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Jerry West fills an order at Martha's Pantry, the area's only food bank aimed specifically at people with HIV/AIDS on Oct. 24, 2013. West, who was instrumental in the charity's founding, died Tuesday at age 84 after battling an infection.

Jerry West, who helped start charity for people with HIV and AIDs, dies at 84

Jerry West fills an order at Martha's Pantry, the area's only food bank aimed specifically at people with HIV/AIDS on Oct. 24, 2013. West, who was instrumental in the charity's founding, died Tuesday at age 84 after battling an infection.

September 11, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

Gerald “Jerry” West, a philanthropist who served a key role in founding the local charity Martha’s Pantry, died Tuesday from an infection at 84 years old. Read story

Overnight Mill Plain closures next week

September 11, 2021, 5:56am Clark County News

Portions of Mill Plain Boulevard will close overnight next week for construction. Read story

Henry Pio of Hazel Dell, from left, talks with Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler as she greets his stepdaughter, Geovanna Alarcon, who is looking for employment, during a job fair at the Clark County Event Center in August.

Herrera Beutler: Businesses should be able to set own vaccination policy

Henry Pio of Hazel Dell, from left, talks with Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler as she greets his stepdaughter, Geovanna Alarcon, who is looking for employment, during a job fair at the Clark County Event Center in August.

September 10, 2021, 3:08pm Business

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, said that she believes private businesses should be able to dictate their own COVID-19 vaccination policies. Read story

Bradford Island and the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River in 2019.

EPA recommends adding Columbia River’s Bradford Island to Superfund

Bradford Island and the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River in 2019.

September 8, 2021, 1:53pm Clark County News

A nearby stretch of the Columbia River may soon join a list of sites slated for a federal toxic cleanup program, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday. Read story

Kirby, left, and Patricia Swatosh stand in "freezing tubes" styled after those found in the TV show "Lost in Space" on Monday in their UFO-themed Airbnb in Brush Prairie.

Brush Prairie spaceship-themed Airbnb popular with earthlings

Kirby, left, and Patricia Swatosh stand in "freezing tubes" styled after those found in the TV show "Lost in Space" on Monday in their UFO-themed Airbnb in Brush Prairie.

September 7, 2021, 6:08am Business

BRUSH PRAIRIE — Need to get away? Like way, way far away? Preferably off the planet? Read story

John and Trish McDermott of Vancouver walk along Officers Row.

City of Vancouver to manage cultural landmarks

John and Trish McDermott of Vancouver walk along Officers Row.

September 6, 2021, 3:03pm Clark County News

Vancouver is expanding its Parks and Recreation Department to encompass the city’s cultural assets and is now formally called Vancouver Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department. Read story

Guests walk past a sandwich board that alerts people to the COVID-19 guidelines recommended by the Vancouver Farmers Market on Saturday in downtown Vancouver.

Nice weather brings out patrons to Vancouver Farmers Market, but caution is in the air

Guests walk past a sandwich board that alerts people to the COVID-19 guidelines recommended by the Vancouver Farmers Market on Saturday in downtown Vancouver.

September 4, 2021, 8:37pm Clark County News

The Vancouver Farmers Market showed the first signs of an approaching autumn on Saturday, from the bursting end-of-season heirloom tomatoes that overflowed from produce stands to bouquets of chrysanthemums and dahlias in fiery shades of orange and yellow. Read story

The City of Vancouver entrance sign is seen at the corner of Sixth and C streets in downtown Vancouver.

City council to revisit Stronger Vancouver

The City of Vancouver entrance sign is seen at the corner of Sixth and C streets in downtown Vancouver.

September 2, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

Stronger Vancouver. Now that’s a name we’ve not heard in a long time. Read story

Pedestrians take in sweeping views of the Columbia River while strolling along the Waterfront Vancouver on Monday morning. Below, Rayne Dunn, 12, of Vancouver, left, joins Layla Chappell, also 12, as they celebrate her birthday with a fancy dress and a visit to the Waterfront Vancouver on Monday morning.

Vancouver riverwalk ranks in top 15 in nation

Pedestrians take in sweeping views of the Columbia River while strolling along the Waterfront Vancouver on Monday morning. Below, Rayne Dunn, 12, of Vancouver, left, joins Layla Chappell, also 12, as they celebrate her birthday with a fancy dress and a visit to the Waterfront Vancouver on Monday morning.

August 31, 2021, 6:01am Business

Vancouver’s waterfront is one of the best pedestrian attractions of its kind in the country, according to a recent ranking from a high-profile travel website. Read story

A Vancouver Fire Department patch is seen here in the gear room of Fire Station 2 (The Columbian files)

Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office receives $219K FEMA grant

A Vancouver Fire Department patch is seen here in the gear room of Fire Station 2 (The Columbian files)

August 30, 2021, 5:09pm Clark County News

The Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Office received nearly $220,000 in federal funds this year to continue its recurring outreach campaign aimed at preventing residential fires. Read story