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Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez addresses the crowd at the town hall, where she emphasized her approach in Congress as a voice for rural, middle-class communities.

Gluesenkamp Perez appointed to House agriculture and small business committees

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez was selected Thursday to serve on the House of Representatives agriculture and small business committees.
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(Amanda Cowan/The Columbian)

Jury in Warren Forrest murder trial hears recording of accused speaking of motivation for attacks

Suspected serial killer Warren Forrest told a parole board in 2014 his crimes in the 1970s weren’t about killing, they were about acting out his sexual desires, jurors heard Friday…
Courts & Crime
Battle ground High School (The Columbian files)

Battle Ground High School aims to improve student mental health

In the nearly two years since classes have reopened following the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the state have reported seeing students’ mental and emotional health worsen. Battle…
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Alki Middle School in Felida is in Vancouver Public Schools.

Lawsuits target Vancouver Public Schools, ex-janitor convicted of 137 counts of voyeurism

Two lawsuits were filed Thursday against Vancouver Public Schools and James Mattson, a former school janitor who was sentenced to 10 years in prison last Friday in the state’s largest-ever…
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Vancouver man accused of beating man with cinder block

A Vancouver man is accused of beating another man with a cinder block so badly he was in the ICU for several days and needed…

Business

FILE - The Treasury Department is seen near sunset in Washington, Jan. 18, 2023. The national debt is at the core of a dispute about how to raise the government's legal borrowing authority, which could come to a head this summer if the government runs out of accounting maneuvers to keep paying its bills.

Lots of sound and fury on US debt, but not a crisis — yet

For all the sound and fury about raising the nation's debt limit, most economists say federal borrowing is not at a crisis point ... at…

Northwest

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015 photo, a front end log loader transports logs at Swanson Group Manufacturing in Roseburg, Ore. In Oregon, mass timber is increasingly being viewed as a construction material that could help the state build more affordable homes and revive rural logging towns. A new prototype of a mass timber affordable housing unit was unveiled at the Port of Portland on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023.

Oregon pins hopes on mass timber to boost housing, jobs

Inside a warehouse at the industrial Port of Portland lies what some believe could be the answer to Oregon's housing crisis — a prototype of…

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Seattle Kraken center Matty Beniers (10) and Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak (81) chase a bouncing puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Tampa, Fla.

All-Star Matty Beniers to miss next 2 games for Kraken

Seattle Kraken rookie All-Star Matty Beniers will miss the team’s final two games before the All-Star break after taking a big hit from Vancouver’s Tyler…

Politics

Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel speaks at the committee's winter meeting in Dana Point, Calif., Friday, Jan. 27, 2023. (AP Photo/Jae C.

GOP Chair Ronna McDaniel defeats rival in leadership vote

Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel won her bid Friday to lead the GOP for two more years, prevailing in an election that highlighted fierce…

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A smelt dip on the Cowlitz River brings about a festival atmosphere as folks gather to have fun, and hopefully end up with a mess of smelt.

Prospects good for at least 1 Cowlitz River smelt dip

As February approaches, local sportsmen and women start to think about smelt dipping. Will the popular smelt dip take place on the Cowlitz River this…

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