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Springtime leaves frame a view of the Interstate Bridge on April 29, 2021.

Washington, Oregon legislators press I-5 Bridge replacement officials about permits, cost and impact on property owners

Springtime leaves frame a view of the Interstate Bridge on April 29, 2021.

June 10, 2024, 6:21pm Clark County News

Legislators from Washington and Oregon who convened virtually Monday to discuss replacement of the Interstate 5 Bridge raised concerns about progress on the project. Read story

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Rescue team members cautiously guide a stranded swimmer across the Washougal River on Saturday. It was the first of two water rescues Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue would be called to over the weekend.

Trio of weekend water rescues throughout Clark County a reminder of cold-water dangers

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Rescue team members cautiously guide a stranded swimmer across the Washougal River on Saturday. It was the first of two water rescues Clark-Cowlitz Fire Rescue would be called to over the weekend.

June 10, 2024, 6:18pm Clark County News

A trio of weekend water rescues should serve as a reminder of the dangers local rivers and lakes pose this time of year. Read story

Northbound traffic beyond a road closure backs up on Interstate 205 on Monday, June 10, 2024, in Vancouver. Suspects in an Oregon vehicle theft barricaded themselves in a semi cab on Interstate 205, forcing the closure of all lanes in both directions for about two hours Monday morning, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Standoff closes all lanes of I-205 near Highway 500 in Vancouver for two hours

Northbound traffic beyond a road closure backs up on Interstate 205 on Monday, June 10, 2024, in Vancouver. Suspects in an Oregon vehicle theft barricaded themselves in a semi cab on Interstate 205, forcing the closure of all lanes in both directions for about two hours Monday morning, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

June 10, 2024, 6:05pm Clark County News

Suspects in an Oregon vehicle theft barricaded themselves in a semitruck cab on Interstate 205 in Vancouver, forcing the closure of all lanes in both directions for about two hours Monday morning, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation. Read story

Police lights flash on the roof of a Vancouver police vehicle.

Vancouver police fatally shot a man near the Vancouver waterfront; it started with an aggressive dog call

Police lights flash on the roof of a Vancouver police vehicle.

June 10, 2024, 2:56pm Clark County News

Vancouver police fatally shot a man Saturday afternoon near the waterfront after responding to a call about an aggressive dog. Read story

FILE - An indoor cannabis farm in Gardena, Calif., is seen, Aug. 15, 2019. Recreational pot sales are nearing reality in Ohio. The state Division of Cannabis Control began accepting applications Friday, June 6, 2024, for new dual licenses that will allow existing medical marijuana dispensaries to also sell nonmedical cannabis.

WA medical cannabis users get break from the nation’s highest pot taxes

FILE - An indoor cannabis farm in Gardena, Calif., is seen, Aug. 15, 2019. Recreational pot sales are nearing reality in Ohio. The state Division of Cannabis Control began accepting applications Friday, June 6, 2024, for new dual licenses that will allow existing medical marijuana dispensaries to also sell nonmedical cannabis.

June 10, 2024, 11:46am Health

Thanks to a new state law, Washingtonians with a medical cannabis card can get a break from the nation's highest tax on the drug. Read story

Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in King County, one of the largest municipal solid waste landfills in the Pacific Northwest.

Wash. cracks down on gassy garbage

Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in King County, one of the largest municipal solid waste landfills in the Pacific Northwest.

June 10, 2024, 7:35am Latest News

Washington is cracking down on landfill methane emissions — in other words, how gassy our garbage can get. Read story

Members of the Clark County Council are pictured after new councilors took the oath of office at the Clark County Public Service Center on Jan. 3, 2023. Councilors are, from left, Glen Yung, Michelle Belkot, Karen Bowerman (on screen), Gary Medvigy and Sue Marshall.

‘One of the hardest jobs I’ve ever had’: Karen Bowerman and Gary Medvigy reflect on their years as Clark County Council members

Members of the Clark County Council are pictured after new councilors took the oath of office at the Clark County Public Service Center on Jan. 3, 2023. Councilors are, from left, Glen Yung, Michelle Belkot, Karen Bowerman (on screen), Gary Medvigy and Sue Marshall.

June 10, 2024, 6:05am Clark County News

At the end of this year, Karen Bowerman and Gary Medvigy will leave their positions on the Clark County Council. Bowerman is in her fourth year as a county councilor, and Medvigy is in his sixth year. Read story

University of Washington students Kenai India, Tara Namie and Ethan Yamamoto chime in on the upcoming election.

Young Washingtonians talk about why they may not vote in 2024

University of Washington students Kenai India, Tara Namie and Ethan Yamamoto chime in on the upcoming election.

June 10, 2024, 6:04am Editor's Choice

Four years after a record number of young voters helped elect President Joe Biden, many young people are planning to abstain from the upcoming presidential election. Read story

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Vancouver police fatally shoot man near Columbia River

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June 8, 2024, 7:08pm Clark County News

A Vancouver police officer fatally shot a man on Saturday afternoon near the Columbia River waterfront after responding to a call about an aggressive dog who had bitten at least one person. Read story

Young innovators: No challenge is too big for Clark County grads

June 8, 2024, 6:14am Clark County News

Amid the chaotic balancing act of being a high-schooler — passing classes, making friends, keeping those friends, having a job and figuring out what comes next — there’s often not a lot of time to keep a passion project on the side. Read story