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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… 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

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

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

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Rep. Kraft bill calls for study of third bridge

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February 6, 2019, 8:28pm Clark County News

While the issue of replacing the Interstate 5 Bridge is expected to come up in the legislative session underway in Olympia, one Clark County lawmaker has other ideas. Read story

Chuck Atkins Clark County Sheriff

Clark County Sheriff’s Office ‘will adhere to’ I-1639

Chuck Atkins Clark County Sheriff

February 4, 2019, 4:40pm Clark County News

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has announced that it will enforce a controversial gun-control measure handily passed by voters last November. Read story

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Kraft introduces bill aimed at cracking down on massage parlors

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February 3, 2019, 6:01am Clark County News

Anne McEnerny-Ogle recalls several years ago after Oregon tightened its laws over massage facilities she started noticing businesses that would pop up in strip malls in Vancouver. She observed how these businesses often had odd hours and customers who would park in nearby neighborhoods. Read story

Three adults, five dogs displaced after fire

February 2, 2019, 11:21pm Clark County News

Three adults and five dogs were displaced by a house fire that occurred Friday night in the Rose Village neighborhood, according to Vancouver Fire Department Capt. Raymond Egan. Read story

Body of a male discovered along Washougal River

February 2, 2019, 11:18pm Clark County News

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is asking for information in a case involving a now-deceased male who was found along the Washougal River. Read story