Vancouver schools chief's compensation rises despite complaint

In the climate of shrinking budgets, not many public employees have received a 28 percent increase in total compensation over the past six years. But Steve Webb, superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools, has negotiated salary increases, additional cash outs and stipends to push his total compensation from $208,000 to more than $268,000 since starting the job in 2008.

United Grain shuts down elevator as dispute escalates

Citing threats from union pickets, state grain inspectors are refusing to enter United Grain Corp.'s export facility at the Port of Vancouver, prompting the company to shut down the largest grain elevator on the West Coast. The latest development in the bitter, 17-month-long standoff between United Grain, and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union has triggered a new round of finger-pointing, with no solution in sight.

Stores react to fruit recall

If you've purchased certain stone fruit from local Fred Meyer stores recently, you may be getting a phone call from the grocer alerting you to a product recall.

Obama to urge Central American leaders for help

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama was meeting with Central American leaders Friday to urge them to help slow the exodus of unaccompanied children from their countries, as House Republicans tried to get behind a solution to the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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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