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Police at the scene of the fatal shooting of William Abbe on Fourth Plain Boulevard and Stapleton Road on April 28, 2020.

Details of the 15 fatal law enforcement shootings in Clark County since 2020

There have been 15 fatal shootings by the various law enforcement agencies in Clark County since 2020. 
Courts & Crime
The Vancouver Barracks bandstand is one of the landmarks on the new National Park Service free, self-guided cellphone tour.

Find hidden stories of familiar grounds with Fort Vancouver’s self-guided tour

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site’s parade grounds hold special significance in the region’s history. Its verdant, treeless expanse and gentle southward slope make it one of Vancouver’s best vantage points.…
Clark County Life
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Statewide initiative aimed at teen drivers: ‘Your life is just beginning’

June through September are the most dangerous months for traffic fatalities in Washington, especially among young drivers. With school out for summer, state traffic officials are urging caution for teen…
Schools
Washougal City Councilor Tia Robertson holds a firehose during the Washington State Council of Firefighters&rsquo; Fire Ops 101 event March 21 in Richland.

Firefighting training at Fire Ops 101 was ‘eye-opening’ for Washougal City Council member

Tia Robertson eyed the ladder perched on the side of the eight-story building with a mixture of trepidation and exhilaration. On one hand, she is terrified of heights; on the…
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Could the Columbia Palisades mixed-used development be the perfect location for a new performing arts center in Clark County? Organizers think so.

After years looking at downtown, the dream of a Clark County performing arts center moves to east Vancouver

make that decades — of unsuccessful attempts to bring a concert hall and performing arts center to downtown Vancouver, project boosters are looking east.

Business

Antonio Espinoza, a supervisor with the Gras Lawn landscaping company, uses a gasoline-powered leaf blower to clean up around a housing development Tuesday in Brick, N.J. New Jersey is one of many states either considering or already having banned gasoline-powered leaf blowers on environmental and health grounds.

U.S. bans on gas-powered leaf blowers gain ground

The roar of the leaf blower has become an inescapable part of daily life in communities across America, leading towns and states to ban or…

Northwest

The creator of the  “Running from COPS” podcast, Dan Taberski, told the Inlander in 2019 that having a film crew on the scene may have motivated  Spokane County deputy Sam Turner's actions when he collided with a suspect on a bicycle with his squad car during a filming session in 2017.

Resurrected reality TV series ‘Cops’ to return to Spokane County despite local, nationwide critiques

The reality television show “Cops,” which has faced national scrutiny in recent years for its depiction of law enforcement, will return to the region this…

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Sports

Portland Timbers forward Jonathan Rodríguez, center, scores past Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Yohei Takaoka during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, June 22, 2024, in Portland, Ore.

Rodriguez, Mora score to give Timbers a 2-0 win over Whitecaps

Jonathan Rodriguez and Felipe Mora scored first-half goals and the Portland Timbers went on to a 2-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps in a Cascadia…

Politics

A police officer walks across the plaza of the Brooklands Plaza Splash Pad in Rochester Hills, Mich., where police say there was an active shooter Saturday, June 15, 2024.

Swing-state legislatures diverge on election-year gun measures

States continued to diverge on gun policy this year, with especially intense debate in the swing states that will decide November’s election.

Editor's Choice

The Vancouver School of Arts and Academics is pictured May 1, 2020.

Vancouver Schools of Arts and Academics will limit cellphones in classrooms; district could follow suit as it looks at issue this summer

The Vancouver School of Arts and Academics sent out a notice to families last week that it will adopt a new policy to limit classroom…

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This image provided by NJOY in 2024 shows packaging for the company's menthol-flavored electronic cigarette product. On Friday, June 21, 2024, the Food and Drug Administration authorized the first menthol-flavored electronic cigarettes for adult smokers, the government’s strongest indication yet that vaping flavors can reduce the harms of traditional tobacco smoking. The FDA said it authorized four menthol e-cigarettes from NJOY, the vaping brand recently acquired by tobacco giant Altria, which also makes Marlboro cigarettes.

FDA OKs first menthol e-cigarettes, citing potential to help adult smokers

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized the first menthol-flavored electronic cigarettes for adult smokers, acknowledging that vaping flavors can reduce the harms of…

Life

This &ldquo;revival tabernacle&rdquo; used in Yakima County possibly resembled the one constructed in 1909 in Vancouver for a similar &ldquo;spiritual awakening&rdquo; religious event.

Clark County history: “Tabernacle Day”

Vancouver unofficially declared Jan. 11, 1909, “Tabernacle Day” as several local churches erected a space large enough to house the attendees expected for the “Cyclone”…

Nation / World

FILE - A home burns as the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif., Nov. 8, 2018. Former executives and directors of Pacific Gas & Electric have agreed to pay $117 million to settle a lawsuit over devastating 2017 and 2018 California wildfires sparked by the utility's equipment, it was announced Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022.

Should FEMA recognize extreme heat and wildfire smoke as ‘major disasters’?

The nation’s top emergency response agency has long been a lifeline for cities and states struggling with disaster. When hurricanes strike, earthquakes rattle, and tornadoes…

Economic Forecast &#8211; March 2024

Economic Forecast – March 2024

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Opinion

June 22: Stormy Election

Editorial cartoons for week of June 17, 2024

In Our View: Cellphone bans are in students’ best interest

Other Papers Say: Bump stock ruling misses point

Westneat: GOP makes message clear

Local View: Use direct language when police shoot someone

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