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52 seek to be one of 15 on Clark County Charter Review Commission

The Clark County Public Service Center.

October 22, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

The question of whether Clark County Council positions should remain partisan has drawn mixed answers from candidates for the County Charter Review Commission. Read story

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

Weather Eye: Welcome our first taste of winterlike weather locally in months

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

October 22, 2020, 6:01am Clark County News

Our first taste of winterlike weather begins today and runs through early next week. I’m sure some of you had frost early this morning and most overnight lows in the 30s at least. Clouds will increase tonight, and on Friday light rain will begin and linger into early Saturday. Snow levels will plummet down below Cascade passes. Read story

The Clark County Dive Rescue Team, pictured here in 2004, will become part of the sheriff’s office Search and Rescue Unit.

Clark County’s dive rescue team to join sheriff’s office

The Clark County Dive Rescue Team, pictured here in 2004, will become part of the sheriff’s office Search and Rescue Unit.

October 21, 2020, 6:24pm Clark County News

The local dive rescue team is officially joining the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Read story

Work continues on the Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion replacement project Monday morning, Sept. 21, 2020.

Data: I-5 Bridge traffic down during trunnion repair project

Work continues on the Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion replacement project Monday morning, Sept. 21, 2020.

October 21, 2020, 6:07pm Clark County News

During last month’s weeklong Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion replacement project, it quickly became clear that Clark County commuters were doing a pretty good job of staying off the freeway. Even though both traffic directions had to share just three lanes on the southbound span of the bridge, it appeared that congestion was moderate at worst. Read story

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Judge sets $100K bail for suspect, 72, in Hazel Dell stabbing

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October 21, 2020, 5:20pm Clark County News

A 72-year-old Vancouver man appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Wednesday in connection with a stabbing Tuesday at a home in Hazel Dell. Read story

The home page of the Washington Employment Security Department (The Columbian files)

Schools lead Clark County’s September job losses

The home page of the Washington Employment Security Department (The Columbian files)

October 21, 2020, 5:08pm Business

Clark County’s job market for September saw a loss of roughly 3,200 seasonally adjusted jobs, the vast majority in education. Of the lost jobs, about 1,200 were layoffs; the rest were seasonal jobs that were never filled. Read story

Clark County reports 49 new COVID-19 cases as fears of ‘fall surge’ rise

October 21, 2020, 12:18pm Clark County Health

Clark County recorded 49 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths on Wednesday as state health officials warn that a long-anticipated "fall surge" in cases may be beginning. Read story

Clark County Law Library offers civil lawsuit self-help kits

October 21, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

The Clark County Law Library has a new resource for people looking to file civil lawsuits. Read story

Elections worker John Waterbury collects ballots from an official ballot drop box Saturday in downtown Vancouver.

Clark County voter turnout high so far, ballots hit single-day high

Elections worker John Waterbury collects ballots from an official ballot drop box Saturday in downtown Vancouver.

October 21, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

Early voter turnout in Clark County rose to 16.68 percent Tuesday in the highest single-day voter turnout on any non-Election Day in the county’s history. Read story

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site reopens after pandemic closure

October 21, 2020, 6:01am Clark County News

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site reopened Tuesday after a monthslong closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. Read story