Girl, 11, suffers minor injury in Ridgefield crash

An 11-year-old girl was taken to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center for minor injuries after she was struck by a vehicle in Ridgefield this morning, according to Clark County Fire & Rescue spokesman Tim Dawdy.

Neighbors oppose planned Tenino-area pot farm

OLYMPIA — Green is everywhere in the Skookumchuck Valley, from the lush pastures grazed by cattle and horses to the forested hills that surround the rural community of mostly hobby farms just outside of Tenino.

Umpqua faces challenge as it grows

Umpqua Bank has been on a self-proclaimed mission of changing the face of banking with its living-room-friendly "stores," its hyper-courteous employees, and the "world's greatest bank" moniker it brashly embraced years ago as a tiny Oregon community bank.

Use of prosthetics for legless dogs increases

LOS ANGELES — A 9-month-old boxer pup from Vancouver named Duncan barreled down a beach in Oregon, running full tilt on soft sand into YouTube history and showing more than 4 million viewers that he can revel in a good romp despite lacking back legs.

Consumer spending on health care jumps as ACA takes hold

WASHINGTON — Nancy Beigel has known since September that she would need hernia surgery. She couldn’t afford it on her $11,000 yearly income until she became eligible for Medicaid in January through President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.

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