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Columbian environment and transportation reporter

Police activity on I-205 north at milepost 36.67 near Exit 36 for 134th Street has closed all northbound lanes.

Police activity briefly closes northbound I-205 near 134th Street, traffic quickly backs up

Police activity on I-205 north at milepost 36.67 near Exit 36 for 134th Street has closed all northbound lanes.

November 26, 2018, 2:54pm Clark County News

Northbound Interstate 205 near Exit 36 and 134th Street was closed for police activity for about half an hour Monday afternoon, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Read story

A still from a police car's dash camera video shows a suspect in a pursuit, Isaiah Gellatly of Vancouver, climb out of his moving vehicle while fleeing pursuing police officers Monday night in Happy Valley, Ore. Gellatly's leg was pinned under one of the car's tires, and he was arrested and brought to a hospital with a broken leg once officials got him out.

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A still from a police car's dash camera video shows a suspect in a pursuit, Isaiah Gellatly of Vancouver, climb out of his moving vehicle while fleeing pursuing police officers Monday night in Happy Valley, Ore. Gellatly's leg was pinned under one of the car's tires, and he was arrested and brought to a hospital with a broken leg once officials got him out.

November 21, 2018, 5:32pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man pinned his leg under his own car after he bailed from the vehicle while fleeing by police in Happy Valley, Ore., Monday, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. Read story

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Man charged with murder in 2 Portland killings; one victim was from Vancouver

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November 21, 2018, 4:39pm Courts & Crime

Surveillance video captured the shooting death of a Vancouver man as he crossed the Burnside Bridge in Portland early Tuesday, according to prosecutors, who’ve leveled charges of murder, robbery and illegal firearm possession against a suspect in that and another killing. Read story

Downtown Vancouver library briefly placed on lockdown

November 21, 2018, 2:48pm Clark County News

Officials locked down the downtown Vancouver library briefly Wednesday afternoon, after receiving an anonymous tip a man planned on coming to the library with a rifle. Read story

Man pleads guilty to trying to bribe ICE agent to get wife deported

November 20, 2018, 7:28pm Clark County News

A Portland man pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges after attempting to bribe an immigration officer in a Vancouver parking lot into deporting the man’s own wife, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Oregon. Read story

Gavin McInnes, center, founder of the far-right group the Proud Boys, is surrounded by supporters after speaking at a rally in Berkeley, Calif., in April 2017.

FBI: Proud Boys recruiting in the Northwest

Gavin McInnes, center, founder of the far-right group the Proud Boys, is surrounded by supporters after speaking at a rally in Berkeley, Calif., in April 2017.

November 19, 2018, 6:35pm Clark County News

The FBI says the far-right nationalist group the Proud Boys, who have figured into incidents of political violence around the country, are actively recruiting in the Northwest and are seen as an extremist group by the federal agency, according to documents from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Read story

Jury acquits Washougal man accused in stabbing

November 16, 2018, 5:24pm Clark County News

A Clark County Superior Court jury on Thursday acquitted a Washougal man accused of stabbing a neighbor during a dispute in August. Read story

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SWAT responds for wanted man barricaded in Salmon Creek home

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November 14, 2018, 8:23pm Clark County News

SWAT officers and police negotiators responded to a home in the Salmon Creek area Wednesday late afternoon after a wanted man barricaded himself inside. Read story

Debra Samuel, left, and Connie Hewitt, right, both of Vancouver, hold up signs as they gather at Esther Short Park for the "Nobody is Above the Law" rally on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. The nationwide rallies and marches are protesting the implications of President Donald Trump's dismissal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and its potential effect on the Mueller investigation into Russia meddling in the 2016 election.

200 protest for Mueller in downtown Vancouver

Debra Samuel, left, and Connie Hewitt, right, both of Vancouver, hold up signs as they gather at Esther Short Park for the "Nobody is Above the Law" rally on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. The nationwide rallies and marches are protesting the implications of President Donald Trump's dismissal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and its potential effect on the Mueller investigation into Russia meddling in the 2016 election.

November 8, 2018, 7:41pm Clark County News

Hundreds gathered in Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver, joining thousands in simultaneous protests nationwide Thursday night, in response to President Donald Trump’s firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and fears the administration may interfere with an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Read story

Family: 12-year-old Vancouver girl, missing since Monday, found safe

November 8, 2018, 2:57pm Clark County News

A 12-year-old Vancouver girl missing since Monday afternoon has been found safe, family said Thursday. Read story