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- 6 March 2014 Gov. Jay Inslee visited a pair of Vancouver schools Wednesday, learning about va... Gov. Jay Inslee visited a pair of Vancouver schools Wednesday, learning about various programs, chatting with students and even taking time to shoot some hoops.
Inslee visits two Vancouver schools
Gov. Jay Inslee visited two Vancouver Public School buildings Wednesday morning to hear about programs for mentoring new teachers and improving the graduation rate.
- 6 March 2014 Clark County commissioners on Tuesday approved a temporary ban on strip clubs. T... Clark County commissioners on Tuesday approved a temporary ban on strip clubs. The moratorium is aimed at giving staff time to investigate potential further steps.
Clark County OKs temporary ban on strip clubs
Clark County is laying it bare: It wants to prevent strip clubs from setting up shop in unincorporated areas.
- 5 March 2014 The Rev. Brooks Berndt of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Vancou... The Rev. Brooks Berndt of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Vancouver today took aim at what he called the United Grain’s greed, urging the company to repent numerous sins, including “the sin of barbarity in demanding a 12-hour work day to satisfy their lust for profit.”
Dockworkers gather outside United Grain for protest, religious service
Two religious leaders called on United Grain Corp., which locked out union dockworkers more than a year ago, to repent what they called the company's sins, including greed and "theft in steal
- 5 March 2014 Teens and 20-somethings have a big role in the future of Clark County. Gerald Mo... Teens and 20-somethings have a big role in the future of Clark County. Gerald Morales is one of those teens and a student at the Skills Center, where he found a love for cooking and food. He talks about his journey at http://bit.ly/NUQ5tH.
One career, ready for launch
Flames dance from the frying pan, shooting almost as high as the sous chef’s head. With practiced precision, Gerald Morales lifts the pan from the burner, flicking his wrist to flip the beef he is sau
- 5 March 2014
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- 5 March 2014 Sparks Home Furnishings, a staple of downtown Vancouver for 132 years, is closin... Sparks Home Furnishings, a staple of downtown Vancouver for 132 years, is closing in the face of economic changes.
Sparks confirms the end is near
It's now official: Sparks Home Furnishings, downtown Vancouver's oldest business, is closing after 132 years.
- 5 March 2014 Attorneys have asked for the $9 million verdict in favor of former Vancouver pol... Attorneys have asked for the $9 million verdict in favor of former Vancouver police officer Clyde Ray Spencer to be thrown out. Spencer was imprisoned for 20 years after being wrongfully convicted of sexually abusing his two children and a stepson.
Opposing attorneys: Toss $9M Spencer verdict
A $9 million verdict for Clyde Ray Spencer should be thrown out, attorneys argued in post-trial motions filed this week in U.S. District Court.
- 4 March 2014 During a hearing today Quincy Tuttle's defense attorney, John Lutgens, conceded... During a hearing today Quincy Tuttle's defense attorney, John Lutgens, conceded to the findings of a state capacity evaluation. The evaluation by psychiatric experts at the Child Study and Treatment Center in Lakewood found that Tuttle knew right from wrong when he allegedly planned to kill a student at Frontier Middle School.
Tuttle may plead guilty in school gun case
Twelve-year-old Quincy Tuttle may plead guilty to planning to kill a student at Vancouver's Frontier Middle School, attorneys in his case have said.
- 4 March 2014 A century-old cash register was recently discovered stashed behind a wall in one... A century-old cash register was recently discovered stashed behind a wall in one of Vancouver's oldest businesses, Sparks Home Furnishings, 1001 Broadway.
Old cash register found in store wall
A century-old cash register was recently discovered stashed behind a wall in one of Vancouver's oldest businesses.
- 4 March 2014 Henry, 6, who was killed Friday in a car accident, was a bright student at La Ce... Henry, 6, who was killed Friday in a car accident, was a bright student at La Center Elementary School, his mother said. Additional grief counselors were brought to the school Monday to help students cope with his death.
Mom mourns son killed in I-5 crash
For Tracey Babitzke, the death of her 6-year-old son in Friday's wrong-way crash is particularly cruel because of its timing.
