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Motorists with bright headlights navigate an intersection near Vancouver Mall.

Clark Asks: Are those bright headlights legal?

Motorists with bright headlights navigate an intersection near Vancouver Mall.

June 21, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Fran Laub, a 77-year-old Vancouver resident, drives a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. She usually avoids nighttime driving, in part because of glare from the headlights of other vehicles. Read story

The Interstate 5 Bridge.

Clark Asks: Why not replace I-5 Bridge trunnion while traffic’s light?

The Interstate 5 Bridge.

March 22, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

With people hunkered down at home because of COVID-19, wouldn’t now be a good time to replace the Interstate 5 Bridge’s cracked trunnion? Read story

Fire engulfs sagebrush near Roosevelt in 2015.

Franz continues push for more funds to battle state’s wildfires

Fire engulfs sagebrush near Roosevelt in 2015.

March 20, 2020, 6:04am Clark County News

Washington spends an average of $153 million per year battling wildfires. Read story

Linda Hilley of Vancouver rides The Vine on Wednesday with her grandchildren, Cali, 11, back left, Reno, 6, center, and Justice, 8, right. C-Tran reported a drop in ridership but has not reduced its routes. Hilley said she is watching her grandchildren because schools have been closed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, and their parents are still working.

Virus doesn’t slow down C-Tran

Linda Hilley of Vancouver rides The Vine on Wednesday with her grandchildren, Cali, 11, back left, Reno, 6, center, and Justice, 8, right. C-Tran reported a drop in ridership but has not reduced its routes. Hilley said she is watching her grandchildren because schools have been closed due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, and their parents are still working.

March 20, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Health

Linda Hilley was riding C-Tran’s Vine bus-rapid transit line Wednesday from Vancouver Mall with three of her 14 grandchildren. Read story

The city of Vancouver says wastewater treatment providers nationwide are bracing for potential sewage blockages and overflows from an uptick in residents flushing napkins, anti-bacterial wipes and other items because of the coronavirus.

Vancouver officials concerned toilet paper substitutes could cause blockages

The city of Vancouver says wastewater treatment providers nationwide are bracing for potential sewage blockages and overflows from an uptick in residents flushing napkins, anti-bacterial wipes and other items because of the coronavirus.

March 19, 2020, 6:04am Clark County News

With consumers snatching up every roll of toilet paper available, public agencies may face problems from residents flushing toilet paper substitutes. Read story

Cherie Kearney, forest conservation director for Columbia Land Trust, looks over Kwoneesum Lake on Tuesday morning. The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust will provide $450,000 for the Columbia Land Trust to purchase 1,300 acres in Skamania County along Wildboy Creek, a tributary to the West Fork Washougal River. The property, which is currently owned by Weyerhaeuser Co., includes a 45-foot-high dam that the Cowlitz Indian Tribe intends to remove.

Removal of dam will free Wildboy Creek after 55 years

Cherie Kearney, forest conservation director for Columbia Land Trust, looks over Kwoneesum Lake on Tuesday morning. The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust will provide $450,000 for the Columbia Land Trust to purchase 1,300 acres in Skamania County along Wildboy Creek, a tributary to the West Fork Washougal River. The property, which is currently owned by Weyerhaeuser Co., includes a 45-foot-high dam that the Cowlitz Indian Tribe intends to remove.

March 12, 2020, 6:01am Clark County News

SKAMANIA COUNTY — The calm surface of Kwoneesum Lake in the early-morning sun reflects the surrounding trees like a mirror. Read story

All lanes of state Highway 503 in Brush Prairie are blocked while law enforcement investigates a crash that killed three people and critically injured two children on Friday. The red car was traveling northbound on Highway 503 and tried to pass traffic on the left using the southbound lane, hitting the minivan head-on, according to the Washington State Patrol.

State will add concrete barrier to Highway 503

All lanes of state Highway 503 in Brush Prairie are blocked while law enforcement investigates a crash that killed three people and critically injured two children on Friday. The red car was traveling northbound on Highway 503 and tried to pass traffic on the left using the southbound lane, hitting the minivan head-on, according to the Washington State Patrol.

March 10, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

A concrete barrier will be placed this year to the center of state Highway 503 where three people were killed in a head-on crash Friday. Read story

A bill that would exempt menstrual products from sales tax is moving toward becoming law.

Washington closer to exempting menstrual products from sales tax

A bill that would exempt menstrual products from sales tax is moving toward becoming law.

March 9, 2020, 3:50pm Clark County News

A bill that would exempt menstrual products from sales tax is moving toward becoming law. Read story

A voter drops off a ballot at the box on West 14th Street in downtown Vancouver.

Elections expects 50 percent turnout for presidential primary

A voter drops off a ballot at the box on West 14th Street in downtown Vancouver.

March 8, 2020, 6:01am Clark County News

Despite voter confusion and irritation over having to select a political party, Clark County election officials say they are on track for a 50 percent turnout in Tuesday’s presidential primary. Read story

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Washington House approves Sen. Ann Rivers’ animal cruelty bill

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March 7, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

A self-professed dog lover has helped push a bill through the Legislature that updates animal welfare law. Read story