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Robert Hinds and Alishia Topper are candidates for Clark County treasurer.

County treasurer race: Topper leads Hinds

Robert Hinds and Alishia Topper are candidates for Clark County treasurer.

October 8, 2018, 6:05am Clark County News

Clark County Treasurer Doug Lasher’s decision not to seek a ninth term came as a surprise to many — even Vancouver City Councilor Alishia Topper. Although the two had discussed the possibility of Lasher leaving the office beforehand, Topper didn’t know for certain until May 18, the last day of… Read story

Barbara Yasson of Salmon Creek chats with a friend in Cascade Park via radio waves during a demonstration at her home.

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Barbara Yasson of Salmon Creek chats with a friend in Cascade Park via radio waves during a demonstration at her home.

October 7, 2018, 6:03am Clark County Life

It’s hard to miss the Yassons’ house — just look for the tall radio mast coming out of the roof, with long, thin aerials extending like bare tree branches. Philip Yasson didn’t say just how tall it was, but he said it was tall enough to worry his neighbor. Read story

An excavator rests Thursday at the site of Clark County Fire District 6’s new Station 63. The new two-story station will be more than 17,000 square feet and will include the first training facility in the fire district.

Work on new Fire District 6 station to start soon

An excavator rests Thursday at the site of Clark County Fire District 6’s new Station 63. The new two-story station will be more than 17,000 square feet and will include the first training facility in the fire district.

August 30, 2018, 8:50pm Clark County News

Nearly two years after purchasing a couple of properties in Salmon Creek, Clark County Fire District 6 is getting ready to break ground on a new, larger station. Read story

Jonas Paisley, 7, finds some shade at the LeRoy Haagen Memorial Park big toy while eating a sandwich provided by Project Transformation on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 29, 2018. Paisley would have started Second Grade at Hearthwood Elementary School if not for the teacher strike this week.

Lunch in the park for kids as strikes enter second day in Clark County

Jonas Paisley, 7, finds some shade at the LeRoy Haagen Memorial Park big toy while eating a sandwich provided by Project Transformation on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 29, 2018. Paisley would have started Second Grade at Hearthwood Elementary School if not for the teacher strike this week.

August 29, 2018, 2:50pm Clark County News

On Monday, when it became clear that teacher strikes would delay the start of school, the staff of Project Transformation asked themselves what they could do to support students who would have to wait a little longer to go back to class. Read story

Visitors to the Multnomah Falls Lodge in Oregon look through the gift shop, which sustained heavy smoke damage during the Eagle Creek Fire last summer.

Eagle Creek Fire, One Year Later: Gorge businesses still feel the burn

Visitors to the Multnomah Falls Lodge in Oregon look through the gift shop, which sustained heavy smoke damage during the Eagle Creek Fire last summer.

August 12, 2018, 6:00am Business

It was about 5 p.m. Sept. 4, 2017, when Jill Willis was told to evacuate all tourists and employees from the Multnomah Falls Lodge. Two hours later, she was told to remove whatever she could from the building before the Eagle Creek Fire claimed it and everything inside. Read story

Aidan Rodriguez, 12, of Camas pauses to take in a view of the Columbia River from the Vancouver Waterfront near a concrete-and-stone stairway that was once part of a U.S. Coast Guard station in that spot.

Clark Asks: Why are there stairs to the river by Who Song & Larry’s?

Aidan Rodriguez, 12, of Camas pauses to take in a view of the Columbia River from the Vancouver Waterfront near a concrete-and-stone stairway that was once part of a U.S. Coast Guard station in that spot.

August 8, 2018, 6:02am Clark County Life

Our most recent Clark Asks voting round ended in a tie for the first time. One of our readers asked: “Why is there an old staircase that goes down to the Columbia River by Who Song and Larry’s? What used to be there?” Read story

Faye Schanilec, back left, and her husband, Vern, back right, speak with Clark County Undersheriff Mike Cooke, front left, and Washougal Police Chief Ron Mitchell, front right, at SALT’s annual picnic at the Lacamas Lake Lodge in Camas on Monday. Vern said he enjoys connecting with local law enforcement in an informal setting. Below: Bob Hilberg of Vancouver digs intos a cupcake.

SALT program helps seniors learn about, prevent crime

Faye Schanilec, back left, and her husband, Vern, back right, speak with Clark County Undersheriff Mike Cooke, front left, and Washougal Police Chief Ron Mitchell, front right, at SALT’s annual picnic at the Lacamas Lake Lodge in Camas on Monday. Vern said he enjoys connecting with local law enforcement in an informal setting. Below: Bob Hilberg of Vancouver digs intos a cupcake.

July 23, 2018, 9:40pm Clark County News

Shortly after Laura Meyer and her husband, Donald Harvey Meyer, moved back to Vancouver in 2007, the couple went to a 50+ Connections expo at the Hilton. Read story

Duncan Lou Who is cradled by one of his owners, Gary Walters, outside Gary and his fiancée Amanda Giese’s home in Washougal. Against all odds, Duncan has made it to his fifth birthday, which was July 14.

Two-legged dog Duncan Lou Who celebrates 5th birthday

Duncan Lou Who is cradled by one of his owners, Gary Walters, outside Gary and his fiancée Amanda Giese’s home in Washougal. Against all odds, Duncan has made it to his fifth birthday, which was July 14.

July 22, 2018, 6:05am Clark County Life

Never tell Duncan Lou Who the odds. Read story

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Are Clark County candidates voting? For the most part

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July 16, 2018, 6:02am Clark County News

Joey Gibson, founder of the group Patriot Prayer, wants his supporters to get out the vote in August. He’s one of several Republican candidates seeking to unseat three-time incumbent Sen. Maria Cantwell — even if, as he said when he announced his candidacy, it would “take a miracle” for him… Read story

Craig Bigler embraces his mother, Lezlie Deuchrass, after being released from Larch Corrections Center near Yacolt on Thursday morning. Bigler participated in the Larch Pet Training Camp for cats for 18 months during his time at the corrections center.

For former Larch resident, a new start – and a new cat

Craig Bigler embraces his mother, Lezlie Deuchrass, after being released from Larch Corrections Center near Yacolt on Thursday morning. Bigler participated in the Larch Pet Training Camp for cats for 18 months during his time at the corrections center.

June 28, 2018, 9:00pm Clark County News

After 26 months, Craig Bigler is a free man again. Read story