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  1. Wrong-way crash driver gets 13 monthsRead the original story w/Photo

    19 min ago | The Columbian

    A Camas man who drove the wrong way on state Highway 14, causing a crash, was sentenced Thursday to 13 months in prison. Kevin S. Wilson, 40, pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court on Thursday to vehicular assault - DUI and felony hit-and-run, stemming from the Nov. 6 crash that injured two people.

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  2. Retail sales spike locallyRead the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | The Columbian

    This week's announcement by the Department of Revenue that taxable retail sales rose by more than 8 percent in Clark County in 2014 was good news for an area where the retail trade has struggled in the shadow of sales tax-free Oregon. The county's taxable retail sales growth of 8.5 percent for 2014 exceeded the state's one-year increase of 6.6 percent, with total sales in the county of $5.3 billion, just a notch below the inflation-adjusted peak of $5.6 billion in 2006.

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  3. Girl Scouts' mural brightens downtownRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | The Columbian

    Vancouver Sign Company workers hang panels Thursday for a new 112-foot-long "Celebrate Vancouver" mural on the south side of the Columbia Street railroad overpass near the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay. Painted by Girl Scout Troop 4765, the 4-by-8-foot panels depict scenes at Frenchman's Bar, Esther Short Park, the riverfront looking east toward Mount Hood, Fort Vancouver and Mount St. Helens.

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  4. Fort Vancouver's Tibbits rallies to finish second at 3A stateRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | The Columbian

    Fort Vancouver sophomore Spencer Tibbits, frustrated with his play on the front-nine in the final round of the Class 3A state boys golf championship, fired a 5-under-par 31 on the back-nine to finish in second place. "I knew I just had to keep plugging away," said Tibbits, adding it is a "great" feeling to respond so quickly after the round appeared to be getting away from him.

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  5. Cyclists injured in north county crash in satisfactory conditionRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Columbian

    Keith Kerbs, 42, of Vancouver and Larry Hiday, 42, of Battle Ground were both biking west on Northeast 299th Street when a sports-utility vehicle, also traveling west, crashed into the cyclists near Northeast 128th Avenue, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office. The crash was reported at 5:13 p.m. Both men were taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center with injuries described as significant, but both men were listed in satisfactory condition on Thursday.

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  6. C-Tran seeks dismissal of BRT lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | The Columbian

    Tran has asked for the full dismissal of a lawsuit challenging its planned bus rapid transit system in Vancouver. The lawsuit, filed by 19 plaintiffs in Clark County Superior Court in November, argues that C-Tran is unauthorized to receive federal funding for BRT without first receiving voter approval.

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  7. Alleged robber in credit union stabbing appears in courtRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Columbian

    Ariane Kunze/The Columbian Timar A. Degraffe, 24, makes a first appearance Thursday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder and first-degree robbery, in connection with Tuesday's stabbing at iQ Credit Union. A transient man accused of stabbing a customer while robbing a Vancouver credit union appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Thursday.

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  8. Two Camas teens injured in SR 14 crashRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Columbian

    Nicole Apperson, 17, was driving a 1999 Honda CRV east on the highway at about 12:40 a.m. in Vancouver when she lost control of the vehicle and struck the left side barrier, according to Washington State Patrol. She and her passenger, 16-year-old Raven Reynolds, were taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

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  9. WSDOT hires new regional administratorRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Columbian

    Strickler succeeds Don Wagner, who retired this month after a 42-year career in transportation. Strickler will start on June 1, according to an announcement sent to WSDOT employees on Wednesday.

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  10. Kids' cultural parade set for Friday morning at Fort VancouverRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Columbian

    More than 1,000 children from Vancouver and Evergreen schools will reflect their family roots Friday in the Children's Cultural Parade at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. The marchers will head north up East Reserve Street to Evergreen Boulevard, where they will turn west and continue along Officers Row.

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  11. Dick Hannah eyes Value VillageRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Columbian

    The Dick Hannah Collision Center has filed a preliminary application to the city of Vancouver to expand into the building that now houses the Value Village thrift store at 7110 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. The company said in its preliminary application that it would improve the building's facade and possibly add a car wash to the east side of the commercial building, which it is in the process of purchasing. The renovated building would contain offices, a repair shop that includes an aluminum body shop, and welding section.

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  12. Weather Eye: Clouds, drizzle likely to return next weekRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Columbian

    A taste of summer we will enjoy the next few days as the thermometer peaks in the low 80s. Our average high temperature is now 70 degrees, so above average coming up.

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  13. Go for May 29: Hockinson Fun Days, Doggy Walk, Camas Farmers MarketRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Columbian

    Jackson Sinclair, center, of Boy Scout troop 358 reacts to winning the bed races at Hockinson Fun Days in 2014. The event is returning for its second year to Fun Days.

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  14. Vancouver man who stored stolen goods gets prison timeRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Columbian

    A Vancouver man was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for possessing more than $50,000 in stolen property. Superior Court Judge Derek Vanderwood read off a list of stolen items including high-end bicycles, electronics and power tools - all stored by Dustin P. Medeiros in an east Vancouver storage unit, court documents said.

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  15. Two men suspected in Vancouver group assault appear in courtRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Columbian

    Two men wanted for their alleged involvement in a drunken brawl that broke out last May and left one man with serious brain injuries appeared in Clark County Superior Court on Wednesday. Kolo M. Eliesa, 33, and Tupou A. Eliesa, 30, both of Portland, face allegations of one count of first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree assault stemming from the incident, which took place outside Vancouver's Q Nightclub & Lounge on May 18, 2014.

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  16. ATV driver who fled police sentencedRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | The Columbian

    A Vancouver man who led Clark County sheriff's deputies on a chase while riding an all-terrain vehicle through the Hazel Dell area was sentenced Wednesday to 19 months in prison. Kenneth Edward Gill, 29, pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court in two separate cases to second-degree taking a motor vehicle without permission, possession of methamphetamine and attempt to elude.

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  17. Pike's I-5 bridge bill dies from lack of Senate supportRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Columbian

    An effort to build a political bridge of sorts crumbled in the Washington Senate on Wednesday, just like the Columbia River Crossing project before it. Reps.

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  18. Clark County council grants CREDC access to fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Columbian

    The Clark County council closed a week of political drama Wednesday by unanimously granting the Columbia River Economic Development Council its Associate Development Organization status. The organization's ADO status was at risk after Councilor David Madore last week raised concerns about the CREDC advocating for improvements to the Interstate 5 interchange at Mill Plain Boulevard.

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  19. Man arrested in credit union stabbing, robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Columbian

    A man was arrested for allegedly stabbing a customer while robbing a credit union in the VanMall Neighborhood on Tuesday. Detectives with the Vancouver Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrested Timar A. Degraffe.

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  20. Vancouver's heritage bonds a hot buyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Columbian

    Vancouver Heritage mini bond purchasers will receive a bond certificate like this one, which they'll need to keep in a safe place until it reaches maturity. ( Whether they're eager to participate in preserving local history or just want to take advantage of high interest rates, Clark County residents are snapping up Vancouver Heritage Bonds like crazy.

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