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A reader posed a question about “sanctuary” areas recently to Clark Asks. The answer isn’t cut and dry in this controversial issue. Here, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents enter a Dallas, Texas, apartment complex in 2015, looking for a specific undocumented immigrant convicted of a felony during an early morning operation.

Clark Asks: Local law enforcement and immigration issues

A reader posed a question about “sanctuary” areas recently to Clark Asks. The answer isn’t cut and dry in this controversial issue. Here, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents enter a Dallas, Texas, apartment complex in 2015, looking for a specific undocumented immigrant convicted of a felony during an early morning operation.

May 16, 2018, 8:37pm Clark County News

With so much talk of so-called sanctuary cities in the news this past year, reader Ed Delph wondered whether any jurisdictions in Clark County cooperated with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or if this area offers immigrants sanctuary. Read story

Water Station 5 is relatively inconspicuous from East Mill Plain Boulevard, but from above the mysterious building paints a clearer picture. The site is home to a water tower, covered water reservoir and a pump station.

Clark Asks: Structure on Mill Plain near Devine Road reservoir for city water system

Water Station 5 is relatively inconspicuous from East Mill Plain Boulevard, but from above the mysterious building paints a clearer picture. The site is home to a water tower, covered water reservoir and a pump station.

May 2, 2018, 9:11pm Clark County News

For the last 30 years, Ronelle Tibbits has passed by a nondescript building that spans almost an entire city block and wondered what it was. Read story

The empty lot on the southeast corner of Northeast 117th Street and Northeast Highway 99 has entered the early stages of development.

Clark Asks: What’s planned at parcel on N.E. 117th, Hwy. 99?

The empty lot on the southeast corner of Northeast 117th Street and Northeast Highway 99 has entered the early stages of development.

April 21, 2018, 6:02am Clark County News

Over the last few years, Vicki Fitzsimmons has watched the changes that have occurred at the empty lot at the intersection at Northeast 117th Street and Highway 99. Read story

Garbage littering road shoulders is an unsavory but all too common sight around Clark County, such as along Northeast Padden Parkway near Northeast 152nd Avenue.

Clark Asks: Why is there so much trash along Clark County’s roads?

Garbage littering road shoulders is an unsavory but all too common sight around Clark County, such as along Northeast Padden Parkway near Northeast 152nd Avenue.

April 19, 2018, 6:36pm Clark County News

It’s that bag that flew out of your truck bed, the cigarette butt you flicked out your window, the mattress you dumped in that empty lot because dump fees are too expensive, the fast-food wrapper you dumped out the window, because, whatever, someone will pick it up. Read story

Young and old pack the halls at Battle Ground High School in January 2009 to help Battle Ground Public Schools celebrate its 100th birthday. A school district cannot, under state law, divide and reorganize into multiple separate districts.

Clark Asks: State law prohibits breaking up school districts

Young and old pack the halls at Battle Ground High School in January 2009 to help Battle Ground Public Schools celebrate its 100th birthday. A school district cannot, under state law, divide and reorganize into multiple separate districts.

March 8, 2018, 6:00am Clark County News

“When will it be time for the Battle Ground Public Schools to be divided into smaller districts?” Read story

The seasonal roadway body of water known to some as “Goodwill Lake” is a common winter feature on Northeast 117th Avenue/state Highway 503 near Northeast 87th Street in Vancouver. For years, debris has clogged the road’s drainage system, causing motorists to literally make waves as they travel. But officials say a fix is coming.

Clark Asks: Good news for drivers about ‘Goodwill Lake’

The seasonal roadway body of water known to some as “Goodwill Lake” is a common winter feature on Northeast 117th Avenue/state Highway 503 near Northeast 87th Street in Vancouver. For years, debris has clogged the road’s drainage system, causing motorists to literally make waves as they travel. But officials say a fix is coming.

January 24, 2018, 6:00am Clark County News

Battle Ground resident Dirk Parsons thinks of the introduction to an old television cop drama when he sees traffic drive through a notoriously flood-prone stretch of state Highway 503 after some heavy rain. Read story

The painted median between state Highway 500 and Interstate 205 in Vancouver. Last summer, the Washington State Department of Transportation took a lane out and changed this interchange to improve traffic flows onto the Interstate. But some southbound drivers lost quick route to the Mill Plain exit during heavy traffic.

Clark Asks: Change to I-205 interchange straightforward solution

The painted median between state Highway 500 and Interstate 205 in Vancouver. Last summer, the Washington State Department of Transportation took a lane out and changed this interchange to improve traffic flows onto the Interstate. But some southbound drivers lost quick route to the Mill Plain exit during heavy traffic.

January 10, 2018, 6:00am Clark County Life

Why did the Washington Department of Transportation take away one lane on southbound Interstate 205 at the mall exit? Read story

James Kice, administrative assistant for Clark County Historical Museum, looks over a comb that was recovered when they built one of The Columbian’s parking lots.

Clark Asks: What’s it mean when site has potential archaeological significance?

James Kice, administrative assistant for Clark County Historical Museum, looks over a comb that was recovered when they built one of The Columbian’s parking lots.

January 2, 2018, 6:01am Clark County News

Battle Ground’s Jake Bechtel and his family were just moving into his new home this summer and, on a lark, he did some exploring on the Clark County assessor’s office website. Read story

Drivers merge off and on state Highway 500 and Interstate 5 via East 39th Street last week. Unlike most interchanges, which directly connect one highway to another, the one at Highway 500 partially requires the use of surface streets, which can be an annoyance for some.

Clark Asks: No northbound I-5 ramps from Highway 500?

Drivers merge off and on state Highway 500 and Interstate 5 via East 39th Street last week. Unlike most interchanges, which directly connect one highway to another, the one at Highway 500 partially requires the use of surface streets, which can be an annoyance for some.

December 13, 2017, 6:02am Clark County News

Why is there no direct on- and offramp to (north) Interstate 5 from state Highway 500? Read story

Construction continues on the 134th Street Lofts on recent morning. Kirkland Development, who is developing the lofts, said its single driveway for entry and exit won’t lead to a traffic bottleneck.

Clark Asks: Is one driveway enough for Salmon Creek apartment complex?

Construction continues on the 134th Street Lofts on recent morning. Kirkland Development, who is developing the lofts, said its single driveway for entry and exit won’t lead to a traffic bottleneck.

November 15, 2017, 6:00am Clark County Life

While everyone else plays armchair engineer about freeway lanes and interstate bridges, Bill Craig is scratching his head over a driveway. Read story