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Patty Kinswa-Gaiser, right, chair of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, and council member Suzanne Donaldson perform a &ldquo;calling in the ancestors&rdquo; song Friday at Kwoneesum Dam northeast of Washougal. The 1960s-era dam is slated to be removed this summer, restoring Wildboy Creek to its natural state.

‘Welcome to our cathedral’: Cowlitz tribe, Columbia Land Trust hail dam’s pending removal

Patty Kinswa-Gaiser, right, chair of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, and council member Suzanne Donaldson perform a &ldquo;calling in the ancestors&rdquo; song Friday at Kwoneesum Dam northeast of Washougal. The 1960s-era dam is slated to be removed this summer, restoring Wildboy Creek to its natural state.

May 14, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

Getting to Kwoneesum Dam involves a bumpy, jarring 45-minute drive up rural, unpaved roads not easily found on a map. But it’s worth the rough drive. Read story

Stacey Condren looks over a broken gnome along The Gnome Trail, which was extensively vandalized recently. Top left: Stacey Condren and her husband installed this sign and the first small party of gnomes near the west end of the Burnt Bridge Creek Greenway Trail.

Vandals destroyed a Gnome Trail in Hazel Dell; now the masterminds are looking for help to rebuild

Stacey Condren looks over a broken gnome along The Gnome Trail, which was extensively vandalized recently. Top left: Stacey Condren and her husband installed this sign and the first small party of gnomes near the west end of the Burnt Bridge Creek Greenway Trail.

May 14, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Life

Wanted, to repopulate the woods after a wave of senseless destruction: gnomes, fairies, elves and other magical minifigs, brave and true, to face down the mysterious menace. Read story

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

Weather Eye: Delightful mild, dry May weather continues this week

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

May 14, 2024, 6:01am Clark County News

We had a new record high temperature for Friday, May 10 in Vancouver. It was 90 degrees, surpassing the old record by one degree set back in 1941. On Saturday it was hot again, but we failed to officially reach 90 degrees and finished with 89 degrees, short of the… Read story

$50,000 grant from Clark County Opioid Abatement Council will support naloxone vending machines

May 14, 2024, 6:00am Clark County Health

Southwest Washington Accountable Community of Health has been awarded more than $50,000 from the Clark County Opioid Abatement Council to support its network of naloxone vending machines. Read story

Julio Segura, 22, makes his way into the courtroom last week for his murder trial in the January 2022 death of off-duty Vancouver police Officer Donald Sahota at the Clark County Courthouse. The jury saw photos Monday of Sahota&rsquo;s injuries while first responders attempted to provide him medical aid.

First responders describe efforts to save Vancouver police Officer Donald Sahota

Julio Segura, 22, makes his way into the courtroom last week for his murder trial in the January 2022 death of off-duty Vancouver police Officer Donald Sahota at the Clark County Courthouse. The jury saw photos Monday of Sahota&rsquo;s injuries while first responders attempted to provide him medical aid.

May 13, 2024, 6:12pm Clark County News

Monday marked the start of the second week of a Yakima man’s murder trial in the death of off-duty Vancouver police Officer Donald Sahota. First responders took the stand to describe their unsuccessful efforts to save Sahota’s life. Read story

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

Two of three people who filed to run for governor under name Bob Ferguson withdraw from race

Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

May 13, 2024, 5:41pm Election

Washington's candidate filing week ended in chaos — and more than a few jokes on social media — when the field of candidates for governor increased by two more Bob Fergusons. Read story

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Law enforcement on lookout for man who broke into east Vancouver home, threatened resident with gun, stole car

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May 13, 2024, 5:23pm Clark County News

Local law enforcement officers are looking for a man who broke into an east Vancouver home Saturday and threatened the resident with a handgun before stealing his SUV. Read story

A former Clark County Fire District 6 firefighter has filed a federal lawsuit against the agency alleging a hostile work environment and racial discrimination. The suit names Fire Chief Kristan Maurer, here in July in front of  a new fire engine.

Federal judge dismisses hate crime, battery claims filed against Clark County Fire District 6 by Black former firefighter

A former Clark County Fire District 6 firefighter has filed a federal lawsuit against the agency alleging a hostile work environment and racial discrimination. The suit names Fire Chief Kristan Maurer, here in July in front of  a new fire engine.

May 13, 2024, 4:59pm Clark County News

A federal judge dismissed claims of hate crime and battery in a lawsuit where a Black former Clark County Fire District 6 firefighter alleges a white recruit acted out a lynching by placing a noose around his neck during a knot-tying training in June 2022. Read story

The Clark County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a serial burglar who appears to be posing as a door-to-door salesman.

Serial burglar hits Felida, Camas, Salmon Creek warns Clark County Sheriff’s Office

The Clark County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a serial burglar who appears to be posing as a door-to-door salesman.

May 13, 2024, 12:17pm Clark County News

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a serial burglar who appears to be posing as a door-to-door salesman. If no one responds to his knock, he breaks in through windows at the back of the house. Read story

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, right, looks on before the signing of several bills aimed at protecting reproductive health and gender-affirming care in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2023, at the University of Washington's Hans Rosling Center for Population Health in Seattle.

Three Bob Fergusons now running for governor as race takes turn for the weird

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, right, looks on before the signing of several bills aimed at protecting reproductive health and gender-affirming care in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2023, at the University of Washington's Hans Rosling Center for Population Health in Seattle.

May 13, 2024, 11:20am Election

The number of Bob Fergusons running to be Washington’s next governor grew to three on Friday. Read story