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Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs talks to The Columbian Editorial Board on Tuesday. Hobbs is up for re-election this year. He took office in 2021 after former Secretary of State Kim Wyman resigned to take a position with the Biden administration.

Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs tackles election misinformation in Vancouver visit

Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs talks to The Columbian Editorial Board on Tuesday. Hobbs is up for re-election this year. He took office in 2021 after former Secretary of State Kim Wyman resigned to take a position with the Biden administration.

June 22, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Washington’s newest Secretary of State, Steve Hobbs, wants voters to know the state’s elections are secure. Hobbs traveled to Vancouver on Tuesday to visit the Fort Vancouver Regional Library and The Columbian as part of an effort to reach out to local communities. Read story

Motorists navigate the intersection of Northeast 179th Street and Northeast 29th Avenue, one of two intersections planned for improvements in the county Northeast 179th Street project.

Clark County staff redouble outreach efforts on 179th Street improvement project

Motorists navigate the intersection of Northeast 179th Street and Northeast 29th Avenue, one of two intersections planned for improvements in the county Northeast 179th Street project.

June 21, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Residents opposed to some elements of the county’s proposed Northeast 179th Street improvement project are getting another chance to voice their concerns. Read story

Brightside Roadside Service owner Bryan Munnick changes the oil on a Ford Explorer. He was connected through the customer through Oili, an app from a Vancouver-based developer that allows customers to schedule oil changes at their homes.

Tech startups thrive in Clark County

Brightside Roadside Service owner Bryan Munnick changes the oil on a Ford Explorer. He was connected through the customer through Oili, an app from a Vancouver-based developer that allows customers to schedule oil changes at their homes.

June 21, 2022, 6:04am Business

Oili is an app that’s like the Uber of oil changes: independent contractors get oil change requests on their device, drive where the requester is parked and change their oil on the spot. Read story

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue responds to a crash on Interstate 5 north on Monday morning.

Two injured in rollover crash on I-5 north near Woodland

Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue responds to a crash on Interstate 5 north on Monday morning.

June 20, 2022, 11:45am Clark County News

Interstate 5 north was closed on Monday morning after a rollover crash that left two people injured.  Read story

Republican 3rd District congressional candidate Joe Kent and incumbent Rep.

Candidates Herrera Beutler, Kent weigh in on federal gun bills after mass shootings

Republican 3rd District congressional candidate Joe Kent and incumbent Rep.

June 20, 2022, 7:48am Clark County News

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler and her Trump-endorsed opponent in the primary are questioning proposed legislation in light of recent mass shootings. Read story

Partners in life and in business, Mark Joseph, left, and John Treadwell are the co-owners of UnderBar.

Working in Clark County: John Treadwell and Mark Joseph, UnderBar owners

Partners in life and in business, Mark Joseph, left, and John Treadwell are the co-owners of UnderBar.

June 20, 2022, 6:01am Business

With Pride Month in full swing, many LGBTQ+ citizens and their allies are looking for local spots to join the celebration. From simple food and drink, Pride parties, trivia nights, and even drag brunch and bingo, the UnderBar cocktail bar is a Clark County gathering spot for celebrants. Read story

A bicyclist passes a sign protesting a proposed behavioral health facility near Northeast 50th Avenue and Northeast 159th Street.

Residents say mental health facility is not a good fit for Mount Vista area

A bicyclist passes a sign protesting a proposed behavioral health facility near Northeast 50th Avenue and Northeast 159th Street.

June 19, 2022, 6:01am Clark County Health

A two-part land-use hearing for a proposed residential mental health treatment facility on Northeast 50th Avenue, in the Mount Vista area, wrapped up Thursday evening, but a decision from Hearing Examiner Joe Turner likely won’t come until late July. The first part of the hearing was held May 26. Read story

The City of Vancouver is looking to buy a $500,000 rapid DNA machine to analyze DNA from property crimes.

Vancouver Police seeks DNA machine amid surging crime

The City of Vancouver is looking to buy a $500,000 rapid DNA machine to analyze DNA from property crimes.

June 18, 2022, 3:31pm Clark County News

The Vancouver Police Department is looking to buy a new $500,000 machine to rapidly analyze DNA to provide evidence for property crime investigations. Read story

The RiverWest building at The Waterfront Vancouver in the first half of 2020.

Pasta eatery coming to Vancouver waterfront

The RiverWest building at The Waterfront Vancouver in the first half of 2020.

June 18, 2022, 3:20pm Business

A popular Portland pasta restaurant called Grassa is coming to The Waterfront Vancouver’s RiverWest building. Read story

FILE - A Redfin "for sale" sign stands in front of a house on Oct. 28, 2020, in Seattle. The Seattle-based real estate brokerage says it will lay off 8% of its employees as the housing market cools off, Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

Seattle-based Redfin to lay off hundreds as housing market cools

FILE - A Redfin "for sale" sign stands in front of a house on Oct. 28, 2020, in Seattle. The Seattle-based real estate brokerage says it will lay off 8% of its employees as the housing market cools off, Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

June 18, 2022, 8:24am Editor's Choice

The cooling housing market is catching up with Seattle’s real-estate tech companies. Read story