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Clark County sheriff’s deputies remain on leave as investigation into Brush Prairie fatal shooting continues

Authorities have not released any new information since Tuesday in the investigation of five Clark County sheriff’s deputies involved in the fatal shooting of a man at a Brush Prairie…
Clark County News
A child plays in the foam pit at SkyZone in Vancouver in  2017.

Vancouver trampoline park SkyZone cited for violations of teen labor rules

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries cited Vancouver’s popular SkyZone trampoline park after finding about 45 of the company’s teenage employees didn’t receive meal breaks and worked more…
A photo from nLIGHT shows the company's facility in Camas.

Camas’ nLIGHT reports $13.2 million quarterly loss

Camas-based laser manufacturer nLIGHT reported a $13.2 million quarterly net loss in its latest financial earnings report released Thursday. Still, revenues exceeded the company’s forecast for the quarter.
Clark County Business
Fourth Plain Forward program manager Will Fuentes, from left, social media coordinator Almendra Velazquez and community development manager Sheila Davis during the &ldquo;Building Bridges&rdquo; marketing session workshop Tuesday at Fourth Plain Community Commons in Vancouver.

Fourth Plain Forward’s ‘Building Bridges’ series: Community members of color get help growing businesses

Vancouver nonprofit Fourth Plain Forward hosted its second marketing session of the year Tuesday afternoon aimed at helping community members of color hone their digital skills.

Clark County

Keana Zoradi of Vancouver, left, joins her daughter, Eden, 3, while creating a Valentine's Day sculpture at Drip Drop Art Studio on Jan. 31. It’s one of several recently opened businesses geared toward Clark County’s youngest residents.

New kids play areas opening in Clark County

As the local population continues to grow, the number of businesses geared toward Clark County’s youngest residents is on the rise.


In Aug. 11, 2019,  a man uses a cellphone in New Orleans.

Americans reporting nationwide cellular outages from AT&T, Cricket Wireless and other providers

A number of Americans are dealing with cellular outages on AT&T, Cricket Wireless, Verizon, T-Mobile and other service providers, according to data from Downdetector.


In this May 24, 2021, photo provided by Brittany Philbin taken from Me Kwa Mooks in Seattle shows an orca swimming in Puget Sound.

To keep whales safe, Coast Guard launches boat alert system in Seattle

Photographer Matt McDonald had lived on Puget Sound for years, but had never seen a whale, so he was elated when he spotted a giant…

Good Night



Ella Bettineski of Union gymnastics competes in the vault in the Class 4A team competition of the state gymnastics championships on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 at Sammamish High School in Bellevue.

4A State Gymnastics: Union puts two on all-around podium

At her final high school gymnastics event, Union senior Ella Bettineski wanted to finish strong. That she did, placing seventh in the all-around competition at…


Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Waterford Township, Mich., Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024.

Dueling pro-Trump factions in Michigan throw the swing state’s Republicans into disarray

The Michigan Republican Party was deep in debt when a longtime party donor who had given more than $1 million over the past decade asked…

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Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

Vancouver City Council wants to expand Affordable Housing Fund into county but details need ironing out

Allowing Vancouver’s Affordable Housing Fund to pay for city residents to live outside of Vancouver within Clark County may be key to moving people out…

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FILE - An attendee at Planned Parenthood&rsquo;s &ldquo;Bans Off Our Bodies&rdquo; rally for abortion rights holds a sign outside of the Idaho Statehouse in downtown Boise, Idaho, May 14, 2022. More than 50 Idaho obstetricians have stopped practicing in the state since a near-total abortion ban took effect in August 2022, according to a newly released report Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024. (Sarah A.

Dozens of Idaho obstetricians have stopped practicing there since abortions were banned, study says

More than 50 Idaho obstetricians have stopped practicing in the state since a near-total abortion ban took effect in August 2022, according to a newly…

Nation / World

FILE--Bai Yun, one of two giant pandas on exhibit at the San Diego Zoo, looks towards the crowd on Nov. 1, 1996, in San Diego. China is working on sending a new pair of giant pandas to the San Diego Zoo, renewing its longstanding gesture of friendship toward the United States after nearly all the iconic bears in the U.S. were returned to the Asian country in recent years amid rocky relations between the two nations. San Diego sent back its last pandas to China in 2019.

China plans to send San Diego Zoo more pandas this year, reintroducing panda diplomacy

China plans to send a new pair of giant pandas to the San Diego Zoo, renewing its longstanding gesture of friendship toward the United States…

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Editorial Cartoons for the Week of Feb. 19

In Our View: Stop pointing fingers and fix faltering FAFSA

Harrop: Clickbait fuels obsession on Biden’s age

Letter: Prepare for transportation future

Letter: Pass bill for border, foreign aid

Should the county prioritize more land for homes, or more for industry?

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