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Goal of Zach’s Law: Educate Washingtonians about cold-water shock

January 29, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

On an unusually warm spring day in March 2021, Centralia teen Zachary Rager jumped from the Chehalis River Bridge into the river below. It was something he and his friends had done many times before, but this time it would cost Rager his life. Read story

Parker’s Landing Historical Park trees getting a makeover

January 26, 2023, 6:04am Clark County News

Heritage trees at Parker’s Landing Historical Park in Washougal will be getting a free makeover on Jan. 30 thanks to Cascade Tree Works. There are seven heritage trees at the park including five apple trees, a cherry tree and English walnut. Read story

Harmony Sports Complex soccer fields

Cost of improvements at Harmony Sports Complex have almost doubled

Harmony Sports Complex soccer fields

January 25, 2023, 7:12pm Clark County News

Like other municipalities, Clark County is wrestling with cost overruns on its capital projects. On Wednesday, the county council weighed how to move forward with planned improvements at the Harmony Sports Complex. Read story

Clark County begins update to comprehensive plan

January 25, 2023, 6:05am Clark County News

Clark County has begun updating its Comprehensive Growth Management Plan. Last updated in 2016, the plan is a long-range policy guide for managing the county’s growth over a 20-year period. Read story

Clark County Elections to mail out special election ballots Friday

January 25, 2023, 6:03am Clark County News

On Friday, Clark County Elections will mail ballots for the Feb. 14 special election to all eligible registered voters living within the city of Vancouver, Vancouver Public Schools, Washougal School District and Woodland Public Schools. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee delivers his 2023 State of the State address at the Capitol in Olympia on Jan. 10. Inslee took the rare step of testifying at a Senate committee meeting Tuesday to show his support for a proposed state constitutional amendment protecting the right to abortion in Washington.

Abortion bills get legislative hearing; Vancouver Sen. Cleveland sponsors 1 of 2 measures that aim to preserve access

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee delivers his 2023 State of the State address at the Capitol in Olympia on Jan. 10. Inslee took the rare step of testifying at a Senate committee meeting Tuesday to show his support for a proposed state constitutional amendment protecting the right to abortion in Washington.

January 24, 2023, 7:36pm Clark County Health

Women’s access to reproductive health care and abortions were at the forefront in Olympia Tuesday as two bills were the focus of a public hearing before the Senate Health and Long Term Care committee. Read story

Some boaters and anglers using the Ridgefield boat launch on Mill Street, left, want to see the launch either expanded or a new launch built.

Users push Port of Ridgefield to expand, add boat ramps, make other improvements

Some boaters and anglers using the Ridgefield boat launch on Mill Street, left, want to see the launch either expanded or a new launch built.

January 24, 2023, 6:04am Business

When the Port of Ridgefield began looking at options for developing its 40-acre waterfront property last year, expanding or improving its two boat launches wasn’t among them. The popular launches — a two-lane facility for boats, and a separate concrete put-in area for kayaks — provide access to Lake River,… Read story

Camas High School band director Richard Mancini, right, accepts a $10,000 donation from CBM Systems' Benjamin Reng during band class on Friday.

Camas High School band gets $10,000 donation

Camas High School band director Richard Mancini, right, accepts a $10,000 donation from CBM Systems' Benjamin Reng during band class on Friday.

January 22, 2023, 6:00am Clark County News

Camas High School’s marching band received a $10,000 donation from Oregon-based CBM Systems during a special gathering at the school Friday. Read story

Art teacher Michelle Hankins, standing at right, helps her daughter Ruby decide what colors would best complement her duck drawing during a Saturday art workshop at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.

If it looks like a duck … it could become a stamp

Art teacher Michelle Hankins, standing at right, helps her daughter Ruby decide what colors would best complement her duck drawing during a Saturday art workshop at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.

January 21, 2023, 8:30pm Clark County News

With rain and sometimes even flurries falling Saturday, it was the kind of weather that’s perfect for ducks. It was also the perfect day for drawing ducks. Read story

Portland police are searching for this stolen Mercedes-Benz van, which contained four show dogs.

Dogs, van stolen from Jantzen Beach hotel

Portland police are searching for this stolen Mercedes-Benz van, which contained four show dogs.

January 21, 2023, 8:19pm Clark County News

Portland police are searching for a dark blue Mercedes van containing four show dogs stolen from a hotel on North Jantzen Beach Drive on Saturday morning. Read story