Stories for November 9, 2010
A Vancouver man who was reported missing from his mall-area apartment Monday has been found safe.
Portland can rest ailing Roy as Blazers roll past Detroit
The pre-game quandary was this: How do the Blazers reduce Brandon Roy’s minutes without compromising their chances of winning? Easy. Play the Detroit Pistons.
SINGAPORE (AP) -- England's Ian Poulter says this week's $6 million Singapore Open will give him a chance to begin his push for golf's No. 1 ranking.
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Britain's Ian Poulter says this week's $1 million Singapore Open will be a chance for him to make his claim for golf's No. 1 ranking.
Clark Public Utilities commissioner Nancy Barnes appears to have won her fourth six-year term, according to the latest vote tally by Clark County election officials. Barnes now has a lead of 680 votes out of 116,794 cast in her race against retired firefighter Mike Lyons.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- LaMarcus Aldridge had 19 points and 17 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Pistons 100-78 on Tuesday night, ending Detroit's modest two-game winning streak.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says insurgents have killed four policemen in an ambush in northern Afghanistan.
Washington National Guard completes mission in Afghanistan
After 10 months of bomb-clearing duty in Afghanistan, a Vancouver dad was able to sit down Tuesday afternoon and rock his baby daughter. Capt. Jack Claros and 8-week-old Jaylee have some catching up to do.
An alleged robber who exchanged gunfire with a Vancouver man who had marijuana plants in his home last week was released from a hospital Tuesday afternoon and booked into the Clark County Jail on a string of felony allegations, police said. Chuck Slanaker, 30, was being held without bail on suspicion of first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and illegally possessing a firearm, a jail spokesman said. Slanaker is to make a first court appearance this morning.
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) -- Tailback Chad Spann had three touchdowns rushing and quarterback Chandler Harnish threw a touchdown pass and ran for another and Northern Illinois pounded Toledo 65-30 on Tuesday.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Top members of Myanmar's pro-military party have won seats in Parliament, according to official results of last Sunday's election.
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will help investigate charges of election fraud if and when she is released from house arrest on Saturday.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- Terone Johnson scored 17 points Tuesday night and No. 14 Purdue beat Midwestern State 78-58 in its final exhibition game.
OTTAWA (AP) -- Jason Spezza scored two goals and the Ottawa Senators extended their winning streak to four straight with a 5-2 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Tuesday night.
MIAMI (AP) -- Paul Millsap scored a career-high 46 points, including a putback at the buzzer to force overtime, and the Utah Jazz got two free throws from Francisco Elson with 0.4 seconds left to beat the Miami Heat 116-114 on Tuesday night.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Freshmen Ryan Harrow, Lorenzo Brown and C.J. Leslie each scored 17 points to help North Carolina State beat Pfeiffer 111-73 in an exhibition game Tuesday night.
MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James has the 29th triple-double of his career.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Muslim civil rights group is concerned that the U.S. government is delaying the shipment of passports to those making religious pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state's Liquor Control Board is considering a ban on alcoholic energy drinks.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Gregoire (GREG'-wahr) has called a news conference after Wednesday morning's state Liquor Control Board meeting on alcoholic energy drinks.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee Titans players have voted unanimously to give the NFL Players Association the option of decertifying in the event of a lockout next year.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Richard Devlin says he won't seek another term as the No. 2 Democrat in Oregon's Senate.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indiana Pacers made their first 20 shots of the third quarter Tuesday against Denver, missing out on a perfect period when Josh McRoberts was off on a 3-pointer with 1.9 seconds left.
NEW YORK (AP) -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the union has made its counter proposal to the owners' plan for an 18-game regular season.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard says a second tug boat is hooking up to a stranded cruise ship that's being towed to San Diego.
He’s looking for a way to quiet those locomotive horns.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Federal and local authorities say they have broken up an ATM fraud ring in the Puget Sound region, arresting three people in the process.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A 23-month-old boy struck by a car driven by an elderly man has died.
HENDERSON, Nevada (AP) -- Bubba Watson made an 18-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to cap a comeback victory for the PGA Tour team in the Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The chance that both of Oregon's legislative chambers will be split evenly between the two parties is diminishing.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL wants everyone to know what it told players months ago about illegal hits and how the disciplinary process works.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Clippers starting center Chris Kaman has sprained his left ankle in the first quarter of Los Angeles' game against the New Orleans Hornets on Tuesday night.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Clippers guard Baron Davis is active for the first time in five games on Tuesday night as Los Angeles visits the unbeaten New Orleans Hornets.
