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Vancouver firefighters battle a fire that burned in the Burnt Bridge Creek Greenway on Monday, threatening a row of houses atop a bluff overlooking the greenway. While fighters battled that blaze, another fire sparked a few miles away, which also threatened houses.

Clark County fire crews battle blazes

Clark County fire crews already got a taste of the summer fire season after battling several brush fires, two of which prompted evacuations, Monday afternoon.
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Keynote speaker Majora Carter, a community revitalization strategist, speaks to the audience at the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington's annual luncheon.

Community Foundation for Southwest Washington celebrates nonprofits, community members with luncheon

Urban revitalization strategist Majora Carter hasn’t spent much time in Southwest Washington, but the message she shared with a crowd of several hundred in Vancouver during her speech about the…
Clark County Business
A Comcast van parked on Esther Street in downtown Vancouver in 2011.

Clark County Council OKs Comcast agreement extension

The Clark County Council unanimously approved extending its franchise agreement with Comcast on Tuesday following a public hearing. The current agreement expires June 30.
Clark Public Utilities headquarters is pictured in Vancouver on Oct. 13, 2020.

Clark Public Utilities board decides to join nuclear power feasibility study

Despite several public objections decrying nuclear energy in the region, the Clark Public Utilities Board of Commissioners unanimously approved participation in a feasibility study for a small nuclear reactor development…
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The vehicle Clark County sheriff's deputies say sped away from a traffic stop Tuesday morning at more than 130 mph in the Orchards area. Deputies eventually arrested an 18-year-old Vancouver man on suspicion of attempting to elude a police vehicle.

18-year-old arrested after allegedly hitting 130 mph on Padden Parkway, says Clark County sheriff

Clark County sheriff’s deputies arrested an 18-year-old Vancouver man Tuesday morning after they say he sped away from a traffic stop at more than 130…


David Ullman, photographed at Martha Washington Park in Seattle on Friday, June 2, 2023, is mired in a dispute with the Employment Security Department over benefit overpayments.

Thousands of Washington workers remain trapped in unemployment overpayments

Amid concerns of recession and more layoffs in Washington later this year, the state’s unemployment system is still dealing with the burdens of the pandemic.


FILE - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signs House Bill 1240, which prohibits the manufacture, importation, distribution and sale of semi-automatic assault-style weapons in the state, April 25, 2023, at the state Capitol in Olympia, Wash. A U.S. judge on Tuesday, June 6, rejected a request to block a new Washington state law banning the sale of certain semi-automatic rifles, one of three measures recently signed by Inslee in an effort to reduce gun violence.

Judge rejects attempt to block new Washington state gun restrictions

A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a request to block a new Washington state law banning the sale of certain semi-automatic rifles, one of three…

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Mountain View running back Taj Albeck scores against Auburn in the 2015 Emerald City Kickoff Classic at Husky Stadium in Seattle. The state football championship games will be held at Husky Stadium at the end of the 2023 season.

Husky Stadium to host 2023 state football championships

High school football state championship games are headed to Husky Stadium in 2023.


FILE - Representatives from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund stand outside the Supreme Court in Washington, June 25, 2013, awaiting a decision in Shelby County v. Holder, a voting rights case in Alabama. A U.S. Supreme Court decision a decade ago that tossed out the heart of the Voting Rights Act continues to reverberate across the country. Republican-led states continue to pass voting restrictions that, in several cases, would have been subject to federal review had the court left the provision intact. (AP Photo/J.

Supreme Court tossed out the heart of Voting Rights Act a decade ago. Next ruling could go further

Within hours of a U.S. Supreme Court decision dismantling a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, Texas lawmakers announced plans to implement a strict…

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Herbert J. Campbell lived his devotion to The Columbian and Vancouver

The machine was tucked in a dusty black box, clasped with metal and a handle of leather.

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FILE - The overdose-reversal drug Narcan is displayed during training for employees of the Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), Dec. 4, 2018, in Philadelphia.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved selling overdose antidote naloxone over-the-counter, Wednesday, March 29, 2023, marking the first time a opioid treatment drug will be available without a prescription.

Washington has upped efforts to get naloxone into communities. Is it enough?

As nationwide rates of fentanyl overdoses have grown into a public health crisis, experts have pointed to naloxone as a way to save lives. But…


Mastodon bones are displayed at the Grand Rapids Public Museum on Thursday, May 18, 2023, in Grand Rapids, Mich. Some of the mastodon bones, found last summer in Newaygo County, will be unveiled as part of museum's "Ice Age: Michigan's Frozen Secrets" exhibit, which opens to the public on May 20.

‘Amazing’ mastodon discovery goes on display

A selection of bones belonging to a juvenile mastodon who roamed the woods of Michigan 13,000 years ago is now on display at the Grand…

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Earthquake strikes Haiti, collapses buildings, kills several people

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck Haiti’s southwest region early Tuesday morning, destroying homes and creating panic in the country’s Grand’Anse region, where heavy rains over…

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In Our View: Nuclear energy could be part of the solution

Crisp: Why GOP loves welfare work rule

Letter: Differences between squirrels

Letter: May Bonker rest in peace

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