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Zakary French, 24, makes a first appearance in Clark County Superior Court on April 12, 2018.

Man sentenced to 25 years for stabbing grandfather in the neck

Zakary French, 24, makes a first appearance in Clark County Superior Court on April 12, 2018.

October 12, 2021, 4:08pm Clark County News

A man who stabbed his grandfather in the neck in a 2018 unprovoked attack at his home in the Minnehaha area was sentenced Tuesday to more than 25 years in prison. Read story

The wheel of an Amtrak train is off the tracks Monday afternoon near Woodland.

Wheel of slow-moving Amtrak train derails near Woodland; no injuries

The wheel of an Amtrak train is off the tracks Monday afternoon near Woodland.

October 12, 2021, 7:39am Clark County News

WOODLAND — The wheel of a slow-traveling Amtrak train came off the tracks Monday afternoon near Woodland, Washington, but no passengers were injured. Read story

Kendall Hagensen of The Vancouver Wellness Studio is pictured in her office while looking over her laptop. "We're seeing collective trauma," she said about workers in the pandemic.

Clark County businesses offer mental health services for workers

Kendall Hagensen of The Vancouver Wellness Studio is pictured in her office while looking over her laptop. "We're seeing collective trauma," she said about workers in the pandemic.

October 12, 2021, 6:05am Business

Some Clark County companies are increasingly paying attention to their workers’ mental health, according to Kendall Hagensen, owner and clinical director at Vancouver Wellness Studio, but the need for the services is greater than ever, she said. Read story

Fallen Clark County soldier to be honored by community

October 12, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

Clark County residents are invited to attend a ceremony honoring a local soldier who died during service as a part of the “Never To Be Forgotten” series. Read story

Five-day closure set for Gee Creek rest areas

October 12, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

Annual maintenance work will close both the northbound and southbound Interstate 5 Gee Creek rest areas north of Vancouver between 6 a.m. Oct. 18 and 5 p.m. Oct. 22, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Read story

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

Weather Eye: Nights are getting chilly; a poem celebrating October

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

October 12, 2021, 6:01am Clark County News

If skies remained clear enough Monday night and fog or low clouds stayed away, it was frosty in many locations. I expected lows in Vancouver in the 30s and outlying areas in the 20s. Regardless, a chilly night for sure. Clouds increase later today with rain due overnight and Wednesday.… Read story

Leslie Lewallen, left, and Jennifer McDaniel are running for Camas City Council.

Two vie for Camas City Council seat

Leslie Lewallen, left, and Jennifer McDaniel are running for Camas City Council.

October 12, 2021, 6:00am Clark County News

CAMAS — Leslie Lewallen and Jennifer McDaniel are running for Ellen Burton’s Ward 3, Position 2 seat on the Camas City Council after Burton, the city’s temporary mayor, announced she would not be running for reelection. Read story

Hockinson MIddle School (Courtesy of Hockinson School District)

Hockinson School Board sees contested race for Dist. 1 seat

Hockinson MIddle School (Courtesy of Hockinson School District)

October 11, 2021, 6:18pm Clark County News

Two longtime Hockinson residents who take pride in the local schools are running for the only contested seat on the school board this year. Incumbent Patrick Carter is running unopposed for the seat to which he was appointed in November 2020. Read story

The Washington State Department of Transportation's traffic cams and app are down.

WSDOT cameras, alerts and mobile app down

The Washington State Department of Transportation's traffic cams and app are down.

October 11, 2021, 2:35pm Clark County News

Washington State Department of Transportation's website, cameras, alerts and mobile apps were knocked out by an extensive power outage on Sunday that took down website and travel information. Read story

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Aarondeep Johal, 32, makes a first appearance via video Monday in Clark County Superior Court in an attempted murder and kidnapping case involving his girlfriend.

Ridgefield man held on $1M bail, accused of kidnapping, attempted murder

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Aarondeep Johal, 32, makes a first appearance via video Monday in Clark County Superior Court in an attempted murder and kidnapping case involving his girlfriend.

October 11, 2021, 2:22pm Clark County News

A Ridgefield man is being held on $1 million bail after allegedly kidnapping his girlfriend as she sought help at a Vancouver convenience store, assaulting her and attempting to kill their infant daughter. Read story