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Clark County heats up

June 27, 2022, 6:16pm Clark County News

After weeks of on-and-off rain, the Pacific Northwest finally has some heat. Read story

Washougal City Council votes to eliminate cemetery board

June 27, 2022, 5:09pm Clark County News

The Washougal City Council has eliminated the city’s cemetery board in a move that came as a great shock to the cemetery board’s president. Read story

In May, a lot number with the letter "S" is seen on a vehicle at Triple J Towing to indicate it is stolen in the company's Vancouver impound lot.

Clark County team recovers stolen cars, makes arrests

In May, a lot number with the letter "S" is seen on a vehicle at Triple J Towing to indicate it is stolen in the company's Vancouver impound lot.

June 27, 2022, 3:47pm Clark County News

A high intensity effort to address a surge in stolen vehicle cases in Clark County has led to the arrest of 32 people on 46 new charges and the recovery of 19 stolen vehicles — including one returned to the owner 30 minutes after it was taken. Read story

Interstate 84 is closed in Oregon between Troutdale and Hood River due to a crane truck crash.

I-84 reopens after hours of closures due to major crash

Interstate 84 is closed in Oregon between Troutdale and Hood River due to a crane truck crash.

June 27, 2022, 3:37pm Clark County News

Interstate 84 in Oregon reopened late Monday afternoon after hours of closures due to a major crash that moved a highway barrier and damaged the roadway. Read story

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Two pedestrians critically injured in Lucia Falls Road crash

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June 27, 2022, 7:42am Clark County News

Two pedestrians were critically injured Sunday afternoon when they were struck by a vehicle on Lucia Falls Road, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Read story

Clark County Superior Court Judge Scott Collier in his office at the Clark County Juvenile Justice Center on June 10. After more than 20 years on the bench, nearly 14 as a judge, Collier will retire Thursday. He plans to spend four months of the year traveling around the world.

Global recess for Clark County Superior Court judge

Clark County Superior Court Judge Scott Collier in his office at the Clark County Juvenile Justice Center on June 10. After more than 20 years on the bench, nearly 14 as a judge, Collier will retire Thursday. He plans to spend four months of the year traveling around the world.

June 27, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

After more than 20 years on the Clark County Superior Court bench, nearly 14 as a judge, the Honorable Scott A. Collier is retiring Thursday to become a globetrotter. Read story

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Heritage High School English teacher Paul Hamonn speaks to a large crowd of demonstrators at a March for Our Lives rally at Vancouver Waterfront Park on Saturday.

Clark County schools strive to provide comfort, support in wake of school shootings, tragedies

Photos by Dylan Jefferies/The Columbian 
Heritage High School English teacher Paul Hamonn speaks to a large crowd of demonstrators at a March for Our Lives rally at Vancouver Waterfront Park on Saturday.

June 26, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Health

In the days that followed the May 24 mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, a communal grief washed across the United States. Read story

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

Weather Eye: Vancouver gets hot, but at least it’s not a record

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

June 26, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

It was hot Saturday as we recorded our first 90-degree day, with a high as of 5 p.m. in Vancouver of 93 degrees. Today we’ll move upward to 100 degrees, or close to it. But we’ll set no records today; they were made last June in that dreadful heat wave… Read story

Camas-Washougal Fire Department firefighter Trevor Guay shows off a fire truck to a group of kids Wednesday at Hellen Baller Elementary.

Consultants say Camas, Washougal should reshape firefighting partnership

Camas-Washougal Fire Department firefighter Trevor Guay shows off a fire truck to a group of kids Wednesday at Hellen Baller Elementary.

June 26, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

A little more than seven months have passed since consultants reviewing the Camas-Washougal Fire Department informed local city officials that the partnership that merged both cities’ fire departments in 2013 “has too many gaps to represent a sustainable model moving forward.” Read story

A Vancouver police officer tests a body-worn camera in late 2021. The department ultimately rejected the first camera in the trial.

How would Clark County’s new public safety tax revenue be spent?

A Vancouver police officer tests a body-worn camera in late 2021. The department ultimately rejected the first camera in the trial.

June 26, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

“No one is trying to sell you on this tax, one way or the other.” With that statement, Clark County Council Chair Karen Bowerman began Thursday’s public forum on the proposed 0.1 percent public safety tax voters will be deciding on in August. Read story