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- About a hundred students gathered to honor Bobby Tillman, the 18-year-old who was stomped to death in what police say was an unprovoked attack outside a house party over the weekend.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Spectrum is set for one last shot.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Dreamtheimpossible, in foal to Galileo, brought $2.55 million for the top price of the second session of Keeneland's November Breeding Stock Sale.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder continues to recover from a right elbow injury and the senior did not throw for the second straight practice.
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Camden Yards will be getting a facelift in preparation for its 20th season as home for the Baltimore Orioles.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A Bend real estate agent and her husband have pleaded not guilty to 15 federal fraud and conspiracy charges after an October indictment in which the pair are accused of misusing millions of investor dollars to finance their personal expenses.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Quintin Dailey, a former All-American basketball player who played 10 seasons in the NBA, has died in Las Vegas at age 49.
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA leading scorer Monta Ellis has rejoined the Golden State Warriors in New York after spending Monday night in Toronto to have his injured back examined.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Swingman Terrence Williams has been ruled out for the New Jersey Nets' game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, sidelined by a lower abdominal strain.
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- The Roseburg City Council has voted to ban smoking and chewing tobacco in all but one of its parks.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Olympia police say a 22-year-old transient man survived being run over by a train while sleeping next to a railroad track early Tuesday morning.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NHL All-Star Game will look like a schoolyard pickup game this year.
TORONTO (AP) -- The NHL has decided to change the format for the 2011 All-Star game in Carolina.
AUXERRE, France (AP) -- U.S. captain Carlos Bocanegra returned from a three-week layoff caused by a sprained neck, playing the entire match Tuesday night as Saint-Etienne lost to Auxerre 2-0 in the French League Cup quarterfinals.
DETROIT (AP) -- Kicker Dave Rayner is joining the Detroit Lions following Jason Hanson's injury.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- They lost two NBA lottery picks and the winningest player in the program's storied history. So, naturally, everyone expects Kansas to take a big tumble this season.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Titans have added defensive tackle Marques Douglas to the roster.
Police have reopened Northwest Fruit Valley Road between Northwest Bernie Drive and 78th Street after a box of needles dumped in the roadway triggered its closure.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed offensive tackle Adam Terry and cornerback Terrence Wheatley, and released quarterback Todd Bouman, defensive tackle Landon Cohen and offensive tackle Erik Pears.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Mets plan to hire a new manager by next month's winter meetings, and Ken Oberkfell has been added to the list of candidates.
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Rockets have an identity crisis.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The natural resources adviser to Gov. Ted Kulongoski has a new job.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- A Wyoming man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in providing the heroin that resulted in the overdose deaths of three people last year, including a young professional bull rider.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Incoming Gov. John Kitzhaber has selected a veteran Democratic policy and political consultant to help coordinate his transition team.
PARIS (AP) -- Russia has completed a team sabre double at the World Fencing Championships.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl wanted the 23rd-ranked Volunteers to start learning immediately from their exhibition loss to Division II Indianapolis.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NBA store on New York's Fifth Avenue will close in February, and the league is searching for a new location.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Expectations keep going up at Missouri and you won't hear coach Mike Anderson complaining about it.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Giants have placed center Adam Koets on injured reserve and activated offensive lineman Kevin Boothe off the physically unable to perform list.
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- The USA 7's Collegiate Rugby Championship will be held June 4-5, 2011, at PPL Park.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- It was December of 1974 when Jim Tressel, midway through his senior year at Baldwin-Wallace college, hopped into the family car and took a road trip out of Ohio.
HOQUIAM, Wash. (AP) -- Hoquiam is getting fluoridated water, at least temporarily.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- World Series MVP Edgar Renteria has asked that a celebration in his honor be called off in his home country, with the money donated to Colombia flood victims.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) -- It's not every day a play from a middle school football game goes viral.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -- Paralyzed Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand has been transferred to a rehabilitation center after being hospitalized with a high fever.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A state lawmaker who says she was unfairly defeated wants the state Senate to reject her successor.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Chris Johnson isn't close to being on pace for his stated goal of 2,500 yards rushing this season nor the 2,000 yards he ran for last year.
SEATTLE (AP) -- NOAA's Fisheries is requiring the U.S. Navy to minimize impact to marine mammals when using sonar and explosives during training exercises off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and northern California.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Seattle right fielder Ichiro Suzuki has won his 10th straight Gold Glove and New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has won his fifth overall.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut high school football coach has been suspended for one game after acknowledging he used an opponent's play list that his team found during a recent game.
