Immigrants practice conversation skills in Fort Vancouver Regional Library program

When Judith Ramirez immigrated to Vancouver from Guadalajara, Mexico, in January, she couldn't speak English. Her husband, Javier Gaeta, who is fluent in English, suggested his family speak only English at home for Ramirez and their children to become comfortable speaking their new language.

Denver shelters cite legal pot in homeless upswing

DENVER — Chris Easterling was sick of relying on drug dealers in Minneapolis when he needed marijuana to help ease the pain of multiple sclerosis. They were flaky, often leaving the homeless man without the drug when he needed relief the most.

Abe begins 3rd term as leader of Japan

TOKYO — Shinzo Abe took office Wednesday for a third term as Japan's prime minister, appointing a former military officer as his defense minister but keeping the other members of his previous Cabinet.

Children give thanks at Vancouver emergency room

North Garrison Heights — Kids on Vancouver's Junior Joy Team and the Hough Elementary Leadership Team thanked hospital workers for their work Saturday to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center's Emergency Department.

Photo Galleries

  • Courtyard Village Apartment fundraiser

  • Hot Buttered Run 2014

  • Veterans Day Parade

  • Students return to Marysville high school after shooting

  • Aftermath of Marysville school shooting

  • Vancouver Farmers Market wraps up season

  • Model of the 1918 Spruce Mill

  • Girlfriends Half Marathon 2014

  • Grove Field hangar fire

  • Battle Ground fire

  • Salmon Creek Interchange

  • Vancouver Farmers Market 25th anniversary

  • Hoops on the River in the Park

  • The Refuge

  • Feast of Corpus Christi procession

Press Talk: Stewart makes right decision

Saturday's Press Talk column set the backdrop for the commissioners' decision on a proposed ordinance to weaken the newly passed charter. This is the second part — and conclusion — of Saturday's column.

Christmas brings cheer to Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — Several thousand Christian pilgrims on Wednesday flocked to the biblical town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations at the traditional birthplace of Jesus, lifting spirits after a year of conflict and failed peace efforts.

Bad weather fades; coastal road damage remains

PORTLAND — The state has reopened one lane of a stretch of U.S. 101 on the central coast that was damaged by the weekend's foul weather.

Report: Ebola survival improving in Sierra Leone

One year into the world's worst Ebola outbreak, doctors are reporting an encouraging sign: About 70 percent of patients in a hard-hit area of Sierra Leone now survive.

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