Rivers' role model serves both state, county roles

When Sen. Ann Rivers announced this month she is running for chairwoman of the Clark County Council, she included a second announcement that's rarer among politicians: She plans to keep her seat in the state Senate.

Inslee criticized for ignoring school levy equity

SEATTLE — When the Washington Supreme Court told the Legislature it needed to fix the way the state pays for public schools, it also ordered lawmakers to stop relying so much on local levy dollars to pay for basic education.

Cadet stands the heat and rebounds for near-collapse

Cadet Manufacturing faced a daunting list of misfortunes in the late 1990s: A handful of lawsuits related to house fires allegedly ignited by its electric heaters, a massive, government-ordered recall, Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and the costly cleanup of toxic chemicals once used in its manufacturing process.

The Year in Public Health: Disease control had bumpy 2014

NEW YORK — Health officials are celebrating some important victories in 2014, and Time magazine even named Ebola fighters the persons of the year. Nevertheless, this was a black-eye year for public health.

NYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by to watch

NEW YORK — The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, police said Sunday.


Commissioners David Madore and Jeanne Stewart voted against Commissioner Tom Mielke's proposed ordinance which would have protected county departments from being merged. Did Madore and Stewart do the right thing?

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CRC in the national spotlight again

Bloomberg News may not have a huge following in Clark County, but the New York-based

Corks and Forks

Meet the vintner: From concrete to crush

Dan Anderson’s passion for winemaking was born during the decade he spent working on


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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


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