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"Taprooms create a center of gravity," said Steve Stuart, who as city manager in Ridgefield has seen an increase in midweek downtown visitors who are there to visit Ridgefield Craft Brewing. In the evenings, people come from the boat launch.

Brewing up revitalization in Clark County’s downtown areas

Craft brewers, taprooms play important role in invigorating business in downtowns of Clark County’s cities
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Vancouver police investigate backyard shooting

Vancouver police are investigating a shooting that occurred in a local backyard before dawn on Sunday.
News
Seattle firefighter and EMT Garth Stroyan administers a COVID-19 vaccination for Asya Strounine, 13, at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle on June 10, 2021.

Who is and isn’t getting COVID boosters in Washington — and why that’s causing worry

Filled with action figures, stickers and cartoons, Seattle Children’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic has kept busy for months, accommodating hundreds of immunization appointments per week. But staffers have noticed a glaring…
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A sign just off Highway 195 points the way to the electric vehicle charging station that was recently installed at the historic gas station in Rosalia, Washington.

Expansion of electric vehicle grid hits roadblocks in rural Washington

Just off Interstate 90 as it climbs the eastern side of the Cascades, Terra Sullivan and her family stumbled out of their car at an electric vehicle charging station outside…
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A screenshot of www.southwestach.org/healthconnect-hub

Nonprofits in Clark County among those awarded $2.5 million to improve access to health care

Last year, the Southwest Washington Accountability Communities for Health, or SWACH, used a $1 million federal grant to encourage better access to Covid vaccines for…

Business

President Joe Biden signs into law H.R. 4346, the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022.

Rush to build more chips puts environmental progress in peril

The CHIPS and Science Act, which President Joe Biden signed into law last week, was pitched as a once-in-a-lifetime chance to revitalize the U.S. semiconductor…

Northwest

A Stamp printed in USA devoted to Louisiana Purchase, 150th Anniversary, shows the statues of Monroe, Livingston and Marbois, circa 1953.

We the People: The nation’s pursuit of equality was promoted — and harmed — by the Louisiana Purchase

Each week, The Spokesman-Review examines one question from the Naturalization Test immigrants must pass to become United States citizens.

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Sports

Texas Rangers' Bubba Thompson, left, and Seattle Mariners catcher Curt Casali (5) watch Thompson's single that drove in two runs during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. Rangers' Meibrys Viloria and Nathaniel Lowe (30) scored on the play.

Seager, Sborz lead Rangers past Mariners 5-3

Corey Seager doubled twice and scored twice, including the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning, as the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 5-3 on…

Politics

Alaska U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, center, is shown at the grand opening of her reelection campaign office in Juneau, Alaska, on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022. Murkowski said she expects to be among the candidates who will advance from the Aug. 16, 2022, U.S. Senate primary in Alaska. Under a system approved by voters and being used in Alaska for the first time this year, the top four vote-getters in the primary, regardless of party affiliation, will advance to the November general election, in which ranked voting will be used.

Cheney and Murkowski: Trump critics facing divergent futures

They hail from their states’ most prominent Republican families. They have been among the GOP’s sharpest critics of former President Donald Trump. And after the…

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SEH America in east Vancouver is planning a major expansion of its wafer manufacturing facility.

SEH America plans 300,000-square-foot expansion to Vancouver campus

SEH America Inc. is planning a major expansion of its silicon chip manufacturing operation in Vancouver, according to preliminary documents filed with the city of…

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Flight nurse Duane Rorie prepares for a flight at North Colorado Medical Center on Aug. 1, 2022, in Greeley, Colorado. Med Evac is celebrating 40 years in Northern Colorado and took members of the media up for a short flight. Med Evac has flown more than 30,000 missions during those 40 years.

Air ambulances were designed for speed, but can now operate as mobile partial ICUs

When air ambulances first took off in the 1980s, they were mostly about getting patients to a hospital as fast as possible. But now they…

Life

Characters from the cartoon TV show "South Park," including Elton John, rear, with, from left, Kenny, Stan, Kyle and Cartman, featured in a 1998 episode.

‘South Park’ turns 25: Here are 10 essential episodes to watch

It’s been quite a journey since four boys from a quiet Colorado mountain town had to figure out why one of them had alien technology…

Nation / World

FILE - Farmer John Hawk looks over his land as his seed onion fields are watered in Holtville, Calif., Sept. 3, 2002. For the seven states that rely on the Colorado River that carries snowmelt from the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of California, that means a future with increasingly less water for farms and cities although climate scientists say it's hard to predict how much less. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is expected to publish hydrology projections on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, that will trigger agreed-upon cuts to states that rely on the river.

Deadline looms for drought-stricken states to cut water use

Banks along parts of the Colorado River where water once streamed are now just caked mud and rock as climate change makes the Western U.S.…

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Editorial cartoons for week of Aug. 14

In Our View: Biden’s legislative roll places focus on policy

Other Papers Say: Approve electoral reform act

Crook: Did search serve public?

McGrath: Biden should pardon Trump

Raising Cane's is coming to town. Which chain restaurant should be next?

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