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The former Joe's Crab Shack, one of two buildings standing on a site planned for a new mixed-use development, closed in May 2020 due to COVID-19 closures.

Vancouver hopes boardwalk, mixed-use buildings revive state’s gateway

The former Joe's Crab Shack, one of two buildings standing on a site planned for a new mixed-use development, closed in May 2020 due to COVID-19 closures.

March 24, 2021, 6:03am Business

The city of Vancouver and real estate company Kirkland Development are hammering out the details of a proposed public boardwalk and mixed-use development on a plot of land directly east of the Interstate 5 Bridge — the 2.3-acre area currently occupied by longtime restaurant Who Song & Larry’s and the… Read story

From left, Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler, Alaska Division of Insurance Director Lori Wing-Heier; Insurance Commissioner of Pennsylvania Theresa Miller and Oklahoma Department of Insurance Commissioner John Doak, testify during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing on the individual health insurance market for 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Emergency rule bans credit scoring in Washington for 3 years

From left, Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler, Alaska Division of Insurance Director Lori Wing-Heier; Insurance Commissioner of Pennsylvania Theresa Miller and Oklahoma Department of Insurance Commissioner John Doak, testify during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing on the individual health insurance market for 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

March 23, 2021, 1:05pm Editor's Choice

OLYMPIA — Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler on Tuesday issued an emergency rule prohibiting insurers from using credit scoring to set rates for personal property for three years after the current coronvirus pandemic is declared over. Read story

The Regal Cinemas location in downtown Vancouver has been closed for months.

Regal slates theater reopenings; Clark County opening date not known

The Regal Cinemas location in downtown Vancouver has been closed for months.

March 23, 2021, 10:56am Business

Regal Cinemas, the second largest movie theater chain in the U.S., will reopen beginning April 2, its parent company, Cineworld Group, announced Tuesday. Details about possible Clark County openings were not available. Read story

Kirkland Development has purchased the property that currently houses Joe's Crab Shack, left, and Who Song & Larry's, as seen Dec. 12, 2018.

Vancouver council supportive of plan to transform ‘eyesore’ property along I-5 Bridge

Kirkland Development has purchased the property that currently houses Joe's Crab Shack, left, and Who Song & Larry's, as seen Dec. 12, 2018.

March 22, 2021, 9:16pm Business

The city of Vancouver and real estate company Kirkland Development are hammering out the details of a proposed public boardwalk and mixed-use development on a plot of land directly east of the Interstate 5 bridge -- the 2.3-acre plot currently occupied by longtime local restaurants Who Song & Larry’s and… Read story

The Clark County Courthouse.

Battle Ground man, 39, allegedly robbed store clerk, groped her

The Clark County Courthouse.

March 22, 2021, 6:14pm Clark County News

Matthew D. Zook made a first appearance Friday before Clark County Superior Court Judge Jennifer Snider, who set bail in his case at $175,000. Read story

Customers dine at La Provence Vancouver's socially distanced dining area as lunch is served Thursday afternoon.

Clark County restaurants are halfway home

Customers dine at La Provence Vancouver's socially distanced dining area as lunch is served Thursday afternoon.

March 22, 2021, 6:05am Business

Clark County restaurants will be open to 50 percent indoor capacity today, and while it’s a welcomed step for owners and managers, it’s not all a cause for celebration. Read story

The chambers of the Washington state Supreme Court sit empty in Olympia.

Now that Washington’s drug possession law has been struck down, swamped legal system faces massive do-over

The chambers of the Washington state Supreme Court sit empty in Olympia.

March 22, 2021, 6:02am Courts & Crime

Reverberations are spreading from a state Supreme Court opinion that last month struck down Washington’s decades-old drug possession statute as unconstitutional, sending ripple effects through a legal system that’s grappling with how to remedy past harm while facing an unprecedented backlog of criminal cases created by the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

‘I lost. Nothing I thought was going to happen happened.’

March 21, 2021, 8:02am Editor's Choice

A college student accused of plying a teen with heroin and methamphetamine, sexually abusing her and taking explicit photographs faced the prospect of prison if convicted of more than two dozen felony sex crimes. Read story

Jocelyn and William Stauffer of Washougal's Windy River Livestock sell pepperoni sticks to a family on Saturday, opening day for the Vancouver Farmers Market's 32nd season. Windy River launched years ago as a sideline for the Stauffers, but business has picked up tremendously during the pandemic, they said.

Vancouver Farmers Market returns

Jocelyn and William Stauffer of Washougal's Windy River Livestock sell pepperoni sticks to a family on Saturday, opening day for the Vancouver Farmers Market's 32nd season. Windy River launched years ago as a sideline for the Stauffers, but business has picked up tremendously during the pandemic, they said.

March 20, 2021, 4:28pm Clark County News

The Vancouver Farmers Market was back in business for its 32nd season Saturday with a bevy of new vendors whose enterprises launched or grew quickly during the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Fireworks available for purchase in Clark County.

Group launches fireworks petition drive in Clark County

Fireworks available for purchase in Clark County.

March 20, 2021, 2:36pm Clark County News

The grappling over fireworks restrictions in Clark County may not have reached its grand finale. A group of activists has started a petition drive. Read story