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Phillip Caddy of Portland, left, shops for the upcoming holiday as Cody Lawrentz of Blackjack Fireworks stocks shelves on Wednesday morning. Along with using fireworks safely, county officials urge residents to protect the environment by sweeping up all spent fireworks.

Clark County officials urge proper fireworks disposal after Fourth of July fun

Phillip Caddy of Portland, left, shops for the upcoming holiday as Cody Lawrentz of Blackjack Fireworks stocks shelves on Wednesday morning. Along with using fireworks safely, county officials urge residents to protect the environment by sweeping up all spent fireworks.

July 4, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

Some people love them. Some people hate them. They’re noisy, can frighten pets and wildlife and be traumatic for some people. But no matter what, fireworks are as much a part of Fourth of July festivities as hot weather, trips to the beach and backyard barbecues. Read story

Ridgefield High School cheerleaders, in blue, lead other cheerleaders in a dance during Ridgefield's annual Fourth of July parade in 2023.
Phillip Dick, who has been a volunteer at Living Hope Church for four years, takes a moment to rest while helping those in need escape the heat wave at the church's cooling center in August 2023. The church is again among the sites offering those in need a respite from the excessive heat forecast for the Fourth of July weekend.

Cooling centers set to open in Clark County during heat wave

Phillip Dick, who has been a volunteer at Living Hope Church for four years, takes a moment to rest while helping those in need escape the heat wave at the church's cooling center in August 2023. The church is again among the sites offering those in need a respite from the excessive heat forecast for the Fourth of July weekend.

July 3, 2024, 6:12pm Churches & Religion

Council for the Homeless issued a severe weather alert for Friday and Saturday for the emergency shelter system in Clark County. Read story

Clark County Fire District 6 said a fire near Hazel Dell Community Park on Tuesday would have been much bigger had the field not been recently mowed.

Health officials emphasize firework safety ahead of holiday

Clark County Fire District 6 said a fire near Hazel Dell Community Park on Tuesday would have been much bigger had the field not been recently mowed.

July 3, 2024, 6:08am Clark County Health

Fourth of July brings barbecues, family gatherings and fireworks displays. As the holiday weekend approaches, health officials emphasize the importance of fire caution in preventing fire-related accidents and injuries. Read story

People stand out on the Grant Street Pier on Tuesday at The Waterfront Vancouver. Triple-digit temperatures forecasted over the weekend could break records, which are currently in the mid- to upper 90s for July 4-6.

Heat wave to roll into Clark County for July 4 holiday, weekend

People stand out on the Grant Street Pier on Tuesday at The Waterfront Vancouver. Triple-digit temperatures forecasted over the weekend could break records, which are currently in the mid- to upper 90s for July 4-6.

July 3, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Health

Officials are warning people to celebrate this Fourth of July holiday safely as an excessive heat warning that begins Thursday could bring record-breaking temperatures to the area. Read story

Will Fuentes, from left, John Jay and Chuck Keplar are vying for the seat being vacated by Karen Bowerman on the Clark County Council in the August primary.

Clark County Council District 3 candidates discuss county growth plan and their proposals if electedvideo icon

Will Fuentes, from left, John Jay and Chuck Keplar are vying for the seat being vacated by Karen Bowerman on the Clark County Council in the August primary.

July 2, 2024, 6:08am Clark County News

The Clark County Council District 3 seat currently held by Karen Bowerman will be filled next year by either Chuck Keplar, John Jay or Wil Fuentes. Read story

Eden Wade arranges books on a display. Her bookstore, Autumn Leaf Books, is the latest of six Clark County stores to open since 2021.

Paging all book lovers: Independent bookstores are thriving in Clark County

Eden Wade arranges books on a display. Her bookstore, Autumn Leaf Books, is the latest of six Clark County stores to open since 2021.

June 29, 2024, 6:13am Business

Six independent bookstores have opened in Clark County since 2021, tapping into a national trend that a 2022 New York Times article described as “booming.” The Associated Press reports there are currently 2,433 independent bookstores in the U.S., twice as many as in 2016, and 190 more stores are slated… Read story

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June 29, 2024, 6:07am Clark County Life

World UFO Day will be celebrated on July 2, 2024, so I hope you have your telescope set up to scan the skies for otherworldly objects. Whether or not you believe in UFOs and ETs (extraterrestrials), the idea of life on other planets is a fascinating one. What do I… Read story

LEADOPTION Tents line the side of the road along West 11th Street in downtown Vancouver in June.

Officials throughout Clark County say they have no plans to step up camping enforcement following Supreme Court decision

LEADOPTION Tents line the side of the road along West 11th Street in downtown Vancouver in June.

June 28, 2024, 5:31pm Clark County News

Vancouver officials said Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding a Grants Pass law banning camping will have no impact on the city’s approach to homelessness, according to a statement Friday. Read story

The Pacific apartment building was completed with help from a loan from the Community Foundation of Southwest Washington, who recently held their annual luncheon. Community Foundation President Matt Morton said he hopes the organization can build more accessible housing for underserved communities through its new initiative.

Clark County renters must earn $38 per hour to afford 2-bedroom unit, according to report

The Pacific apartment building was completed with help from a loan from the Community Foundation of Southwest Washington, who recently held their annual luncheon. Community Foundation President Matt Morton said he hopes the organization can build more accessible housing for underserved communities through its new initiative.

June 28, 2024, 6:05am Business

Clark County residents must make $38 an hour to afford a two-bedroom apartment — a $5 jump from last year. Read story