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A worker removes garbage from a homeless encampment in northeast Vancouver on Thursday morning, April 29, 2021. Vancouver's new homeless resources coordinator is presenting her strategy for supported camp sites.

Clark County Council approves $15.5 million to address homelessness

The Clark County Council has approved the use of $15.5 million in federal funds to address increased homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clark County Politics
David R. Zarb, 46, makes a first appearance Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault in connection with a fatal crash Monday on state Highway 503 near Fargher Lake.

La Center man accused of driving drunk in Highway 503 crash that killed 1, hurt 3

A La Center man who is accused of driving drunk and causing a head-on collision on state Highway 503 that killed a 16-year-old girl appeared in court Tuesday.
Courts & Crime
The current boundaries of Washington's 3rd Congressional District

Southwest Washington voters tell redistricting panel they want competition in elections

Southwest Washington voters who took their first chance to weigh in on the state’s redistricting process Monday evening found that many residents, regardless of political affiliation, want the same thing:…
Students including first-grader Trulee Dunn, right, get a warm goodbye from teachers as they prepare to board the bus on the last day of class at Green Mountain School on Tuesday morning. It is tradition for teachers and staff to blow bubbles to bid farewell to the children but this year a bubble machine was used as well.

Green Mountain School chief bids farewell to students at end of a year like no other

On his final day with students at Green Mountain School, retiring Superintendent Tyson Vogeler put a historical perspective on a historical school year.

Clark County

Klineline Pond is closed to swimming and wading due to E. coli bacteria levels in the water.

Klineline Pond closed to swimming, wading for E. coli

Klineline Pond in Salmon Creek is closed to swimming and wading due to elevated levels of E. coli bacteria, Clark County Public Health said Tuesday…


The home page of the Washington Employment Security Department (The Columbian files)

Jobless benefits for new claimants to jump by nearly 50% in Washington

In a perverse twist of the pandemic economy, Washington is boosting the weekly benefit for some jobless workers by nearly 50% starting next month —…


Kelly Lund swabs her mouth while demonstrating a self-administered oral COVID-19 test at the Tower Mall parking lot in January. The county closed that testing site on April 30 to focus on giving more COVID-19 vaccines at the site.

COVID delta variant spreading in Washington, say UW virologists

Researchers at UW Medicine’s Virology Laboratory are tracking the statewide spread of the highly transmissible coronavirus delta variant in Washington, with 170 cases detected as…

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