- 4 March 2014 Ridgefield couple Joyce Haines and Greg Valdivia take great pains in growing top... Ridgefield couple Joyce Haines and Greg Valdivia take great pains in growing top-notch produce at Northwest Organic Farms. They're featured in one of a dozen stories we recently published in our annual Portrait section. Read: http://bit.ly/NR1Z7D Video: http://youtu.be/oxOEOxsnpwo
- 4 March 2014 Is kale "over"? Ready to explore some new greens? Collards aren't really new but... Is kale "over"? Ready to explore some new greens? Collards aren't really new but they are worth a try. Here's a recipe for Stir-Fried Spiced Collards and Chickpeas. Find more recipes at www.columbian.com/food.
Collard greens: Sometimes, trendiness is beside the point
"Is it true that collards are the new kale?" I was recently asked.
- 4 March 2014 As they look for an eventual replacement for the fuel tax, Washington leaders ar... As they look for an eventual replacement for the fuel tax, Washington leaders are exploring a mileage tax that would have people pay based on how much they drive.
State considers mileage tax
Finding money for state road projects has for decades followed a relatively simple formula. Washington, like other states, relies almost entirely on fuel taxes.
- 4 March 2014 The Jane Weber Evergreen Arboretum is a private property with a long and interes... The Jane Weber Evergreen Arboretum is a private property with a long and interesting history. The house on the site, built in 1867, is considered the oldest private home in the county still in its original location. Its first owner, John Stanger, actually settled the site decades earlier and ran a mill there.
Weber Arboretum to get cleanup
A crew from the Washington Conservation Corps will work throughout the month of March to spiff up the Weber Evergreen Arboretum, a historic property on Old Evergreen Highway. Volunteers from the commu
- 3 March 2014 Now that Nelson Holmberg has accepted a job with BergerABAM, County Commissioner... Now that Nelson Holmberg has accepted a job with BergerABAM, County Commissioner Steve Stuart and Chris Sutter, assistant chief with the Vancouver Police Department, are the finalists for the Ridgefield job
Holmberg drops bid for Ridgefield city manager
Clark County Commissioner Steve Stuart, assistant VPD Chief Chris Sutter remain in the running
- 3 March 2014 Denise Ellis' daughter Mandy wall killed in a car accident in July 2012. The Mou... Denise Ellis' daughter Mandy wall killed in a car accident in July 2012. The Mountain View High School graduate was looking forward to college and starting her adult life and now her mom is looking for ways to heal and move forward. She has reached out to some of the people who got Mandy's organs and the response has helped her start on a new path.
The afterlife of Mandy Lathim
Denise Ellis hasn't held her daughter for nearly 19 months, and she's still searching for her, in a way.
- 3 March 2014 A man in dark clothing in the center lane of the freeway was struck and killed a... A man in dark clothing in the center lane of the freeway was struck and killed about 2 a.m. this morning.
I-5 NB reopened in Woodland after fatal crash
Northbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Woodland have reopened after a fatal crash early this morning involving a tractor-trailer and a pedestrian, according to Washington State Patrol.
- 3 March 2014 In two years Russell Brent has turned Mill Creek Pub in Battle Ground into just... In two years Russell Brent has turned Mill Creek Pub in Battle Ground into just the place he'd envisioned: one where people feel comfortable enough to "break bread" with each other. This story is one of a dozen in our recently published annual Portrait section. Read: http://bit.ly/1hYIHGZ Video: http://youtu.be/awRgQ6RyA-4
- 3 March 2014 Oscars-style glamour comes to Vancouver with a "Great-Gatsby"-inspired viewing p... Oscars-style glamour comes to Vancouver with a "Great-Gatsby"-inspired viewing party at downtown's Kiggins Theatre.
Hollywood glitz, glamour at Kiggins
As celebrities strutted down the red carpet today at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, the Kiggins Theatre in Vancouver hosted a glamorous gathering of its own.
- 3 March 2014 Van Mall Retirement Center resident Marge Gregg, 84, recently crossed an item of... Van Mall Retirement Center resident Marge Gregg, 84, recently crossed an item off her bucket list when the longtime Blazers fan got to see her favorite team play live for the first time.
Blazers on bucket list for one local retiree
The Blazers may have lost, but it didn't stop a few elderly basketball fans leaving the Moda Center from feeling like winners.
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