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Michelle Dawson of Battle Ground, left, and Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson speak Saturday in Vancouver&#039;s Esther Short Park during the memorial to remember Aaron &quot;Jay&quot; Danielson who was fatally shot after a pro-Trump rally in Portland last month.

Patriot Prayer group mourns man shot at Portland rally

Michelle Dawson of Battle Ground, left, and Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson speak Saturday in Vancouver&#039;s Esther Short Park during the memorial to remember Aaron &quot;Jay&quot; Danielson who was fatally shot after a pro-Trump rally in Portland last month.

September 5, 2020, 7:10pm Clark County News

Hundreds of people gathered Saturday in Esther Short Park for a remembrance and celebration of life for Aaron “Jay” Danielson, the man fatally shot one week earlier in downtown Portland after a rally in support of President Donald Trump. Read story

About a hundred community members march through the Vancouver Farmers Market to advocate and celebrate the Black queer and transgender community. Southwest Washington Communities United for Change founder and President Lexi Bongiorno said she wanted to create an opportunity for the community to celebrate Pride but also stay aligned and honor the Black Lives Matter movement.

March, gathering in downtown Vancouver celebrates Black LGBTQ lives

About a hundred community members march through the Vancouver Farmers Market to advocate and celebrate the Black queer and transgender community. Southwest Washington Communities United for Change founder and President Lexi Bongiorno said she wanted to create an opportunity for the community to celebrate Pride but also stay aligned and honor the Black Lives Matter movement.

June 27, 2020, 7:01pm Clark County News

People gathered Saturday afternoon in Esther Short Park to celebrate Black queer and transgender lives. About a hundred people marched around downtown and through the Vancouver Farmers Market. Read story

La Center High School graduate Dayna Hines rides through the car parade graduation celebration in La Center on Saturday. In lieu of an in-person ceremony, students participated in a parade through the city. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation or delay of graduation events across the state, but schools are finding creative ways to celebrate their students.

La Center Class of 2020 takes to the streets for graduation paradevideo icon

La Center High School graduate Dayna Hines rides through the car parade graduation celebration in La Center on Saturday. In lieu of an in-person ceremony, students participated in a parade through the city. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation or delay of graduation events across the state, but schools are finding creative ways to celebrate their students.

June 13, 2020, 4:37pm Clark County News

The streets of La Center were awash in the high school colors of blue and white Saturday as seniors marked the end of an era with a graduation parade. Read story

Jack Curtis of Vancouver, 10, left, and Mill Plain Elementary School first grader teachers Corinne Contreras, center, and Carmela Lemon, right, join the Black Lives Matter Rally Day of Action. &quot;(Children) need to know America has a history of injustice,&quot; Lemon said.

Educators rally in Vancouver in support of Black Lives Mattervideo icon

Jack Curtis of Vancouver, 10, left, and Mill Plain Elementary School first grader teachers Corinne Contreras, center, and Carmela Lemon, right, join the Black Lives Matter Rally Day of Action. &quot;(Children) need to know America has a history of injustice,&quot; Lemon said.

June 12, 2020, 6:48pm Clark County News

Neither rain nor pandemic could stop educators from gathering in east Vancouver on Friday to protest what they describe as a foundation of racism that undercuts some of the community’s most vulnerable people — its children. Read story

Around 1,500 cars Saturday filled the Town Plaza Center parking lot at  5411 E. Mill Plain Blvd. and the surrounding streets for &quot;Car Rally for Black Lives,&quot; organized by NAACP Vancouver and YWCA Clark County. The rally was held in memory of George Floyd and all the other black lives lost to racism and police brutality.

About 1,500 cars line Vancouver streets for ‘Car Rally for Black Lives’video icon

Around 1,500 cars Saturday filled the Town Plaza Center parking lot at  5411 E. Mill Plain Blvd. and the surrounding streets for &quot;Car Rally for Black Lives,&quot; organized by NAACP Vancouver and YWCA Clark County. The rally was held in memory of George Floyd and all the other black lives lost to racism and police brutality.

