Graser endorses Atkins to lead sheriff's office

Retired Clark County Sheriff's Office commander and former sheriff candidate John Graser officially threw his support behind Chuck Atkins late Monday night, endorsing the candidate in a Facebook post that criticized Atkins' opponent, Sgt. Shane Gardner, for lacking the experience to lead the office.

Report: Tacoma police use cell surveillance device

TACOMA — A newspaper reports that Tacoma police have purchased and used surveillance equipment that can sweep up records of cell phone calls, text messages and data transfers up to a half mile away.

Mountain View football preview: RB Jones gets a free pass for Week 1

A year ago as a sophomore, Preston Jones the football player rushed for more than 1,000 yards for the Mountain View football team, surpassing 100 yards in a game six times.

Small-business owners voice opposition to oil terminal in Vancouver

Opponents of building the Northwest’s largest oil-by-rail terminal at the Port of Vancouver packed a hearing room Tuesday to keep up their criticism of port commissioners and to urge them to reconsider their lease decision.

7-layer salad gets new depth

It's the quintessential potluck food: seven-layer salad. With its layers of iceberg lettuce, peas, tomatoes, onions, cheddar cheese, bacon and mayonnaise, it's colorful, crunchy and creamy all in one bite.

West Africans get creative with Ebola awareness

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — A young man on camera names the person who's challenged him to dump the contents of a bucket over his head. But in a twist on the ice bucket challenge, this man is soon drenched in frothy, soapy water — part of a campaign to raise awareness about Ebola prevention in West Africa.

U.S. commander: Afghans face Taliban test in 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country's military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said as he stepped down as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.

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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