Americans detained in North Korea call for U.S. help

PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.

Working in Clark County: Jeremy Hubbard, bail bondsman

Jeremy Hubbard feels he got lucky. After his Army service, he applied to work as a bail bondsman and got the job. Fourteen years later he still likes what he is doing. "More than 85 percent of my clients have never needed me before. They are good people that made a mistake," Hubbard says.

Miley Cyrus' VMA date turns himself in to Polk County Jail

Miley Cyrus' date to the MTV Video Music Awards, Jesse Helt, turned himself in to Polk County Jail on Thursday, Polk County Sheriff Bob Wolfe said.

Stevenson woman donates kidney to Michigan man

Kia Calderon-Dillon traveled more than 2,000 miles to give away one of her organs. She made the trek from her home in Stevenson to Ann Arbor, Mich., for a man she met only a couple of months earlier on Facebook.

Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

WASHINGTON — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers who have studied the issue, though, are divided on the question.

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The price to pee privately in a public park

Scanning through city council emails the other day, this phrase caught my eye: “port-a-potty

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Scotland’s Music United at Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield

Old Liberty Theater presents, Scotland’s Music United, Saturday, Aug. 30th 2014 at 7:30 pm

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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