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A construction crew works on the Riverside Bowl Skatepark, at 2900 N.E. Third Ave., on May 21. Washougal skateboarder Tim Laidlaw has been documenting the project, which has skateboarders concerned about the final product.

Skateboarders criticize park build in Camas; City, contractor respond

A group of local skateboarders following renovations at the city of Camas’ newly named Riverside Bowl Skatepark say they are worried about the park’s final reveal.
Clark County News
Pamela Lund peeks inside a 1931 Ford pickup during the Cruise the Couve event held on Main Street in Vancouver in 2019.

Save the Date: So. Many. Things. To do this summer in Clark County

It’s time to start planning your summer fun in Clark County. Inside this section, you’ll find a pull-out calendar of community events from June to September.
Clark County Life
Mural on the wall of Woody's Tacos in downtown Vancouver.

Revitalized Woody’s Tacos reopens in downtown Vancouver

Beloved taco and margarita institution Woody’s Tacos has new owners. Don’t panic — fish tacos and classic margaritas still will be available at both of its locations.
The Clark County Courthouse (The Columbian files)

Boy, 17, accused in shooting behind Mountain View High School

A 17-year-old boy is accused of shooting at two other teens after they asked about his gang affiliation outside an apartment complex behind Mountain View High School.
Courts & Crime

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Smugglers at the New Mexico/Texas border study the terrain in hopes of moving families across now that Title 42 has expired in Sunland Park, N.M., May 12.

After Title 42, human smuggling activity and prices increase

The scrawny teenager boasted he was the best option for migrants heading north from Mexico to this small border city just west of El Paso.

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Vancouver Police officers stand outside a barricade that hides a body on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at the site of a fatal shooting in the Heights Shopping Center parking lot.

Man killed by Vancouver police fired at cops; officers were wearing body cams

The man killed by police in a central Vancouver shopping center parking lot late Tuesday afternoon was wanted for multiple armed robberies and fired at…

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Health insurance denials have become another predictable, miserable part of the patient experience.

Health insurance claim denials rising with strange rationales

Millions of Americans in the past few years have run into this experience: filing a health care insurance claim that once might have been paid…


In early January 1956, heavy rains and melting snow supersaturated Clark County soil, creating landslides, washing out county roads, producing power outages and undermining the foundation of the Salmon Creek Bridge, causing it to collapse into a V-shape. The bridge failure halted Highway 99 travel in both directions until a temporary Bailey bridge from Fort Lewis restored traffic days later.

Clark County History: Salmon Creek Bridge Collapse

While walking along Highway 99 at about 7 p.m. on his way to a Boy Scout meeting at Salmon Creek School, 16-year-old Fred Smith didn’t…

Nation / World

In this artist depeiction, former president Donald Trump, left on screen, and his attorney Todd Blanche, right on screen, appear via video in Manhattan criminal court, in New York, Tuesday, May 23, 2023. Trump made a video appearance Tuesday in his New York criminal case, with Judge Juan Manuel Merchan, left, setting a trial date for late March of next year.

Donald Trump’s lawyers ask judge to exit criminal case, echoing claims of political bias

Within hours of his historic arraignment this spring, Donald Trump fixed his ire on the judge, complaining that he’s “a Trump hating-judge" with a family…

Confronting Breast Cancer

Confronting Breast Cancer

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June 3: Student Loan Forgiveness

Editorial cartoons for week of May 28

In Our View: Let improved system work in police shooting

Donnelly: Follow the latest science on cannabis policy

Jayne: Waking up to our area’s history

Harrop: Why are they taxing green energy?

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