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Liz Pike (The Columbian files)

Liz Pike resigns from Clark County Charter Review Commission

Liz Pike (The Columbian files)

March 25, 2021, 6:41pm Clark County News

Liz Pike, a former Republican state legislator from Camas, has resigned her seat on the Clark County Charter Review Commission. Read story

I-84 reopens in Portland after fatal wrong-way crash

March 25, 2021, 11:20am Editor's Choice

PORTLAND — Two people were killed in a crash on Interstate 84 in Portland on Thursday morning after multiple reports of a driver going the wrong way on the freeway. Read story

What awaits Clark County judge Zimmerman if he returns to District Court bench?

March 25, 2021, 6:01am Clark County News

If Clark County District Court Judge Darvin Zimmerman returns to the bench — pending an investigation into comments he made critical of a local Black man killed by police — his workload will be limited, according to criminal justice officials. Read story

Tram Nguyen, an intern with Safeway, foreground, prepares doses of COVID-19 vaccine for visitors in line such as Peggy and Bob Swenson of Camas, background, at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning, January 26, 2021.

Melnick: Make anyone 16 and older eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Tram Nguyen, an intern with Safeway, foreground, prepares doses of COVID-19 vaccine for visitors in line such as Peggy and Bob Swenson of Camas, background, at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds on Tuesday morning, January 26, 2021.

March 24, 2021, 4:32pm Clark County Health

On Wednesday evening, Washington formalized a directive from President Joe Biden to make all adults eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by May 1, but Clark County’s top health official thinks the state should discuss accelerating that timeline. Read story

In this Dec. 18, 2017, file photo, cars from an Amtrak train lay spilled onto Interstate 5 below as some remain on the tracks above in DuPont, Wash. The train derailment which left three people dead was among the top news stories in Washington state in 2017.

Court: Amtrak, not engineer, liable for deadly 2017 derailment near DuPont

In this Dec. 18, 2017, file photo, cars from an Amtrak train lay spilled onto Interstate 5 below as some remain on the tracks above in DuPont, Wash. The train derailment which left three people dead was among the top news stories in Washington state in 2017.

March 24, 2021, 1:47pm Editor's Choice

TACOMA — A Pierce County Superior Court judge has ruled that Amtrak is strictly liable for the claim of its engineer who sued for his injuries after a deadly 2017 derailment near DuPont. Read story

The former Joe's Crab Shack, one of two buildings standing on a site planned for a new mixed-use development, closed in May 2020 due to COVID-19 closures.

Vancouver hopes boardwalk, mixed-use buildings revive state’s gateway

The former Joe's Crab Shack, one of two buildings standing on a site planned for a new mixed-use development, closed in May 2020 due to COVID-19 closures.

March 24, 2021, 6:03am Business

The city of Vancouver and real estate company Kirkland Development are hammering out the details of a proposed public boardwalk and mixed-use development on a plot of land directly east of the Interstate 5 Bridge — the 2.3-acre area currently occupied by longtime restaurant Who Song & Larry’s and the… Read story

From left, Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler, Alaska Division of Insurance Director Lori Wing-Heier; Insurance Commissioner of Pennsylvania Theresa Miller and Oklahoma Department of Insurance Commissioner John Doak, testify during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing on the individual health insurance market for 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Emergency rule bans credit scoring in Washington for 3 years

From left, Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler, Alaska Division of Insurance Director Lori Wing-Heier; Insurance Commissioner of Pennsylvania Theresa Miller and Oklahoma Department of Insurance Commissioner John Doak, testify during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing on the individual health insurance market for 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

March 23, 2021, 1:05pm Editor's Choice

OLYMPIA — Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler on Tuesday issued an emergency rule prohibiting insurers from using credit scoring to set rates for personal property for three years after the current coronvirus pandemic is declared over. Read story

The Regal Cinemas location in downtown Vancouver has been closed for months.

Regal slates theater reopenings; Clark County opening date not known

The Regal Cinemas location in downtown Vancouver has been closed for months.

March 23, 2021, 10:56am Business

Regal Cinemas, the second largest movie theater chain in the U.S., will reopen beginning April 2, its parent company, Cineworld Group, announced Tuesday. Details about possible Clark County openings were not available. Read story

Kirkland Development has purchased the property that currently houses Joe's Crab Shack, left, and Who Song & Larry's, as seen Dec. 12, 2018.

Vancouver council supportive of plan to transform ‘eyesore’ property along I-5 Bridge

Kirkland Development has purchased the property that currently houses Joe's Crab Shack, left, and Who Song & Larry's, as seen Dec. 12, 2018.

March 22, 2021, 9:16pm Business

The city of Vancouver and real estate company Kirkland Development are hammering out the details of a proposed public boardwalk and mixed-use development on a plot of land directly east of the Interstate 5 bridge -- the 2.3-acre plot currently occupied by longtime local restaurants Who Song & Larry’s and… Read story

The Clark County Courthouse.

Battle Ground man, 39, allegedly robbed store clerk, groped her

The Clark County Courthouse.

March 22, 2021, 6:14pm Clark County News

Matthew D. Zook made a first appearance Friday before Clark County Superior Court Judge Jennifer Snider, who set bail in his case at $175,000. Read story