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Bernie Crouse wades through water outside his home after the nearby South Fork Stillaguamish River crested early in the morning flooding several houses in this neighborhood, Dec. 5, 2023,  in the Arlington area of Seattle, Washington. Crouse got his dog Max out of the basement as it began flooding, after getting a call from another neighbor.

Atmospheric river soaks Pacific Northwest with record-breaking rain and warm winter temperatures

An atmospheric river has brought heavy rain, flooding and warm winter temperatures to the Pacific Northwest, closing rail links, schools and roads as it shattered daily rainfall and temperature records…
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Commissioners for the Port of Vancouver unanimously approved the port&rsquo;s $102 million 2024 budget last week, a $24.1 million increase over last year&rsquo;s budget.

Port of Vancouver’s 2024 budget climbs $24M over 2023

The Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners approved the port’s $102 million budget last week, a $24.1 million increase over last year’s budget.
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A screen shot from a Battle Ground City Council meeting on Nov. 20.

Battle Ground city council meeting livestream interrupted by pornography broadcast

Battle Ground residents tuning into the city council’s regular meeting Monday night got more than they bargained for when the YouTube livestream was suddenly interrupted by a graphic broadcast of…
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Abe Lepak speaks to the media after five people were killed Sunday in an apparent murder-suicide in his Orchards neighborhood, according to the Clark County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office, as seen Monday morning.

Shooter kills wife, adult daughters and brother before turning gun on himself in apparent murder-suicide in Orchards

A man shot his wife, their two adult daughters and his adult brother before turning the gun on himself, leaving five dead Sunday in an Orchards house. The apparent murder-suicide…
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Leticia Amezcua looks for clothes Aug. 16 at The Giving Closet. Amezcua said she&rsquo;s been shopping for her family here for 15 years.

‘We’ve been saved’: Community steps up for The Giving Closet in Vancouver, keeping store for low-income people open

A few months ago, Denise Currie thought her store with free items for people with low incomes, The Giving Closet, would close by Christmas. But…


A person holds a Starbucks Coffee card in 2007.

How gift card rules in WA could change

In purses, wallets and drawers across the country, gift cards are languishing unspent.


Guards work to change the restraints on an inmate March 14, 2015, at the at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla.

‘Unexpected’ deaths increase to 29 in Washington’s state prisons

At least 29 people died unexpectedly in Washington’s state prisons from July 2022 to June 2023, according to a new state report.

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FILE - Megyn Kelly poses at The Hollywood Reporter&rsquo;s 25th annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast, Dec. 7, 2016, in Los Angeles. With the fourth Republican presidential primary debate scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, the young NewsNation television network will almost certainly reach the largest audience in its history.

The fourth GOP debate will be a key moment for the young NewsNation cable network

By airing the fourth Republican presidential primary debate scheduled for Wednesday — again, minus Donald Trump — the young NewsNation television network will almost certainly…

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Can you get a ticket for running a broken red light in Washington? Maybe.

What should you do if a red light won’t change? Can you run it? Here’s what WA law says

Have you ever stopped at a red light and waited for the signal to turn green, but it was taking longer than usual or it…

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Research has already established that exposure to car fumes can lead to increased risk of stroke or heart attack.

Traffic exhaust could increase blood pressure, study finds

Even brief exposure to highway pollution could cause significant increases in blood pressure, a new study from the University of Washington has found, adding to…


An axolotl swims in a tank at the Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City. Ecologists from Mexico&rsquo;s National Autonomous University relaunched a fundraising campaign late last month to bolster conservation efforts for the axolotl &mdash; an iconic, endangered, fish-like type of salamander.

Mexican ‘Adoptaxolotl’ campaign races to save iconic, endangered species from pollution and non-native trout

Ecologists from Mexico’s National Autonomous University relaunched a fundraising campaign on Nov. 24 to bolster conservation efforts for the axolotl, an iconic, endangered, fish-like type…

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FILE - Palestinians transport a captured Israeli civilian, Adina Moshe, from her home in Kibbutz Nir Oz to the Gaza Strip on Oct. 7, 2023. An Associated Press review of hundreds of messages shared among Nir Oz residents, security camera footage and Hamas instruction manuals show the group planned ahead of time to target civilians, a change in tactic that heavily impacted how the war in Gaza played out.

‘We are officially hostages.’ How the Israeli kibbutz of Nir Oz embodied Hamas hostage strategy

The Hamas attack on the kibbutz of Nir Oz started a little after 6:30 a.m. on Oct. 7 and lasted long into the afternoon, with…

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In Our View: Study finds state’s rest areas need a break

Westneat: Republicans flee ‘liberal hell’

Letter: Don’t change railroad’s purpose

Letter: Reject third-party candidates

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