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Kathleen Otto, shown here in 2018, has been hired as county manager for Clark County.

Clark County Manager Otto’s pay to climb 20% over 3 years

County Manager Kathleen Otto will see per pay go up by more than 20 percent over the next three years under a new contract approved Tuesday by the Clark County…
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Clark County sheriff's deputies respond to the scene of a reported shooting in a home in the 15000 block of Northwest Fourth Place in North Salmon Creek on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 7, 2022.

Woman, infant in critical condition after shooting in North Salmon Creek

A woman and her infant remained in critical condition Thursday at area hospitals following a domestic violence shooting Wednesday at a house in North Salmon Creek.
Clark County News
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Seattle at an event held by the Alliance for Gun Responsibility to mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and to talk about efforts in Washington state to reduce gun violence. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Inslee, Ferguson join efforts to ban semiautomatic rifles in Washington

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson will request legislation for a statewide ban on the purchase or transfer of assault-style semiautomatic rifles as part of the latest…

Clark County COVID-19 infections trending upward

The COVID-19 infection rate in Clark County continues to rise as health officials continue to urge anyone eligible to get an updated booster shot.
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Traffic backs up at exit 21 to Interstate 5. The Woodland city council prefers to improve the traffic signals near the exit, although three traffic roundabouts are another option.

Cowlitz County cities are looking to fix two congested I-5 exit ramps

Cities are aiming to ease traffic at two Cowlitz County Interstate 5 exits.


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Cardai Hill Rock Quarry seeks zoning overlay for 76 acres

Cardai Hill Rock Quarry is back before the Clark County Planning Commission with a request to add a surface mining overlay to roughly 76 acres…


FILE - Josephine County Sheriff Dave Daniel stands amid the debris of plastic hoop houses destroyed by law enforcement, used to grow cannabis illegally, near Selma, Ore., June 16, 2021. In 2014, Oregon voters approved a ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana after being told it would eliminate problems caused by the "uncontrolled manufacture" of the drug. Illegal production of marijuana has exploded instead. Oregon lawmakers are now looking at toughening laws against the outlaw growers.

Awash in illegal marijuana, Oregon looks at toughening laws

In 2014, Oregon voters approved a ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana after being told it would eliminate problems caused by “uncontrolled manufacture” of the drug.…

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Columbia River junior Lauren Dreves has become one of the state’s best outside hitters, which helped the Rapids to a second straight state title. Dreves is The Columbian's All-Region volleyball player of the year.

All-Region Volleyball: Lauren Dreves, Columbia River

When the Columbia River volleyball team walked into its gym at the start of this season, a new state championship banner hung on the wall.


FILE - David McCormick, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, speaks during a campaign stop in Lititz, Pa., on May 13, 2022. Donald Trump's attacks on McCormick contributed to his defeat in a Republican primary earlier this year for a critical U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania. As he eyes another run, the former president's derision may not be such a liability. McCormick is considering a challenge to three-term incumbent Democratic Sen.

Trump blowback could carry less bite in 2024 for some in GOP

Donald Trump’s attacks on fellow Republican David McCormick contributed to the former hedge fund manager’s loss in Pennsylvania’s Senate primary. Now, as McCormick considers running…

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Fentanyl pills and methamphetamine Clark County sheriff's deputies said they found with 33-year-old James Mcauley after arresting him Sunday night in the Van Mall neighborhood.

Police pursuit leads to fentanyl, meth bust in central Vancouver

A 33-year-old man was arrested Sunday night in the Van Mall neighborhood, accused of crashing a stolen car during a police pursuit and possessing several…

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