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How many in Clark County come from countries on Trump’s list?

Many airports remained embroiled in protests today after President Donald Trump on Friday issued a temporary order to turn away travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries. That list includes: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Libya. How many people in Clark County were born in those seven countries? The answer is close to 500 but […]

A look at our most popular Facebook posts

Every year the media trots out Top 10 and Best of lists as the year draws to a close and we are not stranger to this trend. Earlier this week, we provided a list of the top 10 local stories of 2016 selected by the newsroom and by the readers, as well as the 10 […]

How Clark County voted for president

Clark County’s Elections Office is still counting ballots but the vast majority have been tallied, so far giving Democrat Hillary Clinton a slight edge over Republican President-elect Donald Trump, 46.1% to 44.3% as of Wednesday night. Below you can see maps showing how the county’s precincts voted and how each of the state’s 39 counties […]

Can a Democrat win the 3rd District?

In recent years, Republican U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler hasn’t had too much trouble dispatching her opponents to keep her seat in the 3rd Congressional District, but this year she faces state Rep. Jim Moeller, a Democrat who’s built up some name recognition serving the 49th Legislative District. That name recognition is something her previous […]

Most counties see growth in median income

Median household income rose in Clark County last year as it did in many counties across the country, something reporter Patty Hastings wrote about last week on columbian.com. Here in this county, the median household income rose by about 4.1% from 2014 to 2015 and 26.4% from 2005 to 2015. As regional economist Scott Bailey […]

What we do for work in Clark County

They say we don’t talk to our neighbors any more but let’s pretend we do, and we know what they do for a living. But do you ever wonder whether what all of those other people in your neighborhood do? Well, we’ve got a couple of maps that might help. Below you can see two […]

Three ways to look at I-5 bridge crashes

What’s the worst day and time to cross the I-5 bridge? Reporter Dameon Pesanti, who covers transportation for The Columbian, wanted to know so earlier this spring he set out to find the answer, obtaining data from the Washington and Oregon State Departments of Transportation. Both agencies provided us with five years worth of data […]

Clark is 5th fastest growing county in last 5 years

Clark County’s population grew by 8 percent based on 5-year population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday, May 19, 2016, making the county the fifth fastest-growing in the state. The four faster growing counties include Franklin, King, Benton and Snohomish. If you look at just the past year, though, Clark grew by […]

Take a look at who benefitted from county’s fee waivers

The jury is still out on whether Clark County has seen a flood of new jobs resulting from a decision in 2013 to waive traffic impact and application fees for all nonresidential development in unincorporated areas. The county has experienced job growth, including a 3.9% jump last month that outpaced national, state and regional numbers. Proponents […]

Homes just keep getting bigger and biggerer

Owning a home has long been considered by many people to be a key piece of attaining the so-called American dream. It appears that now that also means having about 600 square feet per person. As business editor Gordon Oliver reported last Sunday, American families have steadily gotten smaller since the 1970s but homes have […]

How Clark County college football players fared, Week 10

Here’s how Clark County players fared on the college gridiron this weekend: 2015 Clark County College football players * — has used redshirt year Carroll College Last week: Lost to Rocky Mountain College 21-13 to fall to 4-5 both overall and in the Frontier Conference. William Noce-Sheldon, Seton Catholic, Fr., QB – Will likely redshirt. […]

How Clark County college football players fared: Week 9

Here’s how Clark County players fared on the college gridiron this weekend: 2015 Clark County College football players * — has used redshirt year Carroll College Last week: Beat Montana State-Northern 62-7. The win lifted the Saints to 4-4 both overall and in the Frontier Conference. William Noce-Sheldon, Seton Catholic, Fr., QB – Will likely […]

How Clark County college football players fared, Week 8

Here’s how Clark County players fared on the college gridiron this weekend: 2015 Clark County College football players * — has used redshirt year Carroll College Last week: Lost 42-7 to Montana Tech. The loss dropped the Saints to 3-4 both overall and in the Frontier Conference. William Noce-Sheldon, Seton Catholic, Fr., QB – Will […]

How Clark County college football players fared: Week 7

Here’s how Clark County players fared on the college gridiron this weekend: 2015 Clark County College football players * — has used redshirt year Carroll College Last week: Lost 28-27 to No. 2 Southern Oregon. The loss dropped the Saints to 3-3 both overall and in the Frontier Conference. William Noce-Sheldon, Seton Catholic, Fr., QB […]

How Clark County players fared, Week 4

  Here’s how Clark County players fared on the college gridiron this weekend: 2015 Clark County College football players * — has used redshirt year Carroll College Last week: Beat Montana Western 10-9 to improve to 3-1 on both the season and in Frontier Conference play. William Noce-Sheldon, Seton Catholic, Fr., QB – Will likely […]

How Clark County players fared: Week 3

Parker Henry’s long football journey finally arrived in the Washington State starting lineup. The Skyview graduate who rushed for 2,100 yards as a senior began his college career as a walk-on in the Palouse, where he switched to linebacker. His hard work was rewarded at the end of last season as the redshirt junior was […]

Visiting lonely seniors and lovely parks

What’s on the plate is not important. Who’s around the table is what counts. Home Instead Senior Care is encouraging people who live near — or even not so near — their senior loved ones to make time for regular meals together. Time is the major stumbling block, according to Home Instead, which conducted a […]

Journey to enlightenment

Adopting my dog was a snap decision. It was Friday afternoon, just before Mother’s Day, when I checked online at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. Several dogs were available, including a peculiar, little, red Dachshund with one blue and one brown eye. I had to meet him. I pushed and pushed, reassuring my fiancé, […]

Summer’s here. Time to volunteer

When you’ve just been sprung from school, summer seems gigantic, endless, brimming with freedom and possibility — or, perhaps, just brimming with endlessness. Many local nonprofit agencies and jurisdictions offer summer outings for young people who want to put some free time to good use. Plenty of opportunities are regular enough to keep you feeling […]

Sharing special expertise

Parents and families of adults with serious mental health disorders carry a huge and ongoing burden. Figuring out how to lighten the load is the theme of a free conference on the afternoon of June 24 that’s open to families, caregivers, professionals and anyone else who’s interested. The event is sponsored by the National Alliance […]

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