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Clark Asks voting round for three questions down to last two days

September 16, 2019, 6:03am Clark County News

Time is running out to help determine which reader-suggested question The Columbian’s staff will investigate next as part of our Clark Asks reporting project. Voting will conclude Tuesday. Read story

Traffic moves around the partial cloverleaf interchange from state Highway 14 onto southbound Interstate just north of the Interstate Bridge in Vancouver.

Clark Asks: As congestion rises, ramp meters on I-5 in Vancouver active more often

Traffic moves around the partial cloverleaf interchange from state Highway 14 onto southbound Interstate just north of the Interstate Bridge in Vancouver.

August 31, 2019, 6:05am Clark County Life

Getting on southbound Interstate 5 or state Highway 14 from downtown Vancouver near the soda can-shaped Smith Tower often proves difficult. Read story

Families and friends get ready to watch a movie at the Water Works Park amphitheater during the summer of 2015. Though it once served as the site of performances and movie nights, the amphitheater has since been demolished to make room for a new water reservoir. There are currently no plans underway to build a new amphitheater at the park.

Clark Asks: What is the future of Water Works Park in Vancouver?

Families and friends get ready to watch a movie at the Water Works Park amphitheater during the summer of 2015. Though it once served as the site of performances and movie nights, the amphitheater has since been demolished to make room for a new water reservoir. There are currently no plans underway to build a new amphitheater at the park.

August 26, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Columbian reader Sara Morse wants to know what’s up at Water Works Park, a recreational site in central Vancouver that doubles as one of the city’s oldest and most critical pieces of infrastructure in Water Station 1. Read story

Clark Asks: What’s the deal with all those temporary roadside signs?

August 25, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

They sprout along Clark County’s thoroughfares like dandelions and are just about as welcome: temporary signs offering up the services of roofers, gutter cleaners, painters and other businesses. Read story

Clark Asks: Help us narrow down these intriguing questions

August 15, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Ever wondered about the old buildings on the Providence Academy grounds? How about the signs that seem to be everywhere in rights of way? Or what happens to the money left over in candidate coffers after an election? Read story

Waterworks Park is seen in 2015. A question about the park's multiyear upgrade project topped the latest Clark Asks readers poll.

Clark Asks: Waterworks Park query tops reader poll

Waterworks Park is seen in 2015. A question about the park's multiyear upgrade project topped the latest Clark Asks readers poll.

July 8, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

City water facilities at Waterworks Park are in the midst of a multiyear upgrade project that has turned part of the central Vancouver gathering spot into a construction zone. Read story

Sharon York looks past a mural of her ancestors, the Wishon family, while talking with her sisters at Orchards Plaza.

Clark Asks: Mural tells tale of Orchards

Sharon York looks past a mural of her ancestors, the Wishon family, while talking with her sisters at Orchards Plaza.

June 22, 2019, 6:05am Clark County Life

Lauren Smith frequently drives by a mural in Orchards depicting local life in the early 1900s. The 70-foot-long mural has a prune-picking family standing in front of an orchard, Mount St. Helens (with its top), the Orchards Feed Mill and the Orchards-Sifton streetcar. Read story

Clark Asks: Plaza with clock, mural pique interest

June 10, 2019, 6:01am Clark County News

It stands at the corner of Northeast Fourth Plain Boulevard and Gher Road: A small brick plaza featuring a clock and a mural that offers a view of a Clark County of years gone by. Read story

Readers can help choose next topic for Clark Asks

May 14, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

You have questions, we have answers. Read story

Kobe Lee, left, and Camille Cowles of Vancouver walk along the Grant Street Pier. The spectacular Columbia River overlook might seem like the perfect place to cast a fishing line, but a city official says the pier’s height makes fishing unsafe.

Clark Asks: Can you fish from Grant Street Pier?

Kobe Lee, left, and Camille Cowles of Vancouver walk along the Grant Street Pier. The spectacular Columbia River overlook might seem like the perfect place to cast a fishing line, but a city official says the pier’s height makes fishing unsafe.

May 11, 2019, 6:05am Clark County Life

Vancouver resident Dan Seaverns asks: Will fishing be permitted from the pier at the new waterfront development? Read story