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Jarrod A. Wiebe, 34, left, takes advantage of a plea deal Friday previously offered to him in his 2013 case. The Washington State Court of Appeals vacated his 2014 convictions after ruling in December that his attorney failed to notify him that his statements to law enforcement would be admissable at trial because his co-defendants had taken similar plea deals.

Originally sentenced to 45 years, lookout in 2013 Ridgefield robbery gets 54 months

A Snohomish man who was serving a 25-year prison sentence in a 2013 Ridgefield home-invasion robbery was given a second chance after the Washington Court of Appeals vacated his convictions…
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I-205 rollover in Vancouver kills passenger

An Oregon man was killed Thursday night in a single-vehicle, rollover crash on northbound Interstate 205 near the Mill Plain Boulevard overpass, according to the Washington State Patrol.
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Jordan Spisla, 27, appears Friday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder. Spisla is accused of torturing a man after he allegedly said the man disrespected him.

Vancouver man charged with attempted murder after beaten victim found in field

A Vancouver man was arrested Thursday after police say he tortured another man for days, with beatings and a pellet gun, at a house near Arnold Park.
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The City of Vancouver's Waterfront Gateway development with four new buildings aims to be its own district and also connect Esther Short Park to The Waterfront Vancouver.

Vancouver City Council studies proposed Waterfront Gateway Project

The parking lots and grass fields around Vancouver City Hall are going to drastically change into four buildings with 420 new apartments — including 100 in the “affordable” category —…
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Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez will face Republican Joe Kent in the general election for the 3rd District congressional seat currently held by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler.

Perez, Kent sharpen positions in 3rd District race

The top two candidates for the 3rd Congressional District are sharpening their attacks and honing their strategies for reaching voters who would have otherwise supported…


While Washington regulators created new rules to protect farmworkers who harvest during the heat and smoke, worker advocates say the protections fall far short of what’s necessary.

Proposal would keep worker heat protections in place all year in Washington

New rules for people working outside in Washington may be in place year-round under a proposal from the state Department of Labor and Industries.


FILE - In this May 9, 2017 file photo, signs are posted near the entrance to the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Richland, Wash. A federal judge on Thursday, June 13, 2019 rejected the Trump administration’s challenge to a Washington state law that makes it easier for former workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation to win workers compensation benefits.

Both sides of Washington tell Biden what it will really take to clean up Hanford nuclear site

Disparate interests in the Northwest have found something they can agree on — the need for a sustained spending boost of more than $1 billion…

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Washington State wide receiver Lincoln Victor (85) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Central Michigan during the second half of the Sun Bowl NCAA college football game in El Paso, Texas, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.

Washington State receiver Lincoln Victor ‘becoming that voice’ for Cougar football team

Lincoln Victor will be a first-year Washington State football starter this year, but he's already become one of the most respected voices in the locker…


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, in Washington. A flagship Democratic economic bill perched on the edge of House passage Friday, placing President Joe Biden on the brink of a back-from-the-dead triumph on his climate, health and tax goals that could energize his party ahead of November's elections.

Congress OKs Dems’ climate, health bill, a Biden triumph

A divided Congress gave final approval Friday to Democrats' flagship climate and health care bill, handing President Joe Biden a back-from-the-dead triumph on coveted priorities that…

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FILE - Registered pharmacist Sapana Patel holds a bottle of Monkeypox vaccine at a Pop-Up Monkeypox vaccination site on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in West Hollywood, Calif.

Clark County has 3 cases of monkeypox

Clark County now has three cases of human monkeypox virus, after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared it a public health emergency. There…

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FILE - A sign asks those getting vaccinated to keep 6 feet apart during the vaccination event, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at Nevada Union High School in Grass Valley, Calif. The CDC has again revised its COVID guidelines, further relaxing quarantine recommendations and dropping the recommendation that people stay at least 6 feet away from each other.

CDC drops quarantine, screening recommendations for COVID-19

The nation's top public health agency on Thursday relaxed its COVID-19 guidelines, dropping the recommendation that Americans quarantine themselves if they come into close contact…


FILE - Anne Heche arrives at the premiere of "The Tender Bar" on Dec. 12, 2021, at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. Heche was in the hospital Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, following an accident in which her car smashed into a house and flames erupted, a representative for the actor told People magazine. The representative, who was not identified, told the magazine that Heche was in stable condition a day after Friday's accident.

Anne Heche, TV, film and stage actor, dies at 53 from injuries sustained in LA car crash

Anne Heche, the Emmy- and Tony-nominated actor whose work in “Six Days Seven Nights,” “Another World” and dozens of other projects dovetailed with a groundbreaking…

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Workers carry a coffin with unidentified remains of a civilian murdered by the Russian troops during Russian occupation in Bucha, on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. Eleven unidentified bodies exhumed from a mass grave were buried in Bucha Thursday.

Buried as numbers, more of Bucha’s victims are laid to rest

With graves marked only with numbers, not names, burial services were held Thursday for 11 more unidentified bodies found in Bucha, the town outside the…

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