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Washougal City Hall (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Washougal council mulls 5-year strategic plan recommendations

The city of Washougal “will be a safe, vibrant and friendly community that successfully balances growth and expanding economic opportunity while preserving the community’s natural beauty and the unique amenities…
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Fisher Investments in Camas (The Columbian files)

Fisher Investments: Camas offices won’t close over HQ shift to Texas

Fisher Investments will not close its Camas offices as it moves its corporate headquarters to Texas, but the financial advisory firm said it will allow staffing numbers in Camas to…
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Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle addresses over 100 community members gathered for the State of the City event at Firstenburg Community Center on Monday, March 27, 2023. Participants were invited to discuss big picture questions that will help shape the City’s long-term vision for the community.

Vancouver’s State of the City address returns in person

Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle gave her first in-person State of the City address in four years Monday night at the Firstenburg Community Center — and the community showed up, with…
Clark County Politics
Austin A. Bell, 21, appears Monday in Clark County Superior Court on a warrant for charges of first-degree murder, first-degree assault and drive-by shooting. He's charged as an accomplice in a March 11 fatal shooting outside a Safeway on Mill Plain Boulevard in Vancouver.

Second suspect in fatal shooting outside Vancouver Safeway held on $1M bail

A judge ordered a Portland man be held on $1 million bail in connection with the March 11 fatal shooting outside a Safeway on Mill Plain Boulevard in Vancouver.
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Firearms and suspected drugs, including fentanyl pills, seized in connection with a drug trafficking investigation tied to a white supremacist prison gang. A Ridgefield man was one of 27 people federally indicted in connection with the trafficking ring.

Ridgefield man indicted in connection with a drug trafficking ring

A Ridgefield man is one of 27 people indicted by a grand jury in connection with a drug trafficking ring tied to a white supremacist…


FILE - In this July 3, 2014, file photo, the Microsoft Corp. logo is displayed outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash. Microsoft is infusing generative AI tools into its Office software, including Word, Excel and Outlook emails. The company said Thursday, March 16, 2023 the new feature, named Copilot, is a processing engine that will allow users to do things like summarize long emails, draft stories in Word and animate slides in PowerPoint. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Microsoft Seattle-area layoffs top 2,700 with tech giant’s latest cuts

Microsoft has laid off 559 workers from its Bellevue and Redmond operations Monday, bringing the total of Seattle-area cuts to 2,743, or more than a…


A King County Metro bus driver wipes down a handrail before stepping onto a bus Monday, May 11, 2020, in Seattle. The coronavirus pandemic has plunged Puget Sound-area transit agencies into crisis-planning mode, as ridership and revenue has plunged and predictions that people will not be returning to buses and trains in large numbers anytime soon. The Seattle Times reports that beyond the immediate health crisis, the pandemic threatens to undo years of transit growth and plunge local transit systems into a financial setback worse than the Great Recession in the late 2000s.

Seattle buses, trains to get detectors to study how fentanyl smoke moves

A few buses and light-rail trains in King County are being outfitted with fentanyl detectors, in a research program to determine how drug smoke circulates…

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Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks to reporters before the MockCon event at University Chapel at Washington and Lee University Tuesday, March 21, 2023, in Lexington, Va. (Scott P.

AP Sources: Judge rules Pence must testify before grand jury

A federal judge has ruled that former Vice President Mike Pence will have to testify before a grand jury in the Justice Department's investigation into…

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Layla Stewart's auntie, Lashay Taylor, in purple memorial shirt, grieves at a community vigil Sunday for the 7-year-old girl and her mother, Meshay Melendez, in Esther Short Park.

Hundreds gather to mourn, honor Meshay Melendez and daughter Layla

Slain mother and daughter Meshay "Karmen" Melendez and Layla Stewart will be remembered for being “so full of energy and life." No matter how bad…

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