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State Sen. Don Benton, from Vancouver, won’t run for re-election

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Don Benton, a longtime Republican state senator from Vancouver, says he’ won’t seek re-election.

Date: 01/30/2016 | Northwest

Vancouver settles $200,000 suit with ex-worker

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The city of Vancouver has agreed to pay a former employee $200,000 to settle a suit she filed accusing her supervisor of bullying, gender discrimination and retaliation.

Date: 01/27/2016 | Northwest

2 sleeping in Vancouver dumpster hurt when bin emptied into truck

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Authorities say two people sleeping in a trash bin in Vancouver were injured when a garbage truck picked up the container and emptied it into a compactor.

Date: 01/22/2016 | Northwest

Pot shop near Vancouver, Wash., opens despite moratorium

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A marijuana store has opened in Hazel Dell despite Clark County’s moratorium on recreational pot businesses in unincorporated areas.

Date: 01/08/2016 | Northwest

Hundreds weigh in on plan for Vancouver oil terminal

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Nearly 400 people signed up to testify about a plan to create the nation’s largest oil transfer terminal in southwest Washington.The Columbian reported that the first of several public hearings was held in Vancouver Tuesday and lasted more than eight hours.

Date: 01/06/2016 | Northwest

Hearing set for massive oil-handling terminal in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The first of several public hearings on a proposed massive oil-handling facility in southwest Washington opens Tuesday in Ridgefield.Environmental groups say they expect hundreds of people to testify against the project, as well as rally outside the hearing.

Date: 01/05/2016 | Northwest

Woman critically injured in Vancouver house fire

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A woman critically injured in a Vancouver house fire was rescued from a garage on Sunday morning.The Columbian newspaper reported that four more people were hurt in the fire in east Vancouver.

Date: 01/03/2016 | Northwest

New task forces look at bridge prospects for Columbia River

VANCOUVER — Officials in Vancouver are seeking community members to serve on two task forces that will be exploring options for new toll-free bridges across the Columbia River between Washington and Oregon.

Date: 01/03/2016 | Northwest

Pedestrian struck, killed by car in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A pedestrian has been struck by car and killed in Vancouver.KGW-TV reported that the pedestrian was killed just before midnight on Saturday night.Vancouver police say the victim was dead when they arrived at the scene.

Date: 12/06/2015 | Northwest

Police release photo of woman sought in Vancouver man’s killing

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Police have released the name of a man killed inside a Vancouver coin shop, and they’re asking for help identifying the suspect.

Date: 11/27/2015 | Northwest

‘In God We Trust’ sign hangs in Clark County Council room

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A sign with the national motto “In God We Trust” is now on display in the hearings room of the Clark County Council months after a controversial vote.

Date: 11/21/2015 | Northwest

Police ID victim in Portland homicide as Vancouver teen

PORTLAND, Ore. — Police identified a man killed in North Portland as 19-year-old Dalton Marshall of Vancouver, Washington.

Date: 11/13/2015 | Northwest

Vancouver sees spike in multifamily residential units

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Vancouver is seeing a sharp uptick in multifamily residential units under review or construction after years of sluggish development.

Date: 11/10/2015 | Northwest

More than 400 gallons of diesel spilled into Willamette River

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard says more than 400 gallons of diesel were spilled into the Willamette River north of Portland.

Date: 10/26/2015 | Northwest

3 Vancouver stores robbed, suspected getaway car burned

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Police in Vancouver are trying to find the people responsible for breaking into three cell phone stores and setting fire to a stolen vehicle that’s believed to be a getaway car.

Date: 10/24/2015 | Northwest

Ruling says Vancouver port oil terminal needs full review

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A hearing examiner says a proposal by NuStar Energy to handle crude oil at the Port of Vancouver must undergo a detailed environmental review.

Date: 10/06/2015 | Northwest

Vancouver bans personal fireworks use starting in 2017

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Residents of Vancouver will no longer be able to shoot off personal fireworks in the city beginnig in 2017.

Date: 10/06/2015 | Northwest

Vancouver drama teacher sentenced for sex with student

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A former Vancouver high school drama teacher has been sentenced to five years in prison for having sex with a 15-year-old student.

Date: 09/30/2015 | Northwest

Hundreds gather to mourn slain police dog in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Hundreds of community members and officers, both on two legs and four came to a public memorial service for a Vancouver police dog that was stabbed in the line of duty.The overwhelming opinion was that 6-year-old Vancouver Police K9 Ike was a very good boy.

Date: 09/30/2015 | Northwest

Travel time signs coming to Vancouver-Portland

We travel south to the Portland area lot.

