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Kevin Hale, background in tan to front, of Longview joins his wife, Lindsay, his daughter, Annabelle, 6, and his son, Sawyer, 4, as they walk out to a porch full of donated gifts on Friday evening. Members of the Vancouver Police Department Domestic Violence Unit delivered the gifts to the family. Kevin Hale has been diagnosed with Stage 4 endocrine cancer, and his wife, Lindsay, works for the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office as a victim advocate with the domestic violence unit.

Vancouver police make surprise gift delivery to Longview family

Kevin Hale, background in tan to front, of Longview joins his wife, Lindsay, his daughter, Annabelle, 6, and his son, Sawyer, 4, as they walk out to a porch full of donated gifts on Friday evening. Members of the Vancouver Police Department Domestic Violence Unit delivered the gifts to the family. Kevin Hale has been diagnosed with Stage 4 endocrine cancer, and his wife, Lindsay, works for the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney's Office as a victim advocate with the domestic violence unit.

December 18, 2020, 6:23pm Clark County News

LONGVIEW -- Red and blue lights flashed as a Vancouver police officer announced over his patrol car's speaker that police were outside. But the Hale children weren't under arrest. They were encouraged to come to the door "with excitement and smiles on their faces" for a special Christmas surprise. Read story

The Clark County Sheriff's Office, Vancouver Police Department and Washington State Patrol investigate the shooting in Hazel Dell on Oct. 29.

Peterson’s girlfriend recounts final phone call: ‘They’re shooting at me’

The Clark County Sheriff's Office, Vancouver Police Department and Washington State Patrol investigate the shooting in Hazel Dell on Oct. 29.

December 18, 2020, 6:08pm Clark County News

PORTLAND — The partner of the man fatally shot by Clark County sheriff’s deputies in October provided a detailed account Friday of what she saw and heard in the moments before Kevin E. Peterson Jr. died. Read story

A man set himself and his car on fire in Interstate 5 near Kelso on Thursday morning.

WSP: Driver lights himself, his vehicle on fire on I-5 near Kelso

A man set himself and his car on fire in Interstate 5 near Kelso on Thursday morning.

December 17, 2020, 10:12am Editor's Choice

Washington State Patrol troopers Thursday morning connected a 52-year-old Kelso man with mental health resources after reporting he ignited a fire in his car and then tried to light himself on fire. Read story

Chuck Mulligan rings a bell and wishes shoppers a Merry Christmas at Fred Meyer's Grand Central location. Mulligan, who had a shift from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. that day, is in his 58th year ringing the bell at the Salvation Army kettle.

Vancouver Salvation Army bell ringer a familiar face for 58 years

Chuck Mulligan rings a bell and wishes shoppers a Merry Christmas at Fred Meyer's Grand Central location. Mulligan, who had a shift from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. that day, is in his 58th year ringing the bell at the Salvation Army kettle.

December 17, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

The Salvation Army has a ringer in Vancouver. Read story

State urges schools phase-in classroom learning

December 16, 2020, 4:19pm Editor's Choice

SEATTLE — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is loosening school reopening guidelines amid a resurging coronavirus pandemic and pleading with reluctant teachers to return to the classroom, particularly those tasked with educating the youngest and neediest students. Read story

The Peanut Butter Pickle Burger is a favorite at Killer Burger, which is opening a third Clark County restaurant.

Killer Burger announces plan for third Clark County location

The Peanut Butter Pickle Burger is a favorite at Killer Burger, which is opening a third Clark County restaurant.

December 16, 2020, 6:04am Business

Portland-based restaurant chain Killer Burger announced last week that it will open a new location in Vancouver, the franchise's third in Clark County. Read story

The Clark County Sheriff's Office, Vancouver Police Department and Washington State Patrol investigate a shooting in Hazel Dell on Oct. 29.

Clark County deputy: Kevin Peterson Jr. pointed gun at him

The Clark County Sheriff's Office, Vancouver Police Department and Washington State Patrol investigate a shooting in Hazel Dell on Oct. 29.

December 16, 2020, 6:01am Clark County News

One of three Clark County deputies who fired on Kevin Peterson Jr. told investigators he’s “keenly aware of today’s climate” on policing and had no intention of pulling the trigger until Peterson pointed his gun at him. Read story

The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

Report: More students receiving failing grades at Vancouver Public Schools

The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

December 15, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

A report on student grades from Vancouver Public Schools offers concrete evidence that remote learning is leading to a striking drop in students’ academic performance, and the most vulnerable students are suffering the most. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee poses for a photo, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Olympia, Wash.  (AP Photo/Ted S.

Inslee announces equity proposals as part of budget plan

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee poses for a photo, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Olympia, Wash.  (AP Photo/Ted S.

December 14, 2020, 3:48pm Editor's Choice

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday released a budget proposal aimed at addressing equity and systemic racism, the first of several to be released as part of his overall state budget plan this week. Read story

A sign in front of a home for sale in Salmon Creek.

Clark County’s housing shortage continues

A sign in front of a home for sale in Salmon Creek.

December 14, 2020, 3:47pm Business

Clark County’s constrained housing supply shows no signs of loosening, according to the latest report from the Regional Multiple Listing Service. Read story