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The historic smokestack at Providence Academy.

Vancouver’s historic Providence Academy smokestack to be removed

The Vancouver City Council ruled Monday to uphold a demolition permit for the Providence Academy’s landmark smokestack.
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Clark County school districts see strong vaccine response

Monday marked the deadline for public, private and charter school employees in Washington to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. Those who failed to do so must either have filed…
Clark County News
FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2021, file photo, Jenny Park, right, a clinical pharmacist with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, explains the two-shot dosing of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during a one-day vaccination clinic set up in an Amazon.com facility in Seattle. Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, was the final day for thousands of workers in Washington to prove they've been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to keep their jobs. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Deadline arrives for unvaccinated Washington state workers; suit to block mandate fails

Monday is the final day for thousands of workers in Washington who want to keep their jobs to prove they’ve been fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
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The Elwood is a permanent supportive housing development at 6317 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. in Vancouver. The building is specifically tailored to serve people with disabilities who have been chronically homeless.

Vancouver housing designed to promote healing

When The Elwood opened its doors to tenants in March, dozens of the region’s most vulnerable residents gained access to stable, affordable housing.
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Derik Ford.

Former Washougal mayoral candidate dies

Derik Ford, the former Washougal mayoral candidate, has died, according to the Washougal Police Department.

Business

Christopher Smith is a stage hand working on setting up a show at the Paramount Theater in Seattle on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. He is back to work as the pandemic lifts -- but the end of benefits isn't what made that happen.

Less ‘ghosting,’ more hiring. Did the end of federal pandemic jobless benefits ‘solve’ Northwest’s labor crunch?

After months of short-staffing, unanswered job listings and ghosted interviews, some Seattle-area employers say they’re seeing more job seekers since the extra $300-a-week in federal…

Northwest

A marijuana bud is seen before harvest Sept. 30, 2016, at a rural area near Corvallis, Ore. On Wednesdaythe same day that Jackson County declared a state of emergency amid a sharp increase in illegal cannabis farms, police raided a site that had about two tons of processed marijuana and 17,500 pot plants.

National Guard’s help sought to fight illegal Oregon pot grows

On the same day last week that a Southern Oregon county declared a state of emergency amid a sharp increase in illegal cannabis farms, police…

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Sports

Washington State coach Nick Rolovich walks on the field after the team's NCAA college football game against Stanford, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Pullman, Wash. Washington State won 34-31.

WSU fires Rolovich for refusing vaccine

Washington State fired football coach Nick Rolovich on Monday for refusing a state mandate that all employees get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Politics

Former President Donald Trump speaks during his Save America rally in Perry, Ga., on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.

Trump files lawsuit to block release of Jan. 6 documents

Former President Donald Trump on Monday sought to block the release of documents related to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection to a congressional committee investigating…

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Nicole Kluka serves breakfast to Brian and Leah Trudell at The Diner Vancouver. As fans of diners and midcentury style, the Trudells were excited for their first visit.

The Diner Vancouver reopens – ‘It’s like a family here’

“It’s always happy here,” Jamie Warren said over French toast at The Diner Vancouver.

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FILE - This image provided by Biogen on Monday, June 7, 2021 shows a vial and packaging for the drug Aduhelm. The first new Alzheimer's treatment in more than 20 years was hailed as a breakthrough when regulators approved it in June 2021, but its rollout has been slowed by questions about its price and how well it works.

In quiet debut, Alzheimer’s drug finds questions, skepticism

The first new Alzheimer’s treatment in more than 20 years was hailed as a breakthrough when regulators approved it more than four months ago, but…

Life

Romina Atzin sweeps up harvested hops at Perrault Farms in Toppenish in Yakima County on Sept. 16. Washington has 71 percent of the more than 60,000 acres of hops planted in the U.S. as of June. Nearly all of that acreage is in the Yakima Valley. (Matt M.

Hop growers balance demands of craft beers with climate concerns

With the rise of craft breweries in the mid-2000s, Washington hop growers went from anonymous commodity suppliers for multinational beer makers to collaborators with primarily…

Nation / World

A man lays a candle at a new memorial at a mass grave to some 60 Jews, executed during the Holocaust in Wojslawice, Poland, on Thursday Oct. 14, 2021. It is one of many mass grave sites to be discovered in recent years in Poland, which during World War II was occupied by Adolf Hitler's forces.

Sites where Germans killed Jews are dedicated in Poland

The Polish witnesses of the German crime in Wojslawice lived for decades with the memories of their Jewish neighbors executed in 1942. They remembered a…

Your Vote: A guide to voting in Washington

Your Vote: A guide to voting in Washington

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Editorial cartoons for the week of Oct. 18

In Our View: Inslee should suspend WA Cares program law

Other Papers Say: History will be harsh on Trump

Leubsdorf: Schumer-McConnell split is bad for everyone

Letter: Common courtesy is lacking

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