Law enforcement part of debate over gun measures

OLYMPIA — Whether or not Washington should expand background checks on gun sales and transfers has divided support within the law enforcement community, with some organizations choosing to not weigh in at all on two competing measures on the November ballot.

Apartment complex breaks ground

Salem Ore.-based Mountain West Investment Corp. has broken ground in Vancouver on a new 320-unit apartment complex on a 16-acre site overlooking the Columbia River just south of Evergreen Boulevard.

Test Kitchen recipe: Spaghetti with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

While not everywhere has the climate to sun dry tomatoes outdoors, you can pop them in your oven to dry. The payoff: Sweet and leathery tomato pieces that can be added to dishes like today's Spaghetti with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce.

Stevenson woman donates kidney to Michigan man

Kia Calderon-Dillon traveled more than 2,000 miles to give away one of her organs. She made the trek from her home in Stevenson to Ann Arbor, Mich., for a man she met only a couple of months earlier on Facebook.

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Family of girl in Uzi shooting devastated

PHOENIX — A 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an instructor with an Uzi at an Arizona shooting range said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder, according to police reports released Tuesday.

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Should we put more restrictions on U.S. citizens who return from troubled countries like Syria?

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The price to pee privately in a public park

Scanning through city council emails the other day, this phrase caught my eye: “port-a-potty

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Scotland’s Music United at Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield

Old Liberty Theater presents, Scotland’s Music United, Saturday, Aug. 30th 2014 at 7:30 pm

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Portrait 2014

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This year's edition reflects a new approach as we share stories and videos of some of the people who make our county such a special place to live, work, learn and play. More