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Vancouver police officers to see 6 percent raise

(The Columbian files)

January 10, 2023, 4:37pm Clark County News

Members of the Vancouver Police Officers Guild will see a 6 percent pay increase in 2023 along with other benefits following the guild’s contract approval with the city of Vancouver. Read story

"Now I feel like he gives me the confidence to go out and be in the world, not worrying about things," said Army veteran Crystal Campbell about her companion, Wyatt. As pictured, Wyatt wears his official service dog vest.

Clark County veterans calmer with a canine companion

"Now I feel like he gives me the confidence to go out and be in the world, not worrying about things," said Army veteran Crystal Campbell about her companion, Wyatt. As pictured, Wyatt wears his official service dog vest.

January 8, 2023, 6:05am Clark County Health

One by one, service dogs and their veteran owners filed into Vancouver Mall to display their discipline and loyalty to one another. Read story

Auditor finds errors in city of Vancouver’s accounts

January 8, 2023, 6:03am Clark County News

As the country’s labor crunch was at its peak in 2021, the city of Vancouver encountered its own hurdles — a reality reflected in a recent state audit identifying deficiencies in the city’s financial statements. Read story

Potential neighbors of Prologis Park, a planned warehouse and distribution facility in Fruit Valley, are concerned about the development, which is slated to occupy 35 acres of land. Those living in nearby residential areas assert that their health and safety may be at risk as they anticipate the jump in traffic flows that Prologis Park would bring.

Plan for Vancouver warehouse has Fruit Valley residents worried about impacts

Potential neighbors of Prologis Park, a planned warehouse and distribution facility in Fruit Valley, are concerned about the development, which is slated to occupy 35 acres of land. Those living in nearby residential areas assert that their health and safety may be at risk as they anticipate the jump in traffic flows that Prologis Park would bring.

January 7, 2023, 6:05am Business

Vancouver could become one of many areas nationwide witnessing an emergence of mega warehouses, as more than 35 acres at its westernmost point are being considered for such a development. Read story

Battle Ground contractor to pay $25K fine

January 6, 2023, 6:00am Business

Years after a Battle Ground contractor released polluted stormwater into a tributary of the East Fork Lewis River, the company now must pay thousands for its violations. Read story

Application process opens for Vancouver traffic calming projects

January 6, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

Residents seeking better street safety in their neighborhood can now request such improvements through the city of Vancouver’s 2023 Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program. Read story

Washington’s two key climate standards are now in effect

January 5, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

As the new year begins, so do Washington’s two key climate strategies. Read story

Repair Clark County volunteer Ken Olsen examines the tape deck of a stereo at an event last June. The free repair program returns beginning in January.

Repair Clark County volunteers to tinker til it ticks at in-person, remote sessions

Repair Clark County volunteer Ken Olsen examines the tape deck of a stereo at an event last June. The free repair program returns beginning in January.

December 28, 2022, 6:52pm Clark County News

A loose sweater string or a sly, ever-growing tear. A clock that lost its tick, leading someone to forget it was there. Read story

The Washougal Police Department will get money from the federal government to fund a body cam program.

Southwest Washington public safety, infrastructure projects marked for funds in 2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill

The Washougal Police Department will get money from the federal government to fund a body cam program.

December 28, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

More than a dozen Southwest Washington initiatives will soon see federal funding designed to improve infrastructure and public safety following the passage of the Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. Read story

Skamania County Commissioner Bob Hamlin stands in front of derelict buildings as he talks about future development plans.

Skamania County to see tax boost with acquisition of U.S. Forest land

Skamania County Commissioner Bob Hamlin stands in front of derelict buildings as he talks about future development plans.

December 26, 2022, 6:47pm Clark County News

For small counties, locating new money-making resources can be difficult, leaving some to struggle to fund basic public services. It also requires abundant deposits of patience. Read story