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Stories by Shari Phiel

Columbian staff writer

Intersection at Northeast 72nd Avenue, 239th Street northwest of Battle Ground changing to all-way stop

April 17, 2024, 5:59am Clark County News

The intersection at Northeast 72nd Avenue and 239th Street northwest of Battle Ground will change from a two-way stop to an all-way stop on Thursday. Read story

Clark County Auditor’s Office awarded Association of Local Government Auditors’ Knighton Award

April 17, 2024, 5:58am Clark County News

The Clark County Auditor’s Office has been awarded the Association of Local Government Auditors’ Knighton Award. Read story

Volunteers needed for Clark County Historic Preservation Commission

April 17, 2024, 5:57am Clark County News

Clark County is seeking two volunteers to serve on the Clark County Historic Preservation Commission. Read story

Clark County Green Business Program to host education event on sustainable food practices

April 17, 2024, 5:56am Clark County News

The Clark County Green Business Program will host a free educational event for businesses to learn about sustainable food practices. Read story

(Taylor Balkom/The Columbian files)

Clark County Council continues planning for next 20 years of population growth

(Taylor Balkom/The Columbian files)

April 13, 2024, 6:04am Clark County News

The Clark County Council this month will continue the lengthy process of planning for the next two decades of population growth. The council will meet to discuss where new housing, jobs and population growth should go. Read story

A pair of weeks-old baby squirrels rest on a blanket Wednesday at Squirrel Refuge in Vancouver. The organization rescues baby squirrels, opossums, mice, rabbits and other critters.

Clark County residents urged to take hands-off approach to baby animals encountered in the wild

A pair of weeks-old baby squirrels rest on a blanket Wednesday at Squirrel Refuge in Vancouver. The organization rescues baby squirrels, opossums, mice, rabbits and other critters.

April 11, 2024, 6:06am Clark County Life

You’re out for a walk, enjoying a sunny spring day, when you suddenly spot a baby squirrel out of its nest or maybe a tiny bunny hiding under a clump of grass. What should you do? Do you take the animal home and care for it yourself or leave it… Read story

Vancouver City Hall (iStock.com)

Vancouver excels on permit audit, receiving among highest scores

Vancouver City Hall (iStock.com)

April 9, 2024, 6:28pm Clark County News

When it comes to issuing permits, the city of Vancouver received among the highest scores in a recently completed audit by the Washington State Auditor’s Office. Read story

Video footage caught Benjamin J. Silva, 36, forcefully pushing past police lines at the tunnel entrance of the Capitol building&rsquo;s Lower West Terrace, and placing one hand against an officer&rsquo;s riot shield, according to a federal affidavit. Silva declined comment about the allegations.

Yacolt man pleads guilty to charge in connection with Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Video footage caught Benjamin J. Silva, 36, forcefully pushing past police lines at the tunnel entrance of the Capitol building&rsquo;s Lower West Terrace, and placing one hand against an officer&rsquo;s riot shield, according to a federal affidavit. Silva declined comment about the allegations.

April 8, 2024, 12:52pm Clark County News

A Yacolt man pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to a felony charge of civil disorder for his participation in the Jan. 6, 2021, breach of the U.S. Capitol and disruption of a joint session of Congress convened to confirm the 2020 presidential election results. Read story

A beach treatment plan may help Vancouver Lake&rsquo;s availability for swimming and other recreational uses this summer.

Algae treatment plan in works to keep Vancouver Lake swimming open as long-term strategies developed

A beach treatment plan may help Vancouver Lake&rsquo;s availability for swimming and other recreational uses this summer.

April 6, 2024, 6:02am Clark County News

Warm summer days aren’t far away, and neither is the return of Vancouver Lake’s algae bloom. This year may be different, though. Read story

A home near the border of Camp Bonneville is visible from Northeast 68th Street in Vancouver on June 21, 2019.

Camp Bonneville concerns may delay contract between Clark County, FBI

A home near the border of Camp Bonneville is visible from Northeast 68th Street in Vancouver on June 21, 2019.

April 4, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

New and old concerns about the FBI’s continued use of a shooting range at Camp Bonneville could delay contract negotiations between the federal agency and Clark County Council. Read story