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Strategies vary for crowded transportation corridors

July 13, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

The list of Clark County's most congested corridors likely wouldn't surprise most regular commuters. Read story

Yacolt Burn: Could it happen again?

July 12, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

Until last year, the biggest wildfire in state history belonged to Southwest Washington. More than a century ago, the Yacolt Burn scorched nearly 239,000 acres in Clark, Skamania and Cowlitz counties. The fire erupted in early September 1902, initially fanned by strong winds from the Columbia River Gorge. It started after a dry spell of 77 days without rain, according to Columbian archives. Read story

Concerns mount as drought conditions buildvideo icon

July 11, 2015, 12:00am Editor's Choice

In May, Gov. Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency. At the time, he warned that Washington's rivers had dwindled, snowpack was nearly nonexistent and some irrigation districts were rationing water. On the Olympic Peninsula, where normally 80 inches of snow would blanket the ground, glacier lilies bloomed. Then the governor uttered what has now become a familiar refrain: "We're seeing things happen this time of year we have just… Read story

Concerns mount as drought conditions buildvideo icon

July 11, 2015, 12:00am Editor's Choice

In May, Gov. Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency. At the time, he warned that Washington's rivers had dwindled, snowpack was nearly nonexistent and some irrigation districts were rationing water. On the Olympic Peninsula, where normally 80 inches of snow would blanket the ground, glacier lilies bloomed. Then the governor uttered what has now become a familiar refrain: "We're seeing things happen this time of year we have just… Read story

Drought forces region’s hatcheries to release millions of fish early

July 7, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

Deepening drought conditions are forcing the region's fish hatcheries to change the way they operate, and officials fear the worst is yet to come. Read story

Clark County ties heat record

July 7, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

Clark County's extended heat wave has moved into record-setting territory. Read story

Mount St. Helens: A view worth the hike

July 5, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

WINDY RIDGE -- Looking into the crater of Mount St. Helens, it can be difficult to grasp the scale of the massive geologic amphitheater. Read story

June heat rewrites local record books

July 2, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

You've probably heard the saying: Summer doesn't really start in the Northwest until after the Fourth of July. Read story

Longtime recycler to close doors

June 25, 2015, 12:00am Business

After barely hanging on for years, Paul Hardman says he couldn't hang on any longer. Read story

Heat wave could bring triple-digit temperatures

June 24, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

A pair of 90-degree days earlier this month offered Clark County a fleeting taste of summer heat. Read story