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Jan. 19, 2020

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A large tree on the western edge of Vancouver's Esther Short Park toppled into Esther Street Saturday night. Witnesses said no one was injured and no property was damaged. City crews were working to remove the tree well into the night. (Courtesy of Kent Livingston)

Tree topples into street near Vancouver’s Esther Short Park

A mature tree on the western margin of Esther Short Park toppled into Esther Street late Saturday night, narrowly missing parked cars and the Esther Short Commons building.
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Steve Becker hauls his bass up the stairs to his regular lesson at Beacock Music. Somebody recently picked him out of the lineup of children waiting for instruction at Beacock and asked, "You're not waiting for a lesson, are you?" Becker's response: "Are you saying it's wrong for a 60-year-old guy with gray hair to take music lessons?" (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Older adults love getting in tune in Clark County

Learning your way around the fingerboard of the double bass is like learning your way around life, Steve Becker has found: so many options, so much reaching and stretching to…
Clark County Health
Clark County District Court Judge Darvin Zimmerman, left, swears in members of the new Ridgefield City Council at the Jan. 9 meeting: Dana Ziemer, from left, Jennifer Lindsay, Sandra Day, Rob Aichele and Lee Wells. (City of Ridgefield)

New city council Ridgefield’s youngest

A growing city has the youngest city council, with the most female representation, in its history.
Clark County Politics
The Women’s March in Vancouver seemed to have extra urgency this year. Speakers urged the crowd to start marching now, and stay politically active right through Election Day in November. (James Rexroad for The Columbian)

Awareness of urgency, grim reality mark 2020 Women’s March in Vancouver

There was extra urgency to the fourth annual Women’s March in downtown Vancouver that may have been missing from previous politically progressive, anti-Trump outings.
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