A Vancouver couple was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to nearly three years in prison for a wire and mail fraud scheme they used to net $845,000. Darcy Start, 45, and Alyson Start, 34, were sentenced to 33 months in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud, according to a bulletin issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops says the Sooners didn't come across anything irregular when they were recruiting Cam Newton.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops says the Sooners didn't come across anything irregular as they were recruiting Cameron Newton.
The merger of physicality, mind and heart; the marriage of human and animal nature; the essence of communication. For an exhilarating two hours on Monday, students in the master dance class at the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics were led through the rigorous paces of a true American master who combined all those qualities.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- The Denver Broncos believe a turnaround starts with better starts.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- A Corvallis couple woke Monday to find a naked stranger in their closet.
LONDON (AP) -- Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti says Didier Drogba has been diagnosed with malaria.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida judge says prosecutors cannot use results of a second blood test in the DUI manslaughter case of former major league ballplayer Jim Leyritz.
NEW YORK (AP) -- George Steinbrenner and baseball historian and official scorer Bill Shannon have been voted posthumous awards by the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Brian Kelly knows there are critics everywhere unhappy with him for various reasons. Notre Dame's dismal season for one. And also his role in the death of a student videographer.
ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) -- American cyclist Tyler Farrar will compete in the Tour Down Under in January, the opening event of the 2011 ProTour season.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A winter weather advisory predicting 3-7 inches of snow has been issued for high-elevation areas in a north-south line of western Oregon.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Virginia Tech's athletic trainer says tailback and kickoff returner David Wilson has been sidelined with mononucleosis.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco will be the first major American city to prohibit fast-food restaurants from including toys with children's meals that don't meet nutritional guidelines.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco is poised to become the first major American city to prohibit fast food restaurants from including toys with children's meals that don't meet nutritional guidelines.
Tickets to see former First Lady Laura Bush speak Dec. 14 at the annual Authors & Illustrators Dinner and Silent Auction at the Hilton Vancouver Washington have sold out, the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation said on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) -- TBS says Conan O'Brien was welcomed back to television by more than 4.1 million viewers.
GIG HARBOR, Wash. (AP) -- Two bear traps baited with doughnuts and maple syrup remain set at Gig Harbor while state Fish and Wildlife Department agents look for the bear that attacked a woman.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Matt McGloin is taking over as Penn State's starting quarterback against No. 8 Ohio State.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Dallas Cowboys website is back to normal.
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Portland engineering firm has found that a majority of Ashland residents would use bicycles regularly to commute if the city improved its bike lanes.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Emergency federal unemployment benefits could expire next month, and the state is notifying thousands of jobless people who could be affected.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Voters in King County have helped Charlie Wiggins take the lead in his bid to oust incumbent Justice Richard Sanders.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Charlie Wiggins has taken the lead over incumbent Justice Richard Sanders in the race for state Supreme Court.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Supreme Court challenger Charlie Wiggins could take the lead in the race against incumbent Justice Richard Sanders after the state's largest county updates election results later Tuesday.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Police in western Massachusetts say a man has been arrested in the robbery of a food delivery driver after he returned to the driver's restaurant for seconds.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Steelers safety Will Allen and running backs Mewelde Moore and Isaac Redman sustained concussions during Monday night's game in Cincinnati and must pass tests before being cleared to play.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- ESPN is reporting on its website that Auburn quarterback Cam Newton and his father each had a phone conversation with a Mississippi State recruiter that acknowledged a pay-for-play arrangement for the prized recruit.
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- Police suspect a Medford teenager's death may be a result of a prescription drug overdose.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Up until now, people who have bought e-readers have had to make a compromise: either read in color on a highly reflective screen, or read in shades of gray on a display that's easy to make out even outdoors.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Robert De Niro will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at next year's Golden Globe Awards.
Drake Blair, 17, had hoped to follow brother into Army
In a televised message that aired just after school started this morning, Fort Vancouver High School Principal Jeff Snell addressed students regarding the sudden death on Monday of senior Drake Blair. Blair was headed home after the end of the school day at 2:05 p.m. when other students on his bus found him unconscious. He was transported to Southwest Washington Medical Center where he later died.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The U.S. attorney's office in Idaho says two Spokane, Wash., men have been sentenced in an identity theft case.
PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) -- Investigators believe a cat who liked to sleep on top of a toaster oven started a kitchen fire in Port Townsend by depressing the toaster lever.
