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Red poppies came to be the symbol that represents soldiers who were killed during their service. It was inspired by the poem "In Flanders Fields," by John McCrae, a Canadian World War 1 soldier. He described observing poppies abundantly grow among soldiers' battlefield graves.

Red remembrance: Clark County groups craft paper poppies to remember WWI’s fallen

Red poppies came to be the symbol that represents soldiers who were killed during their service. It was inspired by the poem "In Flanders Fields," by John McCrae, a Canadian World War 1 soldier. He described observing poppies abundantly grow among soldiers' battlefield graves.

May 16, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Vibrant red poppies, symbolizing bloodshed from World War I, must be assembled delicately. Read story

Two pleasure boats catch fire on Columbia River

May 15, 2022, 10:29pm Clark County News

Two pleasure boats caught fire on the Columbia River between Vancouver and Caterpillar Island Sunday afternoon. One boat sank, according to the Vancouver Fire Department. The alarm was sounded at 2:39 p.m. Vancouver firefighters responded to 10612 N.W. Lower River Road with one engine, one ladder truck, two fire boats… Read story

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Will nonpartisan be nonissue in Clark County races?

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May 15, 2022, 6:05am Clark County News

Candidates for Clark County Council, local political organizations weigh in on how elimination of party affiliation may affect races Read story

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

Weather Eye: Cooler and wetter weather will return by midweek

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

May 15, 2022, 6:04am Clark County News

We reached 70 degrees here in Vancouver at 5 p.m. Saturday, making it our second day with a high of 70 degrees or better this month. The other day was May 4, with a high of 75 degrees. Read story

Oregon suspects linked to crimes in Vancouver

May 14, 2022, 8:27pm Clark County News

Two men under arrest in Tigard, Ore., are also suspects in crimes in Vancouver, according to Tigard police. Read story

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Authorities offer reward for tips on stolen firearms

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May 14, 2022, 8:21pm Clark County News

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of people responsible for the theft of a truck and trailer containing dozens of firearms in Portland. Read story

A crowd of students walk through the school's cafeteria to head toward their first class at View Ridge Middle School on May 4. The proposed levy wouldn't fund construction projects, rather it would provide funding for critical health services and student extracurricular programs.

Ridgefield School District to try replacement levy on Aug. 2

A crowd of students walk through the school's cafeteria to head toward their first class at View Ridge Middle School on May 4. The proposed levy wouldn't fund construction projects, rather it would provide funding for critical health services and student extracurricular programs.

May 14, 2022, 6:43pm Clark County News

The Ridgefield School District’s Board of Directors voted unanimously Tuesday night to put a replacement levy on the Aug. 2 primary and special election ballot. Read story

Hector Sanchez-Harper, 7, and his mother, Jessica Sanchez-Harper, both of Vancouver, plant shrubs during a volunteer event organized by Vancouver's Downtown Association, the city of Vancouver and the Parks Foundation of Clark County at Esther Short Park on Saturday. Other volunteers also helped by cleaning up trash and removing weeds from plant beds in the downtown area.

Volunteers return to ‘Spruce up the Couve’

Hector Sanchez-Harper, 7, and his mother, Jessica Sanchez-Harper, both of Vancouver, plant shrubs during a volunteer event organized by Vancouver's Downtown Association, the city of Vancouver and the Parks Foundation of Clark County at Esther Short Park on Saturday. Other volunteers also helped by cleaning up trash and removing weeds from plant beds in the downtown area.

May 14, 2022, 6:33pm Clark County News

As the sun finally managed to poke its way beneath the trees at Esther Short Park on Saturday, volunteers were hard at work planting flowers and refurbishing planter boxes in the heart of downtown Vancouver. Read story

Marchers gather at the Grant Street Pier along the downtown Vancouver waterfront on Saturday in support of abortion rights.

Vancouver joins list of cities featuring abortion rights protests

Marchers gather at the Grant Street Pier along the downtown Vancouver waterfront on Saturday in support of abortion rights.

May 14, 2022, 5:48pm Clark County News

A group of a hundred or so protesters marched through downtown Vancouver on Saturday afternoon, echoing the sentiments of nationwide movements to protect federal and state abortion rights following a leaked Supreme Court decision last week that would allegedly overturn Roe v. Wade. Read story

New single-family subdivisions under construction include this Pacific Lifestyle Homes project at the intersection of Northwest 179th Street and Northwest 11th Avenue.

Can Clark County housing be made affordable?

New single-family subdivisions under construction include this Pacific Lifestyle Homes project at the intersection of Northwest 179th Street and Northwest 11th Avenue.

May 14, 2022, 5:19pm Clark County News

It’s no secret that many Clark County residents struggle to find affordable housing. Both rental and purchase prices have continued to climb while the supply of available housing has dwindled. Read story