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The Interstate 5 Bridge.

Interstate 5 Bridge steering replacement group lays out plan for advisory, equity groups

The Interstate 5 Bridge.

November 30, 2020, 5:35pm Clark County News

The Interstate Bridge Replacement Program Executive Steering Group — composed of representatives from regional governments and agencies — held its second meeting Monday, laying out a six-week timetable to recruit members for a Community Advisory Group and an Equity Advisory Group. Read story

A 60-foot Vine bus pictured at the C-Tran maintenance center in Vancouver. C-Tran's first bus rapid transit line debuted on Fourth Plain Boulevard in 2017, and construction is slated to start next year on a second line along Mill Plain Boulevard.

C-Tran prepares for second Vine route on Mill Plain in Vancouver

A 60-foot Vine bus pictured at the C-Tran maintenance center in Vancouver. C-Tran's first bus rapid transit line debuted on Fourth Plain Boulevard in 2017, and construction is slated to start next year on a second line along Mill Plain Boulevard.

November 29, 2020, 6:05am Business

It’s been nearly four years since the first Vine buses began rolling up and down Fourth Plain Boulevard, marking C-Tran’s first foray into the world of Bus Rapid Transit. Read story

Eric Klopman of Klopman Farms walks through rows of noble firs while gearing up for Christmas tree season in Washougal. Tree farms are mostly outdoor operations, so it's relatively straightforward to add COVID-19 safety measures.

Christmas tree farms stand tall in Clark County

Eric Klopman of Klopman Farms walks through rows of noble firs while gearing up for Christmas tree season in Washougal. Tree farms are mostly outdoor operations, so it's relatively straightforward to add COVID-19 safety measures.

November 28, 2020, 6:06am Business

After a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic has upended nearly every business and industry, Clark County’s Christmas tree farm owners are preparing for their turn at navigating the new normal. Read story

Jennifer Lindsay and her daughter Elsa, 11, talk with an Old Navy employee as they wait in a socially distanced line on Friday at Vancouver Mall. Black Friday shoppers were a bit less numerous than usual in the morning, but foot traffic picked up in the afternoon.

Vancouver shoppers enjoy more low-key Black Friday

Jennifer Lindsay and her daughter Elsa, 11, talk with an Old Navy employee as they wait in a socially distanced line on Friday at Vancouver Mall. Black Friday shoppers were a bit less numerous than usual in the morning, but foot traffic picked up in the afternoon.

November 27, 2020, 7:16pm Business

Pam Stout and Sheri Kerr began their Black Friday at 6 a.m., heading to Fred Meyer for its annual sock sale, and the two shoppers found a vastly different experience with no crowds. Read story

Sara Scheetz hands Thanksgiving dinners to a drive-thru visitor at WareHouse '23 in Vancouver. The restaurant's annual Thanksgiving Day meal service was restructured this year for delivery and curbside service.

Clark County restaurants, groups provide Thanksgiving meals

Sara Scheetz hands Thanksgiving dinners to a drive-thru visitor at WareHouse '23 in Vancouver. The restaurant's annual Thanksgiving Day meal service was restructured this year for delivery and curbside service.

November 26, 2020, 4:39pm Clark County News

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a lot of changes to Thanksgiving this year, but multiple Clark County restaurants and organizations still found ways to provide their usual holiday meal services for families in need. Read story

Courtesy of Washington County Sheriff's Office

Battle Ground man accused in Oregon burglary

Courtesy of Washington County Sheriff's Office

November 26, 2020, 2:27pm Courts & Crime

A Battle Ground man was arrested Thursday morning in Washington County, Ore., on suspicion of burglary, theft and unlawful entry into a motor vehicle. Antonio Bernal, 22, was booked into the Washington County Jail. Read story

The cost of replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge could go as high as $4.81 billion, according to conceptual cost estimates released this week.

Early estimates of I-5 Bridge replacement top out at $4.81 billion

The cost of replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge could go as high as $4.81 billion, according to conceptual cost estimates released this week.

November 24, 2020, 6:18pm Business

The renewed effort to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge has a long way to go before it gets an official price tag, but the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program office put forward a range of conceptual cost estimates this week based on the mothballed Columbia River Crossing project, topping out at… Read story

A concept illustration shows how the Vancouver Innovation Center at the former HP campus could be configured, although the final layout will be determined through the master planning process, and individual building designs will come later. The light blue represents the existing office and industrial buildings, with purple representing potential new office or light industrial spaces and white representing residential buildings. The red building is a potential middle school.

Vancouver developers field questions about plans for former HP campus

A concept illustration shows how the Vancouver Innovation Center at the former HP campus could be configured, although the final layout will be determined through the master planning process, and individual building designs will come later. The light blue represents the existing office and industrial buildings, with purple representing potential new office or light industrial spaces and white representing residential buildings. The red building is a potential middle school.

November 24, 2020, 6:04am Business

The developers behind the planned Vancouver Innovation Center project held a second virtual neighborhood meeting last week to field questions about their plans for the former HP campus in east Vancouver. Read story

Molina Healthcare aid tops $16 million for COVID-19

November 24, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Molina Healthcare of Washington announced Monday that it has committed more than $16 million over the past six months to aid communities that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

Rusty Grape Vineyards in Battle Ground announced this week that it will close in response to the latest COVID-19 restrictions. Nick's Bar and Grill in Amboy and Six Shooter in downtown Vancouver have also suspended operations. All three closures are described as temporary, although Nick's in particular faces significant obstacles to reopening.

Pandemic takes another bite out of Clark County restaurants

Rusty Grape Vineyards in Battle Ground announced this week that it will close in response to the latest COVID-19 restrictions. Nick's Bar and Grill in Amboy and Six Shooter in downtown Vancouver have also suspended operations. All three closures are described as temporary, although Nick's in particular faces significant obstacles to reopening.

November 20, 2020, 6:04am Clark County Business

Less than a week after Gov. Jay Inslee announced a new monthlong set of COVID-19 restrictions — including a ban on all indoor restaurant dining — three Clark County restaurants announced they were shutting their doors. Read story