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Former sheriff candidate will helm new Clark County Jail Services department

Former Clark County sheriff candidate David Shook has been named to head the county’s new Jail Services department. County Manager Kathleen Otto announced the decision in a press release Monday.
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Stephen S. Sharp, 29, who's accused of urinating in milkshake mix at a Vancouver Arby's, pleads guilty Aug. 16 in Clark County Superior Court to one count of second-degree attempted assault, as well as three counts of first-degree possession of depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He was sentenced Monday to 67 months in prison.

Vancouver man sentenced for urinating in Arby’s milkshake mix, possessing child pornography

A Vancouver man was sentenced Monday to more than 5½ years in prison, in part, for urinating into milkshake mix while working as a manager at the Mill Plain Arby’s…
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Courts & Crime
Construction on Main Street will be done to beautify the street in the next couple of years. Businesses will be impacted during the construction and after.

Plans are afoot to remake downtown Vancouver portion of Main Street

Much of the design of 10-block corridor’s face-lift will depend on public input
A house fire Monday morning in the Minnehaha area. One person was taken to a Portland hospital, and four people were displaced.

One person injured, family displaced in house fire in Minnehaha

One person was taken to a Portland hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening after an early-morning house fire Monday in Minnehaha.
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Vehicle stolen in Portland recovered in Hockinson after string of hit-runs

A woman was arrested and a vehicle stolen in Portland was recovered Sunday following a string of hit-and-runs in Clark County.


A baker stacks loaves of Egyptian traditional "baladi" flatbread outside a bakery, in the Old Cairo district of Cairo, Egypt, Sept. 8, 2022. For decades, millions of Egyptians have depended on the government to keep basic goods affordable. But a series of shocks to the global economy and Russia's invasion of Ukraine have endangered the social contract in the Middle East's most populous country, which is also the world's biggest importer of wheat. It is now grappling with double-digit inflation and a steep devaluation of its currency.

Poverty and inflation: Egypt’s economy hit by global turmoil

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Stores are selling winter clothes from last season in the middle of summer. Repair shops lack spare parts for…


FILE- In this March 11, 2009, photo, a line of Holstein dairy cows feed through a fence at a dairy farm outside Jerome, Idaho. The University of Idaho's plan to build the nation's largest research dairy and experimental farm has cleared a big hurdle. Idaho Gov. Brad Little and two other statewide-elected officials on the Idaho Land Board on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, approved the university's plan to use $23 million to buy roughly 640 acres of farmland in south-central Idaho, the heart of the state's dairy industry.

Idaho a step closer to having largest research dairy in US

The University of Idaho’s plan to build the nation’s largest research dairy and experimental farm cleared a big hurdle on Tuesday.

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FILE - President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt forgiveness in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Aug. 24, 2022, in Washington. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that President Joe Biden's plan for student debt cancellation will cost about $400 billion over the next 30 years. The estimates were issued Monday in response to a request from Republican lawmakers who oppose Biden's plan because of its cost.

CBO: Biden’s student debt plan would cost $400 billion

President Joe Biden’s plan for student debt cancellation will cost the federal government about $400 billion over the next 30 years, according to new estimates…

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Jullienne Adams of LiquidNation Liquidators looks over a sign posted in the front door that discourages shoplifting. Retail thefts are up this year compared to last year, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Losses add up as Clark County businesses deal with surge in shoplifting

As owner of LiquidNation Liquidator in central Vancouver, Jullienne Adams has seen her share of mysteriously empty boxes and items turning up missing during inventory.

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FILE - A Jackson, Miss., resident receives a Pfizer booster shot from a nurse at a vaccination site Feb. 8, 2022.  Pfizer is asking the Food and Drug Administration to expand use of its updated COVID-19 booster shot to children ages 5 to 11, Monday, Sept. 26. Already 4.4 million Americans have received one of the updated boosters since they rolled out earlier this month for anyone 12 and older.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

Pfizer seeks to expand omicron booster to 5- to 11-year-olds

Pfizer asked U.S. regulators Monday to expand use of its updated COVID-19 booster shot to children ages 5 to 11.


President Joe Biden walks to the Oval Office with National Economic Council director Brian Deese, left, after speaking about a tentative railway labor agreement in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, in Washington.

White House: New rule will show ‘true cost’ of plane tickets

President Joe Biden will announce a new initiative Monday that would eventually allow consumers to see a more complete price on airline tickets — including…

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A Sikorsky S-64 "Skycrane" drops water on a ridge near Baltimore Mine Road during the Mosquito Fire on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022. The Mosquito Fire has grown to 78 square miles (200 square kilometers), with 18% containment, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

Forest service seizes PG&E equipment as part of fire probe

Federal investigators have taken possession of a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. utility transmission pole and attached equipment in a criminal probe into what started…

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