June 6, 2020, 6:25pm Clark County News

Theresa Johnson sat in the driver’s seat of her small, black sedan in a line of about 1,500 cars in Vancouver during “Car Rally for Black Lives,” hosted by NAACP Vancouver and YWCA Clark County on Saturday. The event supported the Black Lives Matter movement and stood against police brutality. Read story

Pilots from the Oregon Air National Guard honor health care workers, first responders, and other essential staff who are working to keep local residents safe with a flyover at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center on Friday morning. The tribute, which traveled west to east over the facility, continued on to visit other hospitals in the region.

Flyover thanks health care workers, others in Clark County, region

Pilots from the Oregon Air National Guard honor health care workers, first responders, and other essential staff who are working to keep local residents safe with a flyover at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center on Friday morning. The tribute, which traveled west to east over the facility, continued on to visit other hospitals in the region.

May 22, 2020, 6:21pm Clark County News

Hospital staff at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center went outside Friday morning to look up at fast-moving members of the Oregon Air National Guard as they flew two F-15 Eagles over the area. Read story

Elizabeth Bell, who works as an individual provider in Vancouver, from left, waits to pick up food for a client as Nicholas Chandler, also of Vancouver, picks up food off a conveyer belt with the help of volunteer Maggie Bomber of St. Vincent de Paul Vancouver on Thursday morning. St. Vincent de Paul Vancouver has been one of the busiest food pantries during the pandemic.

Access to food evolving in Clark County during coronavirus crisisvideo icon

Elizabeth Bell, who works as an individual provider in Vancouver, from left, waits to pick up food for a client as Nicholas Chandler, also of Vancouver, picks up food off a conveyer belt with the help of volunteer Maggie Bomber of St. Vincent de Paul Vancouver on Thursday morning. St. Vincent de Paul Vancouver has been one of the busiest food pantries during the pandemic.

May 15, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Health

With finances strained for many families across Clark County, nonprofit groups are trying to get free emergency food to people who need it with mixed results. Some food pantries have experienced long lines during the COVID-19 pandemic and increased questions about access to food while others have seen fewer clients. Read story

Contracted workers from Advanced American Construction work to replace the sill at Bonneville Navigation Lock on Wednesday morning. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted a tour at the lock to show off the emergency repair project.

Corps mission: trying to fix a broken lockvideo icon

Contracted workers from Advanced American Construction work to replace the sill at Bonneville Navigation Lock on Wednesday morning. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted a tour at the lock to show off the emergency repair project.

September 18, 2019, 9:13pm Business

It’s been two weeks since an emergency repair project forced an unplanned closure and drainage of the Bonneville Navigation Lock, and contractors for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are working around the clock to meet a goal of reopening the passage by Sept. 30. Read story

Duane Garvais Lawrence, assistant chief for the tribe’s police department, drums as he waits for canoes to arrive Friday at Marine Park in Vancouver. The red handprint on his face is to raise awareness for missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.

Cowlitz canoe journey honors tribal ancestors, forges bondsvideo icon

Duane Garvais Lawrence, assistant chief for the tribe’s police department, drums as he waits for canoes to arrive Friday at Marine Park in Vancouver. The red handprint on his face is to raise awareness for missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.

July 12, 2019, 8:44pm Clark County News

Centuries ago, long before the first Europeans came to the Northwest, the Cowlitz and other indigenous tribes used the rivers as their transportation routes. Read story

Instructor Graham Lasee, from left, observes as recruits Bryson Lemire and Aaron Cliburn practice raising a ladder during training at Camas-Washougal Fire Station 42 on Wednesday afternoon.

Camas-Washougal Fire Department forms in-house training program

Instructor Graham Lasee, from left, observes as recruits Bryson Lemire and Aaron Cliburn practice raising a ladder during training at Camas-Washougal Fire Station 42 on Wednesday afternoon.

April 10, 2019, 9:21pm Clark County News

When he found out earlier this year that the state Fire Training Academy would not be available to the department’s five recruits, Camas-Washougal Fire Battalion Chief Kevin Villines scrambled. Read story