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Sen. Ann Rivers talks one-on-one with voters at Felida Park on Thursday afternoon, June 10, 2021.

Sen. Rivers’ bills goals: Subsidize diapers, help foster teens

Friday proved to be a busy day for state Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, with several bills she is co-sponsoring appearing before Senate committees. One bill looks to aid teens…
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Braver Angels bridging the gap between blue & red in Clark County

You don’t have to follow politics very closely to feel the polarization in our country right now. Conflicts over the Capitol riot, pandemic safety rules, vaccinations, policing and other hot-button…
Election board worker Chuck Perine prepares ballots to be recounted by precinct while lending a hand to the recount of two tight races at the Clark County Elections Office on  Nov. 29.

Top Washington election official plans to focus on fighting misinformation

Washington state’s new chief elections official isn’t 100 percent sure about Gov. Jay Inslee’s idea of criminally charging politicians who lie about election fraud.
The Two Rivers Heritage Museum in downtown Washougal hosts group tours while its winter hours are limited. Camas Washougal Historical Society volunteer coordinator Lois Cobb, right, and her husband, Jim Cobb, the society's president, are among the many docents who lead the museum's tours.

Two Rivers Museum is a little-known trove of Clark County history

In the lowlands and spacious prairie next to the Columbia River sits the Two Rivers Heritage Museum, an unassuming treasure trove that displays the history of eastern Clark County.
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The PeaceHeath Southwest Medical Center emergency room.

Omicron COVID-19 variant straining Clark County hospitals

The omicron variant of COVID-19 is rampant in Clark County.


Ethan Miller works on his taxes at home in Silver Spring, Md., Friday, Jan., 21, 2022.

Taxpayers face overloaded IRS as filing season opens Monday

Count 30-year-old Ethan Miller among that subset of Americans who are actually eager to file their taxes once income tax filing season opens on Monday.


A cross country skier glides along the freshly groomed trails at Cabin Creek Sno Park near Easton, Washington on Dec. 19, 2021. When COVID-19 hit in the winter of 2020, many escaped cabin fever by hitting the ski trails and Nordic skis quickly became the new toilet paper - they were hard to find and sold out in stores. The ski boom has continued as the pandemic makes winter outdoor recreation appealing, but climate change means its future is uncertain.

Climate change makes the future of Nordic skiing uncertain

For the first time in 32 years, organizers of the Rendezvous Cross Country Ski Festival in West Yellowstone, Montana, had to cancel November’s traditional start-of-the-ski-season…

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FILE - A dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at Lurie Children's hospital, Nov. 5, 2021, in Chicago.   Three new U.S. studies offer more evidence that the COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who have received booster shots. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the studies, Friday. Jan. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y.

Studies suggest booster gives best protection against COVID

Three studies released Friday offered more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who received booster shots.


NatureScape's demonstration Wildlife Botanical Garden in Brush Prairie showcases a lush meadowscape.

Gardening with Allen: Meadowscaping worth a try

I was intrigued by the article on meadowscaping in The Columbian on Jan. 11. What is your reaction to this idea? Do you have any…

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Catherine Owens, 30, and her mother Vanette Owens, 58, who have been living in an Airbnb in recent weeks with financial support from their church, in the living room of a Tampa, Florida, apartment on Jan. 13, 2022. "When you're begging for help, 'please, they're going to evict me,' there???s nobody there," Catherine said.

The state of Florida promised her help with rent. Then she was evicted

Three days before Christmas, Catherine Owens found the pink notice taped to her door telling her she was being evicted from the Temple Terrace apartment…

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In Our View: Voters deserve better redistricting process

Jayne: Finding the limit to being woke

Estrich: President Biden skit is a Saturday night snore

Westneat: Officials on censorship surge

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