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This image provided by the USDA Agricultural Research Service shows a closeup of a mosquito on human skin.

Clark County Mosquito Control District says get yard ready for mosquito season

This image provided by the USDA Agricultural Research Service shows a closeup of a mosquito on human skin.

May 28, 2024, 6:06am Clark County Health

With mosquito season buzzing closer, Clark County’s Mosquito Control District staff want residents to get rid of any stagnant water in their yards that could help the blood-sucking bugs proliferate. Read story

The setback levees constructed during the Steigerwald Reconnection Project kept water from flooding Port of Camas-Washougal property in 2022.

Port of Camas-Washougal, U.S. Fish and Wildlife mull land swap near Steigerwald refuge

The setback levees constructed during the Steigerwald Reconnection Project kept water from flooding Port of Camas-Washougal property in 2022.

May 27, 2024, 2:12pm Clark County News

The Port of Camas-Washougal is negotiating a land-swap transaction with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that would expand the port’s inventory of usable — and possibly developable — land near Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Read story

Washington State Treasurer Mike Pellicciotti, left, and his office&rsquo;s communications director, Aaron Sherman, speak with The Columbian&rsquo;s editorial board about Washington Saves.

Washington Saves fills gap for private-sector employees without a 401(k); plan set to launch in 2027

Washington State Treasurer Mike Pellicciotti, left, and his office&rsquo;s communications director, Aaron Sherman, speak with The Columbian&rsquo;s editorial board about Washington Saves.

May 27, 2024, 6:05am Business

Most people who have retirement savings set their money aside in a 401(k) or similar tax-deferred accounts. But 401(k)s are not available to everyone. Read story

Crash on I-5 near La Center kills Vader woman Friday

May 25, 2024, 9:20am Clark County News

A truck driving northbound on Interstate 5 near La Center struck and killed a 42-year-old Vader woman Friday night. Read story

Real estate experts encourage buyers not to let high interest rates scare them out of the housing market.

Clark County experts: Time to buy a home is now, before dip in interest rates increases competition

Real estate experts encourage buyers not to let high interest rates scare them out of the housing market.

May 25, 2024, 6:02am Business

High interest rates are making it harder for people to buy homes in Clark County’s already hot market. But buyers shouldn’t wait for interest rates to drop, real estate agents and mortgage brokers working in Clark County say. Read story

U.S. District courthouse in Tacoma, formerly Union Station.

La Center woman who co-owns businesses in Ridgefield, Woodland convicted of 11 felony counts of violating the Clean Air Act

U.S. District courthouse in Tacoma, formerly Union Station.

May 24, 2024, 1:01pm Clark County News

The co-owner of two Clark County automotive businesses was convicted Thursday of conspiracy and 11 felony counts of violating the federal Clean Air Act, according to a statement from the United States Department of Justice. Read story

La Bottega manager and sommelier Alisha Judge, at right, instructs Sienna Gehl, a server.

‘Bottega needs to evolve again’: Italian restaurant in Vancouver gets new owners

La Bottega manager and sommelier Alisha Judge, at right, instructs Sienna Gehl, a server.

May 24, 2024, 6:05am Business

Vancouver may be growing and changing, but it still operates like a small town. Rumors of La Bottega being sold hit social media groups faster than owner Lisa Dougherty could reach out to The Columbian to explain the future for this popular Italian restaurant, deli and marketplace. Read story

Educational Opportunities for Children and Families CEO Rekah Strong, right, speaks at a press conference opposing Ballot Initiative 2109 on Wednesday at the early learning nonprofit&rsquo;s headquarters in Vancouver. I-2109 would repeal Washington&rsquo;s capital gains tax, which is expected to provide billions of dollars in support for early childhood education and schools funding over the next few years.

Rep. Monica Stonier, Clark County educators rally to protect Washington capital gains tax

Educational Opportunities for Children and Families CEO Rekah Strong, right, speaks at a press conference opposing Ballot Initiative 2109 on Wednesday at the early learning nonprofit&rsquo;s headquarters in Vancouver. I-2109 would repeal Washington&rsquo;s capital gains tax, which is expected to provide billions of dollars in support for early childhood education and schools funding over the next few years.

May 22, 2024, 6:20pm Clark County News

Leaders of Vancouver’s early-childhood programs gathered Wednesday to warn voters that a Washington ballot initiative would undermine a system that already fails to reach children in need. Read story

Julio Segura recounts his memory of the events that led to the death of Vancouver police Officer Donald Sahota during Segura&rsquo;s murder trial Wednesday at the Clark County Courthouse.

Segura testifies in murder trial that he didn’t believe off-duty Vancouver officer Sahota was police

Julio Segura recounts his memory of the events that led to the death of Vancouver police Officer Donald Sahota during Segura&rsquo;s murder trial Wednesday at the Clark County Courthouse.

May 22, 2024, 3:05pm Clark County News

A Yakima man told the jury in his murder trial Wednesday he was defending himself when he stabbed off-duty Vancouver police Officer Donald Sahota with a pocket knife. Read story

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

Capital gains tax receipts in Washington tumble

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

May 22, 2024, 2:48pm Editor's Choice

Capital gains tax collections in Washington have plummeted in their second year, creating potential challenges for the next governor and legislative budget writers in 2025. Read story