24-hour charity drive puts fun in 'crowdfunding'

A 24-hour window, “Give More 24,” began at 7 a.m. today in Clark County. By the time the day is over, there will be serenades, celebrity hopscotch, outdoor bowling and dunk tanks, and, organizers hope, a influx of donations to local charitable groups and causes.

Dog found in Oregon heading back to home in Pennsylvania

PORTLAND — Gidget is going back to Pennsylvania. A Jack Russell terrier that somehow ended up in Oregon more than four months after she vanished from her home near Philadelphia will soon be flown back to the Keystone State.

Morrison's HR in 9th puts Mariners past Angels 3-1

Logan Morrison hit a three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning that broke a scoreless tie, and the Seattle Mariners boosted their wild-card hopes with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday.

New service dog program gets top praise

DALLAS — Brian Boone is practicing his silly voice. The 39-year-old soldier, who lost his lower left leg while serving in Afghanistan, looks down at Brindle, a 2-year-old Labrador-golden retriever mix — and highly trained service dog.

Study: Americans endure unwanted care near death

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by "perverse incentives" for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, according to a report released Wednesday.

Border Patrol to test having agents wear cameras

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Border Patrol will begin testing body-worn cameras on agents next month, the head of its parent agency said Thursday, a step toward seeing if the technology should be used in the field as the government seeks to blunt criticism about agents' use of force.

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A story in Sunday's Columbian reported that 70 percent of the time law enforcement deploys a SWAT team it's to execute search and arrest warrants. Is that overkill?

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What’s in a name? Ask Brian Budz

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Cannabis Chronicles

LCB reports $14 million in pot sales through Sept. 15

The state Liquor Control Board reported recreational marijuana sales of $14.05 million and excise

Special Sections

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

Parade

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