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Sharol Lucey, a 76-year-old Vancouver resident, is among the longest-living heart transplant patients in the region. She sits near a picture of her heart donor, Steven Haugen, who died in 1997, making her life possible.

Two families, one heart: OHSU heart transplant patient from Vancouver lives life to the fullest almost three decades after surgery

The heart that brought two families together 26 years ago still beats rhythmically in Sharol Lucey’s chest.
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Mount Adams rises above Trout Lake in Klickitat County. The U.S. Geological Survey&rsquo;s Cascades Volcano Observatory is proposing to install five real-time monitoring stations around the volcano to detect lahars, which would give neighboring communities time to evacuate.

A lahar on Mount Adams would put thousands at risk but monitoring stations would warn of dangerous flows

As Pat Arnold plucked weeds from her yard with a view of snow-capped Mount Adams, she navigated around large boulders that hint at the volcano’s destructive past.
Engineering and landscape architecture firms presented three designs for the city of Washougal&rsquo;s Town Center Revitalization Project, including a preferred option (pictured) and two alternatives, to the Washougal City Council Monday, Nov. 20, 2023.

Washougal considers ‘preferred’ option for town center project with outdoor community space near future library

Washougal City Council members are leaning toward one design option for the city’s future Town Center Revitalization Project, but said they will require more detailed information before making a final…
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Crown Park has been Camas&rsquo; living room for decades, but many of its facilities are getting old. The city&rsquo;s parks commission hopes the city council will approve plans to spend $6.3 million to update the entire park.

Long-awaited remodeling of Crown Park in Camas on cusp of realization

The long-awaited remodeling of Crown Park, Camas’ “outdoor living room,” is on the cusp of realization.
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The Clark County Sheriff officers close off Highway 99 in Hazel Dell after a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run collision early Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023.

Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run collision in Hazel Dell early Saturday morning

A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run incident early Saturday morning on Highway 99 in Hazel Dell, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office reported.


Betsy Quiroa shops at a market-style food pantry at the Carver Center in Port Chester, N.Y., Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023. A growing number of states are working to keep food out of landfills over concerns that it is taking up too much space and posing environmental problems. Some states including New York are requiring supermarkets and other businesses to redirect food to food pantries.

Tackling climate change and alleviating hunger: States recycle and donate food headed to landfills

When Sean Rafferty got his start in the grocery business, anything that wasn’t sold got tossed out.


Visitors look at a replica of NASA&rsquo;s Mars Rover Opportunity during its unveiling ceremony at the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum in Bengaluru on June 1, 2023.

NASA feels a ‘sense of urgency’ to get to Mars. Idaho scientists could help us get there

China has repeatedly stunned the U.S. intelligence community in the last five years with rapid progress in its space exploration program, landing a rover on…

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Seattle Mariners' Jarred Kelenic, right, high-fives teammate Teoscar Hernandez, left, as they celebrate a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rockies in a baseball game, Sunday, April 16, 2023, in Seattle. Kelenic drove in the only run of the game, an RBI single in the sixth inning to score Ty France.

Mariners trade Jarred Kelenic, Marco Gonzales to Braves

The Atlanta Braves acquired outfielder Jarred Kelenic, pitcher Marco Gonzales and infielder Evan White from the Seattle Mariners on Sunday night for right-handed pitchers Cole…


Republican presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump, right, is introduced by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott at the South Texas International Airport Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023, in Edinburg, Texas. Abbott and Trump help serve a Thanksgiving meal to Texas state troopers and guardsmen.

Trump calls Biden the ‘destroyer’ of democracy despite his own efforts to overturn 2020 election

Former President Donald Trump on Saturday attempted to turn the tables on his likely rival in November, President Joe Biden, arguing that the man whose…

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Police lights flash on the roof of a vehicle Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023, in Vancouver.

East Vancouver drive-by shooting puts man in hospital with life-threatening wounds

A 25-year-old man suffered life-threatening gunshot wounds in a drive-by shooting early Thursday morning at an apartment complex in east Vancouver.

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Ranking Member Lou Correa (D-CA) shakes hands with Colonel Jason Jefferis, the head of contracting activities with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, during a joint Homeland Security subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill on July 18, 2023, in Washington, DC. Members of the subcommittee on Border Security and Enforcement and Oversight, Investigations, and Accountability held the hearing to discuss the halting of building the wall along the southern border.

Momentum builds for psychedelic therapies for troops, vets

In 2004, Mike Gemignani enlisted in the Army after graduating from high school. A forward observer, he directed artillery units and Apache attack helicopters to…


&ldquo;Behind the Seams,&rdquo; by Dolly Parton.

These books make great 2023 holiday gifts

Stumped for a holiday gift? Go to the bookstore.

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A group of young entrepreneurs from Port-au-Prince are helping farmers in northern Haiti grow peppers. This variety known as &ldquo;Piman Bouk,&rdquo; is among the peppers being developed in Paulette, Haiti. The first shipment was recently sent to Florida in April 2023 by the company AGRILOG.

An experiment in Haiti is making once-arid lands fertile, and poor farmers into money-makers

At first sight, the nearly four acres of farmland in this rural hamlet in northeast Haiti resembles more of a desert than a thriving agricultural…

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In Our View: U.S.-China cooperation good for Washington

Other Paper Say: Answer clear for learning loss

Harrop: ‘Farm-to-table’ problematic

Donnelly: Participation in caucus process affects results

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