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A crowd of more than 200 people listens to opening remarks from candidates running to represent Washington's 3rd Congressional District on Tuesday during a forum at Church on the Rock in Battle Ground.

Challengers to Herrera Beutler agree: Left is wrong direction

A crowd of more than 200 people listens to opening remarks from candidates running to represent Washington's 3rd Congressional District on Tuesday during a forum at Church on the Rock in Battle Ground.

March 31, 2021, 5:22pm Clark County News

BATTLE GROUND — The three GOP candidates campaigning for Congress in Southwest Washington spoke of running for office as if they were headed into a war, riling up the crowd at a public forum Tuesday night. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee prepares to depart after visiting the COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the Clark County Fairgrounds on Thursday morning, January 28, 2021.

Washington vaccine eligibility expands to all age 16 and up April 15

Gov. Jay Inslee prepares to depart after visiting the COVID-19 mass vaccination site at the Clark County Fairgrounds on Thursday morning, January 28, 2021.

March 31, 2021, 3:54pm Editor's Choice

OLYMPIA — Washington state is opening up COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all residents age 16 and older starting on April 15, Gov. Jay Inslee announced Wednesday. Read story

Don Benton arrives at the Clark County Public Service Center for his first day as the Director of Environmental Services on May 6 2015.

Former Vancouver state senator Don Benton behind mystery tax mailer

Don Benton arrives at the Clark County Public Service Center for his first day as the Director of Environmental Services on May 6 2015.

March 31, 2021, 2:06pm Clark County News

OLYMPIA - A former GOP Washington state senator and a Donald Trump appointee is responsible for a mailer last week criticizing Democratic lawmakers for a proposed change to the estate tax, according to the state Public Disclosure Commission. Read story

Zakary French, 24, makes a first appearance in Clark County Superior Court on April 12, 2018. French is accused of stabbing his 69-year-old grandfather in the neck.

Mistrial declared in Clark County attempted murder case due to COVID-19-related issue

Zakary French, 24, makes a first appearance in Clark County Superior Court on April 12, 2018. French is accused of stabbing his 69-year-old grandfather in the neck.

March 31, 2021, 12:33pm Clark County News

A mistrial was declared Wednesday morning for a man accused of stabbing his grandfather in April 2018 after jurors expressed concerns about exposure to COVID-19 and asked to be excused. Read story

Clark County school districts are having initial discussions on reducing the size capacity in classrooms to allow more students for in-person instruction. Gov. Jay Inslee announced late last week school districts statewide can choose to reduce the distance between K-12 students in classrooms from 6 feet to 3 feet, effective immediately. The choice to do so remains up to individual districts.

Clark County school districts weigh 3-foot guidance

Clark County school districts are having initial discussions on reducing the size capacity in classrooms to allow more students for in-person instruction. Gov. Jay Inslee announced late last week school districts statewide can choose to reduce the distance between K-12 students in classrooms from 6 feet to 3 feet, effective immediately. The choice to do so remains up to individual districts.

March 31, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

In a school year filled with twists and turns, will Clark County school districts adjust to one more? Read story

Retired doctor Mary Shepard has been volunteering with Kaiser Permanente's vaccination effort during the month of March. Shepard said it was an easy decision to volunteer her time during this historic moment.

Retired Hazel Dell doctor volunteers to give homebound vaccine

Retired doctor Mary Shepard has been volunteering with Kaiser Permanente's vaccination effort during the month of March. Shepard said it was an easy decision to volunteer her time during this historic moment.

March 31, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Health

The decision was easy for Mary Shepard. Read story

A close-up photo of police lights by night

Vancouver man caught in sexting sting pleads guilty

A close-up photo of police lights by night

March 30, 2021, 7:32pm Clark County News

A 34-year-old Vancouver man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Oregon to sending sexually explicit emails and text messages to an undercover officer posing online as a 13-year-old girl. Read story

Two people suffered only minor injuries Monday when their small plane went down in a heavily wooded area near Gumboot Mountain on the Clark/Skamania County border.

Pilot used treetops to survive crash in Southwest Washington forest

Two people suffered only minor injuries Monday when their small plane went down in a heavily wooded area near Gumboot Mountain on the Clark/Skamania County border.

March 30, 2021, 4:35pm Clark County News

Truman O’Brien and Craig Beles were about 1½ hours into their flight and 8,000 feet up Monday afternoon when their small plane started to lose power in the skies near Yacolt. Read story

Clark County Fire District 6 crews were dispatched at 2:42 p.m. Tuesday to the 5700 block of Alki Road in West Hazel Dell for a report of a residential fire. The house that caught fire, which was originally built more than a century ago, may be salvageable, a fire spokesman said.

Crews quell blaze at West Hazel Dell house

Clark County Fire District 6 crews were dispatched at 2:42 p.m. Tuesday to the 5700 block of Alki Road in West Hazel Dell for a report of a residential fire. The house that caught fire, which was originally built more than a century ago, may be salvageable, a fire spokesman said.

March 30, 2021, 2:56pm Clark County News

Clark County Fire District 6 crews quickly extinguished a fire Tuesday at a house that was originally built more than a century ago.  Read story

Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn provided an update Tuesday, at agency’s headquarters in Vancouver, on an incident involving a 45-year-old Yacolt woman who jumped out of a Clark County sheriff’s deputy’s vehicle as it traveled southbound on Interstate 5 near Ridgefield. The woman, Sara Gottwig-Carr, is in critical condition at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

Yacolt woman in critical condition after leaping from Clark County deputy’s SUV

Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn provided an update Tuesday, at agency’s headquarters in Vancouver, on an incident involving a 45-year-old Yacolt woman who jumped out of a Clark County sheriff’s deputy’s vehicle as it traveled southbound on Interstate 5 near Ridgefield. The woman, Sara Gottwig-Carr, is in critical condition at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

March 30, 2021, 1:01pm Clark County News

A Yacolt woman who jumped out of Clark County sheriff’s deputy’s vehicle as it traveled south on Interstate 5 around noon on Monday remains hospitalized in critical condition.  Read story