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Battle Ground City Hall.

Eaton Boulevard getting wider, safer, greener

Battle Ground City Hall.

July 3, 2022, 6:15am Clark County News

Battle Ground residents using a half-mile stretch of Eaton Boulevard between Southwest 20th Avenue and Highway 503 had their first chance to look at the city’s planned improvements for the roadway at an open house held Tuesday. Read story

Shoppers visit TNT Fireworks, left, and the nearby Blackjack Fireworks while preparing for their Fourth of July celebrations Friday morning. Fireworks business owners expect crowds to grow larger and larger over the weekend; they'll also be open on Monday.

Sparks fly between July 4 fireworks competitors

Shoppers visit TNT Fireworks, left, and the nearby Blackjack Fireworks while preparing for their Fourth of July celebrations Friday morning. Fireworks business owners expect crowds to grow larger and larger over the weekend; they'll also be open on Monday.

July 2, 2022, 6:00am Business

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, one of Clark County’s most explosive business rivalries is heating up. Read story

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Vancouver apartment fire where two were found dead investigated as murder, arson

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July 1, 2022, 5:04pm Clark County News

A Saturday apartment fire, in which two men were found dead, is being investigated as a murder and arson, according to court records. Read story

A view of Brownsville, Ore., circa 1890.

WSU Vancouver historian explores Oregon pioneers’ legacy of violence

A view of Brownsville, Ore., circa 1890.

July 1, 2022, 6:00am Clark County Life

On Nov. 18, 1895, an impoverished farmer named John Montgomery slapped his 18-year-old son, Loyd, across the face and told him to get back to the chores left undone when Loyd had unexpectedly disappeared overnight to go hunting. Loyd Montgomery exploded in rage. He retrieved that same hunting rifle and… Read story

Houses under construction at Whipple Creek Village in Ridgefield in 2021 reflected that city's rapid population growth, the fastest in the county with a 14.5 percent increase in population between 2021 and 2022.

Clark County’s population grows faster than state’s, tops out at 520,900

Houses under construction at Whipple Creek Village in Ridgefield in 2021 reflected that city's rapid population growth, the fastest in the county with a 14.5 percent increase in population between 2021 and 2022.

June 30, 2022, 4:26pm Clark County News

Clark County’s population continues to surge, despite disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic and rising inflation. Read story

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Clark County in medium risk category for COVID-19 for first time since March

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June 30, 2022, 1:55pm Clark County Health

Clark County’s COVID-19 activity rate decreased this week, ending a two-week run of gradual increases that has put the county at a medium level of risk of disease transmission, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read story

Motorcyclist killed in head-on crash in north Clark County

June 30, 2022, 7:26am Clark County News

A motorcyclist was killed in a head-on collision with an SUV late Wednesday night on Grantham Road north of Fargher Lake and west of Amboy.  Read story

Ed Martin of Ridgefield gets into the spirit of the Fourth of July dressed as Uncle Sam as he enjoys the annual parade from his spot along Pioneer Street on Wednesday morning, July 4, 2018.(Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

So many fun things to do Fourth of July weekend in Vancouver-Portland area

Ed Martin of Ridgefield gets into the spirit of the Fourth of July dressed as Uncle Sam as he enjoys the annual parade from his spot along Pioneer Street on Wednesday morning, July 4, 2018.(Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

June 30, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Fourth of July long weekend offers lots of opportunities to get out and about, including fireworks Read story

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Vancouver man added to state insurance commissioner’s most wanted list

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June 29, 2022, 3:21pm Clark County News

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has added a Vancouver man, who failed to appear in court on allegations of insurance fraud, to his office’s most wanted list. Read story

The Coast Guard said Wednesday that it wants the height of the new I-5 Bridge to be 178 feet — a structure that would tower over downtown Vancouver and is much higher than the 116 feet wanted by bridge project planners.

U.S. Coast Guard: Required clearance for new I-5 Bridge is 178 feet

The Coast Guard said Wednesday that it wants the height of the new I-5 Bridge to be 178 feet — a structure that would tower over downtown Vancouver and is much higher than the 116 feet wanted by bridge project planners.

June 29, 2022, 2:31pm Business

The U.S. Coast Guard wants 178 feet of clearance for boats under the next Interstate 5 Bridge, much more than the current 116-foot clearance that bridge project leaders propose. Read story