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The grave marker for Ira Scales at Park Hill Cemetery in Vancouver. The body of Scales, who died in 1933, was kept at the partly completed Columbia Memorial Mausoleum in Vancouver until 1959, when it was moved with two other bodies to Park Hill Cemetery.

Clark Asks: Death of a Mausoleum in Vancouver

The grave marker for Ira Scales at Park Hill Cemetery in Vancouver. The body of Scales, who died in 1933, was kept at the partly completed Columbia Memorial Mausoleum in Vancouver until 1959, when it was moved with two other bodies to Park Hill Cemetery.

October 29, 2017, 6:03am Clark County Life

Dense underbrush and mysterious ivy-covered lumps dot the modern hillside near Harney Elementary School, but underneath that landscape lies a creepy tale of bad financing, poor management and missing bodies. Read story

Clark Asks: Road crews fill potholes with help of a long, dry summer

October 8, 2017, 6:01am Clark County News

Since last winter's particularly snowy season, potholes have been on the mind of many Clark County drivers. Read story

The sprawling Hudson House dorm complex at Vancouver’s Kaiser shipyard.

Clark Asks: The flamey history of Hudson House

The sprawling Hudson House dorm complex at Vancouver’s Kaiser shipyard.

September 10, 2017, 6:05am Clark County News

Jarvis Smartt’s great-uncle was part of a little-known aspect of one the most significant chapters of Vancouver history. Read story

Grass and weeds grow through the cracks and along the edges of the gore on the southbound Interstate 5 Fourth Plain Boulevard exit in Vancouver. Readers wanted to know who owns and who is responsible for vegetated medians and public spaces around roads.

Clark Asks: Whose job is median maintenance?

Grass and weeds grow through the cracks and along the edges of the gore on the southbound Interstate 5 Fourth Plain Boulevard exit in Vancouver. Readers wanted to know who owns and who is responsible for vegetated medians and public spaces around roads.

August 9, 2017, 6:01am Clark County News

Who owns medians -- those areas in the center of the roadways that are often planted with some sort of landscaping? By extension, whose job is it to make sure they don't begin to resemble an abandoned lot? Read story

Customers peruse products in a case at Main Street Marijuana in downtown Vancouver. The city’s portion of the marijuana taxes will go toward law enforcement.

Clark Asks: Where does marijuana tax money go? Police

Customers peruse products in a case at Main Street Marijuana in downtown Vancouver. The city’s portion of the marijuana taxes will go toward law enforcement.

July 22, 2017, 6:02am Clark County News

Vancouver Assistant Police Chief Mike Lester once used to enforce the laws against marijuana, but now his paycheck is partially funded by it. Read story

Amy Bounds’ husband, Jeff, uses a wheelchair, so she’s on the lookout for places they can go on family outings. Bounds, right, and two of her children, Rebecca, 15, and Ian, 17, checked out the Salmon Creek Greenway and Trail in Vancouver on July 1. Randy L.

Seven options for those who use a wheelchair to get outdoors in Southwest Washington

Amy Bounds’ husband, Jeff, uses a wheelchair, so she’s on the lookout for places they can go on family outings. Bounds, right, and two of her children, Rebecca, 15, and Ian, 17, checked out the Salmon Creek Greenway and Trail in Vancouver on July 1. Randy L.

July 9, 2017, 6:00am Clark County Health

Amy Bounds wants to enjoy the outdoors with her family. The hitch: Her husband uses a wheelchair. Read story

Nightclub? Nope. Despite what Google Maps might say, this white round building south of Northeast 179th Street is the Battle Ground Very High Frequency Omni-directional Range (VOR) station, a navigational aid for pilots.

Readers get bird’s-eye view of mystery Battle Ground building

Nightclub? Nope. Despite what Google Maps might say, this white round building south of Northeast 179th Street is the Battle Ground Very High Frequency Omni-directional Range (VOR) station, a navigational aid for pilots.

July 3, 2017, 6:03am Clark County News

Clark County’s most exclusive nightclub is known only to those who get high. Read story

Richard Covington’s 1855 engraving shows Fort Vancouver after it was established on Fort Plain, extending east to the forest.

Clark Asks: The Plains explained

Richard Covington’s 1855 engraving shows Fort Vancouver after it was established on Fort Plain, extending east to the forest.

June 10, 2017, 6:04am Clark County News

Debbie and Ted, you aren’t the only ones interested in the Plain truth about the area’s earliest mapping practices. Read story