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Northbound traffic beyond a road closure backs up on Interstate 205 on Monday, June 10, 2024, in Vancouver. Suspects in an Oregon vehicle theft barricaded themselves in a semi cab on Interstate 205, forcing the closure of all lanes in both directions for about two hours Monday morning, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Standoff closes all lanes of I-205 near Highway 500 in Vancouver for two hours

Northbound traffic beyond a road closure backs up on Interstate 205 on Monday, June 10, 2024, in Vancouver. Suspects in an Oregon vehicle theft barricaded themselves in a semi cab on Interstate 205, forcing the closure of all lanes in both directions for about two hours Monday morning, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

June 10, 2024, 6:05pm Clark County News

Suspects in an Oregon vehicle theft barricaded themselves in a semitruck cab on Interstate 205 in Vancouver, forcing the closure of all lanes in both directions for about two hours Monday morning, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Read story

Police lights flash on the roof of a Vancouver police vehicle.

Vancouver police fatally shot a man near the Vancouver waterfront; it started with an aggressive dog call

Police lights flash on the roof of a Vancouver police vehicle.

June 10, 2024, 2:56pm Clark County News

Vancouver police fatally shot a man Saturday afternoon near the waterfront after responding to a call about an aggressive dog. Read story

Members of the Clark County Council are pictured after new councilors took the oath of office at the Clark County Public Service Center on Jan. 3, 2023. Councilors are, from left, Glen Yung, Michelle Belkot, Karen Bowerman (on screen), Gary Medvigy and Sue Marshall.

‘One of the hardest jobs I’ve ever had’: Karen Bowerman and Gary Medvigy reflect on their years as Clark County Council members

Members of the Clark County Council are pictured after new councilors took the oath of office at the Clark County Public Service Center on Jan. 3, 2023. Councilors are, from left, Glen Yung, Michelle Belkot, Karen Bowerman (on screen), Gary Medvigy and Sue Marshall.

June 10, 2024, 6:05am Clark County News

At the end of this year, Karen Bowerman and Gary Medvigy will leave their positions on the Clark County Council. Bowerman is in her fourth year as a county councilor, and Medvigy is in his sixth year. Read story

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Vancouver police fatally shoot man near Columbia River

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June 8, 2024, 7:08pm Clark County News

A Vancouver police officer fatally shot a man on Saturday afternoon near the Columbia River waterfront after responding to a call about an aggressive dog who had bitten at least one person. Read story

Young innovators: No challenge is too big for Clark County grads

June 8, 2024, 6:14am Clark County News

Amid the chaotic balancing act of being a high-schooler — passing classes, making friends, keeping those friends, having a job and figuring out what comes next — there’s often not a lot of time to keep a passion project on the side. Read story

The most memorable wave of syphilis for Kurt Kenoyer, a physician assistant working for Columbia River Mental Health, occurred in 2022 when a camp in Vancouver’s North Image neighborhood called The Swamps existed. “I wouldn’t call it an outbreak, but there were quite a few clients there that we were trying to treat and also get tested,” he said.

Health experts: Syphillis is a prevalent infection in Clark County homeless camps

The most memorable wave of syphilis for Kurt Kenoyer, a physician assistant working for Columbia River Mental Health, occurred in 2022 when a camp in Vancouver’s North Image neighborhood called The Swamps existed. “I wouldn’t call it an outbreak, but there were quite a few clients there that we were trying to treat and also get tested,” he said.

June 8, 2024, 6:13am Clark County Health

Syphilis has surged in Clark County in recent years, a trend reflected throughout the United States. It’s especially an issue for Clark County’s growing population of homeless people, who lack medical care and are more at risk of sexual assault, experts say. Read story

A sign greets visitors to Crown Park in Camas in 2017. Long-awaited improvements are set to begin soon and include a water feature and improved pathways and parking.

Camas’ Crown Park improvement start this summer; look for a new water feature, playground

A sign greets visitors to Crown Park in Camas in 2017. Long-awaited improvements are set to begin soon and include a water feature and improved pathways and parking.

June 8, 2024, 6:11am Clark County News

Long-awaited improvements to the “crown jewel” of Camas’ parks system — the city’s historic Crown Park — are slated to begin this summer. Read story

Washougal School Board President Angela Hancock, left, speaks during a school board meeting April 30. Hancock will resign from the board effective June 12.

Washougal school board president stepping down

Washougal School Board President Angela Hancock, left, speaks during a school board meeting April 30. Hancock will resign from the board effective June 12.

June 8, 2024, 6:10am Clark County News

Washougal school board President Angela Hancock will step down from the board later this month for personal reasons. Read story

Fireworks line the Mean Gene Fireworks stand in Camas ahead of the New Year&rsquo;s holiday on Dec. 29, 2016.

‘The issue won’t die’: Camas officials remain split on fireworks issue

Fireworks line the Mean Gene Fireworks stand in Camas ahead of the New Year&rsquo;s holiday on Dec. 29, 2016.

June 8, 2024, 6:10am Clark County News

Love ’em or hate ’em, fireworks have again reared their divisive heads at recent Camas City Council meetings. Read story

Editor Tom Koenninger&rsquo;s notes from the May 18, 1980, eruption of Mount St. Helens.

From the Newsroom: Notebook offers glimpse of eruption

Editor Tom Koenninger&rsquo;s notes from the May 18, 1980, eruption of Mount St. Helens.

June 8, 2024, 6:10am Clark County News

Recently, a Columbian reader found an old Portage Professional Reporter’s Notebook and gave it to Publisher Ben Campbell. Read story