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Reader Charles Stookey submitted a question to Clark Asks: “What’s with the abandoned white yacht at the old Kaiser shipyard?” We’re asking our readers for help in answering his inquiry. Below, looking up at the hull of the old yacht.

Clark Asks: So far, yacht remains a mystery

Reader Charles Stookey submitted a question to Clark Asks: “What’s with the abandoned white yacht at the old Kaiser shipyard?” We’re asking our readers for help in answering his inquiry. Below, looking up at the hull of the old yacht.

October 31, 2018, 6:03am Clark County News

What’s with the abandoned white yacht at the old Kaiser shipyard? Read story

Clark Asks: Question about red light cameras gets green light

October 20, 2018, 6:00am Clark County News

There are those perennial topics when it comes to news that everyone always wants to talk about — weather and traffic. Read story

A locked fence surrounds the 134th Street Lofts complex at the corner of Northeast 134th Street and 23rd Avenue on Monday.

Clark Asks: What’s going on with construction of Salmon Creek apartment complex?

A locked fence surrounds the 134th Street Lofts complex at the corner of Northeast 134th Street and 23rd Avenue on Monday.

October 10, 2018, 6:00am Business

A legal battle between a project manager and an investor has sidelined contractors working on a high-profile apartment complex in Salmon Creek and prompted queries to The Columbian’s Clark Asks feature. Read story

Mike Bighaus of Rainier, Ore., pauses to snap a photo of the clock tower in Esther Short Park. The tower and its glockenspiel were the gift of local philanthropist George Propstra.

Clark Asks: Has Salmon Run Bell Tower in park gone silent?

Mike Bighaus of Rainier, Ore., pauses to snap a photo of the clock tower in Esther Short Park. The tower and its glockenspiel were the gift of local philanthropist George Propstra.

October 3, 2018, 6:04am Clark County Life

Despite its towering presence near the southeast corner of Esther Short Park, the Salmon Run Bell Tower is a bit of a mystery to the park’s many visitors. But like the native legend the tower’s glockenspiel relates, the story of its creation exists in the memories of those who were involved in its development more than 16 years ago. Read story

Clark Asks: Abandoned yacht big curiosity for readers

September 26, 2018, 6:00am Clark County News

Curiosity about the Columbia River — and the things on it — never wanes in Clark County, as evidenced by the latest Clark Asks voting results. Read story

Line sorters comb through plastics and paper moving along a conveyor belt at Waste Connections Washington-Clark County material recycling facility on Northwest Lower River Road. The site processes tens of thousands of tons of recyclable materials every year, mostly from Clark County.

Clark Asks: Are you recycling the right way in Clark County?

Line sorters comb through plastics and paper moving along a conveyor belt at Waste Connections Washington-Clark County material recycling facility on Northwest Lower River Road. The site processes tens of thousands of tons of recyclable materials every year, mostly from Clark County.

September 16, 2018, 6:02am Clark County Life

“Don’t forget the recycling,” is a phrase most Clark County residents say to themselves once a week or every other week on our way out the door. Read story

Aidan Rodriguez, 12, of Camas pauses to take in a view of the Columbia River from the Vancouver Waterfront near a concrete-and-stone stairway that was once part of a U.S. Coast Guard station in that spot.

Clark Asks: Why are there stairs to the river by Who Song & Larry’s?

Aidan Rodriguez, 12, of Camas pauses to take in a view of the Columbia River from the Vancouver Waterfront near a concrete-and-stone stairway that was once part of a U.S. Coast Guard station in that spot.

August 8, 2018, 6:02am Clark County Life

Our most recent Clark Asks voting round ended in a tie for the first time. One of our readers asked: “Why is there an old staircase that goes down to the Columbia River by Who Song and Larry’s? What used to be there?” Read story

Clark Asks voting round: It’s a tie this time

July 1, 2018, 6:03am Clark County News

The votes are in and it’s a tie. Read story

Local historian Pat Jollota admires one of the few remaining scarlet hawthorn trees on Franklin Street in the Hough neighborhood. The trees were planted in 1941 after residents formed a neighborhood group because they were upset the city knocked down older trees while widening Franklin Street. Jollota said things like the two remaining hawthorn trees and neighborhood names are important to preserve so there is a connection to local history.

Clark Asks: Revealing the history of ’hoods

Local historian Pat Jollota admires one of the few remaining scarlet hawthorn trees on Franklin Street in the Hough neighborhood. The trees were planted in 1941 after residents formed a neighborhood group because they were upset the city knocked down older trees while widening Franklin Street. Jollota said things like the two remaining hawthorn trees and neighborhood names are important to preserve so there is a connection to local history.

June 24, 2018, 6:05am Clark County News

Pat Jollota’s love of names started while she was living in Los Angeles. Read story

Clark Asks: How’d ’hoods get their names? Stay tuned

May 30, 2018, 6:00am Clark County News

About a year ago, several readers asked us how some of the streets like Mill Plain and Fourth Plain got their names. That led to reporter Tom Vogt’s story, “The Plains Explained,” our first Clark Asks feature. Read story