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Youth pull together at Vancouver Lake: Regional rowing championships continue through weekend

May 17, 2024, 8:40pm Clark County News

Rowers from across the region traveled to Vancouver Lake Park on Friday to compete for a chance to qualify for the June national championships. Read story

Bail set at $500,000 for suspect in stabbing at Clark College

May 17, 2024, 5:31pm Clark County News

A judge set bail at $500,000 for a Vancouver man accused of stabbing a Clark College employee in the neck Tuesday while she sat outside a campus building. Read story

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Vancouver man sentenced to 2½ years in federal prison for illegally buying guns, claiming to be a citizen

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May 17, 2024, 4:58pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man was sentenced Friday to 30 months in federal prison for illegally possessing firearms, lying in connection with the purchase of firearms, falsely claiming U.S. citizenship and unlawfully possessing a firearm silencer. Read story

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Man indicted in Oregon in three women’s deaths, including one found dead in Clark County

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May 17, 2024, 3:48pm Clark County News

A Multnomah County, Ore., grand jury Thursday indicted a man on murder charges in the deaths of three woman, including one whose body was found in April 2023 near an abandoned barn in Ridgefield. Read story

Dr. Troy Dreiling in a screen shot from a video on his YouTube channel.

Four women suing chiropractic clinic in Vancouver and its owner for alleged sexual harassment

Dr. Troy Dreiling in a screen shot from a video on his YouTube channel.

May 17, 2024, 3:20pm Clark County Health

Four female former employees of a Vancouver chiropractic clinic are suing their former employer and an Arizona-based chiropractic consultant for alleged sexual harassment and sex discrimination. They accuse the clinic’s owner of commenting on their weight, whipping them with a riding crop and dismissing inappropriate patient behavior toward employees. Read story

Oregon man killed in wrong-way crash on I-5 north of Woodland

May 17, 2024, 7:53am Clark County News

An Oregon man was killed in a wrong-way crash north of Woodland on Interstate 5 on Thursday night, which closed the northbound lanes of the freeway for hours, according to the Washington State Patrol. Read story

Firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze at Fifth and Columbia streets in downtown Vancouver on Thursday evening.

Two-alarm fire damages Smokin’ Oak building in downtown Vancouver

Firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze at Fifth and Columbia streets in downtown Vancouver on Thursday evening.

May 17, 2024, 7:51am Clark County News

A two-alarm fire struck downtown Vancouver barbecue restaurant Smokin’ Oak’s building on Thursday evening. Read story

Patrick Swayze is Dalton, the cool-headed barroom bouncer who finds himself fighting against more than he bargained for when he is hired to clean up a rowdy nightclub in United Artists' hard-hitting 1989 action film "Road House." (Peter Sorel/United Artists Pictures)

‘Be nice’: Kiggins Theatre, Brothers Cascadia Brewing collaborate for 35th anniversary of cult-classic ‘Road House’

Patrick Swayze is Dalton, the cool-headed barroom bouncer who finds himself fighting against more than he bargained for when he is hired to clean up a rowdy nightclub in United Artists' hard-hitting 1989 action film "Road House." (Peter Sorel/United Artists Pictures)

May 17, 2024, 6:09am Clark County Life

For people who love the film “Road House,” it isn’t just a movie but a way of being. I’m not talking about the recent Jake Gyllenhaal remake or the 1948 film with Richard Widmark and Ida Lupino, but the 1989 drive-in classic starring Patrick Swayze. Read story

Andrew Reed of City Electric Co., left, helps Christian Trokey-Backman of Pallet unload roofs for the third Safe Stay community in downtown Vancouver on Nov. 7. The city approved an emergency declaration for homelessness Nov. 6.

‘They need more than rent’: Support at Safe Stay communities helps residents address problems, exit cycle of homelessness

Andrew Reed of City Electric Co., left, helps Christian Trokey-Backman of Pallet unload roofs for the third Safe Stay community in downtown Vancouver on Nov. 7. The city approved an emergency declaration for homelessness Nov. 6.

May 17, 2024, 6:07am Clark County News

Several readers have contacted The Columbian to ask how much it costs to house someone at one of Vancouver’s four Safe Stay homeless shelters, each of which comprises 20 huts surrounded by a fence. Wouldn’t it be cheaper, they ask, to just pay each person’s rent? Read story

The Clark County Public Service Center is pictured in Vancouver in 2020 (The Columbian files)

6 ethics complaints filed with Clark County in past year still await investigation

The Clark County Public Service Center is pictured in Vancouver in 2020 (The Columbian files)

May 17, 2024, 6:05am Clark County News

Six ethics complaints filed with Clark County in the past year are still waiting to be investigated. The delay seems to be just as frustrating for county officials as it is for those who filed the complaints. Read story