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In 1917, Vancouver's population was 12,000. But on the Valentine's Day grand opening of the Interstate Bridge, it quadrupled with people from Vancouver and Portland celebrating the new span over the Columbia River. In his autobiography, Emil Fries, founder of the Piano Hospital, recounts that while he was attending the Washington State School for the Blind, a teacher walked him and others downtown to join in the festivities.

Clark County History: Opening of Interstate Bridge celebrated

In 1917, Vancouver's population was 12,000. But on the Valentine's Day grand opening of the Interstate Bridge, it quadrupled with people from Vancouver and Portland celebrating the new span over the Columbia River. In his autobiography, Emil Fries, founder of the Piano Hospital, recounts that while he was attending the Washington State School for the Blind, a teacher walked him and others downtown to join in the festivities.

September 13, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Life

For years, Pacific Railway, Light & Power Co. ferries shuttled people between Vancouver and Portland for the same purposes we cross today — business, entertainment, shopping or dining at a good restaurant. Read story

Hlee Huer, left, and Ker Chang with Cheng Blooms make bouquets at the Vancouver Farmer's Market in downtown Vancouver, June 20, 2020. Flower booths were integrated back into the farmers market last week and Chang said she is very happy to be back.

Vancouver Farmers Market canceled on Saturday

Hlee Huer, left, and Ker Chang with Cheng Blooms make bouquets at the Vancouver Farmer's Market in downtown Vancouver, June 20, 2020. Flower booths were integrated back into the farmers market last week and Chang said she is very happy to be back.

September 11, 2020, 12:47pm Clark County News

The Vancouver Farmers Market announced Friday that it would cancel Saturday's market due to poor air quality caused by Northwest wildfires. Read story

The former Evergreen International Plaza building has been renamed The Quinn, following an extensive renovation project from Cascadia Development Partners. The building's new vertical marquee-style sign is a nod to the building's history as a J.C. Penney store.

Downtown Vancouver’s Quinn rebuilt on ‘original bones’

The former Evergreen International Plaza building has been renamed The Quinn, following an extensive renovation project from Cascadia Development Partners. The building's new vertical marquee-style sign is a nod to the building's history as a J.C. Penney store.

September 9, 2020, 6:03am Business

After spending several months hidden behind drop cloths and scaffolding, the former Evergreen International Plaza building in downtown Vancouver has re-emerged with an overhauled look and new name: The Quinn. Read story

Thousands of people gathered Friday evening at Vancouver Waterfront Park for Let Us Worship, a national tour petitioning against bans on large gatherings at houses of worship.

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Thousands of people gathered Friday evening at Vancouver Waterfront Park for Let Us Worship, a national tour petitioning against bans on large gatherings at houses of worship.

September 9, 2020, 6:01am Churches & Religion

Thousands of people worshipped at Vancouver Waterfront Park on Friday evening as part of a national tour protesting what it termed an "unprecedented attack" on freedom to worship. Read story

Michelle Dawson of Battle Ground, left, and Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson speak Saturday in Vancouver's Esther Short Park during the memorial to remember Aaron "Jay" Danielson who was fatally shot after a pro-Trump rally in Portland last month.

Patriot Prayer group mourns man shot at Portland rally

Michelle Dawson of Battle Ground, left, and Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson speak Saturday in Vancouver's Esther Short Park during the memorial to remember Aaron "Jay" Danielson who was fatally shot after a pro-Trump rally in Portland last month.

September 5, 2020, 7:10pm Clark County News

Hundreds of people gathered Saturday in Esther Short Park for a remembrance and celebration of life for Aaron “Jay” Danielson, the man fatally shot one week earlier in downtown Portland after a rally in support of President Donald Trump. Read story

ESTHER SHORT: Bob Britt heads the maintenance efforts at the Esther Short Park Rose Garden.

Rose Society spruces up rose garden

ESTHER SHORT: Bob Britt heads the maintenance efforts at the Esther Short Park Rose Garden.

September 5, 2020, 6:00am Community

ESTHER SHORT — Fourteen volunteers from the Fort Vancouver Rose Society spruced up the Esther Short Park Rose Garden on Tuesday. Read story

Bethany Lau

Clark County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Bethany Lau receives award

Bethany Lau

August 29, 2020, 5:38am Community

ESTHER SHORT — Clark County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Bethany Lau was selected as the National Police Athletic League Inspirational Law Enforcement Officer. Lau holds three leadership positions within the Police Activities League of Southwest Washington. Read story

The Webber Building at 400 Columbia St. is seen in October. The structure, which is more than a century old, is one of the few buildings that stand on the 6.4-acre Waterfront Gateway property. The city is considering rebranding the area as the Lucky Star District, an homage to the two major breweries that once operated in downtown Vancouver.

Vancouver’s Waterfront Gateway may be rebranded Lucky Star District

The Webber Building at 400 Columbia St. is seen in October. The structure, which is more than a century old, is one of the few buildings that stand on the 6.4-acre Waterfront Gateway property. The city is considering rebranding the area as the Lucky Star District, an homage to the two major breweries that once operated in downtown Vancouver.

August 21, 2020, 6:01am Business

A few acres of parking lots and grassy fields surrounding Vancouver City Hall could face a bright future, based on an ongoing redevelopment effort that pays homage to the past. Read story

Customer Mark Shelton, left, adjusts his helmet as Zoot Scoot co-owner Jason Adams gives him a safety breakdown outside Zoot Scoot in Vancouver. The electric scooters sales and rental shop opened in June and quickly sold out of inventory. The shop will be getting a new batch of scooters this week for both retail and rental.

Vancouver scooter businesses find success, say pandemic boosting demand

Customer Mark Shelton, left, adjusts his helmet as Zoot Scoot co-owner Jason Adams gives him a safety breakdown outside Zoot Scoot in Vancouver. The electric scooters sales and rental shop opened in June and quickly sold out of inventory. The shop will be getting a new batch of scooters this week for both retail and rental.

August 19, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Business

Two new downtown Vancouver electric scooter businesses are providing a new way to safely explore Vancouver during the pandemic. Read story

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One person wounded in Saturday shooting at Frenchman’s Bar Park

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August 18, 2020, 10:43am Clark County News

One person was expected to survive after being wounded in a shooting Saturday evening at Frenchman’s Bar Park in Vancouver. Read story