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Salmon Creek flows near the Northwest 36th Avenue bridge April 26. Low rainfall totals and decreased snowpack levels could leave rivers and streams running dry this summer but likely won&rsquo;t affect Clark County&rsquo;s drinking-water supplies, which primarily come from groundwater sources.

Clark County likely won’t feel drought despite being covered in declaration

Salmon Creek flows near the Northwest 36th Avenue bridge April 26. Low rainfall totals and decreased snowpack levels could leave rivers and streams running dry this summer but likely won&rsquo;t affect Clark County&rsquo;s drinking-water supplies, which primarily come from groundwater sources.

May 6, 2024, 6:05am Clark County News

and the rest of Washington — has seen its share of rainy days in the last month, drought conditions persist. On April 16, the state Department of Ecology declared a drought emergency for nearly all of Washington, with some major metro areas excluded. The agency is making up to $4.5… Read story

A jury found Jenny Purple guilty of three counts of first-degree theft from a vulnerable adult, one count of first-degree theft and one count of money laundering and Eugene Cosby guilty of one count of first-degree theft.

Elderly Clark County residents are more likely to be financially exploited by relatives

A jury found Jenny Purple guilty of three counts of first-degree theft from a vulnerable adult, one count of first-degree theft and one count of money laundering and Eugene Cosby guilty of one count of first-degree theft.

May 4, 2024, 6:14am Clark County News

While many people warn their older loved ones about online scams by some faraway stranger, a Camas woman was the victim of a type of theft that experts say is far more common: financial exploitation by a family member. Read story

The ashy pebblesnail is one of two species of snail the Center for Biological Diversity has petitioned the federal government to list as an endangered species.

Center for Biological Diversity hopes to protect Washington’s Ashy pebblesnail and shortface lanx

The ashy pebblesnail is one of two species of snail the Center for Biological Diversity has petitioned the federal government to list as an endangered species.

May 4, 2024, 6:12am Clark County News

Once found throughout the Columbia River basin, the ashy pebblesnail and the shortface lanx have disappeared from much of Washington. The Center for Biological Diversity hopes to change that. The nonprofit group has petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to add both species to the federal endangered species list. Read story

(The Columbian files)

Vancouver police officer resigned day before interview regarding lying, harassment

(The Columbian files)

May 4, 2024, 6:11am Clark County News

On the eve of a scheduled interview with Vancouver police leadership, an officer under investigation for allegations of lying about his resume and harassing a female co-worker instead resigned, records show. Read story

Vancouver police Officer Cole Larson talks with a motorist before confiscating a device used to smoke fentanyl and issuing a citation on April 4. Therapeutic drug courts have seen lower participation since decriminalization of drug possession.

Clark County’s drug court is quiet in wake of Blake Decision, say officials

Vancouver police Officer Cole Larson talks with a motorist before confiscating a device used to smoke fentanyl and issuing a citation on April 4. Therapeutic drug courts have seen lower participation since decriminalization of drug possession.

May 4, 2024, 6:10am Clark County News

Drug possession is no longer a felony in Washington as of 2021. Advocates lauded the change, arguing that criminalization of drugs has historically led to disproportionate imprisonment of people of color. However, lighter consequences for drug possession are pushing more people in Clark County to accept traditional sentences rather than… Read story

The Owl makes hybrid meetings at The Columbian much better for all the staff.

From the Newsroom: How to speak Columbian

The Owl makes hybrid meetings at The Columbian much better for all the staff.

May 4, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

I don’t know about your line of work, but in newspapers we use a lot of colorful jargon and lingo. Sometimes these terms find their way into common use. The words uppercase and lowercase, for example, refer to where the individual pieces of type were kept in composing rooms back… Read story

Top Stories: Burgerville for sale; dry Salmon Creek ponds; Cowlitz Tribe expands reservation

May 4, 2024, 6:05am Clark County News

Here are some of the top stories of the week on columbian.com. Read story

Check It Out: New gardening books in bloom

May 4, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

We certainly had our share of April showers in the Northwest. This means one thing: an abundance of May flowers. I don’t know about you, but when winter departs, I look forward to the spring flower trifecta: daffodils, tulips and iris. Read story

From left: Cascadia Tech Academy student Hannah Freimuth, 18, has her height and weight measured by classmate Leslie Vega, 17, as Unzila Alauddin, 17, takes the blood pressure of fellow student Mia Yanez, 18, on Friday afternoon. The medical assisting program at Cascadia Tech Academy allows students to gain clinical experience at local clinics and hospitals.

Vancouver’s Cascadia Tech lets students start medical careers straight out of high school

From left: Cascadia Tech Academy student Hannah Freimuth, 18, has her height and weight measured by classmate Leslie Vega, 17, as Unzila Alauddin, 17, takes the blood pressure of fellow student Mia Yanez, 18, on Friday afternoon. The medical assisting program at Cascadia Tech Academy allows students to gain clinical experience at local clinics and hospitals.

May 4, 2024, 6:02am Clark County Health

Seven students at Cascadia Tech Academy in Vancouver are among the first in the state eligible to become certified medical assistants right out of high school. Read story

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

Weather Eye: Rain on tap for weekend, but warm weather on horizon

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

May 4, 2024, 5:56am Clark County News

As I wrote this column late Friday afternoon, the clouds to the west had thickened and rain was beginning to fall from the dark clouds overhead. And, as you read this today it will still be raining at some intensity before turning to showers late today and continuing into Sunday. Read story