterfly House at the Clark County Fair’s Bug-Ology exhibit, which featured a number of hands-on activities and educational experiences for kids and adults.

August 9, 2019, 8:28pm Clark County News

Friday was Olivia Barrier’s birthday, but there wasn’t any cake in sight. Instead, the La Center 7-year-old munched on something that shocked even her mom: a cricket. Read story

Michelle Dawson

Appointment of member’s spouse to Yacolt council spurs debate

Michelle Dawson

August 6, 2019, 5:37pm Clark County News

YACOLT — Yacolt residents say they love their small town for its community feel, but two members of the town council are a little too familial for some. Read story

Woodland Action operations lead Tanya Rocha, left, and Mike O’Donnell of Woodland carry a table that O’Donnell is donating to Woodland Action. The thrift store and food bank is one of the few agencies in Woodland that provide services to the homeless, and volunteers at the center are worried that two proposed changes to city law on camping and panhandling could scare people away from using Woodland Action.

Woodland grapples with homelessness, two drafted camping ordinances

Woodland Action operations lead Tanya Rocha, left, and Mike O’Donnell of Woodland carry a table that O’Donnell is donating to Woodland Action. The thrift store and food bank is one of the few agencies in Woodland that provide services to the homeless, and volunteers at the center are worried that two proposed changes to city law on camping and panhandling could scare people away from using Woodland Action.

August 5, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

WOODLAND — A small community like Woodland isn’t a great place to be homeless, city officials acknowledge. But even though the city lacks services, those officials want to establish some rules. Read story

The League of Women Voters of Clark County sponsor forums for candidates of the upcoming election for the Vancouver Public Schools Board of Directors at Cascade Park Library on Tuesday evening, July 16, 2019.

Get primed for Tuesday primary in Clark County

The League of Women Voters of Clark County sponsor forums for candidates of the upcoming election for the Vancouver Public Schools Board of Directors at Cascade Park Library on Tuesday evening, July 16, 2019.

August 4, 2019, 6:05am Clark County News

This year, 133 residents of Clark County filed to run for elected offices that include port, fire, school and cemetery districts, as well as city councils and a special election for county council. Read story

Councilor Philip Johnson, left, filed a PDC complaint against Shauna Walters, who is running for a different seat on the city council.

Battle Ground councilor files complaint against council candidate

Councilor Philip Johnson, left, filed a PDC complaint against Shauna Walters, who is running for a different seat on the city council.

July 30, 2019, 6:03am Clark County News

Battle Ground Councilor Philip Johnson has filed a complaint with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission against city council candidate Shauna Walters, who thinks the complaint was filed due to a disagreement the two had at a meeting earlier this year. Read story