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Family members Kendrick Taylor, 38, left, and Miguel Melendez, 24, both of Vancouver, speak with media Tuesday afternoon about missing mother and daughter, Meshay Melendez and Layla Stewart.

Family of missing Vancouver mom, daughter feel let down by court system

The family of missing mother and daughter, Meshay Melendez and Layla Stewart, say they believe Vancouver’s Kirkland Warren holds the answers to their whereabouts.
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New statewide data shows that children entering early learning programs in Washington are meeting developmental standards at a far lower rate than pre-pandemic levels.

Experts in Clark County say post-pandemic learning losses hit preschoolers

New data shows that the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the cognitive development of preschool-aged children in Washington, particularly those of color and in low-income communities.
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Battle Ground school counselor accused of assaulting her son

A counselor at Battle Ground High School was placed on administrative leave Friday after she was arrested for allegedly assaulting her 10-year-old son.
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Cars pass by continuing construction on Fourth Plain Community Commons in Vancouver. The mixed-use housing complex has 106 affordable units developed by the Vancouver Housing Authority, using $1.5 million from the city's Affordable Housing Fund.

Washington Senate’s proposed budget includes $625 million for affordable housing projects

On Monday morning, the Washington Senate proposed a $7.9 billion capital budget that would allocate $625 million toward more affordable housing, developments near transit, and landlord mitigation assistance.
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Wind turbine blades and other wind energy components are among the highest profile imports into the Port of Vancouver. The teeth at the end of the blades increase their velocity as they spin.

Port of Vancouver plays vital role in global trade

International trade is a vital part of the state and local economy, with an estimated quarter of jobs in the region being tied to trade-related…


Xavier Lopez of Miracle Man Movers carries a piece of furniture for a customer moving from Washougal to Vancouver. The company moves people all over the region but has helped more clients make the journey from Oregon to Washington than the other direction.

Oregonians moving to Clark County in droves; experts cite income tax

If death and taxes are life certainties, surely moving must be a near-certainty. People move for jobs, better homes, convenience, health reasons, better schools, smaller…


FILE - Federal officers launch tear gas at a group of demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse in Portland, Ore., on July 26, 2020. More than 119,000 people have been injured by tear gas and other chemical irritants around the world since 2015 and some 2,000 suffered injuries from "less lethal" impact projectiles, according to a new report released Wednesday, March 22, 2023.

Report: 119K people hurt by riot-control weapons since 2015

More than 119,000 people have been injured by tear gas and other chemical irritants around the world since 2015 and some 2,000 suffered injuries from…

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Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) shoots against the Utah Jazz forward Lauri Markkanen (23), left, and guard Ochai Agbaji (30) in the first half during an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 22, 2023, in Salt Lake City.

Lillard, Sharpe lead Blazers past Jazz to halt 6-game skid

Damian Lillard scored 30 points, rookie Shaedon Sharpe had a career-high 24 and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Utah Jazz 127-115 on Wednesday night…


Gov. Jay Inslee, left, and his wife, Trudi, leave after joining a tour of the Fourth Plain Community Commons mixed-use building project on Monday morning, Oct. 31, 2022.

Inslee’s $4B housing proposal faces hurdles in Legislature

Gov. Jay Inslee’s swing-for-the-fences idea to borrow billions to accelerate housing construction got some pushback Monday from budget writers in the state Senate.

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Kirkland C. Warren, 28, appears Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of tampering with a witness, violating a no contact order and unlawful possession of a firearm. The victim in the case and her 7-year-old daughter remain missing.

Bail set at $1M for Vancouver man suspected of shooting at home of girlfriend, now missing

A judge set bail at $1 million Tuesday for a Vancouver man accused of shooting at his girlfriend’s apartment and ordered he wear a GPS…

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