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Customers dine at La Provence Vancouver's socially distanced dining area as lunch is served Thursday afternoon.

Clark County restaurants are halfway home

Customers dine at La Provence Vancouver's socially distanced dining area as lunch is served Thursday afternoon.

March 22, 2021, 6:05am Business

Clark County restaurants will be open to 50 percent indoor capacity today, and while it’s a welcomed step for owners and managers, it’s not all a cause for celebration. Read story

The chambers of the Washington state Supreme Court sit empty in Olympia.

Now that Washington’s drug possession law has been struck down, swamped legal system faces massive do-over

The chambers of the Washington state Supreme Court sit empty in Olympia.

March 22, 2021, 6:02am Courts & Crime

Reverberations are spreading from a state Supreme Court opinion that last month struck down Washington’s decades-old drug possession statute as unconstitutional, sending ripple effects through a legal system that’s grappling with how to remedy past harm while facing an unprecedented backlog of criminal cases created by the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

‘I lost. Nothing I thought was going to happen happened.’

March 21, 2021, 8:02am Editor's Choice

A college student accused of plying a teen with heroin and methamphetamine, sexually abusing her and taking explicit photographs faced the prospect of prison if convicted of more than two dozen felony sex crimes. Read story

Jocelyn and William Stauffer of Washougal's Windy River Livestock sell pepperoni sticks to a family on Saturday, opening day for the Vancouver Farmers Market's 32nd season. Windy River launched years ago as a sideline for the Stauffers, but business has picked up tremendously during the pandemic, they said.

Vancouver Farmers Market returns

Jocelyn and William Stauffer of Washougal's Windy River Livestock sell pepperoni sticks to a family on Saturday, opening day for the Vancouver Farmers Market's 32nd season. Windy River launched years ago as a sideline for the Stauffers, but business has picked up tremendously during the pandemic, they said.

March 20, 2021, 4:28pm Clark County News

The Vancouver Farmers Market was back in business for its 32nd season Saturday with a bevy of new vendors whose enterprises launched or grew quickly during the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Fireworks available for purchase in Clark County.

Group launches fireworks petition drive in Clark County

Fireworks available for purchase in Clark County.

March 20, 2021, 2:36pm Clark County News

The grappling over fireworks restrictions in Clark County may not have reached its grand finale. A group of activists has started a petition drive. Read story

TV company Locast expands to Southwest Washington

March 20, 2021, 5:56am Clark County Business

TV company Locast expands to SW Wash. Read story

Judge Darvin Zimmerman in 2019.

Calls for Clark County Judge Zimmerman’s resignation grow

Judge Darvin Zimmerman in 2019.

March 19, 2021, 3:28pm Clark County News

Embattled Clark County District Court Judge Darvin Zimmerman plans to let an investigation into his conduct run its course, a local attorney said Friday. Read story

Overpayment mess at Washington’s unemployment agency gets help from National Guard

March 19, 2021, 8:08am Business

The National Guard has been called in again to help Washington dig out from under a pandemic-related backlog in its unemployment system — but some worker advocates criticized the move as inadequate. Read story

Cashier Amber Ounaphom of WanSook Thai Food, left, hands an order to customer Cearah Hiatt of Vancouver. New restaurants like WanSook are able to start from scratch and build a business model up, they said, and having a food cart makes fewer worries than brick-and-mortar indoor spots."It's easier, smaller and has less overhead," co-owner David Hardin said.

New Vancouver, Clark County restaurants appearing on menu

Cashier Amber Ounaphom of WanSook Thai Food, left, hands an order to customer Cearah Hiatt of Vancouver. New restaurants like WanSook are able to start from scratch and build a business model up, they said, and having a food cart makes fewer worries than brick-and-mortar indoor spots."It's easier, smaller and has less overhead," co-owner David Hardin said.

March 18, 2021, 6:03am Business

When David and Wanna Hardin went looking for a spot for their new food cart, WanSook Thai Food, it wasn’t too difficult to find one. Read story

Clark Public Utilities.

Clark Public Utilities to return $20M to customers

Clark Public Utilities.

March 17, 2021, 5:54pm Clark County Business

The Clark Public Utilities Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to send $20 million in 2020 surplus funds back to ratepayers in the form of bill credits, with an additional $5 million set aside for a fund to help customers facing financial struggles due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story