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28 min ago | The Columbian

Police chase ends with crash in Hazel Dell

An SUV crashed on Northeast 99th Street in Hazel Dell after leading cops on an erratic drive around Clark County.

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Related Topix: Orchards, WA, Battle Ground, WA

9 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Police: Clark Co. woman shoots, kills boyfriend

Authorities say 44-year-old Scott Montgomery Grossman was found dead at the residence when police arrived.

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA

11 hrs ago | The Columbian

Camden: Making voting easier small part of improving turnout

With Washington's primary a mere one week away, the big question - after who'll survive and go to the general election, of course - is how many voters will bother to cast ballots.

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Related Topix: Curtis, WA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Columbian

Sex offender update

Gerald William Johnson, 49, recently reported to the Clark County Sheriff's Office that he's living in the 1000 block of West 13th Street.

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The Columbian

Zoo releases western pond turtles into wild

The Oregon Zoo this summer continued an ongoing effort to help the recovery of western pond turtles in the Columbia River Gorge.

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The Columbian

Weather Eye: County fairgoers will enjoy stretch of warm, sunny weather

The Clark County Fair begins Friday and the weather should be fair as well. Okay, sorry for the pun, but everything should be fun when those dismal, gray rain clouds aren't hanging around.

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA, Weather

The Columbian

Mint Tea's pot smoking tent raises legal issues

Pamela Luminaire smokes a joint Saturday at Mint Tea on Main Street, where patrons can smoke marijuana in designated areas, in Vancouver.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Vancouver, WA

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Columbian

Bridge idea lacks Vancouver City Council's support

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

The Columbian

Body found near I-205 identified as Vancouver man

The man whose body was found hanging from a tree near Interstate 205 last week was identified by the Clark County Medical Examiner as Corey Johnson, 31, of Vancouver.

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA

Sun Jul 27, 2014

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

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

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

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