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Stories by William Seekamp

Columbian staff writer

Within the span of a few years, Northeast 174th Street will go from about 50 lots using it, according to Dean Hergesheimer, to 200.

Adding housing to narrow, two-lane 174th Street concerns residents in Fairgrounds neighborhood

Within the span of a few years, Northeast 174th Street will go from about 50 lots using it, according to Dean Hergesheimer, to 200.

May 1, 2024, 11:20am Clark County News

Dean Hergesheimer believes Clark County’s public works department made a mistake. Read story

*LEADOPTION* Music World in Hazel Dell on Thursday hosted a free musical instrument string exchange where people could get new strings and their instrument restrung while supplies lasted.

Music World in Hazel Dell hosts recycling event to keep guitar strings, more out of landfills

*LEADOPTION* Music World in Hazel Dell on Thursday hosted a free musical instrument string exchange where people could get new strings and their instrument restrung while supplies lasted.

April 25, 2024, 7:23pm Business

Matt Gohlke, the co-owner and general manager of Music World in Hazel Dell, hardly thought about how he disposed of his instruments’ old strings until recently. Read story

A two-alarm fire in Washougal injured one person.

One person injured in two-alarm fire in Washougal

A two-alarm fire in Washougal injured one person.

April 25, 2024, 12:48pm Clark County News

One person was injured early Thursday morning while trying to rescue pets from a two-alarm fire in a Washougal apartment building. Read story

A bag of Narcan, a brand of the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone, stands at the ready April 4 at a homeless encampment in downtown Vancouver.

Vancouver approves joining state’s opioid settlement; city to get nearly $1M in deal with Johnson & Johnson

A bag of Narcan, a brand of the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone, stands at the ready April 4 at a homeless encampment in downtown Vancouver.

April 23, 2024, 5:26pm Clark County Health

On Monday, the Vancouver City Council signed off on joining an opioid settlement between the state of Washington and Johnson & Johnson over the pharmaceutical company’s marketing practices that helped fuel the opioid epidemic in Washington. Read story

Maintenance will close lanes of I-5 south

April 23, 2024, 6:00am Clark County News

The left two lanes of southbound Interstate 5 near Battle Ground will be closed from 3 to 6 a.m. through Thursday for maintenance. Read story

Portland International Airport main terminal opening delayed

April 6, 2024, 5:58am Clark County News

The new main terminal at Portland International Airport is now scheduled to open in August — after a three-month delay. Read story

The Interstate 5 Bridge crosses the Columbia River.

Key Interstate 5 Bridge document delayed again, but replacement work could still start in 2026

The Interstate 5 Bridge crosses the Columbia River.

April 5, 2024, 5:25pm Clark County News

The release of a draft supplemental environmental impact statement, a critical milestone for the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program, has been delayed from this spring to sometime later this year. Read story

Cars drive around a roundabout Wednesday at Pioneer Street and Royle Road in Ridgefield.

Taking the roundabout way: Traffic feature improves safety, is here to stay in Clark County, officials say

Cars drive around a roundabout Wednesday at Pioneer Street and Royle Road in Ridgefield.

April 4, 2024, 6:06am Clark County News

Clark County motorists are increasingly getting around in a roundabout way. Read story

An electric vehicle charges Monday at Clark Public Utilities on Fort Vancouver Way in Vancouver. The utility is piloting a credit for people who agree to charge their vehicles at home during off-peak hours.

Clark Public Utilities pilot program offers $50 credit to electric vehicle owners

An electric vehicle charges Monday at Clark Public Utilities on Fort Vancouver Way in Vancouver. The utility is piloting a credit for people who agree to charge their vehicles at home during off-peak hours.

April 2, 2024, 6:05am Business

A new pilot program offers electric vehicle owners in Clark County a $50 credit from Clark Public Utilities to forgo charging their vehicles during peak demand hours. Read story

It took 20-plus first responders from multiple rescue agencies to remove a driver from a vehicle after it tumbled into a ravine Wednesday night.

Rescuers pull driver to safety after crash south of Ridgefieldvideo icon

It took 20-plus first responders from multiple rescue agencies to remove a driver from a vehicle after it tumbled into a ravine Wednesday night.

March 30, 2024, 6:02am Clark County News

A vehicle tumbled down a steep, briar bush-filled embankment south of Ridgefield on Wednesday night, leading to a multiagency effort to rescue the driver. Read story