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A fire damaged a garage in the 2900 Block of 13th Street on Monday afternoon.

Fire crews extinguish Harney Heights garage fire

A fire damaged a garage in the 2900 Block of 13th Street on Monday afternoon.

October 11, 2021, 2:09pm Clark County News

Firefighters extinguished a garage fire Monday afternoon in the Harney Heights neighborhood that displaced five residents, according to the Vancouver Fire Department. Read story

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Prop. 10 seeks to free up funds for Clark County Sheriff’s Office bodycams

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October 11, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

Clark County voters will find a lengthy ballot for the November general election in their mailboxes late next week. Among the 10 county ballot measures is Proposition 10, which would create a 0.1 percent (or one-tenth of 1 percent) sales tax. Read story

Ridgefield City Hall.

City Council hopefuls have deep roots in Ridgefield

Ridgefield City Hall.

October 10, 2021, 6:06am Clark County News

The two candidates for the only contested position on the Ridgefield City Council this year have deep roots in the community, one that is rapidly being transformed from a sleepy small town to a metropolitan suburb. Read story

Gary Perman, left, and Marilyn Dale-Boerke are vying for Camas City Council, Ward 1, Position 2 seat

Camas City Council candidates agree: Growth is straining Camas infrastructure

Gary Perman, left, and Marilyn Dale-Boerke are vying for Camas City Council, Ward 1, Position 2 seat

October 10, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

CAMAS — Two candidates are vying for the open Ward 1, Position 2 seat on the Camas City Council after longtime city Councilwoman Melissa Smith decided to not run for reelection in 2021. Read story

Susan Stearns stands near the book bank at Pink Lemonade Project's downtown Vancouver offices. She took over as CEO of the nonprofit as the pandemic hit in March 2020 and has guided an expansion of programs. Participation increased 30 percent during the pandemic.

Pandemic isolated breast cancer patients when they needed connection most

Susan Stearns stands near the book bank at Pink Lemonade Project's downtown Vancouver offices. She took over as CEO of the nonprofit as the pandemic hit in March 2020 and has guided an expansion of programs. Participation increased 30 percent during the pandemic.

October 10, 2021, 6:05am Breast Cancer

Pink-clad runners and walkers are converging on Vancouver’s waterfront this morning. The return of the Girlfriends Run in person after last year’s virtual event is just another example of how breast cancer patients, survivors and supporters have adapted to the dangerous and shifting circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

Anne McEnerny-Ogle, left, faces Earl Bowerman on Nov.

Vancouver mayor race: Two different approaches

Anne McEnerny-Ogle, left, faces Earl Bowerman on Nov.

October 10, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

The candidates running for Vancouver mayor fundamentally disagree about what the job is and what it should entail. Read story

Battle Ground City Hall.

Battle Ground decries ‘egregious’ move to fill open council seat

Battle Ground City Hall.

October 10, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

The Clark County Council is interfering in local elections, at least according to some Battle Ground City Council members and two county councilors. Read story

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

Weather Eye: It’s getting chilly; low ski areas to see their first snow

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

October 10, 2021, 6:01am Clark County News

You can feel the chill in the air, can’t you? I saw many folks bundled up with sweatshirts and puffy winter jackets the other morning and, of course, some still wearing shorts and T-shirts — the diehard Northwesterners. Read story

A dog clears a hurdle on the jumping course at the Mount Hood Doberman Pinscher Club agility trials on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at the Dr. Jack Giesy Equestrian Arena in Ridgefield.

Dogs strut their stuff in agility trials at fairgrounds

A dog clears a hurdle on the jumping course at the Mount Hood Doberman Pinscher Club agility trials on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at the Dr. Jack Giesy Equestrian Arena in Ridgefield.

October 9, 2021, 6:14pm Clark County News

The timer started, and Lad was off like a rocket. Read story

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2021, file photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, Afghan passengers board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III during the Afghanistan evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. An Afghan man who worked for the U.S. government in Afghanistan says the Biden administration has ignored his pleas for help to evacuate his two young sons from Afghanistan after their mother died of a heart attack while being threatened by the Taliban. The International Refugee Assistance Project on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State Antony Bilken on the man's behalf. The father fears for his children's safety and asked that he be identified only by his first name, Mohammad. (MSgt. Donald R. Allen/U.S.

Afghan refugees coming to Vancouver

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2021, file photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, Afghan passengers board a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III during the Afghanistan evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan. An Afghan man who worked for the U.S. government in Afghanistan says the Biden administration has ignored his pleas for help to evacuate his two young sons from Afghanistan after their mother died of a heart attack while being threatened by the Taliban. The International Refugee Assistance Project on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021 filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State Antony Bilken on the man's behalf. The father fears for his children's safety and asked that he be identified only by his first name, Mohammad. (MSgt. Donald R. Allen/U.S.

October 9, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

As Afghan refugees are resettling across the United States, about 100 of them will call Vancouver home within the next six months, according to local resettlement agency Lutheran Community Services Northwest. Read story