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Clark County News

Interstate 5 northbound lane to close Tuesday in Ridgefield

May 31, 2024, 4:20pm Clark County News

Washington State Department of Transportation maintenance crews will close a single lane of northbound Interstate 5 in Ridgefield on Tuesday to perform annual weigh-station maintenance. Read story

A vending machine in the lobby of the Clark County Jail offers free opioid overdose reversal medication.

Clark County Jail gets $270K from opioid suit to fund addiction treatment for inmates

A vending machine in the lobby of the Clark County Jail offers free opioid overdose reversal medication.

May 31, 2024, 6:09am Clark County Health

The Clark County Opioid Abatement Council awarded almost $1 million in grants Wednesday to nine organizations that provide drug prevention, treatment programs and recovery services in 2024. Read story

C-Tran Route 71 is among those that have dropped trips because of a driver shortage.

C-Tran driver shortage that’s causing missed trips and delays expected to continue for months

C-Tran Route 71 is among those that have dropped trips because of a driver shortage.

May 31, 2024, 6:04am Business

C-Tran passengers may experience delays and missed trips in the coming weeks due to an ongoing driver shortage. Read story

North Clark County school districts have received an EPA grant to help them purchase electric school buses but it may be a few years before they can get on the road.

EPA grants Woodland Public Schools $2.8M to buy electric school buses

North Clark County school districts have received an EPA grant to help them purchase electric school buses but it may be a few years before they can get on the road.

May 31, 2024, 6:03am Clark County News

Woodland Public Schools received a $2.8 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to replace 14 aging diesel school buses with electric school buses, according to a news release from Sen. Patty Murray’s office. Read story

Taylor Balkom/The Columbian files
It&rsquo;s unclear how things will change at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Southwest Washington under Legacy Health&rsquo;s merger with Oregon Health &amp; Science University.

OHSU, Legacy Health systems announce agreement to merge into OHSU Health

Taylor Balkom/The Columbian files
It&rsquo;s unclear how things will change at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Southwest Washington under Legacy Health&rsquo;s merger with Oregon Health &amp; Science University.

May 30, 2024, 5:56pm Business

Oregon Health & Science University and Legacy Health systems signed a binding, definite agreement to merge into OHSU Health, the two health systems announced Thursday. Read story

The Clark County Council rejected Vancouver officials’ request for quick help paying for a its bridge shelter for people experiencing homelessness.

After tense exchange, Clark County Council reconsiders money for Vancouver homeless shelter

The Clark County Council rejected Vancouver officials’ request for quick help paying for a its bridge shelter for people experiencing homelessness.

May 30, 2024, 5:44pm Clark County News

After a tense exchange with Vancouver officials Wednesday, the Clark County Council rescinded last week’s decision to reject the city’s request for quick help paying for a 150-bed homeless shelter. Read story

Jamil Holbrook, 23, appears Thursday in Clark County Superior Court on a warrant for charges of first-degree child molestation and possession of depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. A judge set his bail at $1 million. Investigators said they&rsquo;ve identified four victims.

Bail set at $1M for child care worker accused of sex abuse at Salmon Creek center

Jamil Holbrook, 23, appears Thursday in Clark County Superior Court on a warrant for charges of first-degree child molestation and possession of depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. A judge set his bail at $1 million. Investigators said they&rsquo;ve identified four victims.

May 30, 2024, 4:48pm Clark County News

A judge set bail at $1 million for a Salmon Creek child care worker facing child molestation and child sexual abuse imagery charges. Read story

Battle Ground Lake  (The Columbian files)

E.coli detected in Battle Ground Lake; Public Health warms against swimming

Battle Ground Lake  (The Columbian files)

May 30, 2024, 11:01am Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health warns against swimming at Battle Ground Lake after testing showed high levels of E. coli bacteria in the water. Read story

Coroner IDs body found near Woodland in 2022

May 30, 2024, 7:19am Clark County News

The Cowlitz County Coroner’s Office has identified the remains of an adult man pulled from the Columbia River in 2022. Read story

Clark County Sheriff John Horch, right, swears in new recruits, from left, Deputies Nathan Smith, Caleb Madarieta and Ryan Bylsma after they graduated May 21 from the regional law enforcement training academy in Vancouver during a ceremony at ilani. The new deputies were part of the first graduating class from the Vancouver academy, which opened in January at the former location of Image Elementary School.

30 new officers graduate from law enforcement training academy in east Vancouver

Clark County Sheriff John Horch, right, swears in new recruits, from left, Deputies Nathan Smith, Caleb Madarieta and Ryan Bylsma after they graduated May 21 from the regional law enforcement training academy in Vancouver during a ceremony at ilani. The new deputies were part of the first graduating class from the Vancouver academy, which opened in January at the former location of Image Elementary School.

May 30, 2024, 6:07am Clark County News

“First to attend, next to serve.” That was the motto of the inaugural class of recruits who graduated last week from the regional law enforcement training academy in Vancouver. Read story