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Incumbents, EMS levy faring well in initial Clark County election returns

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November 7, 2023, 9:00pm Clark County News

Incumbents generally fared well in Tuesday’s general election, with all but four leading their challengers in early election returns from Clark County Elections. An EMS levy in Washougal was passing handily, receiving 80.02 percent of the vote. Read story

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Joint agency operation targets ‘most dangerous offenders in Clark County’

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September 8, 2023, 3:52pm Clark County News

A recent joint operation by local, state and federal authorities led to 34 arrests of wanted individuals and the seizure of firearms, drugs and money, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Read story

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Suspect in Kelso homicide case arrested after high-speed chase into Clark County

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September 5, 2023, 3:39pm Clark County News

A suspect wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Kelso on Tuesday led officers on a two-county high speed chase that ended in a crash near a commercial area in the Barberton area north of Vancouver. Read story

Daniel Cox, from left, was named acting president and CEO of Riverview Bank, Robert Benke was promoted to executive vice president and chief credit officer, and Michael Sventek has been hired to serve as Riverview’s executive vice president and chief lending officer.

Vancouver-based Riverview Bancorp promotes leaders

Daniel Cox, from left, was named acting president and CEO of Riverview Bank, Robert Benke was promoted to executive vice president and chief credit officer, and Michael Sventek has been hired to serve as Riverview’s executive vice president and chief lending officer.

August 23, 2023, 3:17pm Business

Vancouver-based Riverview Bancorp announced a series of promotions in its senior management ranks Wednesday following the dismissal of its CEO earlier this month in what the company called a human resources issue. Read story

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Human remains found in burned car in Hazel Dell

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August 22, 2023, 9:26pm Clark County News

Clark County sheriff’s deputies investigating a missing person’s case Tuesday discovered human remains in a burned car in Hazel Dell, according to a sheriff’s office statement. Read story

Chloe “Ty” Bouchard, 14, has been reported missing by Battle Ground police.

Missing Battle Ground teen returned home safe

Chloe “Ty” Bouchard, 14, has been reported missing by Battle Ground police.

August 17, 2023, 2:35pm Clark County News

The Battle Ground Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a teenager who has been missing since Aug. 9. Read story

FILE - The Starbucks sign is displayed in the window of a Pittsburgh Starbucks, Jan. 30, 2023. On Monday, June 12, jurors in a federal court in New Jersey awarded $25.6 million to a former regional Starbucks manager who alleged that she and other white employees were unfairly punished by the coffee chain after the high-profile 2018 arrests of two Black men at one of the chain's Philadelphia locations. (AP Photo/Gene J.

Employees at downtown Vancouver Starbucks vote to unionize

FILE - The Starbucks sign is displayed in the window of a Pittsburgh Starbucks, Jan. 30, 2023. On Monday, June 12, jurors in a federal court in New Jersey awarded $25.6 million to a former regional Starbucks manager who alleged that she and other white employees were unfairly punished by the coffee chain after the high-profile 2018 arrests of two Black men at one of the chain's Philadelphia locations. (AP Photo/Gene J.

August 17, 2023, 12:48pm Business

Starbucks employees at the company’s Heritage Place store in Vancouver voted Wednesday to unionize, according to the Starbucks Workers United union. Read story

Smoke rises from a fire in a rural area near Northeast Jenny Creek Road on Wednesday afternoon. The fire began with a house fire that spread to nearby brush, prompting an evacuation of residences within a mile of the fire.

Jenny Creek Road Fire evacuation zones rolling back as crews get handle on fire

Smoke rises from a fire in a rural area near Northeast Jenny Creek Road on Wednesday afternoon. The fire began with a house fire that spread to nearby brush, prompting an evacuation of residences within a mile of the fire.

August 16, 2023, 10:20pm Clark County News

Officials with the Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency announced at 9:45 p.m. that fire crews battling the Jenny Creek Road Fire north of La Center had contained the blaze enough to allow residents of the Green Level 1 and Yellow Level 2 evacuation zones to return home with caution. Read story

Vika Eykhman, 13, of Vancouver escapes the heat in the cool waters of the Washougal River at the Sandy Swimming Hole on Monday afternoon. Eykhman was one of dozens of locals that sought out the popular spot as a refuge from the high summer temperatures. "It's cold. I just usually get right in," she said.

Heat wave in Clark County prompts health warnings, raises wildfire concerns

Vika Eykhman, 13, of Vancouver escapes the heat in the cool waters of the Washougal River at the Sandy Swimming Hole on Monday afternoon. Eykhman was one of dozens of locals that sought out the popular spot as a refuge from the high summer temperatures. "It's cold. I just usually get right in," she said.

August 14, 2023, 6:08pm Clark County News

A heat wave that brought triple-digit temperatures to the region has prompted health warnings and raised concerns about wildfire. Read story

Fire in Vancouver scrap yard quickly controlled

August 12, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

A fire in a debris pile at a Vancouver scrap yard Friday evening put out a large plume of smoke visible throughout downtown Vancouver. Read story