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Battle Ground Baptist Church names new pastor

Shawn Newberry, pictured here with his wife, three sons and daughter, is the new senior pastor at Battle Ground Baptist Church. Newberry was the senior pastor at Glisan Street Baptist Church in Portland for nine years prior to taking the position at Battle Ground Baptist Church. He and his family li

THEREFLECTOR.COM - 2017-09-19 16:59:00

Battle Ground Public Schools and Clark College partner to provide adult english classes

Battle Ground Public Schools is again partnering with Clark College to provide instructional English classes for adults who speak English as a second language. Classes will be held in Battle Ground and coursework emphasizes conversational English with attention given to speaking, listening, writing,

THEREFLECTOR.COM - 2017-09-19 22:02:00

Former credit union CEO, previous candidate declare for Pike's seat

Two new candidates have taken aim at the seat currently held by Liz Pike, R-Camas. Democrat Kathy Gillespie and Republican Larry Hoff announced their candidacies shortly after Pike's handpicked replacement, John Ley, for Washington state House of Representatives 18th District, position 2. Pike, who

THEREFLECTOR.COM - 2017-09-19 22:27:00

Interstate 5 bridge replacement committee forms

The first appointments of the Washington state legislators to a committee designed to seek an Interstate 5 bridge replacement have been named, with three of them being representatives for Clark and Cowlitz counties. In a letter late last month from Washington Speaker of the House Frank Chopp, D-Seat

THEREFLECTOR.COM - 2017-09-19 22:11:00

Congresswoman Beutler announces app-building competition for Southwest Washington students

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, has announced that Southwest Washington students can participate in the annual Congressional App Challenge, a competition in which students compete to create an original app. "I am pleased to help host the app challenge in Southwest Washington ag

THEREFLECTOR.COM - 2017-09-19 22:08:00

Retreat camp for military veterans might be built in North County

Next month, Clark County councilors will likely decide the fate of a proposal to build a retreat for military veterans called Camp Eagles Rest in Bratton Canyon Park north of La Center. The source of the proposal is Columbia River Veterans Organization, a nonprofit group led by Washougal Mayor Sean

THEREFLECTOR.COM - 2017-09-19 21:59:00

Another writer believes Herrera-Beutler does not represent her district

How extraordinarily presented her position regarding Rep. Jamie Herrera-Beutler's congressional actions which she believes to not reflect the desires of the community. Madrigal was highly insightful of community concerns and implied the lack being represented accordingly in Congress. But, what caugh

THEREFLECTOR.COM - 2017-09-19 21:51:00

A bridge over troubled Columbia waters

In this week's paper, we covered a story about our local state legislators voicing their concerns over Oregon's possible tolling of bridges crossing the Columbia River. While visiting with a relative from Oregon this weekend, she said that "since Washingtonians are driving to Oregon for work, using

THEREFLECTOR.COM - 2017-09-19 21:47:00

Finding a home for a home

Marsha and Lloyd Lytton own a house and surrounding 20-acre ranch in La Center off Northeast 379th Street. Since purchasing it in 2012, they've always loved the property, but have never wanted or used a home that was built in 1889 by Portland lumber baron Olaf B. Aagaard. The home is 2,700 square-fe

THEREFLECTOR.COM - 2017-09-19 21:44:00

Advocates for elderly a resource in Southwest Washington

A long-term care ombudsman is an advocate ensuring the rights, dignity and wellbeing of individuals living in long-term care, which includes skilled nursing facilities, assisted living and adult family homes. An ombudsman educates residents on resident rights issues; seeks to empower residents to sp

THEREFLECTOR.COM - 2017-09-19 21:36:00

Striking out Alzheimer's with bean bag baseball

Last month, Prestige Senior Living off Northeast Angelo Drive in Vancouver hosted Strike Out Alzheimer's, a bean bag baseball tournament that raised money for the Alzheimer's Association to study the disease. Bean bag baseball is a senior-friendly spin on traditional baseball that is played with a

THEREFLECTOR.COM - 2017-09-19 21:34:00

Replenishing Rains Signal Change of Seasons in Pacific Northwest

Autumn will officially begin later this week, but the region's notorious seasonal rains arrived a few days early when the skies opened up for a spell on Sunday and Monday. According to the National Weather Service, Centralia received roughly one quarter of an inch of rain between Sunday morning and

THEREFLECTOR.COM - 2017-09-19 17:49:00

Evergreen Settles with Weinstein, Professor at the Center of Campus Protests

The Evergreen State College professor at the center of campus protests this spring will receive $500,000 in a settlement that was announced Friday. Bret Weinstein and his wife, Heather Heying, resigned from their faculty positions effective Friday. The couple filed a $3.85 million tort claim in July

THEREFLECTOR.COM - 2017-09-19 17:26:00

Tribes Might Push Their Own Carbon Tax Initiative in 2018

Tribal leaders might forge ahead with their own plan to tax carbon emissions in Washington state, breaking away from another group that's working on a statewide carbon-tax initiative for the November 2018 ballot. A top tribal leader said the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy didn't seek feedback fr

THEREFLECTOR.COM - 2017-09-19 17:16:00

North Clark County Wine Run to benefit those affected by forest fires

Get Bold Events, an organization that puts on a number of different events in the area including the Blooms to Brews Marathon last spring, recently decided to change the beneficiaries of this weekend's North County Wine Run. Donations usually go to the Battle Ground Rotary, which uses the money to c

THEREFLECTOR.COM - 2017-09-19 16:50:00

Local lawmakers ask Inslee to say 'no' to tolls

Local state lawmakers are voicing their concerns over possible tolling on bridges crossing the Columbia River, fresh off the heels of the region's congresswoman's push for a provision to block Oregon's scheme for transportation funding. State legislators for the 17th, 18th and 20th legislative distr

THEREFLECTOR.COM - 2017-09-19 22:26:00

Port of Woodland buys Austin Point land

The sale of more than 150 acres of land owned by the Washington state Department of Natural Resources will allow for future development for the Port of Woodland, though a port official says other projects come first on the port's development plans. A release from the Board of Natural Resources state

THEREFLECTOR.COM - 2017-09-19 22:25:00

Cowlitz County Jail to implement body scanner

The Cowlitz County Jail is making state history this week as it unveils a body scanning device. It's the first correctional facility to use a device of its kind in Washington, according to a release from the jail. The jail announced the news last week. The device can detect concealed objects both in

THEREFLECTOR.COM - 2017-09-19 22:12:00

Congresswoman Beutler issues statement on Trump's DACA decision

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler has released a statement in response to President Donald Trump's announcement on Sept. 5 to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, unless Congress chooses to save it. Trump has urged Congress to replace DACA with legislation be

THEREFLECTOR.COM - 2017-09-19 22:10:00

Gifford Pinchot National Forest Seeks Recreation Event Ideas

In an effort to increase positive interactions in the outdoors, the Gifford Pinchot National Forest is interested in public proposals for new recreation events within the forest boundaries. Whether you'd like to host a group run, an endurance race, a bicycle ride or some other activity, officials a

THEREFLECTOR.COM - 2017-09-19 22:01:00