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Dan Nehnevaj quickly became a successful racewalker at West Virginia Tech, winning an NAIA national title within two years of first trying the sport.

Former River, Clark runner Nehnevaj walks to the front

Dan Nehnevaj quickly became a successful racewalker at West Virginia Tech, winning an NAIA national title within two years of first trying the sport.

July 5, 2021, 3:35pm Clark County Sports

Daniel Nehnevaj first tried racewalking after three teammates became All Americans in that event 2018 NAIA track and field championships. Read story

A fisherman casts his reel into the Columbia River from the dock at the Doetsch day-use area at Beacon Rock State Park.

Here are 10 soul-satisfying day trips you can take around Washington

A fisherman casts his reel into the Columbia River from the dock at the Doetsch day-use area at Beacon Rock State Park.

July 5, 2021, 6:00am Editor's Choice

Sometimes, You’ve Just got to pull up the stakes and go. For many of us, the tugging has already started. Read story

Notary public Julia Carlson, left, stands in Point Roberts, talking to Khue Le and his wife, Shelby, in Canada.

A Washington town marooned at the tip of a Canadian peninsula

Notary public Julia Carlson, left, stands in Point Roberts, talking to Khue Le and his wife, Shelby, in Canada.

July 4, 2021, 6:10am Editor's Choice

POINT ROBERTS — In 1846, after decades of haggling, American and British diplomats finally agreed on a border between the U.S. Northwest and what would later become Canada. Read story

Carl Rocha, left, and Patrick Plummer, with Bills Heating & A/C Install air conditioning and a new furnace at a home on East Wabash Street, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Spokane, Wash. With temperatures forecast to hit over 100 degrees by Sunday, a rush of customers are keeping local A/C installers busy.

Air conditioner installations soar along with temperatures in Clark County

Carl Rocha, left, and Patrick Plummer, with Bills Heating & A/C Install air conditioning and a new furnace at a home on East Wabash Street, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in Spokane, Wash. With temperatures forecast to hit over 100 degrees by Sunday, a rush of customers are keeping local A/C installers busy.

July 4, 2021, 6:05am Business

The heat wave that smothered the Portland region last weekend broke numerous all-time temperature records, and it also highlighted how quickly the Pacific Northwest’s relationship with air conditioning is shifting away from its long-standing take-it-or-leave-it approach. Read story

Les Clifton, left, and Arieonna Falander, right, help Yacolt customers buy fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July, despite fireworks being banned everywhere else in Clark County for their fire risk. Clifton anticipates this year being the most successful year of sales.

Explosive demand at Yacolt fireworks stand

Les Clifton, left, and Arieonna Falander, right, help Yacolt customers buy fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July, despite fireworks being banned everywhere else in Clark County for their fire risk. Clifton anticipates this year being the most successful year of sales.

July 3, 2021, 6:21pm Clark County News

YACOLT — With firework sales outlawed everywhere else in Clark County, many made the trip to the town of Yacolt to stock up on the colorful explosives for the Fourth of July weekend. Read story

Ridgefield City Hall.

YMCA facility headed to Ridgefield

Ridgefield City Hall.

July 3, 2021, 1:29pm Business

It’s been a dream several years in the making, but bringing a full-service YMCA to fast-growing Ridgefield is now a reality. Read story

Lacamas Lake Regional Park visitors access the footbridge across Lower Falls on Lacamas Creek in this 2012 photo.

Woman assaulted at Lacamas Regional Park

Lacamas Lake Regional Park visitors access the footbridge across Lower Falls on Lacamas Creek in this 2012 photo.

July 2, 2021, 10:22pm Clark County News

A woman was attacked Friday at Lacamas Regional Park near Round Lake but escaped without injury, according to a news release from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Read story

The PeaceHeath Southwest Medical Center emergency room.

Swamped Clark County ERs ask patients to visit only in ‘true emergency’

The PeaceHeath Southwest Medical Center emergency room.

July 2, 2021, 7:38pm Clark County Health

Hospital emergency departments are struggling to keep up with an increasing number of patient visits, and they’re asking people to seek help from primary care providers and reserve the emergency room for true emergencies. Read story

3rd District Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, center, participates in a press conference regarding law enforcement issues Thursday in Fairview, Ore.

Herrera Beutler joins Oregon events to oppose defunding police

3rd District Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, center, participates in a press conference regarding law enforcement issues Thursday in Fairview, Ore.

July 1, 2021, 7:42pm Clark County News

FAIRVIEW, Ore. — Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, made a rare public visit to the Portland metro area Thursday to warn against defunding and demoralizing law enforcement. Read story

A sign in downtown Vancouver reflects 118 degrees around 4 p.m. on Monday afternoon, June 28, 2021.

Clark County Medical Examiner: 5-10 deaths in county may be heat related

A sign in downtown Vancouver reflects 118 degrees around 4 p.m. on Monday afternoon, June 28, 2021.

June 30, 2021, 8:59pm Clark County Health

The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office said Wednesday it estimates there were five to 10 deaths in the county that may have been related to excessive heat. Read story