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Kent, Perez joust in 3rd District debate in Vancouver

September 28, 2022, 9:50am Clark County News

Nearly two months after the Aug. 2 primary election, the 3rd Congressional District’s top two candidates argued why they are the best fit to replace Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle… Read story

Vancouver City Council backs state’s plan to add regional police academies

September 27, 2022, 5:44pm Clark County News

Vancouver has joined other Southwest Washington municipalities to advocate for a training facility that may ease strain felt by law enforcement agencies across Washington. Read story

David Shook (Taylor Balkom/The Columbian files)

Former sheriff candidate will helm new Clark County Jail Services department

David Shook (Taylor Balkom/The Columbian files)

September 26, 2022, 6:10pm Clark County News

Former Clark County sheriff candidate David Shook has been named to head the county’s new Jail Services department. County Manager Kathleen Otto announced the decision in a press release Monday. Read story

Angie Miller, manager of Elements, prepares to sweep out the restaurant's parklet.

Clark County job gains carry on

Angie Miller, manager of Elements, prepares to sweep out the restaurant's parklet.

September 26, 2022, 5:22pm Business

Clark County’s unemployment rate is more than a point below where it was last August, according to an update from the Washington Employment Security Department. Read story

Crew members Stephen Landry, left, and Roman Rico work behind the front counter during the lunch rush at the Hazel Dell Skippers.

Clark County restaurants struggling to serve up service

Crew members Stephen Landry, left, and Roman Rico work behind the front counter during the lunch rush at the Hazel Dell Skippers.

September 26, 2022, 6:03am Business

Walking up to Grady’s Public House in east Vancouver, patrons are immediately greeted by a handwritten sign on the door. Because of staffing issues, the note reads, the restaurant has changed its hours until further notice. Down the street, Kim’s Grill Teriyaki has hiring signs hanging in its windows. Read story

Jullienne Adams of LiquidNation Liquidators looks over a sign posted in the front door that discourages shoplifting. Retail thefts are up this year compared to last year, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Losses add up as Clark County businesses deal with surge in shoplifting

Jullienne Adams of LiquidNation Liquidators looks over a sign posted in the front door that discourages shoplifting. Retail thefts are up this year compared to last year, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

September 24, 2022, 6:03am Business

As owner of LiquidNation Liquidator in central Vancouver, Jullienne Adams has seen her share of mysteriously empty boxes and items turning up missing during inventory. Read story

Megan Whetsell, left, and Erek Watson, both of Vancouver, chat with Jeanne Bennett of Columbia Play Project, dressed as "Doug the Slug," as she hands out flyers during Give More24! at The Waterfront Vancouver on Thursday.

Give More 24! raises $3.6 million for Southwest Washington causes

Megan Whetsell, left, and Erek Watson, both of Vancouver, chat with Jeanne Bennett of Columbia Play Project, dressed as "Doug the Slug," as she hands out flyers during Give More24! at The Waterfront Vancouver on Thursday.

September 23, 2022, 2:29pm Clark County Health

The annual Give More 24! online giving marathon concluded Thursday, exceeding its goal of raising $3.5 million in donations. In the end, the campaign raised over $3.6 million from over 6,000 donors to support 216 nonprofits around Southwest Washington. Read story

FILE - This image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) shows a colorized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox particles (red) found within an infected cell (blue), cultured in the laboratory that was captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Md. With monkeypox cases subsiding in Europe and parts of North America in 2022, many scientists say now is the time to prioritize stopping the virus in Africa.

Monkeypox numbers remain low in Clark County

FILE - This image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) shows a colorized transmission electron micrograph of monkeypox particles (red) found within an infected cell (blue), cultured in the laboratory that was captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility (IRF) in Fort Detrick, Md. With monkeypox cases subsiding in Europe and parts of North America in 2022, many scientists say now is the time to prioritize stopping the virus in Africa.

September 22, 2022, 6:04am Clark County Health

Recorded cases of the monkeypox virus have continued to drop across Washington since reaching the high point of 76 cases the week of July 31. Read story

A MAX Green Line train pulls into the Southeast Main Street station near Mall 205 in Portland.

C-Tran CEO Donaghy airs I-5 Bridge replacement plan worries

A MAX Green Line train pulls into the Southeast Main Street station near Mall 205 in Portland.

September 22, 2022, 6:03am Business

C-Tran’s CEO Shawn Donaghy recently raised concerns about a breakdown in communication between the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program and C-Tran. Read story

Washington Department of Labor & Industries proposes workers’ compensation rate increase

September 21, 2022, 6:05am Business

Employers and workers may soon be paying more for workers’ compensation insurance after the Washington Department of Labor & Industries proposed a 4.8 percent rate increase. Read story