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The Interstate 5 Bridge.

Members confirmed for Interstate 5 Bridge replacement group

The Interstate 5 Bridge.

January 20, 2021, 5:54pm Clark County News

The Interstate Bridge Replacement Project’s executive steering group held its third meeting Wednesday and voted to confirm a proposed membership lineup for the community advisory group, the second of three advisory groups that the bi-state project office intends to rely on for feedback as it develops a potential replacement for… Read story

Outdoor dining can be a tough sell in winter months.

Vancouver restaurant owners ask lawmakers to speed reopening for businesses

Outdoor dining can be a tough sell in winter months.

January 20, 2021, 5:36pm Clark County Business

Washington restaurant owners and industry groups are calling on the Legislature to allow them to reopen their doors, but if they were hoping for fast action, they’re going to be disappointed. Read story

U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell, from left, and Patty Murray, and U.S. Rep.

Herrera Beutler, Murray, Cantwell attend Biden inauguration

U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell, from left, and Patty Murray, and U.S. Rep.

January 20, 2021, 4:57pm Clark County News

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler and Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell were among those who attended Wednesday’s inauguration of President Joe Biden. Read story

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Clark County’s New Year’s COVID-19 surge continues to ebb as vaccination plans evolve

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January 20, 2021, 1:09pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 90 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths Wednesday as Public Health announced federal officials will deploy a Type 1 incident management team to Southwest Washington to help plan and manage community vaccination sites. Read story

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Clark County prosecutor Banfield named to Superior Court

Camara Banfield  (The Columbian files)

January 20, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Clark County Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor Camara Banfield as the county’s next Superior Court judge, a first for a woman of color in Clark County. Read story

Evergreen Habitat for Humanity aided by $7K donation

January 20, 2021, 6:01am Clark County News

Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, based in Vancouver, announced Tuesday that it is receiving a $7,000 donation from Thrivent to help families in Clark County stay in their homes. Read story

First-grader Kolby Schave, 6, prepares to depart the school bus while arriving for hybrid classes at Crestline Elementary School on Tuesday morning.

More Clark County school districts bring students back to school part time

First-grader Kolby Schave, 6, prepares to depart the school bus while arriving for hybrid classes at Crestline Elementary School on Tuesday morning.

January 19, 2021, 6:19pm Clark County News

In a school year dominated by learning online, more Clark County kids went offline Tuesday. Read story

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Clark County reports four more deaths as COVID-19 rate hits new record high

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January 19, 2021, 2:47pm Clark County Health

Clark County's COVID-19 activity level rebounded to record highs in the latest data released Tuesday by Clark County Public Health. Four new deaths were reported. Read story

Vancouver firefighters doused an early Sunday morning fire at 11034 N.E. 94th Ave. Two residents suffered smoke inhalation but did not go to the hospital.

Unattended candle caused rural Clark County house fire

Vancouver firefighters doused an early Sunday morning fire at 11034 N.E. 94th Ave. Two residents suffered smoke inhalation but did not go to the hospital.

January 19, 2021, 11:53am Clark County News

Assistant Clark County Fire Marshal Curtis Eavenson said the probable cause of the fire at 11034 N.E. 94th Ave. was an unattended candle igniting a combustible surface. Read story

Arthur Applegate, 70.

Missing Vancouver man, 70, found in California

Arthur Applegate, 70.

January 19, 2021, 11:24am Clark County News

Arthur Applegate was last seen walking away from his home on the 6100 block of Kansas Street in Vancouver, according to a Vancouver Police Department news release. Read story