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Family members Kendrick Taylor, 38, left, and Miguel Melendez, 24, both of Vancouver, speak with media Tuesday afternoon about missing mother and daughter, Meshay Melendez and Layla Stewart.

Family of missing Vancouver mom, daughter feel let down by court system

The family of missing mother and daughter, Meshay Melendez and Layla Stewart, say they believe Vancouver’s Kirkland Warren holds the answers to their whereabouts.
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Kirkland C. Warren, 28, appears Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of tampering with a witness, violating a no contact order and unlawful possession of a firearm. The victim in the case and her 7-year-old daughter remain missing.

Bail set at $1M for Vancouver man suspected of shooting at home of girlfriend, now missing

A judge set bail at $1 million Tuesday for a Vancouver man accused of shooting at his girlfriend’s apartment and ordered he wear a GPS ankle device if he posts…
Clark County News
Cars pass by continuing construction on Fourth Plain Community Commons in Vancouver. The mixed-use housing complex has 106 affordable units developed by the Vancouver Housing Authority, using $1.5 million from the city's Affordable Housing Fund.

Washington Senate’s proposed budget includes $625 million for affordable housing projects

On Monday morning, the Washington Senate proposed a $7.9 billion capital budget that would allocate $625 million toward more affordable housing, developments near transit, and landlord mitigation assistance.
Clark County News
Northbound motorists bide their time during a bridge lift on the Interstate 5 Bridge.

I-5 Bridge program: If there must be lifts, limit them to 1-4 a.m.

Bridge lift or accident? The thought crosses the minds of many drivers as they sit in stopped traffic headed toward the Interstate 5 Bridge, debating whether to turn off their…
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Sandra Sermone poses with the Presidential Award she recently received due to her work trying to cure her son's rare brain disease.

Brush Prairie woman receives 2022 Gold Presidential Volunteer Service Award

In 2008, Sandra Bedrosian Sermone gave birth to twin boys, Tony and Rocco. Early on, Tony was in and out of the hospital for four…


Xavier Lopez of Miracle Man Movers carries a piece of furniture for a customer moving from Washougal to Vancouver. The company moves people all over the region but has helped more clients make the journey from Oregon to Washington than the other direction.

Oregonians moving to Clark County in droves; experts cite income tax

If death and taxes are life certainties, surely moving must be a near-certainty. People move for jobs, better homes, convenience, health reasons, better schools, smaller…


FILE - Federal officers launch tear gas at a group of demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse in Portland, Ore., on July 26, 2020. More than 119,000 people have been injured by tear gas and other chemical irritants around the world since 2015 and some 2,000 suffered injuries from "less lethal" impact projectiles, according to a new report released Wednesday, March 22, 2023.

Report: 119K people hurt by riot-control weapons since 2015

More than 119,000 people have been injured by tear gas and other chemical irritants around the world since 2015 and some 2,000 suffered injuries from…

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Gov. Jay Inslee, left, and his wife, Trudi, leave after joining a tour of the Fourth Plain Community Commons mixed-use building project on Monday morning, Oct. 31, 2022.

Inslee’s $4B housing proposal faces hurdles in Legislature

Gov. Jay Inslee’s swing-for-the-fences idea to borrow billions to accelerate housing construction got some pushback Monday from budget writers in the state Senate.

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A group of NW women battling breat cancer train for dragon boat races on the Willamette River. The group will be one of several travelling to New Zealand for a dragon boating convention.

Vancouver women part of dragon boat team of breast cancer survivors traveling to New Zealand

A group of two dozen women in matching shirts gathered at the Portland waterfront on a recent sunny evening, stretching and calling out chants to…

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