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Amanda Giese holds her English toy spaniel Groot as Nilla, a Chihuahua, bounces toward her at her home in Washougal. Nilla was born without front legs and already has a family waiting to adopt her in California this fall. Giese has been rescuing animals since elementary school and officially founded Panda Paws about 12 years ago.

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Amanda Giese holds her English toy spaniel Groot as Nilla, a Chihuahua, bounces toward her at her home in Washougal. Nilla was born without front legs and already has a family waiting to adopt her in California this fall. Giese has been rescuing animals since elementary school and officially founded Panda Paws about 12 years ago.

October 21, 2018, 6:02am Clark County Life

WASHOUGAL — Amanda Giese is talking about one of the less glamorous parts of running an animal shelter. Read story

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

Democrat Chris Thobaben, a major and reserve officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, is making his first run for office against three-time incumbent state Rep. Brandon Vick, R-Felida.

Vick, Thobaben race one to watch

Democrat Chris Thobaben, a major and reserve officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, is making his first run for office against three-time incumbent state Rep. Brandon Vick, R-Felida.

September 24, 2018, 6:05am Clark County News

It’s been 22 years since Washington’s 18th Legislative District had a Democrat in the state House of Representatives. But if the party is lucky, it could potentially score a double play on Election Day, sending two Democrats to Olympia and turning a longtime red district blue. Read story

The view is reflected in the visor of flight nurse Michelle LaVina during a demonstration flight in September.

After 40 years, Life Flight Network continues to expand, add members

The view is reflected in the visor of flight nurse Michelle LaVina during a demonstration flight in September.

September 23, 2018, 6:05am Business

If you’ve never seen a helicopter take off, it’s something to behold. No matter how many action movies you’ve watched, there’s a visceral thrill to seeing it in person: the high-pitched whine as the engine comes to life, the sharp stench of jet fuel, the sheer force of the wind… 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

Fire officials seek community education volunteers

August 26, 2018, 6:00am Clark County News

The Vancouver Fire Department is looking for new volunteers to join its Fire Corps community education program. Read story

Local View: Media is defender of American people, not the enemy

August 19, 2018, 6:01am Columns

In recent months, Donald Trump has subtly escalated his war on the freedom of the press. The president still uses his favorite epithet, “fake news,” seemingly on a weekly basis, but earlier this summer he adopted a new phrase, calling the media the “enemy of the people.” 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