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Battle Ground considering ‘medical freedom’ ordinance

September 21, 2021, 2:47pm Clark County News

The city of Battle Ground has become the latest battleground in the fight against COVID-related mandates. City officials on Monday considered a new ordinance defying Gov. Jay Inslee’s virus mandates. Read story

Washington COVID-19 hospitalizations down, in part due to increase in deaths

September 21, 2021, 2:45pm Clark County Health

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Washington have decreased slightly from record high rates, in part because of an increase in patients dying, according to state hospital officials. Read story

Gretta Anderson looks over contents of the free food pantry and fridge at her Vancouver home Monday afternoon. The Vancouver Free Fridge project is up to three fridges, but they're also being regulated by city codes over the structures, causing program leaders to start a petition.

Vancouver Free Fridge program expands, offers free food

Gretta Anderson looks over contents of the free food pantry and fridge at her Vancouver home Monday afternoon. The Vancouver Free Fridge project is up to three fridges, but they're also being regulated by city codes over the structures, causing program leaders to start a petition.

September 21, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

The Vancouver Free Fridge program, which offers free food and supplies out of outdoor refrigerators in sheds to whomever needs them, expanded from one to three locations in the past few weeks. Read story

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

Weather Eye: Dry, mild weather will greet this week’s arrival of autumn

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

September 21, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

Can you believe that this is the last full day of summer? And it will feel like it as our highs are forecast to reach the low 80s. After the heavy rains over the weekend, summer felt like it was long past, didn’t it? Read story

Handouts cover a table at a League of Women Voters event in Clark County last year. The organization sponsors candidate forums as part of its mission to educate voters.

Clark County League of Women Voters hosts candidate forums

Handouts cover a table at a League of Women Voters event in Clark County last year. The organization sponsors candidate forums as part of its mission to educate voters.

September 21, 2021, 6:01am Clark County News

For an off-year election, Clark County voters may be surprised at how many votes they will cast in November. Dozens of candidates are vying for positions in every city and school district in the county. Ballots will go out Oct. 15 and should arrive in mailboxes no later than Oct.… Read story

Recreational burn ban is lifted in Clark County

September 21, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

A recreational fire ban in Clark County was lifted today, though a ban on land-clearing remains in place until further notice. Read story

Andra and John Spencer show a recent harvest of fruit from their Washougal Get To-Gather retail farm stand.

Washougal couple leave jobs, commit to full-time farm life

Andra and John Spencer show a recent harvest of fruit from their Washougal Get To-Gather retail farm stand.

September 20, 2021, 6:20pm Clark County News

CAMAS — John Spencer had an epiphany during a lunch meeting in the summer of 2019 when he suddenly realized that he wasn’t content with what he was doing for a living and that something had to change. Read story

An aerial view of the Clark County Courthouse, front, and Clark County Jail behind it in downtown Vancouver.

Affidavit: Vancouver man tried to lure girl, 11

An aerial view of the Clark County Courthouse, front, and Clark County Jail behind it in downtown Vancouver.

September 20, 2021, 5:13pm Clark County News

A 33-year-old Vancouver man appeared Monday in Clark County Superior Court, accused of attempting to lure a minor into his house.  Read story

A Vancouver Fire Department patch is seen in the gear room of Fire Station 2.

Sunday evening duplex fire in central Vancouver displaces residents in both units

A Vancouver Fire Department patch is seen in the gear room of Fire Station 2.

September 20, 2021, 3:11pm Clark County News

A Sunday evening duplex fire displaced residents from both units, according to the Vancouver Fire Department. Read story

Firefighters battle a Sunday night fire that destroyed a Ridgefield house. The fire was caused by a portable heater in a bedroom, according to the Clark County Fire Marshal's Office.

Sunday night fire destroys Ridgefield house

Firefighters battle a Sunday night fire that destroyed a Ridgefield house. The fire was caused by a portable heater in a bedroom, according to the Clark County Fire Marshal's Office.

September 20, 2021, 2:42pm Clark County News

A portable heater sparked a fire Sunday night that destroyed a Ridgefield house, according to fire officials. Read story