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Interstate Bridge Replacement Program Administrator Greg Johnson, left, and Principal Equity Officer Johnell Bell hope the project will set a new standard for mega and transportation projects in terms of equity.

Equity front and center on I-5 Bridge replacement project

Interstate Bridge Replacement Program Administrator Greg Johnson, left, and Principal Equity Officer Johnell Bell hope the project will set a new standard for mega and transportation projects in terms of equity.

December 3, 2022, 6:12am Clark County News

Johnell Bell, the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program’s principal equity officer, likes to say, “You can’t know equity unless you know history.” Read story

Christmas cactus flowering on a windowsill.

Gardening with Allen: Christmas cactus great gardener gift

Christmas cactus flowering on a windowsill.

December 3, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Do you think Christmas cactus is a good gift for some one who enjoys gardening? Read story

Energy Adviser: Get ready for winter outages

December 3, 2022, 6:02am Clark County Life

Morning frost and heavy clouds mean only one thing, winter is on the way and some big storms are not far behind. Read story

A vessel named the Agios Nikolas receives a load of red wheat as it stops at United Grain Corporation on the Port of Vancouver campus on its way to Vietnam in 2021.(Amanda Cowan/The Columbian files)

Port of Vancouver officials confident as they OK $77.9M budget for 2023

A vessel named the Agios Nikolas receives a load of red wheat as it stops at United Grain Corporation on the Port of Vancouver campus on its way to Vietnam in 2021.(Amanda Cowan/The Columbian files)

December 3, 2022, 6:00am Business

Port of Vancouver officials expressed confidence for the future in the face of uncertain economic times as they approved a $77.9 million budget for 2023. Read story

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Morning Press: Last call for salmon; fatal crash; 3rd District recount

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December 3, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

Here are some of the stories that were popular this week with Columbian readers: Read story

Professor Brancaccio teaches class.

Press Talk: Democracy class is in session

Professor Brancaccio teaches class.

December 3, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

Good morning, class. My name is Professor Brancaccio and thank you for signing up for Political Science 202, where we will discuss all things democracy. Hopefully you’ve all prepped by reading the pre-class assignments. Read story

Don Benton

Benton requests partial recount in Clark County Council District 5 race

Don Benton

December 2, 2022, 4:57pm Clark County News

Former state Sen. Don Benton isn’t ready give up on his bid for the Clark County Council just yet. Earlier this week, Benton formally requested a partial recount in the District 5 race. Read story

Republican candidate for Washington's 3rd Congressional District Joe Kent drops off his ballot at the Clark County Elections Office on Tuesday. Kent did not provide access for The Columbian to attend his watch party in Brush Prairie and declined to provide a comment on initial election results.

Joe Kent to request machine recount in 3rd District race

Republican candidate for Washington's 3rd Congressional District Joe Kent drops off his ballot at the Clark County Elections Office on Tuesday. Kent did not provide access for The Columbian to attend his watch party in Brush Prairie and declined to provide a comment on initial election results.

December 2, 2022, 4:05pm Clark County Politics

Republican Joe Kent’s campaign announced Friday it intends to request a machine recount of all counties within Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. Read story

FILE - A flu vaccine is readied at the L.A. Care and Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plans' Community Resource Center where they were offering members and the public free flu and COVID-19 vaccines Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, in Lynwood, Calif. On Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that 7.5% of outpatient medical visits the previous week were due to flu-like illnesses. That's as high as the peak of the 2017-18 flu season and higher than any season since. (AP Photo/Mark J.

Flu season worsens as 44 states report high activity

FILE - A flu vaccine is readied at the L.A. Care and Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plans' Community Resource Center where they were offering members and the public free flu and COVID-19 vaccines Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, in Lynwood, Calif. On Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that 7.5% of outpatient medical visits the previous week were due to flu-like illnesses. That's as high as the peak of the 2017-18 flu season and higher than any season since. (AP Photo/Mark J.

December 2, 2022, 3:54pm Health

The U.S. flu season keeps getting worse. Read story

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Vancouver body armor company owner faces federal charges in safety records case

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December 2, 2022, 3:43pm Business

The owner of a Vancouver-based body armor company is facing a federal wire fraud allegation after investigators say he forged safety test records and falsely claimed his products were made in the United States. Read story