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Workforce Southwest Washington gets funding for virus worker relief

September 18, 2020, 6:04am Business

Workforce Southwest Washington announced Thursday that it has been awarded more than $2.25 million from three U.S. Department of Labor Dislocated Worker Grants to support workers in Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties who have been laid off due to COVID-19. Read story

Deborah Carter of Vancouver returns books next to the Little Lending Library, a machine that allows visitors to browse a small selection of books while the Vancouver Mall library branch remains closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Book vending machine outside Vancouver Mall library revives pleasure of browsing the stacks

Deborah Carter of Vancouver returns books next to the Little Lending Library, a machine that allows visitors to browse a small selection of books while the Vancouver Mall library branch remains closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

September 18, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Life

James Patterson, Harry Potter and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” are so much healthier for you than Snickers, M&Ms and Coke. Read story

FISH Westside Food Pantry extends evening drive-thru distribution

September 18, 2020, 6:01am Clark County News

FISH Westside Food Pantry of Vancouver is extending its Wednesday evening drive-thru food distribution another week due to the impact of surrounding wildfires. Read story

The northbound span of the Interstate 5 Bridge will close to all traffic for nine days beginning Saturday. All freeway traffic will use the southbound span while crews work to replace a cracked trunnion and other parts of the northbound bridge's lift system. At top: Crews will use a barge-mounted crane to lift down the worn-out components of the lift system and replace them with new parts.

Closing time: I-5 Bridge trunnion repair project begins Saturday

The northbound span of the Interstate 5 Bridge will close to all traffic for nine days beginning Saturday. All freeway traffic will use the southbound span while crews work to replace a cracked trunnion and other parts of the northbound bridge's lift system. At top: Crews will use a barge-mounted crane to lift down the worn-out components of the lift system and replace them with new parts.

September 18, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Barring any more last-minute delays, the big Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion repair project is set to begin Saturday, kicking off the scheduled nine-day closure of the northbound span of the twin bridges and use of the southbound span for all freeway traffic. Read story

CREDC business relief grant deadline today

September 18, 2020, 6:00am Business

The Columbia River Economic Development Council announced this week that it has extended the application deadline for the Clark County Main Street Support Program. Applications will be accepted through today. Read story

The Clark County Law Enforcement Center is seen here in Vancouver on Wednesday morning, Sept. 4, 2019.

Solutions sought as Clark County Jail population climbs

The Clark County Law Enforcement Center is seen here in Vancouver on Wednesday morning, Sept. 4, 2019.

September 18, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Criminal justice officials met Wednesday to discuss the increasing inmate population at the Clark County Jail. The jail chief noted that more than 90 percent of those in custody are felons who cannot be released under criteria set earlier this year due to COVID-19. Read story

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High-speed chase on Highway 14 ends with crash, arrest

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September 17, 2020, 9:30pm Clark County News

A high-speed chase on state Highway 14 late Thursday afternoon ended after the fleeing driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed while trying to ram a pursuing patrol car, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Read story

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Salmon Creek chiropractor’s office subject of complaints before COVID-19 exposure

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September 17, 2020, 7:04pm Business

Three months before Bridge Chiropractic in Salmon Creek exposed more than 300 people to coronavirus, complaints started to trickle in to the state Department of Health. Read story

39 of 42 Burgerville restaurants reopen

September 17, 2020, 6:09pm Business

Vancouver-based fast food chain Burgerville announced Thursday that it has reopened 39 of its 42 locations for drive-thru service. Read story

The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

Clark County jobless claims fall, but more slowly

The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

September 17, 2020, 6:04pm Business

Unemployment insurance claims in Clark County continued a downward trend last week, but the rate of decline is slowing. Read story