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Columbian Local News Editor

An airsoft gun Vancouver police recovered during a recent assault investigation.

Police arrest Vancouver man accused of assaulting women on the street

An airsoft gun Vancouver police recovered during a recent assault investigation.

October 4, 2023, 5:54pm Clark County News

Vancouver police arrested a man Tuesday suspected in two recent assaults in which an armed, masked man tried to grab women on the street. Read story

The Clark County Courthouse.

Vancouver man who drove drunk gets nearly 8 years for crash that killed woman

The Clark County Courthouse.

October 2, 2023, 5:13pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man was sentenced Monday to nearly eight years in prison in a 2021 drunken-driving crash that killed one passenger and injured another north of Hockinson. Read story

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Clark County medical examiner identifies woman killed in east Vancouver apartment fire

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October 2, 2023, 4:12pm Clark County News

The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday identified a 45-year-old woman as the person killed in a two-alarm apartment fire Sept. 25 in east Vancouver. Read story

Tammi Bell, foreground with black sweater, mother of Kevin Peterson Jr., joins his father, Kevin Peterson Sr., black hat, and other family members during a press conference as they announce a lawsuit against the Clark County Sheriff's Office after the 21-year-old Black man was shot in 2020, as seen at the Aero Club on Thursday afternoon, May 26, 2022.

Kevin Peterson wrongful death lawsuit against Clark County will move forward

Tammi Bell, foreground with black sweater, mother of Kevin Peterson Jr., joins his father, Kevin Peterson Sr., black hat, and other family members during a press conference as they announce a lawsuit against the Clark County Sheriff's Office after the 21-year-old Black man was shot in 2020, as seen at the Aero Club on Thursday afternoon, May 26, 2022.

September 29, 2023, 11:17am Clark County News

A federal judge Thursday denied Clark County’s motion to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Kevin Peterson Jr., a 21-year-old Black man who was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies during a drug sting in October 2020. Read story

An incarcerated fire crew member assists with a controlled burn in this undated photo.

Plan to move Larch Corrections Center firefighters to Longview on hold

An incarcerated fire crew member assists with a controlled burn in this undated photo.

September 28, 2023, 7:40pm Clark County News

The Washington Department of Corrections says it will hold off on moving Larch Corrections Center firefighters to a reentry center in Longview when the minimum-security prison is set to close next month, leaving Southwest Washington without a nearby inmate firefighting crew. Read story

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Vancouver woman sentenced for helping boyfriend flee shooting of estranged husband

The Clark County Courthouse (The Columbian files)

September 25, 2023, 5:11pm Clark County News

A Vancouver woman was sentenced Monday to spend 30 days on the county work crew for helping her boyfriend flee a March shooting at a Hazel Dell apartment complex. Read story

Vancouver fire marshal lifts recreational burn ban

September 23, 2023, 5:12am Clark County News

Due to recent rains and anticipated cooler weather, Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli lifted the recreational burn ban within city limits effective this morning. Read story

A patch from Fire District 3 is pictured in Hockinson on Tuesday morning, Sept. 22, 2020.

Clark County Fire District 3’s fire chief seeks community’s feedback on levy

A patch from Fire District 3 is pictured in Hockinson on Tuesday morning, Sept. 22, 2020.

September 22, 2023, 6:01am Clark County News

Clark County Fire District 3’s fire chief wants to hear from community members about why voters did not approve a fire levy lid lift in the August primary election. Read story

Clark County fire marshal lifts ban on recreational fires

September 22, 2023, 5:46am Clark County News

The Clark County interim fire marshal will lift the ban on recreational fires in unincorporated Clark County effective Saturday morning due to cooler temperatures. Read story

Volunteers sought for Clark County Law and Justice Council

September 22, 2023, 5:38am Clark County News

The Clark County Council is seeking applicants for two seats on the five-member county Law and Justice Council. Read story