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Stories by Andy Matarrese

Columbian environment and transportation reporter

Man appears in court in armed robbery of convenience store

December 5, 2018, 11:06am Clark County News

A man arrested Monday for allegedly robbing a downtown Vancouver convenience store did so with a pellet gun, according to court records. Read story

Leesa Holder,center, recounts her family’s experience as they tried to reunite and escape the fire that destroyed Paradise, Calif., in November. Holder and her two children, Dominick Brown, third from left, 13, and Amber Brown, third from right, 14, came to live with the family of Battle Ground’s Lois Ivanoff, left, after they were displaced by the fire.

Battle Ground family takes in mom, kids who escaped N. California wildfire

Leesa Holder,center, recounts her family’s experience as they tried to reunite and escape the fire that destroyed Paradise, Calif., in November. Holder and her two children, Dominick Brown, third from left, 13, and Amber Brown, third from right, 14, came to live with the family of Battle Ground’s Lois Ivanoff, left, after they were displaced by the fire.

December 5, 2018, 6:02am Clark County News

Lois Ivanoff and William Brown remembered the feeling of helplessness as they watched wildfire roll through Northern California earlier last month, destroying homes and upending lives. Read story

Boy, 15, in court on multiple charges in Vancouver

December 4, 2018, 7:50pm Clark County News

A 15-year-old arrested Monday in connection to a shooting, robbery and other gun-related crimes made his first appearance in Clark County Superior Court on Tuesday. Read story

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Thieves take hundreds of bikes, helmets meant for needy kids

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December 4, 2018, 2:56pm Clark County News

Thieves stole hundreds of bicycles and helmets promised to needy kids around Clark County Tuesday morning, according to charity organizer Waste Connections, which builds then distributes the items through its annual Scott Campbell Christmas Promise event. Read story

Sheila Raisanen, left, and Dylan Sauls

Two teens with cognitive disabilities missing in Battle Ground found safe

Sheila Raisanen, left, and Dylan Sauls

December 3, 2018, 7:49pm Clark County News

Update: The two have been found safe, according to search team members and police. Read story

A view of the area, top right, where the Ascot Mining Company wants to do more exploratory drilling above the Green River and on the border of the Mt. St Helens National Volcanic Monument near Randle in 2011.

BLM OKs exploratory mining near Mount St. Helens

A view of the area, top right, where the Ascot Mining Company wants to do more exploratory drilling above the Green River and on the border of the Mt. St Helens National Volcanic Monument near Randle in 2011.

December 3, 2018, 4:02pm Clark County News

The federal Bureau of Land Management said Monday it found proposed exploratory mining northeast of Mt. St. Helens would present no significant environmental impact, bringing mining company Ascot USA, Inc., a step closer to beginning prospecting in the area. Read story

Investigators gather at the scene of a deputy-involved shooting Wednesday morning in the Orchards area. A deputy was rammed by a vehicle theft suspect and a shooting occurred.

Man shot, killed by deputy in Orchards ID’d as David Villagran

Investigators gather at the scene of a deputy-involved shooting Wednesday morning in the Orchards area. A deputy was rammed by a vehicle theft suspect and a shooting occurred.

November 29, 2018, 3:55pm Clark County News

The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy Wednesday morning in Orchards as 33-year-old David Villagran. Read story

Traffic is seen heading north in Portland on Interstate 5.

Oregon moving forward with I-5, I-205 tolls

Traffic is seen heading north in Portland on Interstate 5.

November 29, 2018, 3:49pm Clark County News

The Oregon Transportation Commission will vote next week whether to create tolls along stretches of freeway through the Portland metro area in Oregon, marking the next step in a multiyear process. Read story

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Soldier from Brush Prairie among three killed in Afghanistan

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November 28, 2018, 1:41pm Clark County News

An improvised explosive device killed three United States service members, including a soldier from Brush Prairie, as they were on duty Tuesday in Afghanistan, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. Read story

Man shot, wounded by Vancouver police officer appears in court

November 26, 2018, 8:52pm Clark County News

A man shot by a Vancouver police officer early on Thanksgiving made his first appearance in court Monday. Read story