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Before being elected the first Democratic sheriff in Clark County, Lester Wood (standing back row right) often worked in his father's business. Scott Wood ran a furniture business and auctioned farm equipment. After the conviction of his son's murderer, Scott Wood, distraught by the death penalty, hoped the governor might change it.

Clark County History: X-ray helps convict sheriff’s killer

Before being elected the first Democratic sheriff in Clark County, Lester Wood (standing back row right) often worked in his father's business. Scott Wood ran a furniture business and auctioned farm equipment. After the conviction of his son's murderer, Scott Wood, distraught by the death penalty, hoped the governor might change it.

May 9, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Life

As the smoke cleared after a woodsy 1927 gunfight, the Clark County sheriff lay on a narrow path bleeding out. It would take one of the state’s earliest forensic uses of an X-ray to convict his killer. Read story

LINCOLN: The Assistance League Southwest Washington raised $4,000 during a May Day tea fundraiser for children's programs.

Tea boxes raise $4,000 for children in need

LINCOLN: The Assistance League Southwest Washington raised $4,000 during a May Day tea fundraiser for children's programs.

May 8, 2021, 6:03am Community

LINCOLN — The Assistance League Southwest Washington recently raised $4,000 during a May Day tea fundraiser for children’s programs. The group offered a tea box gift set for pickup at the First Presbyterian Church in lieu of its usual in-person event. Each box contained a teacup, gourmet teas, baked goods… Read story

Herrera Beutler announces congressional art contest winners

May 8, 2021, 6:02am Clark County News

Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler announced the winners of her annual student art contest Friday, with the top prize awarded to a Vancouver student. Read story

VANCOUVER: Vancouver Scout Noah Gable, 12, was presented with National Honor Medal for saving a boy from drowning.

Vancouver Scout honored for saving boy’s life

VANCOUVER: Vancouver Scout Noah Gable, 12, was presented with National Honor Medal for saving a boy from drowning.

May 8, 2021, 6:01am Community

VANCOUVER — The Cascade Pacific Council of the Boy Scouts of America recently presented 12-year-old Cub Scout Noah Gable, of Troop 358, a National Honor Medal for saving a boy from drowning. When he was 10, Gable was swimming while on a campout with his grandparents. Fellow swimmer Lucas Johnson… Read story

OLD EVERGREEN HIGHWAY: More than 200 community members received free hydrangea cuttings from Columbia Springs.

Columbia Springs gives away hydrangeas to kick off spring

OLD EVERGREEN HIGHWAY: More than 200 community members received free hydrangea cuttings from Columbia Springs.

May 8, 2021, 5:56am Community

OLD EVERGREEN HIGHWAY — Nature nonprofit Columbia Springs recently held a hydrangea giveaway to community members. Lori and Michael Gordon provided more than 1,000 hydrangea cuttings to more than 200 community members who attended the event. “When community supporters Lori & Michael Gordon offered to donate hundreds of their hydrangea… Read story

Don Benton, right, is pictured during the lawsuit trial Tuesday afternoon at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds.

Clark County worker: Benton whistleblower complaint not factor in layoff

Don Benton, right, is pictured during the lawsuit trial Tuesday afternoon at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds.

May 6, 2021, 6:51pm Clark County News

A former county employee who helped carry out the layoffs of Don Benton and two of his employees told a jury Thursday she was never concerned the trio was terminated for being whistleblowers. Read story

Extra DUI patrols on tap due to Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

There will be extra officers in Southwest Washington conducting DUI enforcement today for Cinco de Mayo. Read story

Visitors to The Waterfront Vancouver enjoy the sunny weather with a stroll or a lunch outside Tuesday afternoon. Clark County has fewer restrictions on activities than the rest of the Portland metro area, and local restaurants have seen an influx of customers from Oregon as a result.

Tougher Oregon restrictions benefit Clark County restaurants

Visitors to The Waterfront Vancouver enjoy the sunny weather with a stroll or a lunch outside Tuesday afternoon. Clark County has fewer restrictions on activities than the rest of the Portland metro area, and local restaurants have seen an influx of customers from Oregon as a result.

May 5, 2021, 6:04am Business

Gov. Jay Inslee announced on Tuesday that all Washington counties will remain in their current phase of the state’s COVID-19 economic recovery plan for another two weeks. Read story

Buses arrive to drop off freshmen for an orientation day at Evergreen High School on Tuesday morning, March 2, 2021.

Sen. Murray’s push for electric school buses highlights Vancouver example

Buses arrive to drop off freshmen for an orientation day at Evergreen High School on Tuesday morning, March 2, 2021.

May 4, 2021, 6:57pm Clark County News

Sen. Patty Murray is spreading the word about her plan to electrify the nation’s fleet of public school buses by highlighting one example already out for a test-drive in Clark County. Read story

State Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, R-Republic, left, talks with state Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, right, on the otherwise empty floor of the Washington House, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. With most representatives attending remotely, lawmakers were considering a proposed new tax in Washington state on capital gains that would be imposed on the sale of stocks and bonds in excess of $250,000. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington Legislature wraps up: Included on list of wins are capital gains, carbon output

State Rep. Jacquelin Maycumber, R-Republic, left, talks with state Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, right, on the otherwise empty floor of the Washington House, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. With most representatives attending remotely, lawmakers were considering a proposed new tax in Washington state on capital gains that would be imposed on the sale of stocks and bonds in excess of $250,000. (AP Photo/Ted S.

May 2, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

Democrats scored one victory after another over the course of this year’s 105-day legislative session, as lawmakers in the majority party eschewed incremental change in favor of sweeping, long-sought goals. Read story