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A Vancouver firefighter sprays the outside of a burned building Monday, June 5, 2023, on Northeast 68th Avenue in Vancouver. .

Warm, dry, windy weather fans dangerous brush fires in Vancouver area

Warm, dry and windy conditions fanned several vegetation fires on Monday afternoon, including two that prompted evacuation warnings in two Vancouver area neighborhoods.
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Vancouver man claims self-defense in beating death at motel

A Vancouver man is claiming self-defense in the January beating death of another man in a local motel, his defense attorney said Monday during opening statements in his murder trial.
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Crime scene tents mark where shell casings lie as Vancouver Police officers stand in the Heights Shopping Center parking lot on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at the site of a fatal shooting.

Man fatally shot by police at Vancouver shopping center identified

The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office identified a 43-year-old Vancouver man as the person fatally shot by police May 30 in a central Vancouver shopping center parking lot.
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2/19/03 - Photo by Dave Olson - The Red Lion Hotel at the Quay as seen from the Interstate Bridge.

Crossing the Columbia River a constant in a developing Vancouver

When Vancouver’s city manager began his career in Clark County in the ’90s, Portland’s bedroom community to the north was perhaps best known for its strip malls, downtown cardrooms and…
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An 18-year-old man was killed Sunday night when the car he was riding in crashed into a tree on  Southeast Columbia Way. The driver, a 21-year-old man, was ejected from the car and taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Speed, alcohol suspected in Vancouver crash that killed 18-year-old man

An 18-year-old man was killed Sunday night when the car he was riding in crashed into a tree at high speed on Southeast Columbia Way.


David Ullman, photographed at Martha Washington Park in Seattle on Friday, June 2, 2023, is mired in a dispute with the Employment Security Department over benefit overpayments.

Thousands of Washington workers remain trapped in unemployment overpayments

Amid concerns of recession and more layoffs in Washington later this year, the state’s unemployment system is still dealing with the burdens of the pandemic.


This photo provided by the Washington State Department of Transportation shows smoke from a wildfire burning south of Lind, Wash. on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. Sheriff's officials are telling residents in the town of Lind in eastern Washington to evacuate because of a growing wildfire south of town that was burning homes.

The Washington fire season forecast has officials worried about this summer

Washington state is expected to have a worse fire season than normal this summer through September.

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Second-year Ridgefield Raptors players Trent Prokes (8) and Jake Tsukada (14) play catch prior to the start of the Raptors' season-opening exhibition game against the Cowlitz Black Bears on Thursday, June 1, 2023, at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Corvallis beats Ridgefield Raptors 6-2 to sweep opening series

There are few tougher ways to start a baseball season than facing a team that has won the past six West Coast League championships. That’s…


Republican presidential candidate and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his wife, Casey, walk to the stage during U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst's Roast and Ride, Saturday, June 3, 2023, in Des Moines, Iowa.

California investigating whether DeSantis involved in flying asylum-seekers from Texas to Sacramento

Officials were investigating Tuesday whether Florida’s Gov. Ron DeSantis was behind a flight that picked up asylum-seekers on the Texas border and flew them —…

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A construction crew works on the Riverside Bowl Skatepark, at 2900 N.E. Third Ave., on May 21. Washougal skateboarder Tim Laidlaw has been documenting the project, which has skateboarders concerned about the final product.

Skateboarders criticize park build in Camas; City, contractor respond

A group of local skateboarders following renovations at the city of Camas’ newly named Riverside Bowl Skatepark say they are worried about the park’s final…

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FILE - The overdose-reversal drug Narcan is displayed during training for employees of the Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), Dec. 4, 2018, in Philadelphia.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved selling overdose antidote naloxone over-the-counter, Wednesday, March 29, 2023, marking the first time a opioid treatment drug will be available without a prescription.

Washington has upped efforts to get naloxone into communities. Is it enough?

As nationwide rates of fentanyl overdoses have grown into a public health crisis, experts have pointed to naloxone as a way to save lives. But…


Mastodon bones are displayed at the Grand Rapids Public Museum on Thursday, May 18, 2023, in Grand Rapids, Mich. Some of the mastodon bones, found last summer in Newaygo County, will be unveiled as part of museum's "Ice Age: Michigan's Frozen Secrets" exhibit, which opens to the public on May 20.

‘Amazing’ mastodon discovery goes on display

A selection of bones belonging to a juvenile mastodon who roamed the woods of Michigan 13,000 years ago is now on display at the Grand…

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World War II reenactors walk on Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, Tuesday, June 6, 2023. The D-Day invasion that helped change the course of World War II was unprecedented in scale and audacity. Nearly 160,000 Allied troops landed on the shores of Normandy at dawn on June 6, 1944.

Normandy marks D-Day’s 79th anniversary, honors WWII veterans

ON OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — An overwhelming sound of gunfire and men’s screams. That’s how World War II veteran Marie Scott described D-Day, as…

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Letter: Differences between squirrels

Letter: May Bonker rest in peace

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