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The city of Vancouver will pursue a $3.5 million loan to build the Fourth Plain Commons project, which will be built at Fourth Plain and Norris Road in central Vancouver.

Vancouver to seek $3.5 million loan for Fourth Plain Commons project

The city of Vancouver will pursue a $3.5 million loan to build the Fourth Plain Commons project, which will be built at Fourth Plain and Norris Road in central Vancouver.

January 15, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

Vancouver will work to secure a loan to help fund the next phase of the Fourth Plain Commons project, a multimillion dollar investment that will bring housing and a community space to the Fourth Plain corridor. Read story

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, speaks as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Pennsylvania, at the U.S. Capitol early Thursday.

Herrera Beutler’s impeachment vote sees backlash from Republicans in Clark County

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, speaks as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Pennsylvania, at the U.S. Capitol early Thursday.

January 14, 2021, 5:29pm Clark County News

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler’s vote Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump continues to ripple through Republican circles in Clark County, with some voters calling on local party leaders to formally renounce the congresswoman. Read story

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, speaks on the House floor Wednesday morning. She said Tuesday night that she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump.

Herrera Beutler ‘choosing truth’, votes to impeach Trumpvideo icon

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, speaks on the House floor Wednesday morning. She said Tuesday night that she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump.

January 13, 2021, 2:02pm Clark County News

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, voted to impeach President Donald Trump Wednesday in a stunning final rebuke, after four years spent locked in a fragile two-step of backing her party while keeping its polarizing leader at arm’s length. Read story

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, speaks as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Pennsylvania, at the U.S. Capitol early Thursday.

Herrera Beutler says she will vote to impeach President Trump

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, speaks as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Pennsylvania, at the U.S. Capitol early Thursday.

January 12, 2021, 9:00pm Clark County News

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler announced late Tuesday that she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump when the matter comes before the House on Wednesday. Read story

State Sen. Reuven Carlyle, left, D-Seattle, votes in favor of adopting new Senate rules as other senators, who had to come to the floor from the gallery and nearby offices, wait near him to cast their own votes, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia. At right is Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Remote work debate dominates opening day of Washington legislative session

State Sen. Reuven Carlyle, left, D-Seattle, votes in favor of adopting new Senate rules as other senators, who had to come to the floor from the gallery and nearby offices, wait near him to cast their own votes, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia. At right is Sen. Annette Cleveland, D-Vancouver. (AP Photo/Ted S.

January 11, 2021, 7:17pm Clark County News

On the opening day of Washington’s 2021 legislative session, lawmakers in both the House and the Senate devoted their time to establishing the rules that will dictate an unprecedented amount of remote work in the coming months. Read story

Allison Berhow of Northwest Staffing, left, collects a sample COVID-19 test from Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle as Jenny Wilson of Vancouver's Parks and Recreation Department looks on during a practice run of the new COVID-19 testing site at Tower Mall on Monday afternoon. Officials said all sample tests collected on Jan. 11 would be safely discarded and not processed for results.

No-barrier COVID-19 testing begins Tuesday at Vancouver site

Allison Berhow of Northwest Staffing, left, collects a sample COVID-19 test from Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle as Jenny Wilson of Vancouver's Parks and Recreation Department looks on during a practice run of the new COVID-19 testing site at Tower Mall on Monday afternoon. Officials said all sample tests collected on Jan. 11 would be safely discarded and not processed for results.

January 11, 2021, 3:41pm Clark County Health

A free COVID-19 testing site will open this week at the former Tower Mall in Vancouver, offering a no-cost option for people without insurance. Read story

Illustration by The Columbian

Clark County lawmakers outline priorities for legislative session

Illustration by The Columbian

January 10, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

When the Washington Legislature convenes Monday, it will be for a session unlike any other in the state’s history. Read story

Plans for a building at The Waterfront Vancouver show a six-story, mixed-use building that holds 172 apartments on Block 17, on the second row of the waterfront.

Vancouver City Council OKs tax break for apartment complexes

Plans for a building at The Waterfront Vancouver show a six-story, mixed-use building that holds 172 apartments on Block 17, on the second row of the waterfront.

January 8, 2021, 6:02am Business

The Vancouver City Council approved a tax exemption for the developers of two new apartment complexes this week, though there’s growing skepticism from the council and outright frustration from some community members over whether the tax breaks are ultimately helping or harming the city. Read story

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, speaks as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Pennsylvania, at the U.S. Capitol early Thursday.

Herrera Beutler noncommittal on new impeachment of Trump

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, speaks as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Pennsylvania, at the U.S. Capitol early Thursday.

January 7, 2021, 8:15pm Clark County News

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, declined to say Thursday whether she will vote to impeach President Donald Trump should House leadership follow through on their intent to draw up articles. Read story

Becky Gross of Vancouver keeps the pace while crossing the Vancouver Land Bridge near Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Vancouver Parks and Recreation launched a free, socially distanced program that consists of new activities every week, including a tour of Fort Vancouver.

‘Go Play, Vancouver!’ challenges encourage outdoor activities

Becky Gross of Vancouver keeps the pace while crossing the Vancouver Land Bridge near Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Vancouver Parks and Recreation launched a free, socially distanced program that consists of new activities every week, including a tour of Fort Vancouver.

January 7, 2021, 6:07am Clark County News

Sure, the weather is crummy, the days are short, and pretty much every group activity is canceled for the foreseeable future. But why should that spoil the great outdoors? Read story