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Weather Eye: Most of the upcoming week looks warm and dry

May 9, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

And the beat goes on. We remain positive as dry weather continues with only a tease of moisture now and then, with no change in sight. We have experienced dry… Read story

Funding, reuse of CRC work key issues in Interstate 5 Bridge replacement

May 9, 2021, 6:05am Business

It was funding that killed the Columbia River Crossing. The original Interstate 5 Bridge replacement project was already embroiled in controversy, but the killing blow came when the Washington Senate… Read story

A northbound Yellow Line Max train, left, stops at the Killingsworth station in Portland, and an articulated hybrid bus, right, of the type used on C-Tran's bus rapid transit route, The Vine, is seen in Vancouver.  The question of whether TriMet's Yellow Line should be extended to Vancouver was a key point of contention during development of the Columbia River Crossing project and is often cited as one of the main disagreements that derailed the project. The current renewed replacement effort will consider both light rail and bus rapid transit options to meet the project's high-capacity transit needs, and no decision has been made yet - but recent comments from federal lawmakers pushed the still-simmering disagreement back into the spotlight.

New bridge replacement effort strives to avoid light rail controversy

A northbound Yellow Line Max train, left, stops at the Killingsworth station in Portland, and an articulated hybrid bus, right, of the type used on C-Tran's bus rapid transit route, The Vine, is seen in Vancouver.  The question of whether TriMet's Yellow Line should be extended to Vancouver was a key point of contention during development of the Columbia River Crossing project and is often cited as one of the main disagreements that derailed the project. The current renewed replacement effort will consider both light rail and bus rapid transit options to meet the project's high-capacity transit needs, and no decision has been made yet - but recent comments from federal lawmakers pushed the still-simmering disagreement back into the spotlight.

May 9, 2021, 6:05am Business

Recent headlines about the Interstate 5 Bridge replacement effort have chronicled the reemergence of one of the biggest sticking points from Columbia River Crossing era: light rail. Read story

Public Meetings

May 9, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

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Clark County to gain new long-term psychiatric care facility in 2023

May 9, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

After years of pleas from mental health advocates, Clark County is set to have a local long-term psychiatric care facility. Read story

In the back of a limo with a sparkling drink in hand, Kylie Dombrowsky celebrates receiving her bachelor's degree in business administration Saturday during the drive-through graduation ceremony for Washington State University Vancouver. "If we're going to celebrate during COVID, we're going to celebrate right," an elated Dombrowsky said.

Washington State University Vancouver celebrates students in drive-thru graduation ceremony

In the back of a limo with a sparkling drink in hand, Kylie Dombrowsky celebrates receiving her bachelor's degree in business administration Saturday during the drive-through graduation ceremony for Washington State University Vancouver. "If we're going to celebrate during COVID, we're going to celebrate right," an elated Dombrowsky said.

May 8, 2021, 8:13pm Clark County News

Washington State University Vancouver held a drive-thru graduation ceremony Saturday afternoon, transforming the campus access roads and parking lots into a mile-long procession route for graduates from the fall 2020 and spring 2021 terms. Read story

Neil Allen Alway enters the courtroom May 8, 2017, while making a first appearance in Clark County Superior Court. He was sentenced Friday to about 70 years in prison in the murder of 34-year-old Raymond C. Brandon.

Alway gets 70 years in murder at Hockinson property

Neil Allen Alway enters the courtroom May 8, 2017, while making a first appearance in Clark County Superior Court. He was sentenced Friday to about 70 years in prison in the murder of 34-year-old Raymond C. Brandon.

May 8, 2021, 12:30pm Clark County News

The primary defendant in the April 2017 beating and fatal shooting of a man at a Hockinson property was sentenced Friday to about 70 years in prison. Read story

(The Columbian)

Morning Press: Seniors struggle with tax bill; hit-and-run driver sentenced; 2017 shooting sentencing

(The Columbian)

May 8, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the week: Read story

Vancouver Public Schools’ Stromme to lead Lynden school district

May 8, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

Mike Stromme, the deputy superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools, has been named interim superintendent of the Lynden School District in Whatcom County. Read story

Herrera Beutler announces congressional art contest winners

May 8, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler announced the winners of her annual student art contest Friday, with the top prize awarded to a Vancouver student. Read story