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Joseph Moneybrake, left, and Daemion Speckman, both of Portland, bike at Swift Skate Park on Friday. The park reopened on Tuesday. Moneybrake said they noticed many of the skate parks in Portland are still closed, and they wanted to try out a new park.

New strategy for Vancouver parks facilities a shut-and-open case

Vancouver reverses course, reopening sites with emphasis on safety, cleanliness
Clark County News
Steve Hilken, restaurant co-owner, makes drinks at Main Event's east location. During Phase 2 of reopening, restaurants must keep a 6-foot distance between tables. Main Event has eliminated bar seating and added one small table next to the bar.

Phase 3 may not be cure-all for Clark County restaurants

For Clark County restaurants, including Main Event, getting to Phase 3 is mainly a step to get things back to normal.
Clark County Business
Brittnee Klinger, the new head baker and manager at Rosycakes in Vancouver, appeared on the June 15 episode of the Food Network show "Big Time Bake." (Photos Contributed by Brittnee Klinger)

New head baker of Vancouver’s Rosycakes brings bit of Vegas to creations

Brittnee Klinger, the new head baker and manager of Rosycakes, brings a bit of the sparkle, glam and decadence of her hometown of Las Vegas to Vancouver.
Clark County Business
Beau Braden, a 2018 Columbia River High graduate, is pictured in his school's grandstands on Thursday afternoon, June 25, 2020. Beau played two seasons of football at Washington State University, but recently transferred to Montana. One of the reasons for the transfer is to honor the late Hunter Pearson, a friend and football teammate who died in 2017.

River grad Braden is carrying on a football promise

In what seems like an annual thing, Beau Braden is back at square one.
Sports

Clark County

Detectives executed a search warrant at the Vancouver hotel room of Samuel Aaron Leonard, 39, of New Port Richey, Fla., and located what appears to be a kidnappers kit which included heavy duty flex cuffs, handcuffs, duct tape, rubber gloves, face wrap/blindfold, lubricant, a sex toy, several large knives, a hatchet, and a .45 caliber handgun and ammunition. Leonard was arrested by Vancouver police on suspicion of child sexual exploitation.

Florida man, 39, arrested in Vancouver after trying to meet girl, 14

A 39-year-old Florida man was arrested in Vancouver after officers witnessed him bicycle to the home of a 14-year-old girl he’d allegedly been grooming online.

Business

Customers line up Wednesday to check out after shopping at Chuck's Produce in Salmon Creek. Signs are posted at the entrance of the store reminding customers that face coverings are mandatory statewide.

Clark County faces enforcement gap for mask order in Washington

Face coverings went from being a recommendation to a requirement last week following Gov. Jay Inslee’s statewide order to wear masks in all indoor, public…

Northwest

Emergency workers tend to an injured person on the ground after a driver sped through a protest-related closure on the Interstate 5 freeway in Seattle, authorities said early Saturday, July 4, 2020. Dawit Kelete, 27, has been arrested and booked on two counts of vehicular assault.

Police: 2 women hit by car on closed Seattle highway amid protest

A 27-year-old man drove a white Jaguar onto a closed freeway in Seattle early Saturday and barreled through a panicked crowd of protesters, critically injuring…

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Sports

Columbia River graduate Jordan Ryan warms up during physical therapy at ProActive fitness in Vancouver on June 30, 2020. Ryan tore her ACL in March and has been working on physical therapy since her surgery to bring her back to full health.

Three Clark County athletes rehab knee injuries in order to compete in college

Columbia River’s Jordan Ryan contemplated quitting basketball after she tore the anterior crucial ligament (ACL) in her left knee during a playoff game in February.

Politics

Brittani Scott watches her son, Cooper Scott, 2, play with bubbles while waiting to see a display of fireworks at Nathan Benderson Park, on Friday, July 3, 2020, in Sarasota, Florida.

Much of U.S. scales back on holiday, but Trump is going big

As coronavirus cases spike, public health officials are pleading with Americans to avoid large crowds and hold more muted Independence Day celebrations, but subdued is…

Editor's Choice

The local chapter of the NAACP has said Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring should step down after remarks she made indicated she doesn't believe there is systemic racism in Clark County and that Sheriff Chuck Atkins made the wrong decision to remove Thin Blue Line flag stickers from county vehicles.

Ethics complaint filed against Quiring over systemic racism discussion

An ethics complaint has been filed against Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring over her participation in recent council discussions on systemic racism.

Clark County Events

Many events in Clark County have been altered or canceled due to coronavirus rules. Contact organizers to verify details.

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