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Columbian Local News Editor

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Vancouver man accused of shooting outside 1-year-old’s birthday party

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July 10, 2023, 2:56pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man is accused of shooting another man in the stomach during an argument outside a 1-year-old’s June birthday party in east Vancouver. Read story

It was standing-room only during a Thursday evening town hall in July at the Battle Ground Community Library to discuss the closure of Larch Corrections Center.

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It was standing-room only during a Thursday evening town hall in July at the Battle Ground Community Library to discuss the closure of Larch Corrections Center.

July 6, 2023, 11:09pm Clark County News

Larch Corrections Center staff highlighted the facility’s education and work programs — most notably, its partnership with the Department of Natural Resources to fight wildfires — during a town hall Thursday evening, organized to keep the camp open. Read story

Helicopter dipping water from the Columbia River for the Tunnel Five Fire.

Personnel on Tunnel Five Fire in the Columbia River Gorge almost doubles

Helicopter dipping water from the Columbia River for the Tunnel Five Fire.

July 5, 2023, 9:40am Clark County News

The number of firefighters battling the Tunnel Five Fire in the Columbia River Gorge east of Stevenson nearly doubled Tuesday, jumping to 372. Read story

Inmates at Larch Corrections Center exercise in the yard in 2009.

Larch Corrections Center’s employees fighting to keep facility open, plan town hall

Inmates at Larch Corrections Center exercise in the yard in 2009.

July 4, 2023, 6:14am Clark County News

Staff at Larch Corrections Center will hold a town hall Thursday evening in Battle Ground as part of their efforts to keep the facility open. Read story

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Man sentenced to federal prison for stealing from coin-cashing machines

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June 29, 2023, 5:56pm Clark County News

A Las Vegas man was sentenced Thursday to four years in federal prison for disguising himself as a coin-cashing employee and stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from machines in multiple states, including Washington. Read story

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Motorcyclist killed in crash in Orchards area

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June 29, 2023, 1:27pm Clark County News

A motorcyclist was killed Thursday morning after colliding with a pickup that turned into his path in the Orchards area, according to the Vancouver Police Department. Read story

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Vancouver police say missing boy, 14, located safe in west Vancouver

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June 28, 2023, 10:47am Clark County News

UPDATE: Jaden Laurance was located safe Friday in west Vancouver, according to Vancouver police. Read story

A shrinking inmate population and changes in the Washington Department of Corrections' graduated reentry program may result in the closure of Larch Corrections Center's Silver Star unit, which can house up to 240 people.

Larch Corrections Center to close this fall, says Washington Department of Corrections

A shrinking inmate population and changes in the Washington Department of Corrections' graduated reentry program may result in the closure of Larch Corrections Center's Silver Star unit, which can house up to 240 people.

June 26, 2023, 3:10pm Clark County News

The Washington Department of Corrections announced Monday it plans to close Larch Corrections Center this fall, citing declining incarceration trends. Read story

Vancouver police chased a stolen vehicle into Oregon, where it crashed into a MAX train before the three suspects were arrested.

Vancouver police chase into Portland ends with suspects crashing into MAX train

Vancouver police chased a stolen vehicle into Oregon, where it crashed into a MAX train before the three suspects were arrested.

June 16, 2023, 7:35am Clark County News

A drive-by shooting in east Vancouver and ensuing police chase ended with a stolen vehicle pinned by a MAX train after crossing the Steele Bridge in Portland.  Read story

Daybreak Youth Services is pictured in Brush Prairie in 2019.

Daybreak Youth Services suspends clinical services

Daybreak Youth Services is pictured in Brush Prairie in 2019.

June 14, 2023, 5:58pm Business

Daybreak Youth Services announced Wednesday it is temporarily suspending its clinical operations after the Department of Health revoked its licenses late last month and sought a temporary restraining order. Read story