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La Center is going to have a brand new middle school with a target by the 2020-2021 school year following the passage of a $48 million capital facilities bond by a vote in a special election Feb. 13.

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Those opening up their property tax statements mailed on Valentine’s Day might have their heart sink as property tax increases resulting from a change in school funding will affect the vast majority of Clark County property owners.

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UPDATE 2/22: Teriyaki Thai in Ridgefield has been under new ownership since June 2016 according to information filed with the Washington State Department of Revenue. Records for the business then owned by Jumroon show the account expired Nov. 30, 2015 — a new account with the same business n…

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State economists project that over a billion dollars in additional tax revenue will be flowing into government accounts over the next several years, impacting upcoming talks in the Legislature over the supplemental budget.

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Clark County Grown will be joining others around the country in celebrating National CSA Day on Feb. 23, celebrating a commitment to eating local, a news release from Slow Food Southwest Washington stated last week. 

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The body that two fisherman spotted in the east fork of the Lewis River approximately three quarters of a mile below Daybreak Park on Feb. 10 has been identified by the Clark County Examiner’s Office as Vadim Mukhin. 

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One of state Rep. Vicki Kraft’s pushes for 2018 has made its way to the Senate as the state House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill Feb. 14 that would change the current exemption threshold for business and occupation (B&O) tax filing, a release from the Washington state Hou…

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Chester C. Hu, a physician, was charged with unprofessional conduct by the Medical Commission. The charges allege that Hu administered anesthetic to a 4-year-old boy with developmental delays. After the dental procedure the boy developed complications and died. Hu is alleged to have put the …

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The Permit Center on the first floor of the Clark County Public Service Center has adjusted its business hours.Marty Snell, director of Community Development, said staff added a day for walk-in customers to help meet the demand of those seeking building and other permits. 

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Earlier this month the U.S. Forest Service announced its long awaited decision to approve a request for a prospective mining permit near Mount St. Helens. The decision came after years of roiling debate on the proposal, so naturally a pyroclastic flow of disapproval followed in the aftermath…

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The Initiative for Public Deliberation at Washington State University Vancouver invites the public to participate in a discussion about the opioid crisis. Small group conversations about opioid abuse in Southwest Washington will take place 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27. 

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Talk of tolls has been a spectre floating across the north side of the Columbia River for months now, though one of Clark County’s representatives on an advisory board crafting toll policy is planning on using her seat to keep Oregon aware of Washingtonians who cross the interstate bridges e…

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Cole Babbitt, a commercial electrician for Cascade Electrical, snapped this shot during an early morning in late January while at a job on the west side of the Interstate 5 bridge. “Every morning I get to watch the sun come up behind Mount Hood,” he said when submitting the photo, adding tha…

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In 2016, now Battle Ground City Councilor Cherish DesRochers and her friend Jamie Spinelli, a case manager at Community Service Northwest, spearheaded an outreach program in Clark County called Food with Friends with a focus on bringing food, toiletries and other supplies to the homeless. 

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The first expansion of ilani Casino Resort is set for April as its Meeting and Entertainment Center is scheduled to open just in time for the casino’s first anniversary.

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The Woodland City Council has denied a possible change to its comprehensive growth plan that would see industrial land rezoned to high-density residential in order to put an apartment complex on the city’s west side.

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Last Tuesday evening at about 7:20 p.m. a 16-year-old driver struck a 25-year-old pedestrian at the intersection of South Parkway and Rasmussen Boulevard, according to a statement from the city of Battle Ground. 

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The mythical Sasquatch, an integral piece of Pacific Northwest folklore, got another shot at recognition this year with a bill that would name the creature Washington’s official state cryptid. But just as it has done to so many explorers and scientists, the furry, bipedal creature once again…

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Washington state Sen. Ann Rivers will hold three town hall meetings across the 18th Legislative District Saturday, Feb. 17, a release from her office stated last week. Rivers, R-La Center, is hosting the town halls as a way to check in with her constituents before the Legislature enters the …

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The mythical Sasquatch, an integral piece of Pacific Northwest folklore, got another shot at recognition this year with a bill that would name the creature Washington’s official state cryptid. But just as it has done to so many explorers and scientists, the furry, bipedal creature once again…

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Amid national and state-wide awareness of women’s healthcare, Washington state lawmakers are considering a bill that would require community and technical colleges to provide free tampons or sanitary pads to students. Representatives in the House Higher Education Committee passed the bill ou…

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Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday announced his intention to resist any Trump Administration plan to develop offshore drilling in Washington state, in an attempt to protect what he called the “best coastline” in the United States.  

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Washington state’s health insurance market is increasingly volatile. While the number of people without insurance has decreased every year since 2013, monthly premium rates have spiked and only one insurer is available in some counties, according to state officials.

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With the looming deadline of March 5 for the rescind of the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA), Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson had to pause when answering a question from a Fort Vancouver High School student — does he really think that Congress could pass legislation t…

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Most weeknights at the Battle Ground Village you’ll find a few groups of children kicking and screaming — but they aren’t throwing a fit.