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The Night Loo is Vancouver resident Anna Meddaugh&rsquo;s solution for women and girls in refugee camps to relieve themselves without fear of assault. After use, women and girls toss in a super-absorbent pod, which absorbs urine and odor in a minute. The next day, the powdery contents can be poured out.

Vancouver woman designs award-winning Night Loo for women in refugee camps

You probably don’t think about your toilet when you get up to pee in the night. A private, clean and functional toilet is simply there when you need it, 24/7.
Health
The American Harmony is one of five American Cruise Lines ships that sail the Columbia River.

Cruise ships returning to Port of Camas-Washougal, months after cruise line went bankrupt

Two months after unexpectedly losing its docking agreement with American Queen Voyages, the Port of Camas-Washougal has partnered with another company to bring back cruise ships.
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Diana Tomback studies whitebark pine across the West in places like the Custer-Gallatin National Forest outside Yellowstone. (E.R.

Whitebark pines are in trouble. That means our water supply is, too

At the Dorena Genetic Resource Center near Cottage Grove, Ore., scientists are collecting whitebark pine cones, growing seedlings, examining them for resilience to disease and then gathering cones from the…
Northwest
Mohammed &ldquo;Giga&rdquo; Alqeeq, left, and Dwight Hughes of Clark College tour the school&rsquo;s cybersecurity lab. As the cybercrime industry has boomed, the college&rsquo;s 4-year-old cybersecurity bachelor&rsquo;s program is now operating at capacity.

Defending cyberspace: Cyberattacks have become a cost of doing business in Clark County

About seven years ago, Clark College’s technology lab was hacked. Today, that’s where students in the college’s new cybersecurity bachelor’s degree program are learning how to fend off similar attacks.
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A Clark County Sheriff's Office vehicle.

Man dead in shooting involving Clark County sheriff’s deputies in Salmon Creek

A man was killed in a shooting involving deputies Saturday at the Salmon Creek American Legion on Northeast 20th Avenue, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office…

Business

FILE - The exterior of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building is seen in Washington, on March 22, 2013. The IRS is promoting the improvements its made to its customer service since its received tens of billions in new funds through Democrats&rsquo; Inflation Reduction Act. Agency leadership is trying to bring attention to what&rsquo;s been done to repair the agency&rsquo;s image as an outdated and maligned tax collector. Monday, April 15, 2024, is the last day to submit tax returns or to file an extension.

It’s Tax Day. And your refund may be big this year

On this Tax Day, the IRS is promoting the customer service improvements the agency rolled out since receiving tens of billions in new funding dollars…

Northwest

Amazon's immense multi-level warehouse, called a fulfillment center, in Kent, Washington.

WA has one of the highest workplace injury rates in the U.S. But is that really a problem?

At first glance, Washington’s workplace injury numbers are alarming. According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, the state saw 3.9 injuries and illnesses for every…

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Politics

Former President Donald Trump leaves Trump Tower on his way to Manhattan criminal court, Monday, April 15, 2024, in New York. The hush money trial of former President Donald Trump begins Monday with jury selection. It's a singular moment for American history as the first criminal trial of a former U.S. commander in chief.

Prosecutors seek $3,000 fine against Trump over social media posts that they say violate gag order

Prosecutors in the New York hush money case against Donald Trump have asked a judge to fine the former president $3,000 over social media posts…

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Washington State wide receiver Lincoln Victor (5) carries the ball against Washington during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023, in Seattle. Washington won 24-21.

Lincoln Victor preparing for a life in pro football

In the months since declaring for the NFL Draft after a breakout senior season at Washington State, Vancouver’s Lincoln Victor has adjusted to life as…

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FILE - A line of Holstein dairy cows feed through a fence at a dairy farm in Idaho on March 11, 2009. As of April 11, 2024, a strain of the highly pathogenic avian influenza, or HPAI, that has killed millions of wild birds in recent years has been found in at least 24 dairy cow herds in eight U.S. states: Texas, Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Idaho, Michigan and North Carolina and South Dakota.

Bird flu is spreading to more farm animals. Are milk and eggs safe?

A bird flu outbreak in U.S. dairy cows has grown to affect more than two dozen herds in eight states, just weeks after the nation’s…

Life

This image released by A24 shows a scene from &ldquo;Civil War.&rdquo; (Murray Close/A24 via AP)

‘Civil War’ review: Divided we stand, barely, with Kirsten Dunst as a war-torn photographer

Much like America itself, writer-director Alex Garland’s “Civil War” is a precarious sort of success almost in spite of itself, and despite being its own…

Nation / World

FBI agents get on board the cargo ship Dali on Monday, April 15, 2024 in Baltimore. The FBI is conducting a criminal investigation into the deadly collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge that is focused on the circumstances leading up to it and whether all federal laws were followed, according to someone familiar with the matter.

FBI opens criminal investigation into Baltimore bridge collapse, AP source says

The FBI is conducting a criminal investigation into the deadly collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge that is focused on the circumstances leading up to it…

Economic Forecast &#8211; March 2024

Economic Forecast – March 2024

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Opinion

April 13: Retirement Costs

Editorial Cartoons for Week of April 8

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Safe Stay support; blah Blazers

Other Papers Say: Probe death at detention center

Leubsdorf: RFK Jr. running on name

Hill: Do U.S. taxpayers get their money’s worth?

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