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LEADOPTION Kelly Brady-Pavelko, nurse manager at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center's emergency department, has seen front-line health care workers' mental health suffer over the past year.

Critical care for critical workers in Clark County

Most people who work in hospitals expect back-to-back shifts, sleep deprivation, every imaginable bodily fluid, difficult patients, frightened families and the emotional burden of witnessing death.
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Auburn police Officer Jeff Nelson appears in King County Superior Court court in Kent, Wash. Nelson pleaded not guilty to charges in the killing of Jesse Sarey in 2019. Although Nelson has been investigated in more than 60 use-of-force cases since 2012, he wasn't on the King County prosecuting attorney's "potential impeachment disclosure" list, or Brady List, which flags officers whose credibility is in question due to misconduct, until after being charged in Sarey's death. An Associated Press investigation based on hundreds of documents and interviews with prosecutors, defense attorneys and experts on police reform found that prosecutors do not always used the lists to ensure accountability.

Tool for police reform rarely used by local prosecutors

Isaiah Obet was behaving erratically and in mental distress in 2017 when Officer Jeff Nelson ordered his police dog to attack and then shot Obet in the torso. Obet fell…
In this Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, photo, The Dalles Mayor Richard Mays looks at the view of his town and the Columbia River from his hilltop home in The Dalles, Oregon. Mays helped negotiate a proposal by Google to build new data centers in the town. The data centers require a lot of water to cool their servers, and would use groundwater and surface water, but not any water from the Columbia River.

Data centers intensify water fears in the Columbia River Gorge

Conflicts over water are as old as history itself, but the massive Google data centers on the edge of this Oregon town on the Columbia River represent an emerging 21st…

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Suzanne Mickelson, left, and Ellen Zacny, center, laugh while planting foliage in the Riveridge Neighborhood cul-de-sac island on Saturday morning.

Volunteers turn Vancouver traffic island into biodiverse native habitat

A group of volunteers began work on a neighborhood-beautification project in Vancouver’s Riveridge neighborhood on Saturday morning.


Rachel the Pig is the symbol for the Pike Place Market as well as a piggy bank for donations.  She's been at the market since 1986 and is the creation of Northwest sculptor Georgia Gerber.

For vendors of Seattle’s Pike Place Market, COVID was yet another test of survival

Like many vendors at Pike Place Market, Scott Chang isn’t sure when business will resume its pre-COVID normal.


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 The lighthouse on the northern tip of Patos Island, with Sucia Island and Orcas Island in the distance, looks toward Canada across The Salish Sea.

Researchers make surprising discovery while tracking Chinook salmon in Salish Sea, B.C.

Researchers made a surprising discovery while tracking Chinook salmon in both the foraging areas of endangered southern resident orcas and the growing, healthy population of…

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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., a key holdout vote on President Joe Biden's domestic agenda, chairs a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/J.

Biden ‘positive’ on budget deal; Manchin OK with wealth tax

Pivotal Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin appears to be on board with White House proposals for new taxes on billionaires and certain corporations to help pay for President Joe…

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La Center volleyball senior Summer Senske flexes as she talks to coach Cymany O'Brien before a match.

La Center volleyball senior Summer Senske grapples with loss of dad to COVID-19

It’s almost a given that at every La Center High School volleyball match, Summer Senske hears her father’s voice cheering from heaven’s window.

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It's not clear whether insurance premiums will rise when the No Surprises Act, which is meant to curb surprise medical bills, goes into effect.

Surprise-billing rule ‘puts a thumb on the scale’ to keep arbitrated costs in check

Patients are months away from not having to worry about most surprise medical bills — those extra costs that can amount to hundreds or thousands…


FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 file photo, Television journalist Katie Couric attends the 60th annual Clio Awards at The Manhattan Center in New York. Couric has a new book "Going There" out on Oct. 26.

In memoir, Couric writes of feeling betrayed by Lauer

On a summer day in the Hamptons last year, Katie Couric and her husband, John Molner, went out for a walk and saw a familiar…

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In this frame taken from video people gather during a protest in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. Military forces arrested Sudan's acting prime minister and senior government officials Monday, disrupted internet access and blocked bridges in the capital Khartoum, the country's information ministry said, describing the actions as a coup. In response, thousands flooded the streets of Khartoum and its twin city of Omdurman to protest the apparent military takeover. Footage shared online appeared to show protesters blocking streets and setting fire to tires as security forces used tear gas to disperse them.

Sudan’s military takes power in coup, arrests prime minister

Sudan’s military seized power Monday, dissolving the transitional government hours after troops arrested the prime minister. Thousands of people flooded into the streets to protest…

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