Monday, September 26, 2022
Sept. 26, 2022

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David Shook (Taylor Balkom/The Columbian files)

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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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
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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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The U.S. Coast Guard has begun efforts to lift the Alert from the Columbia River, where it sunk in November. After crews spent Saturday pumping water from the vessel, most of the ship could now be seen above the water line. (shari phiel/The Columbian)

Columbia River sunken ship Alert rises after crews pump water from hull

The U.S. Coast Guard made progress Saturday in its efforts to raise the Alert, one of two vessels that sank near the Interstate 5 Bridge. For the first time since…
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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.


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…


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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Amanda Rouser poses for a photo in front of a recruiting desk for new poll workers at Atlanta City Hall on Sept. 14, 2022, in Atlanta. Rouser was motivated to serve as a poll worker for the first time during the upcoming midterm election by false allegations of fraud against a Georgia poll worker after the 2020 presidential election.

False claims, threats fuel poll worker sign-ups for midterms

Outraged by false allegations of fraud against a Georgia elections employee in 2020, Amanda Rouser made a vow as she listened to the woman testify…

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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.


FILE - The NASA moon rocket stands on Pad 39B before a launch attempt for the Artemis 1 mission to orbit the moon at the Kennedy Space Center on Sept. 2, 2022, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA mission managers decided Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, to move its moon rocket off the launch pad and into shelter due to Hurricane Ian's uncertain path.

Hurricane forces NASA moon rocket to shelter; launch on hold

Hurricane Ian is prompting NASA to move its moon rocket off the launch pad and into shelter, adding weeks of delay to the lunar-orbiting test…

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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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