JOIN BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) -- Most of the soldiers charged along with an Army sergeant accused of masterminding a plan to kill Afghan civilians are declining to testify at a military hearing to determine whether there is enough evidence to court-martial him.
JOINT BASE-LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) -- A military hearing is under way at Joint Base Lewis McChord for an Army sergeant accused of killing Afghan civilians for sport and encouraging other soldiers to do the same.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina's tab for the Boeing Co. plant in North Charleston is growing.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Las Vegas court has ordered boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. to stay away from his former girlfriend and their two sons after prosecutors say he hit her and threatened to beat his children if they called 911.
ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) -- Grays Harbor Undersheriff Rick Scott says a 74-year-old Lakewood man missing for nearly two days in the woods near Humptulips died shortly after rescuers found him.
ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) -- A search is under way for an elk hunter missing in Grays Harbor County.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The federal government has changed its estimates of this year's U.S. spring wheat, durum wheat, barley and oats crops, but the revisions are unlikely to influence prices for farmers or consumers.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Rob Ryan once pulled out one of his contact lenses during a baseball game and loaned it to his twin brother, Rex, who seconds after putting it in belted a home run.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- The former head of Pyeongchang's bid for the Winter Olympics has a new role in the campaign for the 2018 Games.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A new cougar cub goes on public display Thursday at the Oregon Zoo.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- The Eugene City Council has authorized the purchase of 315 acres near Lane Community College for a major park.
BERLIN (AP) -- Enough with the calls: the U.S. Army is telling troops at its barracks in Kaiserslautern, Germany, to stop badgering authorities about people wandering around in "Arab attire armed with AK-47s." They're role-players in a training exercise.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Prosecutors say they are discussing the possibility of a plea deal in New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards' drunken-driving case, but it's not yet clear whether anything will result.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- There have been two more pedestrian fatalities in Oregon.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- There's no need to feel sorry for Ohio State because national player of the year Evan Turner left a year early for the NBA. The Buckeyes have plenty of talent remaining.
HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) -- The Washington County sheriff's office says a North Plains man was unconscious and wearing only shorts and a T-shirt when searchers found him Monday night in woods about a half-mile from his home.
PRAGUE (AP) -- The Czech Republic now has a transport minister without a driving license.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Police say a man reportedly hit by a train in Olympia suffered very traumatic injuries to both arms.
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Police say a man who was seriously injured early Tuesday morning in Olympia said he was sleeping in a train tunnel when he was hit by a train.
SAO PAULO (AP) -- Corinthians will build its new stadium in Sao Paulo in accordance with FIFA requirements to be eligible to host the opening match at the 2014 World Cup.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Juror Paula Calzetta witnessed evidence in a gruesome triple murder trial that she fears will stay with her for as long as she lives: photographs of the remains of an 11-year-old young girl killed by a fire in her own bedroom.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn says the site of a September fire in the city's SoDo neighborhood is the best place for a permanent homeless camp.
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Workers at the Hanford nuclear reservation are cutting a bigger hole in a high-level radioactive waste tank so a robotic arm can be inserted for cleanup work.
MATTAWA, Wash. (AP) -- A truck driver was killed when it left Highway 243 about four miles north of Mattawa, rolled down an embankment and came to rest on its top, submerged in the Columbia River.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A woman who was pushing a stroller in Spokane says she was sexually assaulted by a man who threatened to harm her baby unless she complied.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- A woman pushing a child stroller was sexually assaulted Monday evening in Spokane.
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- A Fort Vancouver High School student has died from a medical emergency he suffered on a school bus.
The 28th Clark County Youth Football season concluded on Saturday with five championship games at Washougal High School, four of them decided by less than a touchdown.
Community sports results for the week of Nov. 2-8
Ready for some “seasonal” weather? There will be rain today, with snow in the mountains, a break Wednesday and lighter showers Thursday — then not much of anything, with weak weather systems riding over an area of high pressure off the coast. We will be in a Northwest flow of air, so things will feel like late fall, with low freezing levels. That means the snow that fell the past couple of days and what falls today and later this week should hang around for a while. Not like last time, when we had a big burst of snow in the ski areas and then endured 10,000- to 12,000-foot freezing levels and 60 degree weather at pass levels. No such warming this time around.
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Grocery store bins are brimming with a huge assortment of winter squash as the season for this hearty vegetable is in full swing. Most cooks are familiar with acorn squash and butternut squash, popular varieties that are ideal for making soup. But what about kabocha or kuri or sweet dumpling?