Date: 09/18/2015 | Street Smarts

Man accused of stabbing police dog faces added charges

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A man accused of fatally stabbing a police dog is facing added criminal charges that prosecutors say are warranted given the severity of the case.

Date: 09/16/2015 | Northwest

Drivers help woman who fled attacker on freeway near Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Vancouver police say drivers on I-205 stopped to help a woman who jumped out of her car to escape an attacker.

Date: 09/06/2015 | Northwest

Vancouver police dog stabbed by man wanted on warrants

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Police in Vancouver, Washington, say a police dog was in critical condition Tuesday evening after being stabbed by a suspect.

Date: 09/01/2015 | Northwest

Woman sentenced for attempting to sell meth at hospital

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A Clark County Superior Court judge has sentenced a Washougal woman to five years in prison for trying deal methamphetamine from her hospital bed.

Date: 08/25/2015 | Northwest

3 injured in Vancouver crash involving wrong-way driver

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Three people were injured when they were struck head-on by a motorist driving the wrong way on a one-way street as he fled police in Vancouver.

Date: 08/22/2015 | Northwest

Vancouver City Council weighs personal fireworks ban

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The city of Vancouver is weighing a ban on personal fireworks within city limits following a Fourth of July that saw a spike in property damages and emergency calls.

Date: 08/18/2015 | Northwest

Vancouver police parking lots safe places for online buys

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Five police parking lots in Vancouver and Clark County are now available as safe places where people making online purchases can meet potential buyers or sellers.

Date: 08/17/2015 | Northwest

Port of Vancouver pays $45,000 to settle records lawsuit

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Port of Vancouver has agreed to pay $45,000 and has released further details about plans for an oil-by-rail terminal to settle a public records lawsuit.

Date: 08/06/2015 | Northwest

Vancouver drama teacher pleads guilty to sex with student

VANCOUVER — A former Vancouver high school drama teacher has pleaded guilty to charges that she had sex with a 15-year-old student.

Date: 07/31/2015 | Northwest

Port of Vancouver cuts budget 18 percent

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Port of Vancouver has slashed its budget by 18 percent, with most of the loss coming from removing revenue projections from its dedicated rail program.

Date: 07/30/2015 | Business Wire

WWII vet returns to bunker where his life changed

VANCOUVER, Wash. — If a couple of American artillery shells had landed in different spots, Dale Bowlin’s battery might have killed a few more Germans, or at least chased them out of their concrete bunker. And later that day, Bowlin would have bled to death.

Date: 07/26/2015 | Northwest

Judge chides Vancouver port over oil-terminal project

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A judge has chided the Port of Vancouver for contacting Gov. Jay Inslee about a proposed massive oil-handling facility in southwest Washington.

Date: 07/23/2015 | Northwest

Vancouver officials encourage lawn watering to prevent fires

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Officials in the southwest Washington city of Vancouver are encouraging residents to water their lawns to help suppress fires.

Date: 07/22/2015 | Northwest

Jury awards nearly $1M to Clark County welder injured on job

VANCOUVER, Wash. — A Clark County jury on Monday awarded nearly $1 million to a welder who was injured on the job.The Columbian reported Charles Pamplin was injured in a December 2010 oil rig construction accident.

Date: 07/19/2015 | Northwest

Remains of 17-year-old identified after 41 years

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The remains of a homicide victim found near Vancouver have been identified after 41 years.The Vancouver Columbian reported that the remains, which were found in Dole Valley in 1974, have been identified as Martha Marie Morrison, 17.

Date: 07/14/2015 | Northwest

Port asks Inslee to prod oil terminal regulators

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Port of Vancouver officials have asked Gov. Jay Inslee to direct state regulators to stick to a timeline as they review a proposed massive oil-handling facility.

Date: 07/10/2015 | Business Wire

Vancouver teacher arrested in voyeurism case

VANCOUVER — A Vancouver, Washington, high school teacher accused of taking an inappropriate photo of a student with his phone has been arrested.

Date: 06/22/2015 | Northwest

2 minimum security state inmates escape from prison near Vancouver

VANCOUVER — A spokeswoman for Washington’s Larch Corrections Center says two minimum security inmates have escaped from a work crew in southwest Washington.

Date: 06/16/2015 | Northwest

Vietnam-era boat returns to duty for Portland Rose Festival

VANCOUVER — Decades after patrolling the Mekong Delta, the Gamewardens are back on the river.

