Move effectively defines 90 million Americans as having a medical condition requiring treatment
WASHINGTON — The American Medical Association voted to declare obesity a disease, a move that effectively defines 78 million American adults and 12 million children as having a medical condition requiring treatment.
Section of structure on Interstate 5 collapsed May 23
MOUNT VERNON — Cars and trucks are rolling again across the Interstate 5 Skagit River bridge, restoring the traffic flow on the main route between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia.
PORTLAND — Oregon officials say they’ll restripe a Portland freeway interchange where a big rig plunged about 50 feet into a parking lot Wednesday, seriously injuring the driver.
DENVER — Bob and Barbara Schmidt dashed to their home on a dirt road in a heavily wooded area northeast of Colorado Springs as smoke from what would become the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history filled the air.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Gary Stevenson will lead Major League Soccer's new business unit.
Municipalities are best run by trained managers, not politicians
For many good reasons, three of the four largest cities in Clark County (Vancouver, Battle Ground and Ridgefield) have highly trained experts — and not politicians — running day-to-day municipal operations. Some members of the Washougal City Council are wisely considering a conversion to that same superior system.
Gov. Jay Inslee's press secretary characterized the lack of information about a state government shutdown that might happen July 1 like this: "There are more Qs than As right now."
A look at today's Portland Timbers match at the Los Angeles Galaxy.
At the end of last month, I participated in Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler's, R-Vancouver, survey concerning health care. At the time, I commented on the skewed choice of answer options, as others likewise noted in their editorial submissions. The survey offered three negative-leaning answers and one neutral.
Larry Little's June 14 letter, "Religious doctrine has much leeway," about Catholic hospitals and abortion, stated: "If abortions won't be performed at Catholic hospitals to save the life of the mother, that would include and threaten a huge population that aren't Catholic." I submit the following from the Centers for Disease Control website.
Births, marriage dissolutions, marriage licenses, court sentencings
Regarding the June 16 story, "Washougal eyes changing government style: Council-manager system would shift governing power from mayor to manager," I am totally against taking away the rights of voters to put the elected mayor in charge of the daily administrative operations of the city.
A list of neighborhood association meetings and events
In March 2010, during one of our usual Wednesday lunches, my friend Joann Stora first mentioned a new Romanian friend named Alexandra Bleoanca.