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Hazardous wildfire smoke surrounds people and boats at Marine Park in Vancouver. Clark County is expected to see some relief from hazardous air by Friday.

Air quality improves significantly as weather system approaches

Hazardous wildfire smoke surrounds people and boats at Marine Park in Vancouver. Clark County is expected to see some relief from hazardous air by Friday.

September 17, 2020, 4:30pm Clark County Health

Forecasters are seeing the light at the end of a long, smoky tunnel for Southwest Washington as a potent storm system approaches the region. Read story

A "For Sale" sign is posted outside a home on Northeast 133rd Way on Thursday morning.

Shortage of inventory hikes Clark County real estate prices

A "For Sale" sign is posted outside a home on Northeast 133rd Way on Thursday morning.

September 17, 2020, 4:18pm Business

Clark County’s residential housing market saw drops in closed sales and new listings in August, coupled with a continued rise in pending sales that contributed to a continuing shortage of market inventory. Read story

This chart tracks infections by age group over time, as of Sept. 14.

Clark County reports 30 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths

This chart tracks infections by age group over time, as of Sept. 14.

September 17, 2020, 12:03pm Clark County Health

Clark County reported 30 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and no new deaths since Sept. 11, according to Clark County Public Health. Read story

The Big Hollow Fire on Thursday. (U.S.

Big Hollow Fire 25 percent contained; rain expected in area

The Big Hollow Fire on Thursday. (U.S.

September 17, 2020, 11:16am Clark County News

The Big Hollow Fire burning in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest had grown another 820 acres as of Thursday morning, but fire crews say the wildfire is now 25 percent contained. Read story

Beaches restaurant has had revenue cut in half as customers wouldn't sit outside with the recent wildfire smoke. The issue of unavailable outdoor seating will likely plague restaurants once the weather starts getting cold, windy and rainy.

Plight thickens for Clark County restaurants

Beaches restaurant has had revenue cut in half as customers wouldn't sit outside with the recent wildfire smoke. The issue of unavailable outdoor seating will likely plague restaurants once the weather starts getting cold, windy and rainy.

September 17, 2020, 6:04am Business

This past week, smoke lingering in Clark County has given restaurants a bitter taste of the lost business they’re expecting when outdoor seating disappears in the colder months to come. Read story

The Vancouver City Council sold the city's old Fire Station 2 location in the Shumway neighborhood to Portland-based developer Bango Building, LLC. There's no plan yet for the 0.3-acre site.

Sale breathes new life into old Vancouver fire station

The Vancouver City Council sold the city's old Fire Station 2 location in the Shumway neighborhood to Portland-based developer Bango Building, LLC. There's no plan yet for the 0.3-acre site.

September 17, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

A vacant 1940s-era fire station located just off Main Street in Vancouver has been sold to a Portland-based developer with a history of revamping old buildings. Read story

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

Weather Eye: System off coast could clear haze, bring blue skies

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

September 17, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

With months of the pandemic, weeks of wildfires and dense smoke, I feel a need to share some words of a lighter nature. Please, as you read, imagine and smile with me. Read story

Thick wildfire smoke is seen overhead as letter carrier Jon Weinberg works in downtown Vancouver. Smoke levels continue to hover in the hazardous air quality range.

Clark County’s air quality is slowly improving

Thick wildfire smoke is seen overhead as letter carrier Jon Weinberg works in downtown Vancouver. Smoke levels continue to hover in the hazardous air quality range.

September 16, 2020, 6:38pm Clark County Health

As a pulmonologist at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, Dr. Bhanu Patibandla sees firsthand what smoky air can do to people. Read story

Appeals court overturns child sex sting conviction

September 16, 2020, 5:21pm Clark County News

A Portland man whose conviction in an undercover child sex sting was recently featured in The New York Times Magazine had it overturned Tuesday after the Washington Court of Appeals found that his right to a jury trial was violated. Read story

Third suspect in Vancouver robbery case makes court appearance

September 16, 2020, 5:19pm Clark County News

A third suspect wanted in connection with a Vancouver robbery of a man who was trying to buy cocaine earlier this year made a first appearance Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court. Read story