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A former Clark County Fire District 6 firefighter has filed a federal lawsuit against the agency alleging a hostile work environment and racial discrimination. The suit names Fire Chief Kristan Maurer, here in July in front of  a new fire engine.

Ex-firefighter sues Clark County Fire District 6 for racial discrimination

A Black man who is a former Clark County Fire District 6 firefighter alleges a white recruit sneaked up behind him, placed a noose around his neck and acted out…
Courts & Crime
Salvador Brotons and members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra  (Photos courtesy Paul Quackenbush Photography)

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra rides wave of enthusiasm into 45th year, opens season with Prokofiev

Eager to build on the success of August’s Vancouver Arts & Music Festival that drew crowds to Esther Short Park, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is loading up a panoply of…
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Battle Ground teachers reach tentative agreement on new contract

The Battle Ground Education Association reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with Battle Ground Public Schools Wednesday, potentially ending a months-long bargaining process.
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A patch from Fire District 3 is pictured in Hockinson on Tuesday morning, Sept. 22, 2020.

Clark County Fire District 3’s fire chief seeks community’s feedback on levy

Clark County Fire District 3’s fire chief wants to hear from community members about why voters did not approve a fire levy lid lift in the August primary election.
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Pallets of pumpkins sit on a trailer at Bi-Zi Farms in Brush Prairie. Bi-Zi Farms owners have had to bring in pumpkins from outside farms because of the state's water usage restrictions.

Clark County’s Bi-Zi Farms at risk; Ecology says it will enforce 5,000 gallon per day water limit

Bi-Zi Farms’ two-year battle with the state Department of Ecology over water rights isn’t over yet, but a recent ruling by the state agency could…


New Seasons Market's Main Street location is set to open Oct. 18, the grocer announced Thursday.

Downtown Vancouver New Seasons announces Oct. 18 opening

Vancouver’s westside grocery shoppers can officially rejoice. New Seasons Market announced Thursday its Main Street Vancouver store will open Oct. 18. A grand opening celebration…


Construction cranes are silhouetted as the sun sets over the University District in Seattle on May 13, as seen from the 520 Bridge View Park in Medina.

Prices skyrocket on WA transportation projects, and fewer contractors want the jobs

When the state began advertising work for a new 520 bridge over Portage Bay in Seattle, its engineers guessed the project would cost just over…

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Members of the Hockinson football team take the field prior to their game against R.A. Long at Hockinson High School on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023.

Hockinson fends off late rally to beat R.A. Long 30-22

After dominating the first half, Hockinson had to withstand a fourth-quarter comeback to escape with a 30-22 win over R.A. Long in a 2A Greater…


FILE - People with the group No Labels hold signs during a rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 18, 2011. More than 15,000 people in Arizona have registered to join a new political party floating a possible bipartisan "unity ticket" against Joe Biden and Donald Trump.

A third party signed up 15,000 voters in Arizona. Democrats worry that’s enough for a Biden spoiler

More than 15,000 people in Arizona have registered to join a new political party floating a possible bipartisan “unity ticket” against Joe Biden and Donald…

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A resident spotted this black bear Wednesday morning from their yard near Lacamas Lake.

Bear sighted near Lacamas Lake

The Camas Police Department on Wednesday said there have been recent sightings of a black bear near Lacamas Lake.

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FILE - A nurse prepares a syringe of a COVID-19 vaccine at an inoculation station in Jackson, Miss., July 19, 2022. U.S. health officials are proposing a simplified approach to COVID-19 vaccinations, which would allow most adults and children to get a once-a-year shot to protect against the mutating virus. The new system unveiled Monday, Jan. 23, 2023 would make COVID-19 inoculations more like the annual flu shot. Americans would no longer have to keep track of how many shots they've received or how many months it's been since their last booster. (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

New COVID vaccines may be a ‘few weeks’ from becoming common in Washington, the state Department of Health says

Formulated to target emerging variants, newly approved COVID-19 vaccines may still be a “couple weeks” from becoming widely available in Spokane and the rest of…


A puppy sits on the floor at a gate during a training exercise held at Detroit Metropolitan Airport Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023, in Romulus, Mich. Five dogs and their trainers visited the airport as part of an effort to acclimate the pups to one of the many settings they may experience later in life when they become assistance dogs for people with disabilities.

Training puppies earn wings at airport

Five puppies learning to be assistance dogs had a howling good time during a training exercise at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

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Indigenous people celebrate a Supreme Court ruling to enshrine Indigenous land rights, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023. Six of the 11 Supreme Court justices voted against establishing a cut-off date after which Indigenous peoples could not claim new territory.

Indigenous people in Brazil shed tears of joy as the Supreme Court enshrines their land rights

Indigenous people celebrated Thursday after Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled to enshrine their land rights, removing the imminent threat those protections could be rolled back.

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