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Mint Tea's pot smoking tent raises legal issues

State officials say Mint Tea's one-of-a-kind cannabis smoking tent in downtown Vancouver is illegal, but whether local law enforcement will do anything to shut it down is another story.

Busy ferry loses power in Puget Sound

SEATTLE — A Washington ferry lost power on the ferry system's busiest route Tuesday, stranding hundreds of passengers in the Puget Sound until the vessel could be towed to the dock.

Poll: Immigration concerns have risen

McALLEN, Texas — For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say U.S. law should be changed so they can be sent home quickly, without a deportation hearing.

Battle Ground man gets 46 years in hammer attack

A Battle Ground man was sentenced Monday to more than 46 years in prison for bashing his then-girlfriend and best friend in their heads with a hammer when he found them in bed together.

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  • Shifting gears in transportation

  • Looking for a few good recruits

  • Last day of school

  • Yard cleanup

  • Shooting at Reynolds High School

  • WSUV graduation

  • Paddy Hough parade

  • CCF&R Fireboat

  • Bridge Creek apartment fire

  • Vancouver Farmers Market

  • Downtown Vancouver shooting

  • Vancouver does the Oscars

  • Editorial cartoons, Feb. 23-March 1

Poll: Immigration concerns have risen

McALLEN, Texas — For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say U.S. law should be changed so they can be sent home quickly, without a deportation hearing.

Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

REVERE, Mass. — A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees were uprooted.

Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans’ waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.

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