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A honeybee collects nectar and pollen from a seablush flower in April at the wildflower restoration meadow at the Gates Foundation campus in Seattle.

Warmth brings rise in pollen count in Clark County

Temperatures in Clark County will rise this weekend — and so will the pollen count.
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Top Stories: Death certificate debacle; Camas one of the best places to live; shooting spree

Here are some of the top stories of the week on columbian.com.
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From the newsroom: Documenting journalism’s junkyard

I am afraid of rats. My wife doesn’t like snakes. And journalists are scared of a company called Alden Global Capital.
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Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, standing, speaks to the group at a roundtable discussion about homelessness hosted by PeaceHealth on Friday at the Water Resource Education Center in Vancouver.

Groups target homelessness: Discussion hosted by PeaceHealth examines challenges, notes seniors increasingly affected

PeaceHealth convened a roundtable of politicians, housing organizations and nonprofits Friday to discuss how Clark County is working to end homelessness.
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A pair of weeks-old baby squirrels rest on a blanket Wednesday at Squirrel Refuge in Vancouver. The organization rescues baby squirrels, opossums, mice, rabbits and other critters.

Clark County residents urged to take hands-off approach to baby animals encountered in the wild

You’re out for a walk, enjoying a sunny spring day, when you suddenly spot a baby squirrel out of its nest or maybe a tiny…

Business

Jody Criner plays slots Feb. 6 at the Rain Rock Casino in Yreka, Calif.

An Oregon tribe’s casino bid sparks furor over what land tribes can rightfully call home

It was midafternoon at the Rain Rock Casino in this faded Gold Rush town, and Jody Criner had just won $47 on the Dancing Drums…

Northwest

It’s fuzzy. It’s blurry. It’s weird and alarming. But the so-called Patterson-Gimlin film fragment from 1967, which purports to show Bigfoot ambling off into the Northern California woods, has never been debunked.

WA phenomena featured on Netflix show of the unexplained

The latest season of “Files of the Unexplained” has been released on Netflix. The series looks at unexplained phenomena across the country, diving into what’s…

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Sports

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…

Politics

U.S. Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., speaks during a televised debate for candidates in the senate race to succeed the late California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Monday, Jan. 22, 2024, in Los Angeles.

Katie Porter is optimistic about the future of her congressional seat — and her career

Since Democratic Rep. Katie Porter launched her losing bid for Senate, an air of discontent has simmered quietly — and not so quietly — among…

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Construction of the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington began in 1933 and was completed in 1942. It is the largest hydropower producer in the U.S. and also part of the Columbia Basin Project, irrigating more than 600,000 acres.

Superfund plan for Columbia River sparks debate in Northwest

It would create one of the largest Superfund sites in America and the first in which most of the toxic pollution comes from another country.…

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Deb Robertson sits with her 12 year-old dog Mazi in the hallway before a meal with family and friends at her Lombard, Ill., home Saturday, March 23, 2024. Robertson didn&rsquo;t cry when she learned two months ago that the cancerous tumors in her liver were spreading, portending a tormented death. But later, she cried after receiving a call that a bill moving through the Illinois Legislature to allow certain terminally ill patients to end their own lives with a doctor&rsquo;s help had made progress.

‘I’m dying, you’re not’: Those terminally ill ask more states to legalize physician-assisted death

On a brisk day at a restaurant outside Chicago, Deb Robertson sat with her teenage grandson to talk about her death.

Life

A monument to the first transpolar flight stands at Pearson Field Airport in Vancouver, where a Soviet crew landed successfully in 1937.

Clark County History: How a Vancouver monument helped thaw the Cold War

When the Cold War ended in 1991, few considered the thaw had started in Vancouver 16 years earlier. In 1975, Russian delegates came to Pearson…

Nation / World

Amanda Darrow, director of youth, family and education programs at the Utah Pride Center, poses with books that have been the subject of complaints from parents on Dec. 16, 2021, in Salt Lake City.

Librarians fear new penalties, even prison, as activists challenge books

When an illustrated edition of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” was released in 2019, educators in Clayton, Mo., needed little debate before deciding to keep…

Economic Forecast &#8211; March 2024

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Opinion

April 13: Retirement Costs

Editorial Cartoons for Week of April 8

In Our View: Focus on restoring healthy forests, lush habitats

Westneat: Washington time warp

Lewallen: GOP attempt to force unity will fracture party

Other Papers Say: Emphasize law enforcement

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