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Lewis River Highway is closed in both directions near Cougar.

Lewis River Highway closed near Cougar as Southwest Washington rivers under flood warning

A landslide has closed the Lewis River Highway near Cougar at milepost 35 in both directions, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.
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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…
The Clark County Public Service Center is pictured in Vancouver on Tuesday, April 14, 2020.

Judge awards $1.3M in fees to 3 Latino Clark County Public Works employees who won hostile workplace lawsuit

A federal judge Friday awarded three Latino Clark County Public Works employees $1.3 million in attorney fees after a jury previously found in favor of their hostile work environment claims…
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A colorful mural on the side of the new Fourth Plain Community Commons celebrates the diversity of the neighborhood and its residents.

Vancouver raises income limits for Affordable Housing Fund homeownership projects to make benefits available to more people

The Vancouver City Council voted Monday to increase the income limits for homeownership projects using Affordable Housing Fund money and the amount of funds these projects can receive, from $50,000…
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Shahala Middle School in Vancouver.

Shahala Middle School student arrested after knife threat

A student at Shahala Middle School was arrested Tuesday afternoon after threatening another student with a knife in a portable classroom outside the main school…


During the late June heat wave in 2021, Clark Public Utilities' peak demand for power was 62 percent higher than usual, causing extra load on its substations and power lines.

Clark Public Utilities could consider rate increase in face of $17.7 million shortfall

Facing a $17.7 million budget shortfall, the Clark Public Utilities Board of Commissioners will consider possible rate increases come January, a step the utility hasn’t…


Heavy rain causes high water and flooding along Highway 101 in Tillamook, Ore., on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023.

2 bodies found in creeks as atmospheric river drops record-breaking rain in Pacific Northwest

People were rescued from raging rivers and roads submerged by high waters and authorities were investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were found…

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Evergreen’s Dez Daniel (2) looks to push the ball up the court in a non-league boys basketball game against Seton Catholic on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023, at Evergreen High School.

Evergreen boys basketball team can go far with combination of size, shooting

Plainsmen hit 13 3-pointers Tuesday against Seton Catholic, including seven in first quarter


FILE - Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., talks during a press conference to call for a ceasefire in Israel and Gaza on Capitol Hill, Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, in Washington. Pressley and Sen. Peter Welch, D-Vt., have introduced legislation that would guarantee the right to vote in federal elections for all citizens convicted of a felony.

Pressley, Welch introduce legislation to guarantee right to vote for people with felonies on record

Congressional Democrats have introduced legislation that would allow people convicted of a felony to vote in federal elections, a proposal that if enacted could restore…

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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…

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FILE - Menthol cigarettes and other tobacco products are displayed at a store in San Francisco on May 17, 2018. White House officials will take more time to review a sweeping plan from U.S. health regulators to ban menthol cigarettes, an unexpected delay that anti-tobacco groups fear could scuttle the long-awaited rule. Biden administration officials indicated Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023 the process will continue into next year, targeting March to implement the rule, according to a regulatory agenda posted online. Previously, the rule was widely expected to be published in early January.

White House delays menthol cigarette ban, alarming anti-smoking advocates

White House officials will take more time to review a sweeping plan from U.S. health regulators to ban menthol cigarettes, an unexpected delay that anti-tobacco…


FILE - Taylor Swift performs during &ldquo;The Eras Tour&rdquo; in Nashville, Tenn., May 5, 2023. According to Spotify Wrapped, Swift was 2023&rsquo;s most-streamed artist globally.

Taylor Swift makes even more history as Time magazine’s 2023 Person of the Year

Taylor Swift will never, ever, ever get tired of breaking records and making history, it seems.

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Law enforcement officers head into the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, campus after reports of an active shooter, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas sheriff says at least 3 victims in university campus shootings, though conditions unknown

A person opened fire Wednesday on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus, and at least three victims were taken to hospitals, according to police…

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In Our View: Habitat for Humanity celebrates milestones

Camden: More liberals donate to justices

Letter: How to pay for immigrants?

Letter: Railroad falls short of goal

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