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The Interstate 5 Bridge crosses the Columbia River.

Panel discusses Interstate 5 Bridge tolling scenarios, including low-income program, weekend rates and heavy truck tolls

Construction on a new Interstate 5 Bridge is expected to begin in early 2026, and tolling will help cover the $5 billion to $7.5 billion price tag.
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Former Camas High School science teacher Dale Croswell, left, emcees as second grader Miles Nichols of Lacamas Elementary School asks astronaut Michael Barratt a question about space via video link. Barratt, a graduate of Camas schools, is now aboard the International Space Station and will return to Earth in the fall.

Camas students ‘keep in touch’ with space through video conference with astronaut

If growing up to be an astronaut used to be an unlikely dream, now it’s simply a “career choice,” Dr. Michael Barratt said Thursday.
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The Clark County Courthouse.

Washougal man charged with voyeurism, accused of recording women in bathroom

A Washougal man is facing voyeurism charges after allegedly hiding a cellphone camera inside a home he was hired to clean.
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Members of the House convene on the first day of the legislative session at the Washington state Capitol, Monday, Jan. 8, 2024, in Olympia.

Washington voters favor anti-tax initiatives — for now

The three tax initiatives destined for Washington’s November ballot are popular with voters, according to the results of a new Cascade PBS/Elway Poll.

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A fire at Lincoln Place left a person with severe burns Thursday morning.

Fire at Lincoln Place in downtown Vancouver injures resident

One person was hospitalized for severe burns after a fire early Thursday morning at Lincoln Place apartments in downtown Vancouver.


As air conditioning has become more common and the region&rsquo;s population has continued to grow, Clark Public Utilities is now seeing peaking energy usage in both the summer and winter months.

Clark Public Utilities braces for peak energy use this summer

Overall demand for electricity has increased as Clark County’s population has grown.


Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

Capital gains tax receipts in Washington tumble

Capital gains tax collections in Washington have plummeted in their second year, creating potential challenges for the next governor and legislative budget writers in 2025.

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Prairie's Will Foster (left) and Mountain View's Juan Pasillas-Stanton pose for a photo after going 1-2 in the Class 3A boys shot put on Thursday at Mount Tahoma High School. The 3A GSHL went 1-2-4 in the event.

4A/3A/2A track and field: Will Foster of Prairie wins state title as 3A GSHL dominates shot put as state meet opens

How fitting, Prairie’s Will Foster and Mountain View’s Juan Pasillas-Stanton said, that the Class 3A boys shot put competition turned out like it did. 


Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during the 36th Annual Candlelight Vigil to honor the law enforcement officers who lost their lives in 2023, during the National Police Week at the National Mall in Washington, Monday, May 13, 2024.

Border bill fails Senate test vote as Democrats seek to underscore Republican resistance

Senate Democrats are trying for a second time to push ahead with a bill to clamp down the number of migrants allowed to claim asylum…

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Genevieve Fisher of Vancouver, from left, takes a break in the front yard of the house she purchased with her mom while joined by tenants Stephaun Gallaread and Helen Lowdermilk.

Vancouver woman creates home for people with mental illness or who’ve been chronically homeless

Life used to look a lot different for Siddhartha Fisher. He was a gifted child — class president of his elementary school and winner of…

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FILE - Marijuana plants are displayed at a shop in San Francisco, Monday, March 20, 2023. Daily and near-daily marijuana use is now more common than similar levels of high-frequency drinking in the U.S., according to an analysis of survey data over four decades, according to research published Wednesday, May 22, 2024, in the journal Addiction.

Daily marijuana use outpaces daily drinking in the US, a new study says

Daily and near-daily marijuana use is now more common than similar levels of drinking in the U.S., according to an analysis of national survey data…

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This undated photo provided by Miranda Thompson, shows her stepson Tyler Thompson, 21, of West Jordan, Utah, who has been identified as one of the Americans reportedly involved in a foiled coup plot in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Family of American caught in Congo failed coup says their son went to Africa on vacation

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) — The family of an American caught up in a failed coup attempt in Congo said their son, Tyler Thompson,…

Economic Forecast &#8211; March 2024

Economic Forecast – March 2024

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May 24: The Reich Stuff

Editorial Cartoons for Week of May 20, 2024

In Our View: FAA reauthorization win for travelers, Congress

Frazier: Foundational problems

Letter: I-5-only tolls will cause problems

Letter: Israel needs new leadership

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