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The newest Clark County Superior Court judge, Tsering Cornell, poses for a portrait in her Vancouver courtroom. As the daughter of two Tibetan immigrants, Cornell remains connected with local Tibetan groups. The community celebrated her judicial appointment, which it says makes her the first Tibetan American judge in the United States.

Judge Tsering Cornell honors legal, Tibetan community that blazed trail to Clark County Superior Court

The newest Clark County Superior Court judge, Tsering Cornell, poses for a portrait in her Vancouver courtroom. As the daughter of two Tibetan immigrants, Cornell remains connected with local Tibetan groups. The community celebrated her judicial appointment, which it says makes her the first Tibetan American judge in the United States.

December 2, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

As Tsering Cornell took her oath in July to become a Clark County Superior Court judge — the county’s first Asian American judge — behind her the gallery was full of friends, family and colleagues. But the courtroom was also packed with other Tibetan Americans there to celebrate the success… Read story

The Clark County Courthouse (The Columbian files)

Vancouver man sentenced to 14 years for burglary, groping

The Clark County Courthouse (The Columbian files)

December 1, 2022, 3:33pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man was sentenced Nov. 17 to nearly 14 years in prison for breaking into two apartments in the middle of the night in June 2021 and groping three women. Read story

Richard Eugene Knapp, then-57, makes a first appearance in Clark County Superior Court on May 1, 2019 in connection with the 1994 rape and strangulation death of a woman in Vancouver.

Charges dismissed against Oregon man accused in Vancouver cold case murder

Richard Eugene Knapp, then-57, makes a first appearance in Clark County Superior Court on May 1, 2019 in connection with the 1994 rape and strangulation death of a woman in Vancouver.

December 1, 2022, 10:15am Clark County News

The murder charges against a Fairview, Ore., man in connection with the 1994 rape and strangulation death of a Vancouver woman were dismissed Wednesday.  Read story

The Clark County Courthouse.

Vancouver woman accused of causing brain injuries to 15-month-old nephew

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November 30, 2022, 4:41pm Clark County News

A Vancouver woman appeared Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court, accused of causing brain injuries to her 15-month-old nephew, who was temporarily in her care. Read story

Interagency agreement to aid Vancouver Police Department OK’d

November 30, 2022, 6:01am Clark County News

The Vancouver Police Department has enlisted support from colleagues in Washougal to help the department compensate for low staffing and vacant positions. Read story

The Clark County Courthouse (The Columbian files)

Clark County man sentenced to 7.5 years in sexual abuse of 2 teen girls

The Clark County Courthouse (The Columbian files)

November 29, 2022, 5:38pm Clark County News

A Clark County man was sentenced Tuesday to 7½ years in prison for sexually abusing two teenage girls. Read story

The Clark County Courthouse (The Columbian files)

Vancouver man found not guilty in 2021 drive-by shooting

The Clark County Courthouse (The Columbian files)

November 29, 2022, 3:47pm Clark County News

A Clark County Superior Court jury acquitted a Vancouver man Monday of charges of first-degree assault and drive-by shooting stemming from a February 2021 confrontation in Vancouver’s Fircrest neighborhood. Read story

Clark County sheriff's deputies are investigating after employees at 7-Eleven stores in Hazel Dell and Orchards reported finding credit card skimmers -- a device installed on card readers that collects card information -- on their card readers Friday.

7-Eleven Stores report finding credit card skimmers

Clark County sheriff's deputies are investigating after employees at 7-Eleven stores in Hazel Dell and Orchards reported finding credit card skimmers -- a device installed on card readers that collects card information -- on their card readers Friday.

November 25, 2022, 5:50pm Clark County News

Clark County sheriff’s deputies are investigating after employees at 7-Eleven stores in Hazel Dell and Orchards reported finding credit card skimmers on their card readers Friday. Read story

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Woman killed in Highway 14 crash in Skamania County ID’d

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November 22, 2022, 5:31pm Clark County News

A woman who was killed in a two-vehicle crash Oct. 15 on state Highway 14 in Skamania County was identified Tuesday as Sharon Kuneki of White Swan. Read story

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Washougal man accused in $127K workers’ comp theft

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November 22, 2022, 4:30pm Clark County News

A Washougal man is accused of stealing $127,000 in workers’ compensation benefits for working at his construction firm while claiming he was too injured to work, according to the state Department of Labor & Industries. Read story