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New jobless claims in Clark County near normal

June 18, 2021, 5:29pm Business

Clark County residents’ initial unemployment insurance claims are back to pre-pandemic levels, according to the Employment Security Department; last week, initial claims dropped substantially, from 455 to 317 and 225… Read story

Clark College graduates gather after long separation

June 18, 2021, 11:48am Clark County News

Clark College’s newest graduates were separated by screens for much of their community college careers, but the Class of 2021 — and even handfuls of 2020 graduates — finally came… Read story

Vet assistant Kristin Skalbeck, left, lends a hand as Dr. Troy Schlines treats four-legged patient Buster, 6, for an ear infection at WellHaven Mill Plain on Monday. The company has experienced a surge in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jones is new leader of the pack at Vancouver-based WellHaven Pet Health

Vet assistant Kristin Skalbeck, left, lends a hand as Dr. Troy Schlines treats four-legged patient Buster, 6, for an ear infection at WellHaven Mill Plain on Monday. The company has experienced a surge in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 18, 2021, 6:03am Business

Vancouver-based WellHaven Pet Health has a new CEO, and she’s stepping into the role at a time when the 3-year-old company is experiencing unprecedented demand at its chain of animal hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

The Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln in September 1862 and took effect on Jan.

Washington Legislature leads Juneteenth recognition

The Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln in September 1862 and took effect on Jan.

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

The United States will acknowledge Juneteenth as an official public holiday for the first time in history this year, following the example set by the Legislature in May. Read story

Two Vancouver men accused of $26,000 in unapproved purchases

June 17, 2021, 6:10pm Clark County News

Two Vancouver men are accused of using the expense account of an exterior cleaning company to make nearly $26,000 worth of unauthorized purchases at a hardware store. Read story

Vancouver man accused of shooting acquaintance in leg appears in court

June 17, 2021, 6:07pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man who allegedly shot an acquaintance in the leg Tuesday told police he fired at the man after being mooned. Read story

Drivers traveling east on state Highway 14 take in a scenic view as a snowcapped Mount Hood is seen in the distance under sunny skies Thursday. Forecasters expect sunny skies and summer-like temperatures for several days, with temperatures peaking near  100 degrees on Monday.

Summer to start strong in Clark County

Drivers traveling east on state Highway 14 take in a scenic view as a snowcapped Mount Hood is seen in the distance under sunny skies Thursday. Forecasters expect sunny skies and summer-like temperatures for several days, with temperatures peaking near  100 degrees on Monday.

June 17, 2021, 5:13pm Clark County News

Clark County is bracing for record-breaking temperatures that the National Weather Service says will peak at 98 degrees on Monday. Read story

FILE - This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The prickly orb is on every news and medical site. It's all over TV and on flyers for COVID car cleaning.

Clark County reports 29 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

FILE - This illustration provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in January 2020 shows the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The prickly orb is on every news and medical site. It's all over TV and on flyers for COVID car cleaning.

June 17, 2021, 1:47pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 29 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths on Thursday as new case averages continue to fall as vaccination rates rise. Read story

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Second teen in Highway 503 crash dies at hospital

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June 17, 2021, 12:02pm Clark County News

A second teenager has died following a Monday crash on state Highway 503 near Gabriel Road, according to the Washington State Patrol. Read story

Vencine Hadley, 47, appears Monday in Clark County Superior Court for a review hearing to add a charge of attempted first-degree assault. Hadley was shot by law enforcement officers June 3 after a high-speed chase on southbound Interstate 5 from Kelso to the La Center exit.

Investigation continues in June 3 police shooting near La Center

Vencine Hadley, 47, appears Monday in Clark County Superior Court for a review hearing to add a charge of attempted first-degree assault. Hadley was shot by law enforcement officers June 3 after a high-speed chase on southbound Interstate 5 from Kelso to the La Center exit.

June 17, 2021, 11:10am Clark County News

Regional investigators reported Thursday they're continuing to look into a June 3 police shooting that wounded a driver near La Center, and expect to forward their findings to prosecutors within the next month. Read story