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Beds, a toilet and sink sit inside a jail cell at the Clark County Jail.

Clark County Jail to bill Medicaid for medications for alcohol and opioid use disorder

Beds, a toilet and sink sit inside a jail cell at the Clark County Jail.

May 30, 2024, 6:06am Clark County Health

The Clark County Jail will be able to bill Medicaid for specific inmate services for the first time starting in July 2025. The Washington State Health Care Authority will give the county a maximum of $2.5 million to implement the services. Read story

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

Weather Eye: Enjoy stretch of fair weather through Saturday

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

May 30, 2024, 6:02am Clark County News

The trough of low pressure that moved through our local area on Tuesday and Wednesday carried heavier showers than I anticipated. About a third to one half-inch of rain was reported around the county. Vancouver is now wetter than average and cooler than average for the month. Not by much… Read story

Jamil Holbrook

Clark County Sheriff’s Office IDs all victims in child sexual exploitation investigation

Jamil Holbrook

May 29, 2024, 5:45pm Clark County News

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday its special victims unit has identified all potential victims in a child sexual exploitation investigation of an Oregon man. Read story

National Women’s Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation to host volunteer orientation

May 29, 2024, 5:43pm Clark County Health

The National Women’s Coalition Against Violence and Exploitation is hosting a volunteer orientation June 18. Read story

Cars and trucks travel past the upgraded La Center junction on Interstate 5. The upgrades were paid for by the Cowlitz Indian Tribe.

Cowlitz Indian Tribe seeks to expand its police force, hopes law proposed by Cantwell will help

Cars and trucks travel past the upgraded La Center junction on Interstate 5. The upgrades were paid for by the Cowlitz Indian Tribe.

May 29, 2024, 5:22pm Clark County News

A shortage of police officers means the Cowlitz Indian Tribal Public Safety Department is struggling to keep up with an increase in calls since the pandemic began, officials say. Read story

Battle Ground music director Greg McKelvey walks down the main hallway of Battle Ground High School to applause Wednesday during a ceremony at Battle Ground High School. McKelvey, who is retiring at the end of this school year, has been named grand marshal of the 2024 Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade.

Battle Ground band director tapped as Portland Rose Festival grand marshalvideo icon

Battle Ground music director Greg McKelvey walks down the main hallway of Battle Ground High School to applause Wednesday during a ceremony at Battle Ground High School. McKelvey, who is retiring at the end of this school year, has been named grand marshal of the 2024 Portland Rose Festival Grand Floral Parade.

May 29, 2024, 2:59pm Clark County News

Delegates from the Portland Rose Festival paid a surprise visit to Clark County on Wednesday morning to announce longtime Battle Ground High School band director Greg McKelvey as the 2024 Grand Floral Parade grand marshal. Read story

Reform Clark County signature gatherers hoped to get the Restore Election Confidence initiative on November's ballot.

Clark County election security petition falls about 20,000 signatures short

Reform Clark County signature gatherers hoped to get the Restore Election Confidence initiative on November's ballot.

May 29, 2024, 2:58pm Clark County News

A proposed initiative that sought to reform Clark County’s elections process failed to gather enough signatures to secure a spot on the November ballot. Read story

A pedestrian takes in a view of the Bonneville Dam from the Washington side of the Columbia River on Tuesday morning. The dam generates power distributed by Bonneville Power Administration.

BPA projects $280M loss: Drought, extreme weather hit Bonneville Power Administration revenues

A pedestrian takes in a view of the Bonneville Dam from the Washington side of the Columbia River on Tuesday morning. The dam generates power distributed by Bonneville Power Administration.

May 29, 2024, 6:08am Business

Bonneville Power Administration, which supplies about half of Clark County’s electricity through Clark Public Utilities, is projecting a $280 million net loss this year due to drought and extreme weather. Read story

The Southwest Washington Equity Coalition is one of 10 plaintiffs named on a lawsuit to stop the implementation of Initiative 2081, which opens up children’s health records and other private materials to parents. The measure was approved March 4 during the state Legislature's short session.

‘Parents’ bill of rights’ legislation includes vague language, could lead to discrimination, says lawsuit

The Southwest Washington Equity Coalition is one of 10 plaintiffs named on a lawsuit to stop the implementation of Initiative 2081, which opens up children’s health records and other private materials to parents. The measure was approved March 4 during the state Legislature's short session.

May 29, 2024, 6:06am Clark County News

A group of parents, equity organizations and the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington are suing the state to prevent the implementation of a conservative-backed measure, known as the “parents’ bill of rights,” the Legislature approved earlier this year. Read story

Washington Lt. Gov. Denny Heck, left, talks to a room of Columbia River High School students Tuesday at the school. Heck graduated from Columbia River in 1970.

‘Politics is all around us’: Lt. Gov. Denny Heck visits Columbia River High School to speak with students about civics, political ethics

Washington Lt. Gov. Denny Heck, left, talks to a room of Columbia River High School students Tuesday at the school. Heck graduated from Columbia River in 1970.

May 28, 2024, 6:15pm Clark County News

Lt. Gov. Denny Heck visited Columbia River High School on Tuesday afternoon to speak with students about civics and political ethics. Read story