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Clark County News

WSDOT resumes Highway 14 construction, expects to wrap up $28 million project in fall

May 28, 2024, 2:31pm Clark County News

The Washington State Department of Transportation resumed construction this week on state Highway 14 between Interstate 205 and Southeast 164th Avenue in Vancouver after pausing for the winter. Read story

Sheriff’s office looking for Clark County woman missing since September

May 28, 2024, 12:52pm Clark County News

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to find a Clark County woman last seen in September. Read story

Woodland High School  (Alisha Jucevic/The Columbian)

Woodland schools new policy forces staff to reveal students’ gender identity information to parents

Woodland High School  (Alisha Jucevic/The Columbian)

May 28, 2024, 7:56am Clark County News

The Woodland School Board voted Thursday to approve changes to the district’s gender inclusivity procedure, prohibiting school officials from withholding information about a student’s gender identity from parents or guardians. Read story

Jenn Hubbard decorates a cake May 21 at Hubbard&rsquo;s house in Vancouver. Hubbard began baking after her diabetic daughter beat kidney cancer and she wanted to make her a custom cake to celebrate.

Sprinkling generosity: Vancouver woman bakes and donates cakes for end-of-life celebrations and ‘heavenly birthdays’

Jenn Hubbard decorates a cake May 21 at Hubbard&rsquo;s house in Vancouver. Hubbard began baking after her diabetic daughter beat kidney cancer and she wanted to make her a custom cake to celebrate.

May 28, 2024, 6:07am Business

In a routine she’s mastered, Jenn Hubbard diligently coats a cake with pink frosting, pipes intricate lines and finishes it with sprinkles of edible glitter around the edges. Read story

This image provided by the USDA Agricultural Research Service shows a closeup of a mosquito on human skin.

Clark County Mosquito Control District says get yard ready for mosquito season

This image provided by the USDA Agricultural Research Service shows a closeup of a mosquito on human skin.

May 28, 2024, 6:06am Clark County Health

With mosquito season buzzing closer, Clark County’s Mosquito Control District staff want residents to get rid of any stagnant water in their yards that could help the blood-sucking bugs proliferate. Read story

Picketers greet morning drivers outside PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on April 18.

‘People are just much more willing to fight’: More health care workers in Clark County push to unionize

Picketers greet morning drivers outside PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center on April 18.

May 28, 2024, 6:05am Business

Unionization efforts across the health care field continue to increase in Clark County and beyond as workers steadily organize to secure more workplace protections. Read story

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

Weather Eye: Fair weather abounds after skies clear Wednesday

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

May 28, 2024, 6:00am Clark County News

We managed to get through the long holiday weekend without any measurable rain officially here in Vancouver. Some of you I know received a few hundreds of an inch mostly on Saturday but overall, it was a pleasant weekend. Great for working outside and I got a lot of yard… Read story

Local Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts gather to help raise the American flag at the beginning of Monday&rsquo;s annual Memorial Day Remembrance event at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site parade grounds.

‘We are a force of unity’: Clark County community gathers for Memorial Day Remembrance event

Local Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts gather to help raise the American flag at the beginning of Monday&rsquo;s annual Memorial Day Remembrance event at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site parade grounds.

May 27, 2024, 3:26pm Clark County News

In this time of marked civic strife and disunity, a few things can still bring all Americans together. Read story

The setback levees constructed during the Steigerwald Reconnection Project kept water from flooding Port of Camas-Washougal property in 2022.

Port of Camas-Washougal, U.S. Fish and Wildlife mull land swap near Steigerwald refuge

The setback levees constructed during the Steigerwald Reconnection Project kept water from flooding Port of Camas-Washougal property in 2022.

May 27, 2024, 2:12pm Clark County News

The Port of Camas-Washougal is negotiating a land-swap transaction with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that would expand the port’s inventory of usable — and possibly developable — land near Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Read story

Washington State Treasurer Mike Pellicciotti, left, and his office&rsquo;s communications director, Aaron Sherman, speak with The Columbian&rsquo;s editorial board about Washington Saves.

Washington Saves fills gap for private-sector employees without a 401(k); plan set to launch in 2027

Washington State Treasurer Mike Pellicciotti, left, and his office&rsquo;s communications director, Aaron Sherman, speak with The Columbian&rsquo;s editorial board about Washington Saves.

May 27, 2024, 6:05am Business

Most people who have retirement savings set their money aside in a 401(k) or similar tax-deferred accounts. But 401(k)s are not available to everyone. Read story