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8 hrs ago | The Columbian

Clark County economic recovery begins to clock in

January sees county bounce back from Great Recession's job losses; swan song of iconic businesses leaves a sad sting Ever since the Great Recession was declared officially over on Sept.

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Columbian

Clark County neighborhood crime count

Vancouver has made strides in revitalizing its city center. Each year, there are more downtown events, and more residents and retailers are expected in the years to come.

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA

The Columbian

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers

Cheers: Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention, but it also might be the mother of a new medical school in Washington.

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Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, Washington State University, University of Washington, Spokane, WA, Opinion

The Columbian

Try This: Earth Day, away

The Clark Public Utilities StreamTeam hosts its 15th annual Earth Day celebration, with more than 40 organizations participating in the EcoFair.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Columbian

Ceremony marks start of POW-MIA memorial

Dozens of veterans showed up Friday morning to celebrate the laying of the first stone at Vancouver's new memorial to prisoners of war and military personnel who went missing in action.

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Columbian

Three agents arrested in fugitive recovery operation gone wrong

Two fugitive recovery agents and a former bail agent are facing criminal charges for invading a Vancouver home late March 20 and handcuffing at least two occupants who were inside.

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA, Amboy, WA, Kelso, WA

The Columbian

YMCA grand reopening features Healthy Kids Day

Kids can exercise minds and bodies and everyone can check out the remodeled Clark County Family YMCA on April 26. The Y has just wrapped up an $8 million renovation that dramatically upgraded its offerings.

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Columbian

Man gets 22 months for high-speed chase

A Vancouver man was sentenced Wednesday to 22 months in prison for a crime spree Feb. 19 that ended with a high-speed police pursuit from Salmon Creek to west Vancouver's Uptown Village.

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA, Salmon Creek, WA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Columbian

Opposition to mining runs deep on Livingston Mountain

Months after the Clark County Planning Commission recommended not to expand mining zones through Livingston Mountain, the issue will come back before the county Thursday at a joint meeting of the planning commission and the board of commissioners.

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Related Topix: Camas, WA, Yacolt, WA

Camas-Washougal Post-Record

Washougal postpones vote on tax credit program

Varying opinions regarding a New Markets Tax Credit program have led the Washougal City Council to defer additional discussions and a possible vote by two weeks.

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Related Topix: Washougal, WA, Camas, WA

The Columbian

Vancouver man IDed as fatal motorcycle crash victim

The initial investigation indicates that James Luden, 54, was riding a 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle west on Padden Parkway and had stopped, waiting for a left turn signal onto southbound Northeast 94th Avenue about 4 p.m., according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Columbian

Sheriff's Office: Woman struck ex-boyfriend with car

A Woodland woman is accused of striking her ex-boyfriend with her vehicle after she saw him at a party in Brush Prairie early Thursday talking to a 17-year-old girl.

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Related Topix: Woodland, WA, Brush Prairie, WA, Vancouver, WA

KHQ-TV Spokane

No Charge In Upskirt Photo Of Vancouver Teacher

The Clark County sheriff's office says a Vancouver high school student who used his cellphone to take a photo up a teacher's dress will not be charged.

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA, Education Etc., US Politics, US News, Jay Inslee, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Columbian

Wal-Mart in Orchards?

Just as Wal-Mart prepares to open its second Neighborhood Market in Vancouver and its third Clark County Supercenter in Battle Ground, the giant retailer appears to be moving forward with plans for a long-mothballed project in Orchards.

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Related Topix: Orchards, WA, Vancouver, WA, Battle Ground, WA

The Columbian

Live fire training set for Friday in Battle Ground

Clark County Fire & Rescue will do a live fire training exercise from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at 801 E. Main St. in Battle Ground.

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Related Topix: Battle Ground, WA

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Bellingham Herald

Bellingham woman, 48, in critical condition after deadly crash near Ridgefield

A Bellingham woman remained in critical condition Wednesday, April 9, after a crash this week that left one man dead on Interstate 5 in Clark County.

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Related Topix: Bellingham, WA, Ridgefield, WA, Vancouver, WA

HeraldNet

Courts clogged with self-represented defendants

More cash-strapped defendants have been acting as their own attorneys since the economy tanked, clogging courts in southwest Washington as they try to traverse a complex legal system.

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA

The Columbian

Land-use review

The following are local land-use proposals. Clark County or the city listed 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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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA, Ridgefield, WA

OregonLive.com

Washington's AG seeks to commit a 60-year-old sex offender, arguing...

A civil trial is underway in Clark County Superior Court to determine if a 60-year-old man, who has served his sentence for a 1988 child molestation conviction, should now be involuntarily committed to a state mental health institution as a sexually violent predator.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Columbian

Arts district expected soon for downtown Vancouver

The Vancouver City Council is poised to adopt a resolution creating the Vancouver Arts District at its meeting April 28. The approval would make downtown Vancouver home to the county's first designated arts district and bring to life an idea first floated in 1997.

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Related Topix: Vancouver, WA

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