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States, including Oregon and Washington, are growing fewer trees. Forest owners say that’s a problem

April 18, 2021, 9:30am Latest News

When wildfires ripped through Oregon last Labor Day, they burned huge swaths of forest, including 63,000 acres of smaller, private lands. Read story

Clark County schools ready for the next hurdle

April 18, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

Just prior to spring break in a pandemic school year when nothing in education has been perfect, Tiffany Martinson asked her class of first-graders at Washington Elementary an elementary kind… Read story

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Weather Eye: Vancouver is on track for its driest April ever

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

April 18, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

Did you enjoy the 80-degree day Saturday? At 2:53 p.m., Vancouver reached that magic temperature for the first time this year. At 5 p.m., the high reached 83 degrees, just short of the record 85 degrees in 1897. Friday was close but topped out at 79 degrees, while many of… Read story

Jayne: U.S. tax policy is sleight of hand

April 18, 2021, 6:02am Columns

It’s a bit of a magic trick, an illusion. They want you to focus on the right hand over here so you don’t notice what the left hand is doing over there. Read story

Police at the scene of the fatal shooting of William Abbe on Fourth Plain Boulevard and Stapleton Road on April 28, 2020.

Clark County lawmakers split along party lines on police use-of-force bill

Police at the scene of the fatal shooting of William Abbe on Fourth Plain Boulevard and Stapleton Road on April 28, 2020.

April 18, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

A bill establishing a state office to investigate police use-of-force incidents passed the Legislature last week and is on track to be signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee before the session concludes. Read story

Deserted desks line the main office of ZoomInfo in downtown Vancouver. Many Clark County offices have been empty for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, although some companies are now eyeing a summer return as vaccination rates pick up.

Vancouver-based ZoomInfo to resume in-person work

Deserted desks line the main office of ZoomInfo in downtown Vancouver. Many Clark County offices have been empty for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, although some companies are now eyeing a summer return as vaccination rates pick up.

April 18, 2021, 6:02am Business

One of Clark County’s biggest employers, Vancouver-based marketing intelligence company ZoomInfo, announced last week that it will resume partial in-person work at all but one of its offices starting July 6. Read story

Clark County poet laureate Armin Tolentino used to go fishing on the East Coast with his father. These days he pursues the hobby at Vancouver Lake. He's working on a series of new poems about fishing now, he said.

Clark County’s new poet laureate seeks wisdom

Clark County poet laureate Armin Tolentino used to go fishing on the East Coast with his father. These days he pursues the hobby at Vancouver Lake. He's working on a series of new poems about fishing now, he said.

April 18, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

When Armin Tolentino and a couple of friends bicycled all the way across the United States in 2007, it was boring in the best possible way, he said. Read story

Public Meetings for week of April 18

April 18, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

Public Meetings for week of April 18 Read story

After seven years' work, George Washington Goethals finished the Panama Canal in 1914, completing a task that stymied two other engineers. He commenced his first real engineering work as a lieutenant at the Vancouver Barracks, and performed many routine duties, including planning the headquarters building, designing the new post cemetery, mapping telegraph lines and creating tables marking the distances between Department of the Columbia posts. This photo was taken before his death in 1928.

Clark County History: Vancouver’s historical connection to Panama

After seven years' work, George Washington Goethals finished the Panama Canal in 1914, completing a task that stymied two other engineers. He commenced his first real engineering work as a lieutenant at the Vancouver Barracks, and performed many routine duties, including planning the headquarters building, designing the new post cemetery, mapping telegraph lines and creating tables marking the distances between Department of the Columbia posts. This photo was taken before his death in 1928.

April 18, 2021, 6:00am Clark County Life

Maybe his middle name, Washington, foretold George W. Goethals’ (1858-1928) assignment to the Vancouver Barracks during 1882-1884. As the sole engineer under ill-tempered Brig. Gen. Nelson Miles, district commander, he was expected to be the Columbia District’s engineering mastermind. The recent West Point graduate faced large swaths of unmapped land… Read story

Zac French, 14, of Battle Ground puts leaves and other debris into a trash can Saturday at Kiwanis Park during Battle Ground's Park Appreciation Day.

Volunteers help clean up Battle Ground’s parks

Zac French, 14, of Battle Ground puts leaves and other debris into a trash can Saturday at Kiwanis Park during Battle Ground's Park Appreciation Day.

April 17, 2021, 7:04pm Clark County News

BATTLE GROUND — Local parks were cleaned as summer approaches on Saturday thanks to several volunteers who participated in Battle Ground’s Park Appreciation Day. Read story