It was 130 years ago this month when the territorial Legislature approved a bill to create the Washington School for Defective Youth to educate "the deaf, blind and feeble-minded children of the Territory of Washington."
If an earthquake causes destruction in Clark County or a disease outbreak strikes the community, first responders, medical workers and others who would be working on the front lines will be prepared to help the community respond -- including the youngest local residents.
The city of Vancouver is on better financial footing now than in the last 10 years, putting it in a good position to weather a mild economic recession that's expected next year, according to city finance staff.
Happy Valentine's Day! We have clouds and rain today, so a good plan for the sweetheart day would be a good movie, dinner or just about anything -- inside. I remember the song by the Carpenters, "Rainy Days and Mondays," which the lyrics say "always get me down."
Two Clark County women known for their deep involvement in the community have been announced as winners of the 2016 Iris Awards: Anne McEnerny-Ogle and Katherine Garrett. The Iris Awards, which honor women in Southwest Washington who exhibit leadership and serve their communities, will be held at 6 p.m. March 9 at Clark College.
YACOLT -- Fathers wearing ties, suspenders and suit jackets wandered around the gymnasium, anxiously awaiting their daughters' arrival. As the girls trickled in, many in formal dresses, their fathers called out and pulled them into a tight embrace.
Gov. Jay Inslee issued a forceful attack on Senate Republicans for their surprise move Friday firing the head of the state's Department of Transportation. Also in the news this week: Judge frustrated with plea deal for Tanya Leffler, Rep. Herrera Beutler's daughter gets a kidney, cougar attacking wildlife near Washougal and Tuesday was an election day in Clark County, so check out the results. Finally, do you still need plans for Valentine's Day? We have some fun options.
When Meriwether Lewis stood near what is now Stevenson on Oct. 31, 1805, he gazed out at the Columbia River and described it in his journal as "passing with great velocity forming and boiling in a most horriable manner." (sic)