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Washington faces shortfall of qualified special education teachers, audit finds

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July 16, 2024, 7:35am Latest News

Washington lacks qualified special education teachers and teachers’ aides, but the state doesn’t know how bad the problem really is — just that at least 1.5% of the teachers aren’t qualified for their jobs. Read story

Volunteer Almendra Velazquez installs a heat-measuring sensor on a car window Friday at the Center for Community Health. Velazquez and fellow volunteer Rebecca Small drove a one-hour route as part of Clark County Public Health's heat-mapping project. The data could help decide where cooling centers should be.

Clark County Public Health maps hottest neighborhoods to see who needs help

Volunteer Almendra Velazquez installs a heat-measuring sensor on a car window Friday at the Center for Community Health. Velazquez and fellow volunteer Rebecca Small drove a one-hour route as part of Clark County Public Health's heat-mapping project. The data could help decide where cooling centers should be.

July 16, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

Clark County Public Health is identifying the county’s hot spots. Not the hot spots that are the best places to grab dinner or spend a night on the town, but actual hot spots. Read story

Kids of all ages took to the driver&rsquo;s seat in bulldozers, loaders and excavators during Dozer Day in May 2019.

Popular Clark County program Dozer Day expands nationally

Kids of all ages took to the driver&rsquo;s seat in bulldozers, loaders and excavators during Dozer Day in May 2019.

July 16, 2024, 6:07am Business

Dozer Day is growing up. Read story

Clark Public Utilities commissioner candidates James Oneil, from left, Christopher Thobaben and Sherry Erickson meet with members of The Columbian&rsquo;s Editorial Board. The three candidates are vying to succeed Jim Malinowski, who is retiring from the board.

Clark Public Utilities candidates talk about nuclear power, metering, broadbandvideo icon

Clark Public Utilities commissioner candidates James Oneil, from left, Christopher Thobaben and Sherry Erickson meet with members of The Columbian&rsquo;s Editorial Board. The three candidates are vying to succeed Jim Malinowski, who is retiring from the board.

July 16, 2024, 6:06am Business

Three Vancouverites are in the running for a six-year term on the Clark Public Utilities board, with a primary election set for Aug. 6. Read story

Silver Keys Media produced the film &ldquo;The Matahari Agency: Seeds of Deception.&rdquo; (Contributed photos)

Vancouver’s close-up: Film showcase puts spotlight on city, local filmmakers

Silver Keys Media produced the film &ldquo;The Matahari Agency: Seeds of Deception.&rdquo; (Contributed photos)

July 16, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

Vancouver USA might not be known for its thriving film industry, but our corner of Southwest Washington is making its mark on the silver screen. The work of several local production companies will be highlighted at the first Vancouver Film Showcase, 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kiggins Theatre. Read story

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

Weather Eye: Month on track to be one of warmest Julys on record

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

July 16, 2024, 6:00am Clark County News

There was a strong enough push of ocean air Monday morning to help develop some low cloudiness to start the day. However, it quickly burned off and we enjoyed sunny skies. One could see some advancing high clouds to our south. The marine air kept our highs in the mid-80s. Read story

A large capacity ammunition rotary magazine is displayed on a sales rack in New Castle, Pa. The Washington State Supreme Court upheld Monday morning a temporary legal pause preventing the sale of large-capacity magazines in Washington after a Cowlitz County judge in April found the state ban violated the U.S. and Washington constitutions in lawsuits involving Kelso gun store Gator’s Custom Guns.

Sale of large capacity magazines remains illegal after WA Supreme Court stay ruling

A large capacity ammunition rotary magazine is displayed on a sales rack in New Castle, Pa. The Washington State Supreme Court upheld Monday morning a temporary legal pause preventing the sale of large-capacity magazines in Washington after a Cowlitz County judge in April found the state ban violated the U.S. and Washington constitutions in lawsuits involving Kelso gun store Gator’s Custom Guns.

July 15, 2024, 6:44pm Latest News

The Washington State Supreme Court upheld Monday morning a temporary legal pause preventing the sale of large-capacity magazines in Washington after a Cowlitz County judge in April found the state ban violated the U.S. and Washington constitutions in lawsuits involving Kelso gun store Gator’s Custom Guns. Read story

Selling Washington’s food and farm products to the world

July 15, 2024, 6:00pm Business

Washington is the apple growing capital of the nation. It’s home to Walla Walla onions, Penn Cove mussels, Rainier cherries and Yakima Valley hops. Read story

Defendant Austin Navarro enters the courtroom for opening statements in his murder trial at the Clark County Courthouse on July 10. Navarro took the stand Monday.

Vancouver man testifies in murder trial that he didn’t intend to shoot his former girlfriend

Defendant Austin Navarro enters the courtroom for opening statements in his murder trial at the Clark County Courthouse on July 10. Navarro took the stand Monday.

July 15, 2024, 5:31pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man told the jury in his murder trial Monday he did not intend to fatally shoot his former girlfriend as they met in August 2021 in the parking lot of a central Vancouver gas station. Read story

Former Columbia River boys basketball coach David Long, and current assistant coach Jim Sevall, at left, were a part of the school&rsquo;s basketball program until Long&rsquo;s retirement in 2022.

Longtime Columbia River basketball coaches David Long, Jim Sevall entering WIBCA Hall of Fame

Former Columbia River boys basketball coach David Long, and current assistant coach Jim Sevall, at left, were a part of the school&rsquo;s basketball program until Long&rsquo;s retirement in 2022.

July 15, 2024, 4:43pm Editor's Choice

Retirement has taken David Long out of Columbia River’s J. Hoover Gymnasium, but you can’t take Columbia River away from its former longtime boys basketball coach. Read story