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The entrance to a gravel pit owned by the Zimmerly family outside of Washougal that’s been the cause of neighbors’ headaches is seen in February 2018.

Unpermitted activity alleged at Washougal Pit

The entrance to a gravel pit owned by the Zimmerly family outside of Washougal that’s been the cause of neighbors’ headaches is seen in February 2018.

October 8, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

More than a month after the Columbia River Gorge Commission determined that a gravel mine outside of Washougal lacked necessary permits to operate, an environmental group and residents say that mining has continued. Also, the Southwest Clean Air Agency opened an investigation regarding a piece of machinery allegedly operating at the site without a permit. Read story

Adrian Cortes, right, is challenging Gary Medvigy for his seat on the Clark County Council.

Candidates turn to video to speak directly to voters

Adrian Cortes, right, is challenging Gary Medvigy for his seat on the Clark County Council.

October 7, 2019, 6:15am Clark County News

When Gary Medvigy began his campaign to retain his seat on the Clark County Council earlier this year, he hoped to have lots of town hall meetings to engage voters. Read story

County Councilor Gary Medvigy is running as a Republican against Democrat Adrian Cortes.

Medvigy addresses outdated jail, county budget, I-5 Bridgevideo icon

County Councilor Gary Medvigy is running as a Republican against Democrat Adrian Cortes.

October 6, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

In his campaign to retain his seat on the Clark County Council, Gary Medvigy said he doesn’t want to repeat the mistake of former President George H.W. Bush. Read story

Battle Ground City Councilmember Adrian Cortes speaks with members of The Columbian's Editorial Board.

Clark County Council candidate Cortes says 179th/I-5 project ‘wrong development’video icon

Battle Ground City Councilmember Adrian Cortes speaks with members of The Columbian's Editorial Board.

September 30, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

One of the most consequential actions taken by the Clark County Council this year is its approval of a plan to open about 2,200 acres of land north of Vancouver near the 179th Street/I-5 interchange for development. Read story

A selection of Dot Com Vapor E-liquid flavors are available for purchase at the store in east Vancouver. There are 31 flavors of the Dot Com Vapor e-liquid line, and more flavors to choose from other brands.

Vaping industry may be following tobacco’s path enticing young users

A selection of Dot Com Vapor E-liquid flavors are available for purchase at the store in east Vancouver. There are 31 flavors of the Dot Com Vapor e-liquid line, and more flavors to choose from other brands.

September 28, 2019, 6:09am Clark County Health

While working in Arizona's tobacco prevention and education program, Aunna Elm remembers finally seeing an encouraging trend in her work. Read story

Former State Sen. Don Benton at the legislative outlook breakfast at the Hilton Vancouver Washington on Dec. 11, 2015.

Clark County manager won’t be questioned in Benton suit

Former State Sen. Don Benton at the legislative outlook breakfast at the Hilton Vancouver Washington on Dec. 11, 2015.

September 27, 2019, 5:33pm Clark County News

A Clark County Superior Court judge has ruled that county manager Shawn Henessee will not have to undergo questioning as part of a lawsuit being pursued by Don Benton, a former Republican state senator and county official. Read story

The public is still prohibited from entering Camp Bonneville because of the danger of unexploded munitions left from military training.

State auditor: County violated law on Camp Bonneville contract

The public is still prohibited from entering Camp Bonneville because of the danger of unexploded munitions left from military training.

September 25, 2019, 6:05am Clark County News

Clark County violated federal procurement requirements when it awarded a contract to a company involved in the ongoing cleanup of Camp Bonneville, the Washington state Auditor’s Office had found. Read story

Volunteers clear branches and underbrush in the oak restoration area at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday. Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge has received a $50,000 grant from the Cowlitz Tribe Education and Arts Fund.

Cowlitz Tribe Education and Arts Fund awards grants to 7 nonprofits

Volunteers clear branches and underbrush in the oak restoration area at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge on Wednesday. Friends of the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge has received a $50,000 grant from the Cowlitz Tribe Education and Arts Fund.

September 23, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Before more than a decade of litigation and acrimony, the Cowlitz Tribe made a promise to Clark County. Late last month, part of that promise was kept. Read story

Catya Ledezma, top right, paints two murals on the Vancouver Navigation Center as part of the 2019 Summer of Murals Celebrations sponsored by the Clark County Mural Society last July.

San Diego nonprofit reviews Vancouver’s approach to homelessness

Catya Ledezma, top right, paints two murals on the Vancouver Navigation Center as part of the 2019 Summer of Murals Celebrations sponsored by the Clark County Mural Society last July.

September 22, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

After two years of planning and discussions between local government officials and housing advocates, the Vancouver City Council was scheduled on Aug. 26 to take a vote on a major reorganization of Clark County’s homelessness response system, forming a Joint Executive Board on Homelessness. Read story

Wilson Keller cuts the ribbon for his Eagle Scout project with family members of Willie Morehouse, who served as a Buffalo Soldier, at the Fort Vancouver infantry barracks on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Keller's project was a memorial for Buffalo Soldiers who served in the American West.

Eagle Scout’s project a Fort Vancouver memorial honoring Buffalo Soldiers

Wilson Keller cuts the ribbon for his Eagle Scout project with family members of Willie Morehouse, who served as a Buffalo Soldier, at the Fort Vancouver infantry barracks on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Keller's project was a memorial for Buffalo Soldiers who served in the American West.

September 21, 2019, 8:05pm Clark County News

Wilson Keller stood in front of the infantry barracks on Saturday at the Fort Vancouver National Site to announce that a long-overdue day had finally arrived. Read story