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Jan. 20, 2021

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Camara Banfield  (The Columbian files)

Clark County prosecutor Banfield named to Superior Court

Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Clark County Chief Criminal Deputy Prosecutor Camara Banfield as the county’s next Superior Court judge, a first for a woman of color in Clark County.
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Alabama senior Thomas Fletcher (45) celebrates as head coach Nick Saban is soaked in Gatorade after their win against Ohio State in the College Football Playoff national championship game Jan. 11 in Miami Gardens, Fla. Fletcher, whose 55 career starts were the most on Alabama, was named the winner of the Patrick Mannelly Award, given to the nation's top collegiate long snapper.

Former Skyview player Thomas Fletcher reaches college football pinnacle with Alabama

It takes a special type of person to be a football team’s long snapper. It's not a job for everyone, but it's perfect for former Skyview High School player Thomas…

Clark County reports four more deaths as COVID-19 rate hits new record high

Clark County's COVID-19 activity level rebounded to record highs in the latest data released Tuesday by Clark County Public Health. Four new deaths were reported.
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Syringes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a tray in a vaccination room at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C.

Clark County accepting requests for new phase of coronavirus vaccination

Clark County is now accepting requests for COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone older than 65, and anyone older than 50 who lives in a multigenerational household.

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Clark County Public Health Educator Sandi Kendrick looks down at a dummy used to demonstrate how to administer lifesaving measures given to clients in "rescue kits" for overdose victims at the Harm Reduction Center in November 2014. In addition to working with REAL, Kendrick focused on many other areas of public health, including the county's syringe exchange program.

Clark County Public Health retiree Sandi Kendrick keeps it REAL

Cars drove by and honked their horns. One person danced in the yard. Others dropped off balloons and cards. Sandi Kendrick’s son watched the parade…


The site at the Port of Kalama where NW Innovation Works is proposing a 90-acre methanol plant.

Ecology denies key permit for proposed Kalama methanol plant

The state Department of Ecology Tuesday denied a key permit for the $2.3 billion proposed Kalama methanol plant, citing a "significant increase in greenhouse gas…


A monarch butterfly is seen in Vista, Calif., in 2015. The number of western monarchs wintering along the California coast has plummeted, researchers announced Tuesday.

Monarch butterfly population closer to extinction

The number of western monarch butterflies wintering along the California coast has plummeted precipitously to a record low, putting the orange-and-black insects closer to extinction,…

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Columbia River's Nick Alder (5) pitches during the game against Centralia in the first round of the 2A district baseball tournament at Columbia River High School in Vancouver on Tuesday May 7, 2019.

WIAA: Spring sports set for Season 2, winter sports for Season 3

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced Tuesday night that traditional spring sports will leapfrog winter sports as high school athletics return to play in the…


President Donald Trump gestures as he boards Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. Trump is en route to his Mar-a-Lago Florida Resort.

Trump leaves White House, says ‘It’s been a great honor’

Donald Trump pumped his fist and waved as he departed the White House on Marine One Wednesday for the last time as president, leaving behind…

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A vial with the COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at PeaceHealth Urgent Care Memorial on Tuesday morning.

Clark County Fairgrounds will be one of mass COVID-19 vaccination sites in Washington

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday announced a plan to set up vaccination sites statewide with help from the National Guard and others as part…

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