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  1. Vancouver port looks to develop new Red Lion hotelRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Columbian

    The Port of Vancouver said Wednesday it hopes to develop a new hotel for Red Lion as part of a larger effort to redevelop its Terminal 1 property, currently home to the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay. The goal would be to keep the existing hotel operating while the new one is being built, said Abbi Russell, a spokeswoman for the port.

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  2. Johnson, Clark County's first woman judge, to retireRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Columbian

    Judge Barbara Johnson, who is the county's presiding judge and longest-serving judge now seated, submitted her resignation letter Dec. 7 to Gov. Jay Inslee's office. "It has been my honor and pleasure to serve as Superior Court judge for Clark County since I was sworn into office the first week of January 1987," Johnson wrote.

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  3. Goldendale needs dark skies for observatoryRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Columbian

    At the Pacific Northwest's only public observatory, the first glow you see isn't starlight, it's lights from town. On a recent cloudy winter night, it simply created a golden haze, but on a clear night, bright lights on streets and in parking lots reduce the ability to see the stars in deep space.

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  4. Vancouver man's vehicular homicide sentence correctedRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Columbian

    A Vancouver man who admitted to recklessly causing the deaths of Raisa Mosh, 45, and her friend, Irina Gardinant, 28, in a hit-and-run collision Jan. 19 will have to serve 18 months of community supervision instead of 12 months after he is released from prison. Brandon C. Smith, 28, was sentenced in Clark County Superior Court Dec. 12 to 8A1 2 years in prison - the maximum allowed by the law - for striking and killing the women.

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  5. Local entrepreneur gets 8 years in global drug plotRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Columbian

    Former Vancouver entrepreneur Ryan A. "Bo" Scott was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in federal prison for leading a plot to distribute more than $5 million of synthetic designer drugs around the world, according to a press release by the U.S. Department of Justice. Scott, 34, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in May to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

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  6. Vancouver apartment fire cause unknownRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Columbian

    Vancouver firefighters battled a fire on the third-floor stairwell landing at The Park at Mill Plain, 12800 N.E. Fourth St., that was reported around 9 p.m. Dec. 10. The fire caused an estimated $10,000 in damage, but the fire investigators could not conclusively pinpoint a cause, Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli said.

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  7. Space heater causes Harney Heights fireRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Columbian

    The blaze started in a bedroom of the house, 3514 E. 14th St., and was spreading to the other parts of the house by the time firefighters arrived, which was at about 6 p.m. Tuesday. One of the residents had washed his clothes and laid them close to a space heater and then left the house for about half an hour, Vancouver Fire Marshal Heidi Scarpelli said.

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  8. Pickup owner arrested in hit-and-run crashRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Columbian

    A Vancouver man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of hit and run in a crash Dec. 7 on Interstate 205. A good Samaritan who rushed to the scene of the crash was hit by another vehicle.

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  9. Pedestrian hit Tuesday near mall in critical conditionRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Columbian

    The pedestrian struck by a vehicle Tuesday night east of the Westfield Vancouver Mall is in critical condition at an area hospital, according to Vancouver police. Police have not yet identified the male pedestrian, who did not have any identification on him and remains unconscious, Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said.

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  10. Officers involved in shootings back at workRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Columbian

    Vancouver patrol Officers Brent Donaldson, Christopher Douville, Eric McCaleb, Timothy Pfeifer and Colton Price returned to full duty status Wednesday. The five officers fired their weapons at Sebastian T. Lewandowski, 31, of Vancouver on Nov. 25 after they were called just before 11 p.m. to the Alder Creek Apartments, 11716 N.E. 49th St. An argument between a man and a woman escalated and the man, who was reported to be armed, had set an apartment on fire, according to police.

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  11. Police: Couple sold weed through slot in front doorRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Columbian

    Police arrested an east Vancouver couple who were allegedly selling marijuana through a slot in the front door of their house. Over the last several weeks, neighborhood response team detectives watched several teenagers walk up to the front door of 13326 N.E. 39th St. and then leave after a few minutes.

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  12. C-Tran argues it's within legal authority on BRTRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Columbian

    A Bus Rapid Transit vehicle stops at the median of Fort Vancouver Way at Clark College in this artist's rendition of C-Tran's proposed system. The multiple entrances are one way the BRT is designed to save time at busy stops; the elevated platform, which eliminates the need to lower a ramp for wheelchairs, is another.

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  13. Vancouver Public Schools seeks board memberRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | The Columbian

    Vancouver Public Schools invites community members to apply for the unexpired position of board member Mari Greves. She retires Jan. 13. Applicants must live within the boundaries of Vancouver Public Schools.

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  14. North Salmon Creek association elects boardRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Columbian

    North Salmon Creek - The North Salmon Creek Neighborhood Association held board elections last month.

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  15. Montague to consult with Battle Ground Chamber of CommerceRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Columbian

    The Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce's executive board said Tuesday it has named Paul Montague as consulting executive director. Montague will work with the board of directors, chamber members and other community leaders to develop the chamber's vision, build membership and to hire a permanent executive director to carry out that vision.

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  16. Santa set to chug into Vancouver on Christmas Steam TrainRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Columbian

    The venerable SP&S 700 locomotive will chug into Vancouver with the red-suited guest of honor Saturday morning for BNSF's 10th annual Santa Steam Train event. The family-friendly Christmas celebration will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the BNSF Railway facility, adjacent to Vancouver's Amtrak station.

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  17. Art by Laurin Middle School students on exhibitRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Columbian

    Young artists at Laurin Middle School are being highlighted at a public art exhibit in Vancouver this winter.

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  18. You can helpRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Columbian

    Empower Up is looking for volunteers to keep the retail store and donation center clean, and a volunteer coordinator assistant to work with volunteers' schedules, do data entry, contact prospective volunteers regarding orientation and scheduling, and to deliver orientations as needed. Gift for Our Community seeks volunteers to serve customers, and to receive, sort and price clothing donations at the b.divine clothing boutique in Hazel Dell.

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  19. Land-Use ReviewRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Columbian

    The following are local land-use proposals. The county or city may rate them in three categories: nonsignificant, no environmental impact study needed; nonsignificant, provided proponents meet certain conditions; and significant, requiring an environmental impact study.

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  20. ApplauseRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Columbian

    WSU seniors Nick Gaeth, a psychology major, and Chris Miller, a marketing major, were named top competitors among the 34 students participating in a sales competition on Nov. 21. Both won Herman Miller Aeron chairs provided by the founding sponsor of the competition, Workplace Resource of Oregon. Other students honored in the Top 10 category were: Alex Anderson and Derek Kemppainen, seniors, and Emily Vis, a junior, all majoring in marketing; Samantha Bennett, Nicci Johnson and Mike Scheel, seniors majoring in business administration; Shane Hyland, a senior majoring in social sciences; and Eric Lambert, an alumnus returning for sales courses.

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