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Vancouver, Washington is located in Clark County. Zip codes in Vancouver, WA include 98665, 98661, and 98685. The median home price in Vancouver is $229,900 which is roughly $147/per square foot. More Vancouver information.

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7 hrs ago | The Columbian

Vancouver fire chief saves choking man

ZACHARY KAUFMAN/The Columbian Vancouver Fire Chief Joe Molina, speaking at City Hall Monday, describes how he saved a choking man's life Sunday at a restaurant on the Oregon Coast. Molina encourages every resident to learn the Heimlich maneuver, as well as CPR.

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7 hrs ago | The Columbian

New sites eyed for fire stations

Two west-side Vancouver fire stations will be rebuilt in new locations, and the change will improve response times at a total of four stations, according to a city analysis. The Vancouver City Council on Monday saw a map reflecting more than three years' worth of incidents, which shows that the greatest need for emergency medical and fire services sprawls out along Fourth Plain Boulevard between approximately Main Street and St. Johns Road.

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7 hrs ago | The Columbian

Vancouver woman gets 4 years for prostituting girl

For much of her life, Laura Evet Lambden was the victim. Domestic partners had beaten her so badly she lost all her teeth, she said.

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13 hrs ago | The Columbian

Port of C-W to consider oil-by-rail resolution

Port of Camas-Washougal commissioners on Tuesday will discuss whether to make a statement about the movement of oil by rail in Clark County and Washington. Commissioners Mark Lampton, Bill Macrae-Smith and Bill Ward also will receive a presentation by a representative of the joint venture that wants to build the Northwest's largest oil transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver.

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17 hrs ago | AGA News

Updates: Turn-Based INGO Server Growing; Vancouver Go Group Meets Saturdays

Turn-Based INGO Server Growing: The International Network Go Organization now has about 606 registered members from 24 regions playing nearly 2,000 games. The turn-based server was established in May 2011 and expanded to the US in 2012 .

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Columbian

Weather Eye: Dry air, low humidity bring rapid drop in overnight temperatures

Quite a swing in temperatures from day and night around the region the past couple of days. The very dry air mass with low humidity and dew points supported a rapid drop in overnight temperatures, especially outside of the windy and the main urban areas.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Columbian

Where's the kingmaker?

He first burst on the scene, after all, when he funneled nearly $180,000 out of his own bank account into his political action committee NoTolls.com. And while running for county commissioner, his own war chest benefited from his personal millions.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Columbian

Officials: Brush fire was caused by cigarettes

A Thursday afternoon brush fire in Vancouver's North Image neighborhood was caused by discarded cigarettes, according to the Vancouver Fire Marshal. The fire at 5111 N.E. 131st Ave. was reported at 3:37 p.m. The Vancouver Fire Department quickly responded and put out the flames.

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The Columbian

Judge: C-Tran veto rule invalid if board changes

The veto power written into the C-Tran Board of Directors' bylaws could be in jeopardy if the makeup of the board changes, following a Clark County judge's ruling Friday. Currently, both the city of Vancouver and Clark County have the ability to nix any action approved by the rest of the C-Tran board.

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The Columbian

Police seek help in finding missing, endangered Vancouver woman

Vancouver police is asking for help in their search for an endangered 68-year-old woman discharged from an area hospital earlier today but never returned home. Sondra O'Rourke was supposed to return to her home in the 7000 block of Carolina Lane in Vancouver but never arrived, police said.

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Wenatchee World

Wilf Woods | Old friends have made East Wenatchee their new home

The attraction of Stehekin and our eastern Washington climate persuaded Gregg and Linda Herrington to move here this year from Vancouver, where he had a long career with the newspaper there, The Columbian. For as little as 27 cents a day, you can have complete access to all the local news, photos and video content from North Central Washington's primary news source.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Columbian

Vancouver company gives old bricks new life

When the new Freshii restaurant opens in Salmon Creek at the start of next year, the space will include one wall of "exposed" brick. Not one brick has been set in mortar there, yet.

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Seattle Times

New ferries chief faces money, labor challenges

The state's new ferries director, Lynne Griffith, takes the helm in October with old boats to fix, frayed labor relations to mend and a mission to eliminate scores of embarrassing canceled trips. Griffith was named Wednesday to lead Washington State Ferries, after a 35-year career that includes positions in transit in Tacoma, Vancouver, Wash., and Atlanta.

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The Columbian

'Sesame Street' actor, writer discusses complexity of parenting in fundraising talk for YWCA

What: A social service agency whose mission is "eliminating racism, empowering women." It works with domestic violence and sexual assault victims, children in foster care and many others.

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The Columbian

Help needed for trail construction, maintenance

Volunteers are needed by the Washington Trails Association for a trio of trail maintenance efforts in September in Southwest Washington. On Saturday and Sunday, help is needed at Sawtooth Mountain trail in Indian Heaven Wilderness in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

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The Columbian

Port, tenant clash over lease

Northwest Packing Co. and the Port of Vancouver appear no closer to resolving their ongoing landlord-tenant dispute over how much rent the food processor should pay.

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The Columbian

Man gets 3 years for stealing from Masons

A former mortgage adviser was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for embezzling nearly $800,000 from the Vancouver Masonic Temple while serving as the organization's treasurer. Just before Jesten Jay Galland III, 47, was sentenced, the organization's leaders revealed that the monetary loss from his thefts has forced them to put the Vancouver Masonic Center, 2500 N.E. 78th St., up for sale.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

KOMO News

Vancouver police looking for missing, endangered man, 84

VANCOUVER, Wash. Police are asking for the public's help in finding an 84-year-old man who is missing and is considered endangered.

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The Columbian

Vancouver man arrested in undercover sting

Thomas P. Harrington, 59, allegedly started a sexual conversation online with an undercover Corvallis police detective posing as a 14-year-old girl. Harrington sent multiple nude photos purportedly of himself and asked the girl to meet him, according to the Corvallis Police Department.

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The Columbian

Renovation forces temporary move of Fort Vancouver visitor center

What's next: The Fort Vancouver National Trust will determine where it will operate its visitor center bookstore during the closure. To prepare for a $1.7 million rehabilitation, the Fort Vancouver visitor center will be temporarily moved, beginning Monday, to Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E. Fifth St. The National Park Service recently awarded a contract to renovate the visitor center near the intersection of East Reserve Street and Evergreen Boulevard.

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