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After watching a mock fight during an academy class at the Washington Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien, Washington on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, Steve Woodward, left, a TAC officer with the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, gives advice and instructions regarding improvements that can be made regarding how the recruits handled the situation.  At center is recruit Chad Sommerfield, with the Everett Police Department, second from right is recruit Ryan Rich and at far right is recruit Seth Anderson, both with the Vancouver Police Department. (Ellen M.

Vancouver City Council backs state’s plan to add regional police academies

After watching a mock fight during an academy class at the Washington Criminal Justice Training Center in Burien, Washington on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, Steve Woodward, left, a TAC officer with the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, gives advice and instructions regarding improvements that can be made regarding how the recruits handled the situation.  At center is recruit Chad Sommerfield, with the Everett Police Department, second from right is recruit Ryan Rich and at far right is recruit Seth Anderson, both with the Vancouver Police Department. (Ellen M.

September 27, 2022, 5:44pm Clark County News

Vancouver has joined other Southwest Washington municipalities to advocate for a training facility that may ease strain felt by law enforcement agencies across Washington. Read story

Frank Rios, 41, of Vancouver makes a first appearance Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court.

Vancouver man denies having machete in homeless camp attack

Frank Rios, 41, of Vancouver makes a first appearance Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court.

September 27, 2022, 4:24pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man allegedly attacked another man with a machete Monday at a homeless camp in Hazel Dell after seeing him with his former girlfriend, court records state. Read story

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Vancouver man, 60, arrested in school bus stop luring investigation

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September 27, 2022, 3:56pm Clark County News

A 60-year-old Vancouver man was arrested Monday after police say he repeatedly approached children at a school bus stop and inappropriately touched himself outside an elementary school. Read story

Jim Barr, chief executive officer of Nautilus, talks about connected fitness, post-pandemic workouts and the future of the Vancouver-based company. "People have really profoundly changed their attitudes and actual behaviors toward home fitness in a positive way," he said.

Nautilus directors considering sale of Vancouver-based company

Jim Barr, chief executive officer of Nautilus, talks about connected fitness, post-pandemic workouts and the future of the Vancouver-based company. "People have really profoundly changed their attitudes and actual behaviors toward home fitness in a positive way," he said.

September 27, 2022, 10:54am Business

Vancouver-based fitness giant Nautilus announced Monday that the company’s board of directors was reviewing strategic alternatives, including the potential sale of the company. Read story

Teacher Patty Alway, right, talks with journalism students during a lesson on ethics at Prairie High School. The school's newspaper, which is among the few student-run newspapers in Clark County, is beginning a new year with a new staff. At top, a print edition of the Falcon Flyer, published in May, served as a testament to the year's senior class and the many trials and tribulations they faced during high school.

Prairie High School teacher looks to rebuild student newspaper

Teacher Patty Alway, right, talks with journalism students during a lesson on ethics at Prairie High School. The school's newspaper, which is among the few student-run newspapers in Clark County, is beginning a new year with a new staff. At top, a print edition of the Falcon Flyer, published in May, served as a testament to the year's senior class and the many trials and tribulations they faced during high school.

September 27, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

High school newspapers have long served as training grounds for journalists, including many at The Columbian. Now these publications — known best for their coverage of the Friday night football game or student activism — are becoming a rarity in Clark County. Read story

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

Weather Eye: First fall-like weather system rolls through tonight

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

September 27, 2022, 6:00am Clark County News

As the seasons change it is often that the previous season enjoys lingering and tickles our fancy or perhaps gives us something to talk about. We almost reached 90 degrees Monday, with a high of 89 degrees. Portland did manage 90 degrees. Neither were record highs for the date. Vancouver’s… Read story

Man wounded, robbed during machete attack at Hazel Dell homeless encampment

September 26, 2022, 9:52pm Clark County News

A man was suffered multiple wounds Monday when he was attacked with a machete and robbed of his bicycle at a homeless camp in Hazel Dell, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Read story

David Shook (Taylor Balkom/The Columbian files)

Former sheriff candidate will helm new Clark County Jail Services department

David Shook (Taylor Balkom/The Columbian files)

September 26, 2022, 6:10pm Clark County News

Former Clark County sheriff candidate David Shook has been named to head the county’s new Jail Services department. County Manager Kathleen Otto announced the decision in a press release Monday. Read story

Angie Miller, manager of Elements, prepares to sweep out the restaurant's parklet.

Clark County job gains carry on

Angie Miller, manager of Elements, prepares to sweep out the restaurant's parklet.

September 26, 2022, 5:22pm Business

Clark County’s unemployment rate is more than a point below where it was last August, according to an update from the Washington Employment Security Department. Read story

Stephen S. Sharp, 29, who's accused of urinating in milkshake mix at a Vancouver Arby's, pleads guilty Aug. 16 in Clark County Superior Court to one count of second-degree attempted assault, as well as three counts of first-degree possession of depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He was sentenced Monday to 67 months in prison.

Vancouver man sentenced for urinating in Arby’s milkshake mix, possessing child pornography

Stephen S. Sharp, 29, who's accused of urinating in milkshake mix at a Vancouver Arby's, pleads guilty Aug. 16 in Clark County Superior Court to one count of second-degree attempted assault, as well as three counts of first-degree possession of depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He was sentenced Monday to 67 months in prison.

September 26, 2022, 5:12pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man was sentenced Monday to more than 5½ years in prison, in part, for urinating into milkshake mix while working as a manager at the Mill Plain Arby’s in October 2021. Read story