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The American Harmony is one of five American Cruise Lines ships that sail the Columbia River.

Cruise ships returning to Port of Camas-Washougal, months after cruise line went bankrupt

The American Harmony is one of five American Cruise Lines ships that sail the Columbia River.

April 13, 2024, 6:09am Business

Two months after unexpectedly losing its docking agreement with American Queen Voyages, the Port of Camas-Washougal has partnered with another company to bring back cruise ships. Read story

Washington State wide receiver Lincoln Victor (5) carries the ball against Washington during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023, in Seattle. Washington won 24-21.

Lincoln Victor preparing for a life in pro football

Washington State wide receiver Lincoln Victor (5) carries the ball against Washington during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023, in Seattle. Washington won 24-21.

April 13, 2024, 6:05am College

In the months since declaring for the NFL Draft after a breakout senior season at Washington State, Vancouver’s Lincoln Victor has adjusted to life as a graduated college athlete turned pro football hopeful. Read story

(Joshua Hart for The Columbian)

Washington extends emergency graduation waiver for class of 2024

(Joshua Hart for The Columbian)

April 12, 2024, 8:19am Editor's Choice

Washington school districts will be able to keep waiving certain graduation requirements for high school students in the class of 2024. Read story

Chilaquiles (Contributed by 3 Howls Remedy House)

Main Street icon gets an otherworldly makeover as 3 Howls moves into former Mint Tea house

Chilaquiles (Contributed by 3 Howls Remedy House)

April 12, 2024, 6:09am Clark County Life

I recently noticed a peculiar sight on Main Street. The sprawling house that formerly housed Casa Grande, Mint Tea and Pho Haven was painted black. This gothic vision brought some thoughts to mind. Is it Halloween? Has Mary Shelley opened a coffee shop? Read story

Sophia Johnson reacts in November 2005 to a jury acquitting her of first-degree murder in the death of her mother-in-law. Sitting next to her is Therese Lavallee, her lawyer, who won the retrial of her murder conviction.

True crime podcast revisits murder of Brush Prairie woman, trials of daughter-in-law Sophia Johnson

Sophia Johnson reacts in November 2005 to a jury acquitting her of first-degree murder in the death of her mother-in-law. Sitting next to her is Therese Lavallee, her lawyer, who won the retrial of her murder conviction.

April 12, 2024, 6:06am Clark County Life

A Boston-based radio series is revisiting the 20-year-old unsolved case of a Brush Prairie woman found brutally bludgeoned to death in her home — and features the woman who was once convicted of her murder. Read story

A pair of weeks-old baby squirrels rest on a blanket Wednesday at Squirrel Refuge in Vancouver. The organization rescues baby squirrels, opossums, mice, rabbits and other critters.

Clark County residents urged to take hands-off approach to baby animals encountered in the wild

A pair of weeks-old baby squirrels rest on a blanket Wednesday at Squirrel Refuge in Vancouver. The organization rescues baby squirrels, opossums, mice, rabbits and other critters.

April 11, 2024, 6:06am Clark County Life

You’re out for a walk, enjoying a sunny spring day, when you suddenly spot a baby squirrel out of its nest or maybe a tiny bunny hiding under a clump of grass. What should you do? Do you take the animal home and care for it yourself or leave it… Read story

An ambulance passes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on in September 2021.

PeaceHealth nurses announce plan to picket outside hospital April 18

An ambulance passes PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on in September 2021.

April 10, 2024, 4:44pm Business

Nurses at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver will picket outside the hospital April 18. Read story

Construction of the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington began in 1933 and was completed in 1942. It is the largest hydropower producer in the U.S. and also part of the Columbia Basin Project, irrigating more than 600,000 acres.

Superfund plan for Columbia River sparks debate in Northwest

Construction of the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington began in 1933 and was completed in 1942. It is the largest hydropower producer in the U.S. and also part of the Columbia Basin Project, irrigating more than 600,000 acres.

April 10, 2024, 1:00pm Editor's Choice

It would create one of the largest Superfund sites in America and the first in which most of the toxic pollution comes from another country. But those are not the only unique aspects of an EPA proposal to add the upper reaches of the Columbia River in Washington state to… Read story

Ethan Alexander Clonts, then 18, of Ridgefield makes a first appearance Sept. 16, 2022, in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of vehicular homicide stemming from a crash the night before on northbound Interstate 205 at the Northeast 134th Street exit.

Homicide case reopened in death of 17-year-old in 2022 crash on Interstate 5

Ethan Alexander Clonts, then 18, of Ridgefield makes a first appearance Sept. 16, 2022, in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of vehicular homicide stemming from a crash the night before on northbound Interstate 205 at the Northeast 134th Street exit.

April 10, 2024, 11:51am Clark County News

Prosecutors reopened a 2022 vehicular homicide case against a Ridgefield man accused of driving recklessly, striking an Interstate 205 guardrail and killing his 17-year-old passenger. Read story

Steve and Cheryl Irvin pictured together.

Death certificate debacle: Communication, software, state rules cause delay after Vancouver woman’s husband dies

Steve and Cheryl Irvin pictured together.

April 10, 2024, 6:07am Business

When Cheryl Irvin’s 72-year-old husband died at their home near Vancouver from a heart attack Feb. 25, she expected to obtain his death certificate, cremate him and hold a memorial within a week. Instead, his body was refrigerated at a funeral home for a month. The memorial went forward with… Read story