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Evergreen school board members Victoria Bradford, left, and Superintendent John Boyd, right, listen to public comment Tuesday evening during a board meeting at Evergreen headquarters. Like other meetings in recent months, Tuesday's session featured testimonies from parents frustrated with unaddressed safety concerns and staffing shortages.

Vancouver parents group that formed amid Evergreen teachers strike continues advocacy

Evergreen Public Schools was closed for seven days to start the school year as teachers went on strike amid stalled contract negotiations. The closures spawned confusion, frustration and anger among…
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Writer artist Bija Gutoff found that the visual arts provided her with an outlet for her feelings as she faced her second cancer diagnosis in less than a decade. Her work is featured at Legacy Cancer Healing Center's 2023-24 Art in Residence exhibit.

Cancer patient’s work featured in exhibit at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

Facing her second cancer diagnosis in less than a decade, freelance writer and artist Bija Gutoff found that pink ribbons and encouraging words were not enough to get through a…
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PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, under construction in June, is among the businesses and agencies getting money from the state for solar and battery projects and planning.

Solar, battery projects in Clark County get $250K from state

To tackle the state’s ambitious clean energy goals, the Washington Department of Commerce is awarding millions to communities statewide to prioritize solar and battery storage.
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These clams were all dug on the northern end of the Long Beach Peninsula, a few hundred yards north of the Oysterville Approach.

WDFW approves four days of coastal razor clam digs beginning Friday

The first round of razor clam digging opportunities at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, and Copalis begin Friday, Sept. 29, as announced by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife shellfish…

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Vancouver police: Two missing boys found in Idaho

Law enforcement in Idaho took two boys Vancouver police previously said had been abducted by their mother into protective custody Tuesday.


FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2013 file photo, a special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children, better known as WIC, bag sits on a shopping cart waiting to be loaded into a recipient's vehicle at a center in Jackson, Miss.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

Food benefits for low income families at risk in a government shutdown, White House says

As Congress barrels toward a partial government shutdown, the White House Monday warned that a program that helps millions of low income families afford healthy…


A Mason County strike team works on mopping up in the Gray Fire area in eastern Washington.

Separate lawsuits allege Inland Power caused Gray fire

Two separate lawsuits filed Tuesday afternoon blame a faulty Inland Power and Light Company outdoor light for sparking the Gray fire, which devastated the Medical…

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FILE - Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard brings the ball up against the New York Knicks during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, March 14, 2023.

Damian Lillard traded from Blazers to Bucks, ending long saga

Damian Lillard is being traded by Portland to play alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo in Milwaukee, according to a person with knowledge of the agreement.


FILE - President Ronald Reagan speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Dec. 8, 1988, in Washington.

Ronald Reagan famously spoke of the ‘ash heap of history.’ So do several GOP candidates today

The words don’t stir the collective national memory like, “ Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.”

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Leslie Lewallen announced she is running for the 3rd District congressional seat held by Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez.

New GOP contender — a Camas city councilor — complicates Republican attempt to win back WA congressional seat

Republicans are desperate to recapture the southwest Washington congressional seat they lost in 2022. But first they must settle who will carry the GOP torch…

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Washington's Paid Family and Medical Leave program allows eligible workers to receive up to 12 weeks paid time off for the birth or adoption of a child or for a serious medical condition of the worker or the worker's family member, or 16 weeks for a combination of both.

As paid family leave claims rise in Washington, the wait for benefits gets longer

Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave program wants to hire 49 more employees to deal with steadily rising demand that has some people waiting over…


NASA astronaut Frank Rubio is helped out of the Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft just minutes after he and Russian cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin, landed in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023.  The extended mission means that Rubio now holds the record for longest spaceflight by an American.

Three astronauts return to Earth after a year in space. NASA’s Frank Rubio sets US space record

A NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts returned to Earth on Wednesday after being stuck in space for just over a year. American Frank Rubio…

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FILE - A general view shows the aftermath of a wildfire in Lahaina, Hawaii, Monday, Aug. 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Jae C.

An old car tire, burnt trees and a utility pole may be key in finding how the Maui wildfire spread

Melted remains of an old car tire. Heavily burned trees. A charred stump of an abandoned utility pole.

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