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Firefighters respond to the construction site for the fourth tower in the Vancouvercenter complex after reports of a gas leak lead to evacuations of nearby apartments and businesses Thursday morning, Sept. 12, 2019.

Vancouver gas leak prompts downtown evacuations

Firefighters respond to the construction site for the fourth tower in the Vancouvercenter complex after reports of a gas leak lead to evacuations of nearby apartments and businesses Thursday morning, Sept. 12, 2019.

September 12, 2019, 9:29am Clark County News

A section of downtown Vancouver and several buildings were evacuated for more than two hours Thursday following a gas-meter rupture at a construction site at Washington and Sixth streets. Read story

Pedestrians take shelter underneath the Interstate 5 Bridge on Monday afternoon as heavy rains pound the Columbia River waterfront. Expect more unsettled weather Tuesday followed by drier, warmer conditions on Wednesday.

Tornado confirmed in Oregon, but not in soggy Clark County

Pedestrians take shelter underneath the Interstate 5 Bridge on Monday afternoon as heavy rains pound the Columbia River waterfront. Expect more unsettled weather Tuesday followed by drier, warmer conditions on Wednesday.

September 9, 2019, 10:05pm Clark County News

Sunday night’s brief tornado warning in north Vancouver, Orchards and Sifton caused alarm, but there was little damage — and no confirmed tornado in Clark County. Read story

Traffic drives past the 179th Street and I-5 interchange.

Tuesday open house set on 179th Street projects

Traffic drives past the 179th Street and I-5 interchange.

September 5, 2019, 8:51pm Clark County News

Last month, the Clark County Council approved a $66.5 million plan that will allow development to proceed on more than 2,000 acres along the 179th Street corridor on both sides of Interstate 5. Read story

Tapani Inc. of Battle Ground and Columbia Riverkeeper reached an out-of-court settlement of a lawsuit alleging violations of the Clean Water Act.

Tapani agrees to settle water-quality suit

Tapani Inc. of Battle Ground and Columbia Riverkeeper reached an out-of-court settlement of a lawsuit alleging violations of the Clean Water Act.

September 4, 2019, 8:00pm Business

A Battle Ground construction company has agreed to improve its stormwater pollution plan and provide $374,000 for water quality projects to settle a lawsuit alleging the company violated the federal Clean Water Act. Read story

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, and Washington Gov.

Herrera Beutler seeks Inslee’s help to block Oregon tolling plan

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, and Washington Gov.

September 4, 2019, 5:38pm Clark County News

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, wants Gov. Jay Inslee to oppose tolling Interstate 5 and Interstate 205 in Oregon. Read story

United Grain Corp. operates the largest grain elevator on the West Coast at the Port of Vancouver. The corporation’s president and CEO believes some sort of trade deal with China is imminent.

Port of Vancouver weathers U.S.-China trade war

United Grain Corp. operates the largest grain elevator on the West Coast at the Port of Vancouver. The corporation’s president and CEO believes some sort of trade deal with China is imminent.

August 31, 2019, 5:59am Business

The Port of Vancouver is anything but immune to the roller coaster trade war between the U.S. and China. Read story

Louis Ruiz, a driver with Dietrich Trucking, climbs into the cab of his truck while a loader drops yard debris into his trailer at the West Vancouver Materials Recovery Center on Wednesday afternoon. Waste Connections currently layers yard debris above and below food waste before it is trucked to a composting facility in Dallesport.

Food waste pickup to begin in Vancouver

Louis Ruiz, a driver with Dietrich Trucking, climbs into the cab of his truck while a loader drops yard debris into his trailer at the West Vancouver Materials Recovery Center on Wednesday afternoon. Waste Connections currently layers yard debris above and below food waste before it is trucked to a composting facility in Dallesport.

August 30, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

The gray, gloppy sludge doesn’t resemble food, except for the specks of color from discarded fruits and vegetables. Read story

Transportation forum addresses projects big to small

August 18, 2019, 6:03am Clark County News

Different transportation initiatives are underway or planned in Vancouver, from replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge to launching ferry service from Vancouver to downtown Portland. Read story

The Interstate 5 Bridge stretches across the Columbia River as it links Portland and Vancouver in this 2018 file photo.

Oregon kicks in $9 million for I-5 Bridge replacement

The Interstate 5 Bridge stretches across the Columbia River as it links Portland and Vancouver in this 2018 file photo.

August 16, 2019, 2:05pm Clark County News

Oregon Transportation commission bumps up suggested $5 million contribution to send ‘message’ about project’s importance. Read story

Rafer Stromme, from left, Nick Neathamer and Spencer Black, members of the student grounds crew, clean solar panels at Clark Public Utilities’ operations center in Vancouver. In 2015, Clark Public Utilities launched a program that prompted about 700 customers to invest in the county’s largest solar array. The solar panels need to be cleaned to remove dust to maximize energy production, especially in the summer months.

Solar project pays off for Clark Public Utilities investors

Rafer Stromme, from left, Nick Neathamer and Spencer Black, members of the student grounds crew, clean solar panels at Clark Public Utilities’ operations center in Vancouver. In 2015, Clark Public Utilities launched a program that prompted about 700 customers to invest in the county’s largest solar array. The solar panels need to be cleaned to remove dust to maximize energy production, especially in the summer months.

August 14, 2019, 6:04am Clark County News

For Peter Greenfield, investing money in Clark Public Utilities’ community solar project was a “no-brainer.” Read story