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Built as a visitor information center and rest stop in the early 1980s, this restroom building and parking area along Interstate 5 near Clark College has been closed since 1995.

Homeless Crisis: Rep. Paul Harris’ bill to use vacant state land for shelter doesn’t pass but prompts talks

Built as a visitor information center and rest stop in the early 1980s, this restroom building and parking area along Interstate 5 near Clark College has been closed since 1995.

February 20, 2024, 6:07am Clark County News

The city of Vancouver has big plans to solve its homeless crisis — a 150-bed “bridge shelter,” a second Safe Park and a fifth Safe Stay. But those plans may be too big for Vancouver’s dwindling available public land. Read story

An Amazon prime delivery van parks Feb. 23, 2023, in front the Devil's Triangle near the Amazon Campus in South Lake Union, Seattle.

Bill before Washington Legislature would strip down rules for strip clubs

An Amazon prime delivery van parks Feb. 23, 2023, in front the Devil's Triangle near the Amazon Campus in South Lake Union, Seattle.

February 20, 2024, 6:06am Business

Clark County does not have a single strip club. In fact, it’s never had a strip club, as far as The Columbian can tell. Read story

A west Vancouver resident said a great horned owl, similar to the one pictured here, stole her hat one recent morning.

When Owls attack! Vancouver jogger lost hat to ‘swooping,’ a rare event committed by protective birds

A west Vancouver resident said a great horned owl, similar to the one pictured here, stole her hat one recent morning.

February 20, 2024, 6:03am Clark County Life

If you’re an early morning jogger or walker, here’s an unexpected reason to steer away from tall, mature trees when you head out between late fall and early spring: aggressively territorial owls. Read story

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

Weather Eye: Temperatures rising well into 50s remainder of week

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

February 20, 2024, 6:00am Clark County News

Ever since Valentine’s Day we have hovered in the mid-40s for high temperatures here in Vancouver. As I wrote in this column Monday afternoon, it still hadn’t reached 50 degrees despite the forecast of 52 degrees. Chilly weather indeed and with that I have good news and perhaps not so… Read story

Sen. Ann Rivers and Rep. Stephanie McClintock of the 18th Legislative District discuss issues such as crime and housing affordability at a Saturday town hall in Battle Ground.

18th Legislative District lawmakers provide legislative update on crime, health care, guns, housing

Sen. Ann Rivers and Rep. Stephanie McClintock of the 18th Legislative District discuss issues such as crime and housing affordability at a Saturday town hall in Battle Ground.

February 19, 2024, 6:28pm Clark County News

Crime, health care, gun rights and housing affordability — that’s what constituents wanted to discuss at Battle Ground City Hall on Saturday morning when state Sen. Ann Rivers and Reps. Stephanie McClintock and Greg Cheney from the 18th Legislative District gathered for a town hall. Read story

Multiple fire agencies responded Monday morning for a vehicle that drove off Lucia Falls Road and down a 30-foot embankment into the East Fork Lewis River.

Car goes off Northeast Lucia Falls Road, into East Fork Lewis River

Multiple fire agencies responded Monday morning for a vehicle that drove off Lucia Falls Road and down a 30-foot embankment into the East Fork Lewis River.

February 19, 2024, 6:10pm Clark County News

One person was rescued Monday morning from the East Fork Lewis River after their vehicle drove off the road and down a 30-foot embankment. Read story

The Vancouver Fire Department works to put out a fire at the Igloo Restaurant in Vancouver on March 13, 2017.

Fire officials caution about potential risks of lithium-ion batteries

The Vancouver Fire Department works to put out a fire at the Igloo Restaurant in Vancouver on March 13, 2017.

February 19, 2024, 5:39pm Clark County News

To recognize National Battery Day, fire officials are cautioning people about the potential risks linked with lithium-ion batteries, which are frequently found in cellphones, laptops, smoke alarms and electric vehicles. Read story

Mark Matthias, left, and Ali Novinger, owners of Beaches Restaurant and Bar, announced Monday they plan to retire and close the business Dec. 31.

Owners of iconic Vancouver waterfront restaurant Beaches plan to retire; restaurant’s last day will be Dec. 31

Mark Matthias, left, and Ali Novinger, owners of Beaches Restaurant and Bar, announced Monday they plan to retire and close the business Dec. 31.

February 19, 2024, 1:02pm Business

After 29 years, the owners of Beaches Restaurant and Bar are retiring. The local restaurant is set to serve its last meal Dec. 31. Read story

Co-founders Ty Frackiewicz, left, and Ryan Fink give a demonstration for the media at their downtown business, Digs. Digs is a web-based collaboration software for homebuilders and homeowners.

Downtown Vancouver AI firm Digs raises its roof

Co-founders Ty Frackiewicz, left, and Ryan Fink give a demonstration for the media at their downtown business, Digs. Digs is a web-based collaboration software for homebuilders and homeowners.

February 19, 2024, 6:05am Business

Clark County natives Ryan Fink and Ty Frackiewicz are serial entrepreneurs. Their latest tech startup, Digs, combines their collective passions for artificial intelligence and homebuilding. The company’s web-based software creates digital blueprints and helps homebuilders manage collaboration. Read story

What’s open and what’s closed for Presidents Day on Monday

February 18, 2024, 8:00am Clark County News

What’s open and what’s closed for Presidents Day on Monday: Read story