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Author Rick Browne cooks up BBQ Fest with ilani

Celebrity chefs including Todd English, Alton Brown, Robert Irvine and Kevin Bludso are headlining ilani’s BBQ Fest this weekend. → Read More

Events mark 42nd anniversary of Mount St. Helens eruption

Wednesday marks the 42nd anniversary of the cataclysmic eruption of Mount St. Helens. → Read More

Alexander Toradze, pianist who performed while ill at Vancouver concert, dies

Alexander Toradze, the world-renown classical pianist who suffered acute heart failure while performing with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra last month, died Wednesday at his home in South Bend, Ind. → Read More

Historic Trust cancels Fourth of July fireworks at Fort Vancouver

For the third year in a row, the skies over historic Fort Vancouver will stay dark and quiet on America’s birthday. → Read More

Lacamas Prairie slowly returning to life

CAMAS — Hemmed in by housing subdivisions, a wet meadow known as Lacamas Prairie holds a trove of rare plant species, including one of the largest patches anywhere of Bradshaw’s desert parsley, a rare plant with delicate yellow flowers. → Read More

Hazel Dell Parade of Bands returns in May

The Hazel Dell Parade of Bands will return May 21 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Police chase, crash close Interstate 5 near La Center for hours

A 55-year-old Longview man was struck by a car and killed on Interstate 5 near La Center after leading police on a chase Friday night. → Read More

Convenience store robbery leads to chase into Portland, arrest

A robbery at a central Vancouver convenience store Saturday led to a chase across state lines and an arrest by Portland police. → Read More

Robbery suspect arrested after chase, gunfire in Vancouver

A robbery at a central Vancouver convenience store Saturday led to a chase across state lines and an arrest by Portland police. → Read More

One dead in Amboy house fire

The owner of an Amboy house was found dead inside after firefighters battled a blaze there today. → Read More

Man arrested in August homicide of Vancouver woman

A 24-year-old man was arrested in Fairview, Ore., this week in connection with the August death of Stephanie Celeste Jones, according to Vancouver police. Avreaunte E. Bennett is in Clackamas County Jail awaiting extradition to Clark County on suspicion of second-degree murder and first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm. Jones’ body was found at Rooster Rock State Park in Oregon on Aug.… → Read More

Portland man dies in Hazel Dell wreck Saturday

A 36-year-old Portland man died Saturday night in a wreck on the southbound Interstate 5 offramp to 78th Street in Hazel Dell, according to a bulletin from the Washington State Patrol Ying Ting was dr → Read More

Holidays can be stressful for kids, too

As we head into the second set of winter holidays amid COVID-19, the pandemic may be waning or it may be about to get worse with the omicron variant. This uncertainty makes a time of year that’s already stressful for families with children even more so. → Read More

Huge Halloween house haunts: Clark County goes ‘really big’

Jim Mains, already known for his home’s over-the-top Halloween decorations, wasn’t kidding when he said, “This year we wanted to go really big.” → Read More

Suspect dies in Clark County officer-involved shooting

Police shot and killed an assault suspect after a pursuit in the Orchards area early Sunday, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. At about 2:20 a.m., deputies tried to stop a car associated → Read More

Man hurt in Five Corners shooting

A man was shot in the leg Friday night outside his home in the Five Corners neighborhood, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

Deputies investigate apparent road rage incident, gunfire in Hazel Dell

An apparent road rage incident involving gunfire drew a swarm of Clark County sheriff’s deputies to a Hazel Dell neighborhood on Friday afternoon. → Read More

Skyview grad ends reign as Miss America’s Outstanding Teen

Skyview High School graduate Payton May recently ended her long reign as Miss America’s Outstanding Teen. → Read More

Feature film experience ‘mind blowing’ for Vancouver teen

Chancellor Perry, a 2021 graduate of Mountain View High School, said it was strange watching himself in the feature film “Lorelei” when he saw it the first time. → Read More

Vancouver motorcyclist crashes, dies Friday on state Highway 500

A 50-year-old Vancouver man died in a motorcycle crash on state Highway 500 late Friday, according to a bulletin from the Washington State Patrol. → Read More