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Clark County to gain new long-term psychiatric care facility in 2023

May 9, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Health

After years of pleas from mental health advocates, Clark County is set to have a local long-term psychiatric care facility. Read story

In the back of a limo with a sparkling drink in hand, Kylie Dombrowsky celebrates receiving her bachelor's degree in business administration Saturday during the drive-through graduation ceremony for Washington State University Vancouver. "If we're going to celebrate during COVID, we're going to celebrate right," an elated Dombrowsky said.

Washington State University Vancouver celebrates students in drive-thru graduation ceremony

In the back of a limo with a sparkling drink in hand, Kylie Dombrowsky celebrates receiving her bachelor's degree in business administration Saturday during the drive-through graduation ceremony for Washington State University Vancouver. "If we're going to celebrate during COVID, we're going to celebrate right," an elated Dombrowsky said.

May 8, 2021, 8:13pm Clark County News

Washington State University Vancouver held a drive-thru graduation ceremony Saturday afternoon, transforming the campus access roads and parking lots into a mile-long procession route for graduates from the fall 2020 and spring 2021 terms. Read story

Neil Allen Alway enters the courtroom May 8, 2017, while making a first appearance in Clark County Superior Court. He was sentenced Friday to about 70 years in prison in the murder of 34-year-old Raymond C. Brandon.

Alway gets 70 years in murder at Hockinson property

Neil Allen Alway enters the courtroom May 8, 2017, while making a first appearance in Clark County Superior Court. He was sentenced Friday to about 70 years in prison in the murder of 34-year-old Raymond C. Brandon.

May 8, 2021, 12:30pm Clark County News

The primary defendant in the April 2017 beating and fatal shooting of a man at a Hockinson property was sentenced Friday to about 70 years in prison. Read story

(The Columbian)

Morning Press: Seniors struggle with tax bill; hit-and-run driver sentenced; 2017 shooting sentencing

(The Columbian)

May 8, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the week: Read story

Vancouver Public Schools’ Stromme to lead Lynden school district

May 8, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

Mike Stromme, the deputy superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools, has been named interim superintendent of the Lynden School District in Whatcom County. Read story

Herrera Beutler announces congressional art contest winners

May 8, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler announced the winners of her annual student art contest Friday, with the top prize awarded to a Vancouver student. Read story

Columbian Editor Craig Brown

From the Newsroom: Passionate about a new generation

Columbian Editor Craig Brown

May 8, 2021, 6:01am Clark County News

I seem to have been meeting and talking with a lot of young journalists and journalism students lately. It’s making me feel better about the future of an occupation I’ve spent most of the last 40 years pursuing. Read story

Vancouver Police Department seeks proposals from bodycam vendors

May 8, 2021, 6:01am Clark County News

The Vancouver Police Department is looking for vendors of body-worn cameras and related programs to send a proposal to the city council by June 2. The program is expected to launch by spring of 2022. Read story

Don Benton waits for opening statements in his lawsuit trial against the county Monday at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds.

Benton testifies rumors of staff reorganization didn’t worry him

Don Benton waits for opening statements in his lawsuit trial against the county Monday at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds.

May 7, 2021, 6:10pm Clark County News

Don Benton, the former director of the county’s now-defunct Department of Environmental Services, had heard rumblings of a department reorganization or dissolution as early as 2014, he testified Friday. Read story

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Two new Clark County COVID-19 deaths reported

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May 7, 2021, 10:54am Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health reported two new COVID-19 deaths and 97 new COVID-19 cases Friday morning, as case counts remain high. Read story