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Stories by Shari Phiel

Columbian staff writer

Clark County joins effort to prevent food waste

March 29, 2024, 5:27am Clark County News

Joining an international sustainability effort, the Clark County Council on Tuesday proclaimed April 1-7 as Food Waste Prevention Week. Read story

Open house for Harmony Sports Complex in east Vancouver slated for April 10

March 29, 2024, 5:27am Clark County News

Improvements planned for the Harmony Sports Complex in east Vancouver will be the focus of a Clark County open house. Read story

The Washington Department of Ecology has sent an administrative order to Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad which confirms rail work polluted state waters.

Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad ordered to comply with water pollution laws

The Washington Department of Ecology has sent an administrative order to Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad which confirms rail work polluted state waters.

March 27, 2024, 6:09am Business

The operator of a 33-mile railroad through Clark County continues to run afoul of state environmental regulations. On Monday, the Washington State Department of Ecology ordered Portland Vancouver Junction Railroad to comply with state water pollution laws. Read story

Vancouver City Hall in downtown Vancouver.

Vancouver works to remove forever chemicals from water supply

Vancouver City Hall in downtown Vancouver.

March 27, 2024, 6:08am Clark County Health

The city of Vancouver this week took a step toward removing forever chemicals from the municipal water supply. Read story

Tyler Clary, Vancouver water engineering program manager, discusses PFAS contamination in the Vancouver water supply at the 78th Street pumping facility in January.

What to know about PFAS or ‘forever chemicals’ in some Vancouver, Clark Public Utilities’ water sources

Tyler Clary, Vancouver water engineering program manager, discusses PFAS contamination in the Vancouver water supply at the 78th Street pumping facility in January.

March 27, 2024, 6:06am Clark County Health

There’s an old adage that nothing lasts forever, except perhaps true love and diamonds. Now we can add per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, to that short list. In recent years, both the city of Vancouver and Clark Public Utilities have discovered PFAS, more commonly known as “forever chemicals,” in… Read story

A vending machine in the lobby of the Clark County Jail offers free opioid overdose reversal medication.

Clark County Jail gains naloxone vending machine

A vending machine in the lobby of the Clark County Jail offers free opioid overdose reversal medication.

March 26, 2024, 6:07am Clark County Health

Clark County Jail Services and its partners have installed a naloxone vending machine in the jail’s public lobby. Read story

Battle Ground opposes Clark County proposal to allow industrial development along railroad

March 26, 2024, 6:05am Business

Battle Ground officials are pushing back on Clark County’s proposal to allow industrial development along a railroad that passes through the city. At its March 18 meeting, the Battle Ground City Council unanimously approved a resolution opposing expansion of a county zoning overlay for so-called freight-rail dependent uses. Read story

The Vancouver Fire Department was called to help Vancouver police at 6 p.m. Saturday with a man on the roof of Little Conejo, 114 W. Sixth St. The man later climbed out onto communication wires above the street.

Suspect went on a crime spree, Vancouver police say, then tried to escape by shimmying across telephone wires

The Vancouver Fire Department was called to help Vancouver police at 6 p.m. Saturday with a man on the roof of Little Conejo, 114 W. Sixth St. The man later climbed out onto communication wires above the street.

March 25, 2024, 2:30pm Clark County News

What started as a report of a vehicle prowl Saturday ended with a theft suspect trying to escape by shimmying across telephone wires over West Sixth Street in downtown Vancouver for nearly an hour. Read story

Tony Tommasini, from left, Doug Kreuzer and Kari Dupler of the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership conduct an amphibian study as part of the fish habitat restoration efforts at the East Fork Lewis River on Monday.

Clark County to buy 125 acres along East Fork Lewis River as part of habitat restoration project

Tony Tommasini, from left, Doug Kreuzer and Kari Dupler of the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership conduct an amphibian study as part of the fish habitat restoration efforts at the East Fork Lewis River on Monday.

March 22, 2024, 6:04am Clark County News

Land along East Fork Lewis River includes nine abandoned pit mines, ponds, marshes, wetlands Read story

Learn about Clark County’s property tax exemption program

March 21, 2024, 5:20am Clark County News

Property tax specialists will be available to answer questions and enroll property owners in Clark County’s tax relief program during Ridgefield City Council’s March 28 meeting. Read story