Date: 06/07/2015 | Northwest

Probation for Vancouver minor leaguer who abused host family’s son

FREDERICK, Md. — The mother of a teenage sexual abuse victim says she once considered the 20 minor league baseball players she welcomed into her home as her sons.

Date: 05/21/2015 | Northwest

Goodwill gets donation of training grenade

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Workers at a Goodwill store in the Vancouver, Washington, suburb of Orchards have found a realistic-looking training grenade in a box of donated goods.

Date: 05/19/2015 | Northwest

Disabled Vancouver woman died of blunt head trauma

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Clark County medical examiner’s office says a 66-year-old Vancouver, Washington, woman whose death is being investigated as a homicide died of blunt head trauma.

Date: 05/12/2015 | Northwest

Man loses legs in tree-cutting accident

SEATTLE — A Vancouver, Washington, man was trying to help a friend cut down a tree in University Place when it gave way and landed on him, crushing his legs.

Date: 05/07/2015 | Northwest

Pilot of small plane that crashed in Oregon was from Vancouver, Wash.

PORTLAND, Ore. — The pilot of a small plane that crashed on a flight from Oregon’s Willamette Valley to southwest Washington has been positively identified as a 41-year-old Vancouver, Washington man.

Date: 04/30/2015 | Northwest

Deputies investigate medication thefts at Vancouver Walgreens

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Clark County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a rash of burglaries at several Walgreens stores involving stolen medication.

Date: 04/19/2015 | Northwest

Patient suspected of selling meth from Vancouver hospital bed

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Authorities say a woman is suspected of dealing drugs from her Vancouver hospital bed.Sgt. David Chaney of the Camas Police Department says detectives learned that 47-year-old Karin Cole was dealing methamphetamine out of her room at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

Date: 04/17/2015 | Northwest

Vancouver: Crude oil plan needs environmental study

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The City of Vancouver says a proposal by NuStar Energy L.P. to handle crude oil at the Port of Vancouver must undergo a detailed environmental review.

Date: 04/08/2015 | Northwest

Vancouver man in jail for attempted murder after car crash

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Police in Vancouver say a 29-year-old man has been booked into jail for investigation of attempted murder and felony hit and run.

Date: 04/01/2015 | Northwest

Brief lockdown at Vancouver school; teen in custody

VANCOUVER, Wash. — An elementary school in east Vancouver, Washington, was locked down for about two hours Monday while police searched for a person reported as having a gun in his waistband.

Date: 03/30/2015 | Northwest

Investigation leads arrest of 19 in Vancouver neighborhood

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Vancouver police say a three-month investigation at the city’s Maplewood neighborhood resulted in the arrest of 19 people.

Date: 03/28/2015 | Northwest

Vancouver man pleads guilty to stalking charges

LONGVIEW — A Vancouver man has pleaded guilty to stalking charges in Cowlitz County Superior Court.

Date: 03/27/2015 | Northwest

Clark County jail inmate dies

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Authorities say an inmate at the Clark County Jail has died — two days after he suffered a medical emergency while being restrained.

Date: 03/23/2015 | Northwest

State health department asks for help tracking ticks

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Washington state Department of Health is asking dog owners for their help in tracking ticks.The Columbian newspaper in Vancouver reported that health officials want pet owners to go online and fill out a brief, anonymous survey about any ticks they find on their dogs.

Date: 03/17/2015 | Northwest

Vancouver council extends new crude oil terminal moratorium

VANCOUVER, Wash. — The Vancouver City Council voted Monday to extend a moratorium on new crude oil terminals.The vote continues a six-month moratorium adopted in March for another six months.

Date: 03/03/2015 | Northwest

Vancouver teen breaks classmate’s nose with school iPad

VANCOUVER — Clark County sheriff’s deputies say two 14-year-olds were fighting for space on a desk at Thomas Jefferson Middle School near Vancouver Thursday when one hit the other with a school-issued iPad breaking his nose.

Date: 02/27/2015 | Northwest

3 Portland men arrested in Vancouver shooting

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Three Portland men are in custody following an early morning shooting in downtown Vancouver.Police say they received reports of a shooting at about 2:15 a.m. Saturday in the area of Eighth and Main streets. No one was injured and no property was damaged.

Date: 02/21/2015 | Northwest

Oil terminal proposed at Port of Vancouver

VANCOUVER — An energy company is seeking approval from Vancouver, Washington, to convert its existing facility to handle crude oil by trains.The Columbian reported that NuStar Energy L.P. is proposing to handle about 22,000 barrels of crude oil a day at the Port of Vancouver.

Date: 02/15/2015 | Northwest

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