Incumbent Nancy Barnes extended her lead Monday over Mike Lyons in the race for a spot on the Clark Public Utilities board of commissioners. Barnes had 58,321 votes while Lyons had 57,640 votes — an edge of 681 — in updated totals announced by the Clark County elections office.
Employers in Washington could face a 12 percent jump in workers’ compensation insurance premiums on Jan. 1. The state made the proposal on Monday, less than one week after Washington voters turned down Initiative 1082, a measure to allow private insurance companies to compete with the state’s public insurance fund for workers who get hurt on the job.
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Vancouver-based Thompson Metal Fab Inc. prepared this week to ship out an $8 million, 750-ton gate system the company built to replace the locks at the Lower Monumental Dam on the Snake River near Walla Walla.
Property levy could be boosted by 1 percent
A proposed 2011-12 county budget was written on the assumption Clark County commissioners won’t boost property taxes by the allowed 1 percent for 2011. The $890 million draft budget was submitted last week by county Administrator Bill Barron.
Robert Richardson has spent his career in Irvine, Calif.
An Irvine, Calif., police commander with 30 years on the job has been hired as the new Battle Ground police chief. Battle Ground City Manager John Williams offered the top police position to Robert Richardson, contingent on Richardson’s successful completion of a full background check.
Symphony staff: The former Vancouver Symphony development director left the organization for another job. The symphony did not fill the position. A story in the Nov. 7 Life section included incorrect information. It is The Columbian’s policy to correct errors. Call Mary Ricks at 360-735-4550.
Marriage dissolutions and licenses and court sentencings.
Vancouver’s Northwest Renewable Energy Institute plans to host an open house at 2:30 p.m. today featuring a demonstration of the school’s new 75-foot climbing tower.
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Business licenses issued by the city of Vancouver in October.
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Sporting goods chain will keep 3 county sites after Thursday opening, January closure
A new Big 5 Sporting Goods store is set to open Thursday to serve the growing populations in north Clark County and Orchards. However, the California-based chain will shut down its Westfield Vancouver mall store in January, which will keep the retailer’s store count at three in Clark County
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Over the past month, France has been wracked by a series of protests and strikes that threaten the nation’s economy. Angry mobs set fires and battled with police as strikes shut down the country’s rail system, buses, oil refineries, ports and garbage collection. Why? The government announced it would raise the retirement age from 60 to 62.
Traffic fee waivers sought for old Kmart, Fred Meyer sites
The Vancouver City Council is considering removing some barriers to encourage redevelopment a the vacant former Kmart on Northeast Andresen Road and the empty former Fred Meyer on Fourth Plain Boulevard. The developers of the properties are asking that the city waive traffic impact fees, arguing that the fees were paid when the sites were originally developed. Traffic impact fees are charged to new and redeveloped businesses, to pay for the increased road demands their new ventures would cause. The money goes into the city’s capital road fund; impact fees represent about 5 percent of the fund.
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel is defending new construction in disputed east Jerusalem against criticism from Palestinians, the U.S. and the EU, noting that Israel has never agreed to halt building there.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Forecasters say a weather system moving through Washington Tuesday brings rain to the lowlands of Washington and snow to the Olympics and Cascades above 2,000 feet.
PARIS (AP) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy's reform raising the retirement age from 60 to 62 has become law after months of protests by unions.
LONDON (AP) -- The latest financial report into the 2012 London Olympics says the final cost of the games has been reduced by 29 million pounds ($46.9 million).
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are narrowly mixed in early trading, one day after the stock market's most watched measure snapped a six-day streak of gains.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks are poised to open slightly higher, a day after a modest decline in the Dow Jones industrial average broke a six-day streak of gains.
COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) -- Their families survived a military extermination campaign.
NAGOYA, Japan (AP) -- Top-ranked Brazil defeated Germany in straight sets Tuesday to reach the semifinals at the women's volleyball world championship.
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- An Iranian semi-official news agency says the foreign minister has set Nov. 15 as the likely date for the start of a new round of nuclear talks with world powers.
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire teenager accused of killing a mother and injuring her daughter with a machete during a home invasion has been convicted of murder and other charges.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the United States is open to the idea of keeping troops in Iraq past a deadline to leave next year -- if the Iraqi government asks for it.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- President Barack Obama is heralding a "comprehensive partnership" between the United States and Indonesia, a fast-growing country with the world's largest Muslim population.