State: Extreme wildfire danger this weekend

Unrelenting heat mixed with the possibility of lightning and high winds in the coming days will bring Washington its most dangerous fire conditions of the year, state fire officials announced Friday.

Hiking Elkhorn Crest is a backpackers' paradise

BAKER CITY, Ore. — Views across the length of northeast Oregon feel almost commonplace on the Elkhorn Crest Trail, one of the highest and most unique pathways in the state.

Walker's one-hitter leads Mariners past Twins

Taijuan Walker pitched a one-hitter for his first career complete game in 29 major league starts, and Nelson Cruz and Jesus Montero homered to lift the Seattle Mariners over the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Friday night.

Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant

It is staff, not diners, who feel the real difference, with wages as much as 60 percent higher than before. One waitress is saving for accounting classes and finding it easier to take weekend vacations, while another server is using the added pay to cover increased rent.

Save the Date: Outdoor events for all interests

Cheer on the professional, club and amateur teams competing in the Western Region Dragon Boat Racing Championships this weekend at Vancouver Lake Regional Park, 6801 N.W. Lower River Road, Vancouver. The Pacific Dragon Boat Association holds championships every two years, and selects winning regional teams to represent the United States in the world championship. Races run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday. Admission is free. www.paddlewest.net

Experimental Ebola vaccine could stop virus in West Africa

LONDON — An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the ongoing epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday.

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    Every year The Columbian takes the opportunity to share portraits of some of the people who make Clark County such a special place to live, work, learn and play. In this year's edition, we highlight small business owners, a cancer survivor and many volunteers and experts who have left an impact on their chosen field or the community as a whole.

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