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A Vancouver Fire Department patch is seen here in the gear room of Fire Station 2 (The Columbian files)

Vancouver crews extinguish fire on Shanahan’s roof

A Vancouver Fire Department patch is seen here in the gear room of Fire Station 2 (The Columbian files)

January 9, 2021, 2:32pm Clark County News

Firefighters responded Saturday afternoon to Shanahan's Pub & Grill in downtown Vancouver to extinguish a fire on the roof of the restaurant, according to emergency radio traffic monitored at The Columbian. Read story

A close-up photo of police lights by night

Two-vehicle crash closes intersection in Brush Prairie

A close-up photo of police lights by night

January 9, 2021, 2:08pm Clark County News

Clark County Fire District 3 crews and medics were dispatched at 1:39 p.m. to the 19100 block of Northeast 184th Street for the report of a traffic crash. Read story

Customers make their way into a dining tent along the exterior of Beaches Restaurant & Bar on Thursday. Indoor dining has been banned in Washington since November due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Vancouver restaurants consider defying state ban on indoor dining

Customers make their way into a dining tent along the exterior of Beaches Restaurant & Bar on Thursday. Indoor dining has been banned in Washington since November due to a spike in COVID-19 cases.

January 9, 2021, 6:00am Business

Local restaurant owners are hoping the Legislature might take quick action to hasten the return of indoor dining in Washington after nearly two months of outdoor-only service. Gov. Jay Inslee imposed the current ban in mid-November due to a spike in COVID-19 cases. Read story

Southwest Region hits only two of four metrics in new Healthy Washington reopening plan

January 8, 2021, 9:53pm Clark County Health

Every region in state will open new reopening plan in Phase 1 Read story

The Howard Johnson hotel on Vancouver Mall Drive pictured on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. The Vancouver Housing Authority announced Friday that it is purchasing the hotel to turn it into a homeless shelter.

Vancouver Mall-area hotel to become homeless shelter

The Howard Johnson hotel on Vancouver Mall Drive pictured on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. The Vancouver Housing Authority announced Friday that it is purchasing the hotel to turn it into a homeless shelter.

January 8, 2021, 4:35pm Business

The Vancouver Housing Authority has plans to purchase the Howard Johnson by Wyndham Vancouver Hotel & Suites near Vancouver Mall for use as a noncongregate shelter for unhoused people. Read story

An inmate and guard walk through a gate at Larch Corrections Center in December 2009.

‘It’s going to spread like wildfire’: COVID-19 infects more than 200 Larch inmates

An inmate and guard walk through a gate at Larch Corrections Center in December 2009.

January 7, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

Freddie Deleon is on the road to recovery after contracting COVID-19 and just months away from being released from prison. But he fears other inmates won’t be so lucky. Read story

Top row from left: Camara Banfield, Louis Byrd, Tsering Cornell, John Davis, and Sean Downs. Bottom rom from left: Dan Lloyd, Nancy Retsinas, James Smith and Kasey Vu.

Nine candidates vie to replace Veljacic on Clark County Superior Court

Top row from left: Camara Banfield, Louis Byrd, Tsering Cornell, John Davis, and Sean Downs. Bottom rom from left: Dan Lloyd, Nancy Retsinas, James Smith and Kasey Vu.

January 7, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

Poll results released last week by the Clark County Bar Association show members’ top pick is mediation attorney Nancy Retsinas to replace former Superior Court Judge Bernard Veljacic. Read story

Runners take off from the starting line during the 2A Boys District Cross Country meet at Lewis River Golf Course on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 31, 2019.

WIAA moves fall sports back to the front of prep calendar

Runners take off from the starting line during the 2A Boys District Cross Country meet at Lewis River Golf Course on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 31, 2019.

January 6, 2021, 8:55pm Editor's Choice

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association moved fall sports to the front of the line to return to play on Wednesday. Read story

People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.

Herrera Beutler: Reports of chaos were not exaggeratedvideo icon

People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.

January 6, 2021, 7:27pm Clark County News

I was on the House floor as the protesters overran police and pounded on the doors. The Capitol Police barricaded us in. We were told to get down and to get our gas masks. Eventually, we were ushered out. Capitol police who were escorting me told me they had found… Read story

Washington State University student Ashley Dumont, 21, has made multiple emergency room trips because of complications from COVID-19.

Ashley Dumont, 21, has severe symptoms 6 months after coronavirus: ‘I have no control over my body’

Washington State University student Ashley Dumont, 21, has made multiple emergency room trips because of complications from COVID-19.

January 6, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Health

I just want to feel like a normal 21-year-old again. Read story