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Columbian Small Cities Reporter

Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, speaks with a group of local officials and residents at the Camas Public Library on Saturday.

Rivers tells reasoning for vote on $15 billion transportation package

Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, speaks with a group of local officials and residents at the Camas Public Library on Saturday.

March 22, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

Sen. Ann Rivers hosted three town hall meetings Saturday in Clark County to explain why she's the only local senator to support a proposed $15 billion state transportation package. Read story

Photos by Steve Dipaola for the Columbian
Shoppers select fresh vegetables Saturday -- the second day of spring -- at the first Vancouver Farmers Market of 2015.

Spring in the city: New season for farmers market

Photos by Steve Dipaola for the Columbian
Shoppers select fresh vegetables Saturday -- the second day of spring -- at the first Vancouver Farmers Market of 2015.

March 22, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

On the first Vancouver Farmers Market Saturday of 2015, spring came in full force to remind us all it's not quite summer yet. Read story

A passing motorist photographed a foaming rail car Saturday morning in Washougal.

Sudsy BNSF rail-grinding work raises alarm in Washougal

A passing motorist photographed a foaming rail car Saturday morning in Washougal.

March 21, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

Washougal residents had a little scare Saturday morning when some noticed sparks on a BNSF line and crews spraying foam onto the tracks. Read story

Woodland is planning to demolish the old shops at 300 E. Scott Ave.

Woodland eyes new fire station

Woodland is planning to demolish the old shops at 300 E. Scott Ave.

March 19, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

Clark County Fire & Rescue is preparing to consolidate its two Woodland fire stations into a new centralized location where there's room to grow. Read story

A sample of marijuana is shown inside the dispensary at Collective Awakenings on in Portland.

Woodland won’t welcome pot — yet

A sample of marijuana is shown inside the dispensary at Collective Awakenings on in Portland.

March 18, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

Anyone hoping to open a recreational marijuana business in Woodland this winter will have to hold their horses a little longer. Read story

Wave of administrator retirements hits Washougal school district

March 16, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

The Washougal School District has experienced a flood of high-profile retirement announcements this winter, positioning the district for new leadership as a major expansion project is about to begin. Read story

Marijuana clone plants

Woodland confronts marijuana dilemma

Marijuana clone plants

March 16, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

This week, the Woodland City Council hopes to finally ease a monthslong headache over a contradiction in the city's recreational marijuana laws. Read story

Ridgefield dioxins topic of Tuesday meeting

March 9, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

The Department of Ecology will host an open house Tuesday night about soil contamination in downtown Ridgefield before more testing begins this spring. Read story

Scores of visitors line the streets to watch the Independence Day parade in Ridgefield on July 4.

Ridgefield rated state’s fourth-safest city

Scores of visitors line the streets to watch the Independence Day parade in Ridgefield on July 4.

March 6, 2015, 12:00am Clark County News

Though you may not suspect it, Clark County is home to one of the safest cities in Washington. Read story

Bartender Aaron Rose prepares to begin working in Nuestra Mesa's new bar.

Business keeps booming in downtown Camas

Bartender Aaron Rose prepares to begin working in Nuestra Mesa's new bar.

March 6, 2015, 12:00am Business

If you last took a walk down Fourth Avenue in downtown Camas a year ago, you might not recognize the place today. Read story