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Plaintiffs Chris Clifford, clockwise from left, Don Benton and Susan Rice pause to talk during a break from the lawsuit trial Wednesday at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds.

Jury hears opening statements in Benton suit against Clark County

Plaintiffs Chris Clifford, clockwise from left, Don Benton and Susan Rice pause to talk during a break from the lawsuit trial Wednesday at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds.

May 5, 2021, 7:05pm Clark County News

Don Benton and two of his employees were laid off from their county jobs less than two weeks after Benton filed a whistleblower complaint about his boss with the county’s Human Resources Department, his attorney said Wednesday. Read story

Driver in Vancouver fatal hit-and-run gets 50 months in prison

May 5, 2021, 6:07pm Clark County News

The brother of a man killed in a hit-and-run in September told the driver, as she awaited sentencing Wednesday, that she’s been given “the opportunity of a lifetime.” Read story

Extra DUI patrols on tap due to Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

There will be extra officers in Southwest Washington conducting DUI enforcement today for Cinco de Mayo. Read story

Suspect in Minnehaha police chase in court

May 4, 2021, 5:20pm Clark County News

A Bonney Lake man who allegedly led Clark County sheriff’s deputies on a chase Monday night through Minnehaha, colliding with two patrol cars, appeared in court Tuesday. Read story

Joseph Andrew Ezetta makes a first appearance on suspicion of first-degree assault and first-degree malicious mischief in Clark County Superior Court on June 9, 2019.

Vancouver man sentenced to 8 years in prison for shooting at police car

Joseph Andrew Ezetta makes a first appearance on suspicion of first-degree assault and first-degree malicious mischief in Clark County Superior Court on June 9, 2019.

May 4, 2021, 5:17pm Clark County News

A man who shot at a Vancouver police patrol vehicle as the officer investigated a complaint regarding gunshots at an apartment complex was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison. Read story

Traci Lynn Mendez, from left, John Michael West and Ashley L. Wideman were sentenced in the fatal shooting of Raymond C. Brandon, whose body was discovered April 27, 2017.

Co-defendants in fatal 2017 Hockinson shooting sentenced

Traci Lynn Mendez, from left, John Michael West and Ashley L. Wideman were sentenced in the fatal shooting of Raymond C. Brandon, whose body was discovered April 27, 2017.

May 3, 2021, 6:13pm Clark County News

Three co-defendants who agreed to testify against the primary defendant in the beating and fatal shooting of a man at a Hockinson property in April 2017 were sentenced Monday. Read story

State Sen. Don Benton at the legislative outlook breakfast at the Vancouver Hilton Friday December 11, 2015.

Don Benton suit: Clark County on trial starting Monday

State Sen. Don Benton at the legislative outlook breakfast at the Vancouver Hilton Friday December 11, 2015.

May 2, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

A trial begins Monday in a lawsuit against Clark County being pursued by Don Benton, a former Republican state senator and county official, and two former county employees. Read story

Zakary French, 24, makes a first appearance in Clark County Superior Court on April 12, 2018.

Jury finds man guilty in Clark County attempted murder case

Zakary French, 24, makes a first appearance in Clark County Superior Court on April 12, 2018.

April 30, 2021, 6:40pm Clark County News

A man accused of stabbing his grandfather in the neck in an unprovoked attack at his home in the Minnehaha area was convicted Friday of attempted first-degree murder. Read story

Two Vancouver residents were injured Thursday morning in a two-vehicle collision in Felida.

Two hospitalized after Thursday morning crash in Felida

Two Vancouver residents were injured Thursday morning in a two-vehicle collision in Felida.

April 29, 2021, 6:50pm Clark County News

Two people were injured Thursday morning in a two-vehicle collision in Felida. Read story

The High Limit room is pictured at ilani north of Vancouver on Monday afternoon, April 15, 2019.

Kelso man facing theft, burglary allegations in ilani casino heist

The High Limit room is pictured at ilani north of Vancouver on Monday afternoon, April 15, 2019.

April 29, 2021, 3:46pm Clark County News

A Kelso man who’s barred from ilani allegedly made off with $12,500 in chips after breaking into the casino Tuesday morning, disguised in a gray wig and construction vest. Read story