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James Patrick Seefried, 73, of Battle Ground appears Dec. 2, 2022, in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree theft. Clark County sheriff's deputies say Seefried, a former staff member of the Moose Lodge Chapter 2423, Dollars Corner, stole more than $30,000 from the organization.

Battle Ground man in court, accused of stealing $30K from Dollars Corner Moose Lodge

A former staff member of the Moose Lodge Dollars Corner chapter is accused of stealing more than $30,000 from the organization.
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The newest Clark County Superior Court judge, Tsering Cornell, poses for a portrait in her Vancouver courtroom. As the daughter of two Tibetan immigrants, Cornell remains connected with local Tibetan groups. The community celebrated her judicial appointment, which it says makes her the first Tibetan American judge in the United States.

Judge Tsering Cornell honors legal, Tibetan community that blazed trail to Clark County Superior Court

As Tsering Cornell took her oath in July to become a Clark County Superior Court judge — the county’s first Asian American judge — behind her the gallery was full…
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Richard Eugene Knapp, then-57, makes a first appearance in Clark County Superior Court on May 1, 2019 in connection with the 1994 rape and strangulation death of a woman in Vancouver.

Charges dismissed against Oregon man accused in Vancouver cold case murder

The murder charges against a Fairview, Ore., man in connection with the 1994 rape and strangulation death of a Vancouver woman were dismissed Wednesday. 
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Jodi Wall, the executive director for early care and education at ESD 112 in Vancouver, spoke before the House Children, Youth and Families Committee on Thursday about the need for increased federal funding in Head Start and ECEAP programs.

ESD 112 official urges lawmakers to support early learning in Southwest Washington

Effective child care and early-learning opportunities are often described as linchpins for economic progress; they allow parents to feel comfortable going to work, knowing their children are in a safe,…
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Vancouver man sentenced to 14 years for burglary, groping

A Vancouver man was sentenced Nov. 17 to nearly 14 years in prison for breaking into two apartments in the middle of the night in…


FILE - City workers remove garbage floating on the Negro River, which has a rising water level due to rain, in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil, June 6, 2022. More than 2,000 experts plan to wrap up early negotiations Friday, Dec. 2, on plastic pollution at one of the largest global gatherings ever to address the crisis.

Negotiators take first steps toward plastic pollution treaty

On Friday afternoon more than 2,000 experts will wrap up a week of negotiations on plastic pollution at one of the largest global gatherings ever…


FILE - Officers investigate the deaths of four University of Idaho students at an apartment complex south of campus on Nov. 14, 2022, in Moscow, Idaho. It's been nearly three weeks since four University of Idaho students were found stabbed to death in a home near campus, but there are still more questions than answers surrounding the investigation.

EXPLAINER: Deaths of 4 Idaho students fuel online sleuths

The deaths of four University of Idaho students nearly three weeks ago has riled up thousands of would-be armchair sleuths, many of whom are posting…

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Portland Thorns FC head coach Rhian Wilkinson resigned Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, just five weeks after she led the team to the NWSL championship.

Thorns coach resigns after players ask her to step down

Portland Thorns coach Rhian Wilkinson resigned Friday, just five weeks after she led the team to the National Women’s Soccer League championship.


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis waves as he arrives for a news conference at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, on Key Biscayne, Fla. The Governor announced increased funding for the environmental protection of Biscayne Bay.

DeSantis 2024 prospects prompt Fla. lawmakers to review law

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may need some help from the state Legislature if he proceeds with a highly anticipated bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

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A fish, possibly a summer steelhead or coho salmon, attempts to leap Lucia Falls.

Last call for salmon on Southwest Washington rivers

Local rivers have been full of fall salmon over the last three months, and we are now in the last weeks of the action. Late…

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FILE - New York Police Department officers wake up sleeping passengers and direct them to the exits at the 207th Street station on the A train, Thursday, April 30, 2020, in the Manhattan borough of New York. In New York City's latest effort to address a mental health crisis on its streets and subways, Mayor Eric Adams announced Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022, that authorities would more aggressively intervene to help people in need of treatment, saying there was "a moral obligation" to do so, even if it means providing care to those who don't ask for it.

National 988 mental health hotline back up after outage

The nation’s 988 hotline, intended to help anyone experiencing a mental health emergency, was back up and running Friday after a daylong outage.


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White elephant gifts that are a steal

White elephant gift exchanges are among the most popular holiday party activities. The gist of the game is simple: Each attendee brings a low-cost gift…

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A  view of a phone tower of Ukrainian mobile telephone network operator Kyivstar seen in the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022. With Ukraine racing to keep communications lines open in wartime, the country's phone operators have mobilized more than usual to help people stay in touch -- such as by revving up generators to power mobile towers after Russian strikes took out the electricity they usually run on.

Ukrainian engineers scramble to keep mobile phones working

With Ukraine scrambling to keep communication lines open during the war, an army of engineers from the country’s phone companies has mobilized to help the…

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