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Construction workers lend a hand building homes at the Cedars community in Brush Prairie in July.

Clark County housing market looking healthier in July report

For Clark County residents thinking about buying a home, there’s good news: The market is starting to look up.
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Doug Ness, then The Columbian's finance director, operates a backhoe to take one of the first "bites" of the former Jantzen swimwear factory in 2006. The Columbian bought the property, now the location of Grand Central Fred Meyer, with the intention of building an office, but later sold the site.

Doug Ness, retired CFO who guided The Columbian through tough times, dies at 77

Doug Ness, retired chief financial officer of The Columbian and longtime Columbia River Economic Development Council board member, died early Thursday at age 77 after a long illness.
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A skateboard-weilding vandal smashed multiple windows at Geme Art and two other businesses in downtown Vancouver on Tuesday. A man was later arrested in connection with the incident.

Vandal smashes windows at three Vancouver businesses

A man is accused of smashing out the windows of three downtown Vancouver businesses with a skateboard Tuesday morning, causing extensive damage to an art gallery and supply shop.
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Morning sun illuminates a sign on the side of a building at Clark College in Vancouver on a Friday morning in January.

Clark College violated law regarding construction project funding, says Washington auditor

A whistleblower investigation report released Thursday by the Office of the Washington State Auditor found that Clark College staff failed to comply with state law…

Business

Alcoa's Intalco Works smelter near Ferndale circa 2001.

Will federal climate legislation help reopen a Washington aluminum plant?

The federal health care and climate legislation signed Tuesday by President Joe Biden includes tax credits and grant money that would help subsidize the cost…

Northwest

Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs, right, a Democrat, and Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson, left, running as a nonpartisan, take part in a debate, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, in Olympia, Wash., with Melissa Santos, center, of Axios Local, moderating. Hobbs and Anderson are seeking to fill the remaining two years of the term of Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman, who left to take a key election security job in the Biden administration. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Party labels among topics in Washington secretary of state debate

Democratic Secretary of State Steve Hobbs and nonpartisan Pierce County Auditor Julie Anderson agreed on many things Wednesday in their first debate ahead of the…

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Sports

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (7) drops to pass as Chicago Bears' Kyler Gordon (6) closes in during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, in Seattle.

Error-prone Seahawks struggle in 27-11 preseason loss to Bears

Geno Smith did little to distinguish himself in his battle with Drew Lock for Seattle’s starting quarterback job as the sloppy Seahawks fell 27-11 to…

Politics

FILE - The healthcare.gov website is seen, on Dec. 14, 2021 in Fort Washington, Md. Millions of people in the United States will be spared from big increases in health care costs next year after President Joe Biden signed legislation extending generous subsidies for those who buy plans through federal and state marketplaces.

Biden bill to help millions escape higher health care costs

Millions of people in the United States will be spared from big increases in health care costs next year after President Joe Biden signed legislation…

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One person was killed in a crash in Hazel Dell on Tuesday.

Driver killed after crashing into pole, house in Hazel Dell

The driver of a vehicle was killed Tuesday in Hazel Dell after crashing into a power pole, striking a house and being ejected from the…

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