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Tree DNA helps convict timber thief

July 10, 2021, 9:09pm Editor's Choice

A federal jury has convicted a timber thief who authorities said started a large forest fire in Washington, a case that prosecutors said marked the first time tree DNA had been introduced in a federal trial. Read story

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Woman killed by hit-and-run driver while walking on Interstate 5 in Vancouver

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July 10, 2021, 5:54am Clark County News

A woman was killed by a hit-and-run driver while walking on Interstate 5 in Vancouver late Friday night, according to the Washington State Patrol. Read story

Stuck motorists survey the scene as they gather in the southbound Interstate 205 near the Mill Plain Boulevard exit on Friday afternoon, July 9, 2021.

Two motorcyclists killed in three-vehicle crash on southbound I-205

Stuck motorists survey the scene as they gather in the southbound Interstate 205 near the Mill Plain Boulevard exit on Friday afternoon, July 9, 2021.

July 9, 2021, 7:10pm Clark County News

Two people were killed Friday in a crash involving a motorcycle that forced all lanes of southbound Interstate 205 to close, causing hours-long traffic backups throughout the area. Read story

Superintendent Mike Merlino opens up a public forum in May 2019 for community members to voice their input on the district budget reductions at Heritage High School in Vancouver.

Review of Evergreen Public Schools finds lack of trust, divide among district’s leadership

Superintendent Mike Merlino opens up a public forum in May 2019 for community members to voice their input on the district budget reductions at Heritage High School in Vancouver.

July 9, 2021, 6:10am Clark County News

An independent review of Evergreen Public Schools’ senior-level leadership this spring described a lack of trust and a divide among staff, causing a “chilling effect on climate and culture” within the central office at Clark County’s largest school district. Read story

Elements of the Andrus Road Fire are seen in the late afternoon on Monday, July 5, 2021 in Cheney, Wash. The wildfire in Central Washington has expanded to burn 7,900 acres of land and authorities have called for additional evacuations. Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday declared a state of emergency throughout Washington relating to the growing risk of wildfires, including a statewide prohibition on most outdoor and agricultural burning through Sept. 30.

Inslee declares wildfire state of emergency, burn ban

Elements of the Andrus Road Fire are seen in the late afternoon on Monday, July 5, 2021 in Cheney, Wash. The wildfire in Central Washington has expanded to burn 7,900 acres of land and authorities have called for additional evacuations. Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday declared a state of emergency throughout Washington relating to the growing risk of wildfires, including a statewide prohibition on most outdoor and agricultural burning through Sept. 30.

July 6, 2021, 6:33pm Editor's Choice

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday declared a state of emergency throughout Washington relating to the growing risk of wildfires, including a statewide prohibition on most outdoor and agricultural burning through Sept. 30. Read story

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Officials: Clark County fireworks ban effective

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July 6, 2021, 4:18pm Clark County News

The night of the Fourth of July was slower than usual for some fire agencies in Clark County with almost all of the county under a fireworks ban. Read story

Julia Swanson, fourth-year medical student at Washington State University School of Medicine, left, joins Dr. Viet Nguyen as they work with a patient in the dermatology office at Vancouver Clinic Salmon Creek on a recent weekday. Dr. Nguyen has worked at the clinic for six years and the vast majority of his work is diagnosing skin cancer. "I would love to see fewer cases of skin cancer as time goes on. I think I spend most of my time looking and finding and treating skin cancers. And nothing would make me happier than if people were able to protect themselves enough from the sun that they didn't need to see me," he said.

Working in Clark County: Dr. Viet Nguyen, dermatologist at Vancouver Clinic

Julia Swanson, fourth-year medical student at Washington State University School of Medicine, left, joins Dr. Viet Nguyen as they work with a patient in the dermatology office at Vancouver Clinic Salmon Creek on a recent weekday. Dr. Nguyen has worked at the clinic for six years and the vast majority of his work is diagnosing skin cancer. "I would love to see fewer cases of skin cancer as time goes on. I think I spend most of my time looking and finding and treating skin cancers. And nothing would make me happier than if people were able to protect themselves enough from the sun that they didn't need to see me," he said.

July 6, 2021, 6:08am Business

For all the joys it brings, the sun can be a dangerous thing, and dermatologists know this all too well. Read story

Despite a ban on fireworks in most of Clark County, emergency services were inundated with complaints about fireworks, noise and fire calls on Fourth of July.

Reports of fireworks violations keep Clark County call center crackling on Fourth

Despite a ban on fireworks in most of Clark County, emergency services were inundated with complaints about fireworks, noise and fire calls on Fourth of July.

July 5, 2021, 6:38pm Clark County News

Six operators at Clark County’s regional fireworks violations call center answered 1,000 calls between 7 p.m. and 1 a.m. on a Fourth of July with fireworks banned in almost all of Clark County. Read story

Property owner Steve Slocum surveys the fire scene with his dog, Frank, after a former church and the house next door burned down in an early morning blaze in Battle Ground on Monday, July 5, 2021. Officials said the fire could've been sparked by fireworks and no injuries were reported.

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Property owner Steve Slocum surveys the fire scene with his dog, Frank, after a former church and the house next door burned down in an early morning blaze in Battle Ground on Monday, July 5, 2021. Officials said the fire could've been sparked by fireworks and no injuries were reported.

July 5, 2021, 6:06pm Clark County News

An old church and the house next door burned down in an early morning fire in Battle Ground that officials say could've been sparked by fireworks.  Read story

Former local grocery store owner Ron Keil died on June 29 at age 88.

Ron Keil, founder of Clark County grocery store chain, dies at 88

Former local grocery store owner Ron Keil died on June 29 at age 88.

July 5, 2021, 6:05pm Business

Former local grocery store chain owner Ron Keil, who founded and owned Keil’s Grocery and built his small empire to seven stores in Clark County and around the Pacific Northwest, died on June 29 at age 88. Read story