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Divers search the waters off Frenchman's Bar Regional Park the morning after a man is believed to have drowned in the Columbia River on Sunday evening.

Body of swimmer believed drowned at Frenchman’s Bar found

Divers search the waters off Frenchman's Bar Regional Park the morning after a man is believed to have drowned in the Columbia River on Sunday evening.

July 20, 2021, 1:47pm Clark County News

The Clark County dive team found the body of a swimmer Monday who was believed to have drowned Sunday afternoon in the Columbia River near Frenchman's Bar Regional Park, according to the Vancouver Police Department. Read story

Vancouver couple accused of workers’ comp fraud

July 19, 2021, 6:10pm Business

A Vancouver couple have been charged with the theft of workers’ compensation insurance benefits from the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. Read story

Construction workers talk on the downtown Block 10 site where apartment buildings are being built on Jan. 12. The building is among several apartment projects in downtown.

Apartment rents soaring in Clark County, outpacing wage growth

Construction workers talk on the downtown Block 10 site where apartment buildings are being built on Jan. 12. The building is among several apartment projects in downtown.

July 18, 2021, 6:05am Business

Joel Moon never thought living in Vancouver would be this straining as he seeks an independent life, and now he’s considering leaving for good. Read story

The I-5 bridge looking north from the southeast tower into Vancouver.

I-5 Bridge project details timeline, goals

The I-5 bridge looking north from the southeast tower into Vancouver.

July 18, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

Less than a year from now, the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program office hopes to have settled on a single preferred configuration for a new Interstate 5 Bridge over the Columbia River — one that would answer all of the big design questions, such as how many lanes the bridge would… Read story

Valdimir Dubrovsky-Griswold

Search on for missing Hockinson man

Valdimir Dubrovsky-Griswold

July 17, 2021, 10:22pm Clark County News

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance is locating a missing and endangered Hockinson man. Read story

Miccah J. McDowell, 21, makes a first appearance Monday morning, June 11, 2018, in Clark County Superior Court in connection with an alleged attempted murder and arson at a residence south of Ridgefield.

Vancouver man gets 21 years for attempted murder, robbery of step-grandfather

Miccah J. McDowell, 21, makes a first appearance Monday morning, June 11, 2018, in Clark County Superior Court in connection with an alleged attempted murder and arson at a residence south of Ridgefield.

July 16, 2021, 6:38pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man was sentenced Friday to 21 years in prison for attempting to kill his step-grandfather, robbing him and setting his house on fire. Read story

The Clark County Law Enforcement Center.

Clark County Jail settles lawsuit with deaf woman who was denied services

The Clark County Law Enforcement Center.

July 15, 2021, 11:47am Clark County News

The Clark County Jail will pay a $25,000 settlement to a deaf woman who sued for discrimination after she was not given services or auxiliary aids, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, while in custody at the jail for two days in December 2019, according to the U.S.… Read story

Evergreen Public Schools Superintendent Mike Merlino, then the chief operating officer for the district, discusses a bond request with The Columbian's Editorial Board in January 2018.

Evergreen schools superintendent’s new salary: $305,884

Evergreen Public Schools Superintendent Mike Merlino, then the chief operating officer for the district, discusses a bond request with The Columbian's Editorial Board in January 2018.

July 15, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

The Evergreen Public Schools board on Tuesday approved a raise for Superintendent Mike Merlino that brings his annual salary to $305,884 during the 2021-22 school year. Read story

Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, center, responds to comments from her challengers, Earl Bowerman, left, and Doug Coop, right, at a candidates forum in June.

Vancouver mayoral hopefuls differ greatly

Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, center, responds to comments from her challengers, Earl Bowerman, left, and Doug Coop, right, at a candidates forum in June.

July 14, 2021, 6:27pm Clark County News

Two of the candidates running for mayor of Vancouver this year offered voters a drastically different pitch in a conversation with The Columbian Editorial Board. Read story

Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle and Gov. Jay Inslee survey The Waterfront Vancouver while standing in front of an interactive sculpture that depicts the topography of the Columbia River on Tuesday. Inslee toured the waterfront with the mayor before meeting with local small-business owners.

Clark County small businesses share frustrations during Inslee’s Vancouver visit

Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle and Gov. Jay Inslee survey The Waterfront Vancouver while standing in front of an interactive sculpture that depicts the topography of the Columbia River on Tuesday. Inslee toured the waterfront with the mayor before meeting with local small-business owners.

July 13, 2021, 6:47pm Clark County Business

Small-business owners gathered Tuesday afternoon for a conversation with Gov. Jay Inslee, who visited Clark County to discuss pandemic recovery and tour the city’s new waterfront development. Read story