Southern Resident orcas defy recovery efforts

A decade after gaining federal protection, the Southern Resident orcas of Puget Sound aren't making progress. With 78 whales, the population has 20 fewer than when the group was first listed under the Endangered Species Act.

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Tongue-lashed Lasher

Poor Doug Lasher. The guy is like the Rodney Dangerfield of Clark County politics. He’

Local wines pair up with Shorty’s for some early Christmas spirit

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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

Parade

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