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Camas-Washougal Fire Department firefighter Trevor Guay shows off a fire truck to a group of kids Wednesday at Hellen Baller Elementary.

Consultants say Camas, Washougal should reshape firefighting partnership

A little more than seven months have passed since consultants reviewing the Camas-Washougal Fire Department informed local city officials that the partnership that merged both cities’ fire departments in 2013…
Clark County News
A Vancouver police officer tests a body-worn camera in late 2021. The department ultimately rejected the first camera in the trial.

How would Clark County’s new public safety tax revenue be spent?

“No one is trying to sell you on this tax, one way or the other.” With that statement, Clark County Council Chair Karen Bowerman began Thursday’s public forum on the…
Clark County News
Swim teacher Jane Twinkel, facing, helps young students with their form during a lesson at Kids Club Fun & Fitness in Salmon Creek on Tuesday morning. Kids Club and other facilities offering summer programs have had a hard time hiring workers in a tight labor market. Lifeguards especially are in short supply.

Clark County’s recreation, child care facilities struggle to attract employees

If it seems like you’ve had a tough time getting your kids into day camps and swimming lessons this summer, it’s not just your imagination. Recreation centers are struggling to…
3rd Congressional candidates Joe Kent, left, and Vicki Kraft.

Inslee asks voters to reject 3rd District candidates Joe Kent, Vicki Kraft

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is urging Republican voters in Southwest Washington to reject Joe Kent and state Rep. Vicki Kraft in the upcoming Congressional primary because of their statements and…

Clark County

A Vancouver Fire Department patch is seen in the gear room of Fire Station 2.

Two men found dead after midnight fire consumes Vancouver apartment

Vancouver Police are investigating the deaths of two men whose bodies were found following an apartment fire in the Harney Heights neighborhood early Saturday.


FILE - Wallace Reid purchases fuel for the vehicle he drives to make a living using ride-share apps, Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in the Queens borough of New York.

Did corporate greed fuel inflation? It’s not biggest culprit

Furious about surging prices at the gasoline station and the supermarket, many consumers feel they know just where to cast blame: On greedy companies that…


Aileen Luppert, left, gets a hug from her Aunt Eve Luppert during the Planned Parenthood abortion-rights rally in front of the Federal Courthouse in Spokane, Wash., on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

Eastern Washington prepares for rise in abortion patients following Supreme Court ruling

Leaders in Washington and abortion access supporters are expecting a sharp rise in the number of people crossing state lines to get an abortion as…

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Seattle Mariners' J.P. Crawford, left, and several members of the Los Angeles Angels scuffle after Mariners' Jesse Winker was hit by a pitch during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 26, 2022, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (Mark J.

Melee mayhem: 8 ejected as Angels top Mariners

When the Angels made a late decision Sunday to go with little-used reliever Andrew Wantz as their opener on the mound, the Mariners suspected they…


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks with reporters following a closed-door caucus lunch, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 22, 2022. (AP Photo/J.

Conservative faction’s earmark requests illustrate GOP divide

The Republican Study Committee, the traditional bastion of conservative thought within the House Republican Conference, has taken an official position on the practice of earmarking…

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Protestors march around Esther Short Park on Friday, June 24, 2022, during a rally and march in response to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade that protected abortion access nationwide.

Clark County health care providers voice support for abortion rights

Despite the Supreme Court’s decision Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, Washington and Oregon still have some of the strongest abortion protections in the country,…

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Registered nurse Jessalynn Dest looks across the room while treating a COVID-19 patient in the acute care unit of Harborview Medical Center, Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, in Seattle. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is deploying 100 members of the state National Guard to hospitals across the state amid staff shortages due to an omicron-fueled spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations. Inslee announced Thursday that teams will be deployed to assist four overcrowded emergency departments at hospitals in Everett, Yakima, Wenatchee and Spokane, and that testing teams will be based at hospitals in Olympia, Richland, Seattle and Tacoma.

After years of pandemic weariness, world of nursing begins to recover

When Allan Kinyua arrives for his evening shift at the UW Medical Center near Northgate, the special care unit buzzes with energy. Staffers cart meals…


This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Austin Butler in a scene from "Elvis." (Warner Bros.

‘Elvis,’ ‘Top Gun’ tie for box-office crown with $30.5M each

Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley biopic “Elvis” shook up theaters with an estimated $30.5 million in weekend ticket sales, but — in a box-office rarity —…

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Eduardo Armenta, with North East Trees, delivers trees to a resident along 113th Street in Watts in August 2021. Members of North East Trees help plant and maintain trees in the western part of Watts to eventually bring more shade for residents and to reduce heat in these neighborhoods.

L.A. needs 90,000 trees to battle extreme heat. Will residents step up to plant them?

In 2019, Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled an ambitious plan to plant 90,000 trees in Los Angeles by 2021 as part of L.A.’s Green New Deal.

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Rubin: Decision kills court’s credibility

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