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Columbian environment and transportation reporter

Teen sentenced to four years in armed robbery

October 24, 2018, 7:54pm Clark County News

A teen arrested last October in connection with an armed robbery was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday after previously pleading guilty to a lesser assault charge. Read story

Patriot Prayer’s Joey Gibson speaks at Washington State University Vancouver on Tuesday.

Patriot Prayer I-1639 rally at WSU Vancouver stays civil

Patriot Prayer’s Joey Gibson speaks at Washington State University Vancouver on Tuesday.

October 23, 2018, 12:14pm Clark County News

Despite concerns to the contrary, Tuesday’s Patriot Prayer demonstration stayed civil. Read story

Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson, center, joins the crowd gathered at the Evergreen Boulevard overpass Monday afternoon. The demonstration started on Clark College’s campus, went down to the overpass and back to the campus, and lasted about two hours.

Patriot Prayer rally at closed Clark campus attracts mostly media

Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson, center, joins the crowd gathered at the Evergreen Boulevard overpass Monday afternoon. The demonstration started on Clark College’s campus, went down to the overpass and back to the campus, and lasted about two hours.

October 22, 2018, 8:47pm Clark County News

Several dozen right-wing demonstrators rallied at a nearly empty Clark College campus Monday, offering a taste of what’s to come as the group protests on college campuses this week. Read story

Aliviah O’Hern, 12, left, and Chelsea Jones, 12, carry their pumpkins on their heads at Bi-Zi Farms Sunday afternoon. Farm patriarch Bill Zimmerman estimated the farm produces an easy 100,000 pumpkins each year.

Gourd time for pumpkin pickers at harvest festival in Brush Prairie

Aliviah O’Hern, 12, left, and Chelsea Jones, 12, carry their pumpkins on their heads at Bi-Zi Farms Sunday afternoon. Farm patriarch Bill Zimmerman estimated the farm produces an easy 100,000 pumpkins each year.

October 21, 2018, 8:36pm Clark County News

The lines were long and parking lots packed at Bi-Zi Farms in Brush Prairie over the weekend, as thousands coursed through the family farm to grab pumpkins for carving before real fall weather sets in. Read story

Search suspended for missing Kelso hiker

October 21, 2018, 7:37pm Clark County News

Authorities have suspended their search for a Kelso hiker missing in the Lava Canyon area since Oct. 15, according to the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office. Read story

Woman gets 90 days in drunken crash

October 18, 2018, 7:06pm Clark County News

A Clark County Superior Court judge on Thursday sentenced a woman who drunkenly crashed into and injured another driver in June to 90 days in jail. Read story

Joey Gibson, founder of the Patriot Prayer group, speaks at a rally supporting gun rights Aug. 18 at City Hall in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Clark College closing Monday ahead of far-right group’s demonstration

Joey Gibson, founder of the Patriot Prayer group, speaks at a rally supporting gun rights Aug. 18 at City Hall in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

October 18, 2018, 4:44pm Clark County News

Clark College will close its campus Monday ahead of a planned demonstration by far-right activist group Patriot Prayer, citing safety concerns. Read story

Man accused of stealing more than $360,000 in government benefits

October 17, 2018, 10:02pm Clark County News

A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted a Vancouver man for allegedly posing as dead children to collect more than $360,000 in government benefits. Read story

Arthur A. Shchukin makes a first appearance Aug. 3, 2017, in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of vehicular homicide. Shchukin was sentenced Wednesday to nearly eight years in prison.

Vancouver man gets 8 years in crash that killed pregnant woman

Arthur A. Shchukin makes a first appearance Aug. 3, 2017, in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of vehicular homicide. Shchukin was sentenced Wednesday to nearly eight years in prison.

October 17, 2018, 9:56pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man convicted in a 2017 drunken rollover crash that killed his pregnant passenger was sentenced Wednesday to nearly eight years in prison. Read story

One hospitalized after east Vancouver garage fire

October 16, 2018, 8:41pm Clark County News

One person was hospitalized with apparent smoke inhalation after trying to douse a garage fire in an east Vancouver home Tuesday afternoon. Read story