By Mike Carter, The Seattle Times
May 22, 2015 10:31 a.m.
OLYMPIA — Police and public officials urged civility while promising a thorough and unbiased investigation into Thursday's early-morning shooting of two African-American shoplifting suspects by a white officer.
The suspects used to live in Clark County, where they both have criminal histories.
By LISA LERER and MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press
May 22, 2015 10:05 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email server that has now been classified about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi.
Born a slave in Louisiana, Moses Williams was one of the renowned Buffalo Soldiers who fought in the Indian Campaigns. He received the nation's highest military honor for his actions on Aug. 16, 1881. The citation notes that Williams "Rallied a detachment, skillfully conducted a running fight of three or four hours, and by his coolness, bravery, and unflinching devotion to duty in standing by his commanding officer in an exposed position under a heavy fire from a large party of Indians saved the lives of at least three of his comrades."
By Karen Livingston for The Columbian
May 22, 2015 6 a.m.
Cactus Ya Ya is a full service restaurant and bar that serves Southwestern cuisine in a uniquely designed space fitting for its menu selections. The restaurant has been in business for 21 years and welcomes family dining for lunch and dinner seven days a week.
She can do it! And, she can sign it for you! Clark College student Adeena Wade was a finalist in last year's Rose Festival "Search for Queen Thelma" contest, which would have seen her portraying first-ever Rose Festival Queen Thelma Hollingsworth — if she'd won.
Vancouver Lake will be filled with dragons this weekend, as the Paddle for Life Dragon Boat Races offers a series of match-ups on the water. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 23-24, novice, club and community teams will race each other on either 250- or 500-meter courses. All race proceeds benefit the disabled veterans water sports program. The public is invited to cheer on the racers from shore, with local food and beer vendors on site at Vancouver Lake Park, 6801 N.W. Lower River Road, Vancouver.
By RACHEL LA CORTE, Associated Press
May 21, 2015 9:35 p.m.
OLYMPIA — Two stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store were not armed with guns when they were shot Thursday by a police officer who confronted them in the state's capital city, authorities said.
By JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press
May 21, 2015 8:51 p.m.
BALTIMORE — A grand jury indicted all six officers charged in the case of Freddie Gray, who died of injuries he suffered in police custody, allowing the state's attorney to press ahead with the most serious charges despite criticism that she was part of an "overzealous prosecution."