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8 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

3rd Clark Co. bridge over Columbia River revealed

The Vancouver Columbian reports the proposed bridge, championed by Clark County Commissioner David Madore, would cross the Columbia River at Highway 14 in Vancouver, jog to the west slightly, cross Government Island and connect to Northeast Airport Way in Oregon.

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA

9 hrs ago | FireHouse.com

Wash. Firefighters Offering Tokens for Free...

July 26--District 6 firefighters noticed that some people they served had no way to get to or from the hospital after an emergency, such as a car crash.

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Related Topix: Salmon Creek, WA, Felida, WA

14 hrs ago | The Columbian

What's in a label? Local beer and wine makers get creative

For designers of Clark County wine and beer labels, that means going beyond just walking the walk; they also have to drink the drink, Don Elliott, an award-winning designer who created most of the labels for Ridgefield's GougA©r Cellars, said with a laugh.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Beer, Ridgefield, WA, Vancouver, WA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Columbian

Rain hasn't made risk of wildfires disappear

Fire officials say that recent rain in Southwest Washington shouldn't lull residents into a false sense of security about the risk of wildfire.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Glenoma, WA, Lewis County, WA, Weather

The Columbian

Designs on a third bridge

Linda Figg, president and CEO of FIGG Engineering Group, gives her pitch to build an east county bridge over the Columbia River to a crowd at a Friday evening presentation at the Clark County Public Services Center in downtown Vancouver.

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA, Friday Harbor, WA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Columbian

Sheriff's office won't escort grain inspectors past pickets

Local members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, locked out by United Grain Corp. at the Port of Vancouver, added a 12-foot-tall inflatable rat to their protest on Aug. 15, 2013, at the east gate of the port.

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA, US Governors, Jay Inslee, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Agriculture, Science

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Columbian

Sex offender update

A level III sex offender recently registered as homeless in the Vancouver area. Milin Lee Carter, 52, is among the group of sex offenders considered most likely to reoffend.

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA

Bellingham Herald

Bark beetles killing Columbia River Gorge pines

Every year since 2010, they've watched one outbreak after another of the California fivespined ips, a little brown bark beetle that likes to feast on ailing pine trees.

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Related Topix: Washington, Entomology, Science, Skamania County, WA, Klickitat County, WA, White Salmon, WA

The Columbian

Demonstration to show cooling power of trees

With summer heat expected to envelop the Vancouver area this weekend, the Master Gardeners of WSU Extension Clark County will visit Esther Short Park on Saturday afternoon to demonstrate both the "heat island effect" that occurs in urban areas, as well as the natural, air conditioning benefit that trees offer.

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

The Columbian

Weather Eye: It's been really wet, but summer will return Friday

Lots to chat about in the weather department. What a day Wednesday with that steady rain that looked like for a while it wouldn't end any time soon.

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Related Topix: Weather, Tornado, Natural Disasters

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Columbian

Updated Several crashes reported amid stormy weather

During Wednesday's record-breaking rainfall, five vehicles and a tractor-trailer crashed on Interstate 205 in Vancouver, which clogged traffic for several hours.

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Related Topix: Weather, Vancouver, WA

The Columbian

Grant equips BGPD cars with defibrillator units

Clark County Fire & Rescue secured a $17,500 grant through the Clark County Public Safety Education Committee to equip the patrol cars with the live-saving tool.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Columbian

Clark County sheriff hopefuls have stellar voting records

Election ballots are trickling back into the Clark County Elections Department as candidates continue ramping up efforts to get out the vote.

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Related Topix: US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama

The Columbian

Oregon crashes clog Clark County arterials

Crashes in Oregon this morning have caused heavy backup to spill onto the highways and city streets of Clark County.

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Related Topix: Salmon Creek, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

Teen accused of setting Clark County grass fire

Clark County sheriff's deputies arrested an 18-year-old man accused of starting two grass fires at a school in Orchards, near Vancouver.

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Related Topix: Orchards, WA, Vancouver, WA

The Columbian

Weather Eye: Clash of air masses could produce thunderstorms

Today and Wednesday, we could see enough unusual activity to get weather enthusiasts excited.

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Related Topix: Weather

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Washington Policy Center

Seven new charter school applications submitted for approval

Last week seven groups of educators submitted their applications to open a new charter school in Washington.

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Related Topix: Washington, Eastlake (Seattle, WA), Pierce County, WA

Bellingham Herald

Coroner: Electric Daisy attendee died of drug OD

Clark County coroner's officials have ruled 25-year-old Anthony Anaya's death an accident.

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Related Topix: Everett, WA

The Columbian

North county voters face decision on EMS levy

This summer, north county residents will decide the fate of a major funding tool that keeps North Country Emergency Medical Service running.

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Related Topix: Yacolt, WA

The Columbian

Morning Press: Lost in the wilderness, blasting under a mountain, pot ...

Last year, there was a record number of search and rescue missions in Skamania County - the rural area containing Mount St. Helens, along with other popular outdoor destinations such as Beacon Rock, Silver Star Mountain and the vast Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

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Related Topix: Skamania County, WA, Vancouver, WA, Volcanic Eruption, Natural Disasters

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