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Gustavo Villalobos Carranza appears in Clark County Superior Court, accused of killing his 2 year-old child Sunday in Portland.

Vancouver man charged with aggravated murder in Oregon in death of daughter

Gustavo Villalobos Carranza appears in Clark County Superior Court, accused of killing his 2 year-old child Sunday in Portland.

November 15, 2021, 10:25am Clark County News

A grand jury in Oregon has indicted a Vancouver man on an aggravated murder charge in the Oct. 31 kidnapping and killing of his 2-year-old daughter, identified in court records as Brianna Villalobos Rodriguez. Read story

Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain, who assumed his role in 2013, is the longest-serving chief the police department has had in the past 30 years.

After years of frequent turnover, Vancouver police chief in for the long haul

Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain, who assumed his role in 2013, is the longest-serving chief the police department has had in the past 30 years.

November 15, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

The Vancouver Police Department had a reputation for going through police chiefs about every 18 months — until its current chief, James McElvain, arrived in 2013 from Southern California. Read story

About 100 people gathered Saturday for a candlelight vigil for Monica "Star" Murrah, whose estranged husband is accused of fatally stabbing her Nov. 7 at her Arnada neighborhood home in Vancouver. Among those who memorialized Murrah as a "positive light," some who attended the vigil also shared their own experiences with domestic violence.

Why did the system fail Star Murrah? Slain Vancouver mother denied protection order against husband

About 100 people gathered Saturday for a candlelight vigil for Monica "Star" Murrah, whose estranged husband is accused of fatally stabbing her Nov. 7 at her Arnada neighborhood home in Vancouver. Among those who memorialized Murrah as a "positive light," some who attended the vigil also shared their own experiences with domestic violence.

November 14, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

As the sun set Saturday on the corner of East 24th and F streets in Vancouver’s Arnada neighborhood, friends, neighbors and supporters lit candles in memory of Monica “Star” Murrah. Read story

In the Associated Press file photos at top, the hijacked Northwest Airlines jetliner sits on a runway for refueling on Nov. 25, 1971, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The Boeing 727 eventually flew south carrying skyjacker D.B. Cooper and a minimal crew.

The D.B. Cooper Vortex: Skyjacker now part of Northwest culture

In the Associated Press file photos at top, the hijacked Northwest Airlines jetliner sits on a runway for refueling on Nov. 25, 1971, at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The Boeing 727 eventually flew south carrying skyjacker D.B. Cooper and a minimal crew.

November 14, 2021, 6:05am Clark County Life

Fifty years ago, on the night before Thanksgiving, a skyjacker claiming to carry a bomb in a briefcase seized a Boeing 727 en route from Portland to Seattle. Read story

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

Weather Eye: Experts’ predictions for this winter: Cooler, wetter

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

November 14, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

Saturday was a typical November day, foggy and cold. To me, it kind of felt like an early December day. Both November and December can see several days of dense fog; if it is freezing, we see lots of white frost and rime ice. Read story

Community Foundation for Southwest Washington awards 5 grants from social justice fund

November 14, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

The Community Foundation for Southwest Washington’s Social Justice and Resiliency Fund has received $850,000 in gifts, and $170,000 in grants have already been awarded to five Southwest Washington nonprofits. Read story

Mountain View High School senior Olivia Haskett poses for a photo with her Cougar Quickstart certificate for same-day admission from Washington State University Vancouver during fall preview day at the Salmon Creek campus on Saturday.

WSUV holds fall preview day, when would-be students can get quick acceptance letters

Mountain View High School senior Olivia Haskett poses for a photo with her Cougar Quickstart certificate for same-day admission from Washington State University Vancouver during fall preview day at the Salmon Creek campus on Saturday.

November 13, 2021, 6:10pm Clark County News

For many high school seniors, getting into college can be nearly as stressful as getting to graduation. For more than 20 students looking to attend Washington State University Vancouver next fall, that’s no longer a worry. Read story

Camas School District’s board to meet with superintendent candidates, choose leader in December

November 13, 2021, 3:12pm Clark County News

The Camas School District’s search for a new superintendent is shifting into high gear. Read story

Crew members Ashley Brown, left, and Jerome Warren clean up litter from the roadway.

Cleanup crews collect 1,380 pounds of trash from Interstate 5 ramps

Crew members Ashley Brown, left, and Jerome Warren clean up litter from the roadway.

November 13, 2021, 3:07pm Clark County News

A grant-funded program has allowed workers to remove nearly three-quarters of a ton of garbage from two Interstate 5 ramps in Vancouver over the course of three weeks. Read story

Ginn Group is building a 50-unit affordable housing complex called Allegro Pointe near the international district of Fourth Plain Boulevard.

New apartments planned for Vancouver’s international district

Ginn Group is building a 50-unit affordable housing complex called Allegro Pointe near the international district of Fourth Plain Boulevard.

November 13, 2021, 6:07am Business

A new 50-unit affordable housing apartment complex by Ginn Group’s nonprofit arm Ginn Gives aims to help steer Vancouver’s housing stock in the right direction. Read story