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The Vancouver Mall (The Columbian files)

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The Vancouver Mall (The Columbian files)

March 6, 2019, 6:01am Clark County News

After brawling with left-wing activists in Portland for more than a year, Tusitala “Tiny” Toese could soon face criminal charges. According to multiple Portland media outlets, the victim of an alleged assault last year said that a Multnomah County grand jury voted to bring assault charges against Toese and Donovan Flippo, both Vancouver residents. Read story

The Washington state seal in the Capitol Rotunda at the Capitol in Olympia.

Legislature: Bills look to build on progress in housing aid

The Washington state seal in the Capitol Rotunda at the Capitol in Olympia.

March 4, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

While the legislative session underway in Olympia has focused on mental health, clean energy and the state budget, lawmakers have also been at work on another pressing issue: housing. Read story

The Washington State Capitol, also known as the Legislative Building, in April in Olympia.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Clark County lawmakers see mixed success with policy bills so far

The Washington State Capitol, also known as the Legislative Building, in April in Olympia.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

February 26, 2019, 6:02am Clark County News

The way the current legislative session is shaping up, it may soon be legal to go hunting wearing fluorescent pink, but Sasquatch is unlikely to become the official cryptid of Washington. Read story

A large crowd lines up outside the ilani casino for the grand opening April 24, 2017.

County, Cowlitz Tribe aim to resolve funds issue

A large crowd lines up outside the ilani casino for the grand opening April 24, 2017.

February 25, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

The Cowlitz Tribe and Clark County are trying to get along better. Read story

A Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad rail car travels along the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad.

County, rail operator set for mediation

A Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad rail car travels along the Chelatchie Prairie Railroad.

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

Following months of increasing rancor, Clark County and the Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad, the company contracted to operate the county-owned rail line, will enter mediation next month. Read story

Dr. Gary Goldbaum of the Washington State Medical Association holds up a picture of his brother as a child, when he was in a wheelchair due to polio, at Wednesday’s hearing on a vaccination bill.

Cleveland’s vaccine bill gets Senate committee hearing

Dr. Gary Goldbaum of the Washington State Medical Association holds up a picture of his brother as a child, when he was in a wheelchair due to polio, at Wednesday’s hearing on a vaccination bill.

February 20, 2019, 9:56pm Clark County Health

While the measles outbreak in Clark County reached 63 confirmed cases as of Wednesday afternoon, lawmakers in Olympia heard from supporters and opponents of a bill that would eliminate the most widely used exemption to the state’s vaccine requirements. Read story

Wendy Hull with Fairwinds Cannabis stands in one of the company’s flower rooms Tuesday afternoon in Vancouver. Hull said her company faces uncertainty because of a new policy from the state Liquor and Cannabis Board that requires cannabis companies to put even less information on their products’ packaging. At top, CBD products are seen at Fairwinds Cannabis. CBD, or cannabidiol, is the nonpsychoactive compound in marijuana. Several local legislators are trying to address the packaging issue.

State restrictions on cannabis packaging worry producers

Wendy Hull with Fairwinds Cannabis stands in one of the company’s flower rooms Tuesday afternoon in Vancouver. Hull said her company faces uncertainty because of a new policy from the state Liquor and Cannabis Board that requires cannabis companies to put even less information on their products’ packaging. At top, CBD products are seen at Fairwinds Cannabis. CBD, or cannabidiol, is the nonpsychoactive compound in marijuana. Several local legislators are trying to address the packaging issue.

February 15, 2019, 6:01am Clark County News

State policy restricting information worries cannabis firms, prompts legislative action Read story

Terry McDowell, center, walks Tuesday along the Salmon Creek Greenway Trail with her daughters Marisa, left, and Chloe, 16, in Vancouver.

Council approves new funding path for county trails

Terry McDowell, center, walks Tuesday along the Salmon Creek Greenway Trail with her daughters Marisa, left, and Chloe, 16, in Vancouver.

February 12, 2019, 7:19pm Clark County News

The Clark County Council on Tuesday passed an ordinance intended to boost funding for trails. Read story

State Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver.

Sen. Wilson bill would change key word in Growth Management Act

State Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver.

February 11, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

State Sen. Lynda Wilson, R-Vancouver, has introduced a bill that she said could benefit the state environmentally and economically just by changing one word in the state’s overarching land-use law. Read story

People line up in a hallway, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, before a public hearing before the House Health Care & Wellness Committee at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Amid a measles outbreak that has sickened people in Washington state and Oregon, lawmakers heard public testimony on a bill that would remove parents' ability to claim a philosophical exemption to opt their school-age children out of the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Hundreds turn out for hearing on vaccine bill in Olympia

People line up in a hallway, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, before a public hearing before the House Health Care & Wellness Committee at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Amid a measles outbreak that has sickened people in Washington state and Oregon, lawmakers heard public testimony on a bill that would remove parents' ability to claim a philosophical exemption to opt their school-age children out of the combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. (AP Photo/Ted S.

February 8, 2019, 4:53pm Clark County Health

Washington lawmakers heard from both vaccine skeptics and supporters during the first public hearing Friday morning for a bill that would remove the state’s personal exemption for the measles mumps and rubella vaccination. Read story