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Meshay Melendez and daughter Layla Stewart, 8, have been missing since March 12.

Vancouver man accused of violating no-contact order with woman who’s now missing

A Vancouver man is accused of violating a no-contact order with his girlfriend, among other allegations, in a December drive-by shooting case. Vancouver police say the woman and her 7-year-old…
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A second arrest has been made in a shooting in a Safeway parking lot in Vancouver that left one person dead.

Second arrest made in fatal shooting outside Vancouver Safeway

A second man was arrested Monday morning in connection with a fatal March 11 shooting outside a Safeway on Mill Plain Boulevard in Vancouver.
Courts & Crime
Woodland City Hall is pictured in Woodland on Monday, April 13, 2020.

Woodland City Council appoints Aaron Alderman to fill vacancy

The Woodland City Council appointed Aaron Alderman, 53, to the council Monday, filling the empty seat left behind by Karl Chapman when he resigned last month.
Clark County News

The price of inflation in Clark County

Rent. Food. Utilities. Education. Just about everything is getting more expensive in Clark County.
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WA Secretary of State Steve Hobbs is concerned about other states pulling away from a voter-roll database intended to safeguarding against voter fraud, as election deniers are now targeting that multi-state system, known as ERIC. (Matt M.

As election deniers target the U.S. voter database, Washington worries

In 2012, Washington and several other states helped form a nonprofit to help clean voter rolls and improve the accuracy of voter registration nationwide. Since…


As executive director of Furry Friends, Jenn Hutchman has her paws full. From managing staff, facilitating adoptions, to performing intake medical checkups for the shelter's newest tenants.

Working in Clark County: Jenn Hutchman, Furry Friends

For avid readers of the In Your Neighborhood section of the Sunday paper, the name Furry Friends is likely to ring a bell.


FILE - The execution chamber at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution is shown as Security Institution Warden Randy Blades look on in Boise, Idaho on Oct. 20, 2011. A bill that would allow Idaho to kill condemned inmates by firing squad is headed to the governor's desk after passing the Legislature with a veto-proof majority. Firing squads will only be used if the state cannot obtain the drugs needed for lethal injections. (AP Photo/Jessie L.

Idaho OKs veto-proof bill to allow execution by firing squad

Idaho is poised to allow firing squads to execute condemned inmates when the state can't get lethal-injection drugs, under a bill the Legislature passed Monday with a…

Good Night



Professional mixed martial arts fighter Ed Herman, left, instructs two students during a class at Fabiano Scherner Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Hazel Dell. Herman and Don Stoner, center, are owners of the gym, which opened last June.

Ahead of next MMA fight, Vancouver’s Ed Herman branches into ownership, promotion

Despite his nickname “Short Fuse,” Ed Herman has made longevity the hallmark of his mixed-martial-arts career. The 42 year old from Vancouver is the longest-tenured…


FILE - Proud Boys leader Henry "Enrique" Tarrio wears a hat that says The War Boys during a rally in Portland, Ore., Sept. 26, 2020. Federal prosecutors have rested their seditious conspiracy case against former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and four lieutenants charged with plotting to stop the peaceful transfer of presidential power from Donald Trump to Joe Biden after the 2020 election. Jurors will hear testimony by defense witnesses before they begin deliberating.

Prosecutors rest in Proud Boys case; Vancouver man testifies

Federal prosecutors on Monday rested their seditious conspiracy case against former Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio and four lieutenants charged with plotting to stop the transfer of…

Editor's Choice

Cascade Middle School students wave signs Friday, March 17, 2023, from inside the school fence along 18th Avenue. The student-organized protest was in response to a proposal to eliminate several positions across schools in the Evergreen School District in order to make up a $19 million budget shortfall for the 2023-24 school year.

Cascade Middle students walk out to protest Evergreen district budget cutsvideo icon

Bright blue skies greeted student protesters from Cascade Middle School on Friday morning in Vancouver, as they walked out in protest of $19 million in…

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Rosa Johnson prepares her mobile needle exchange in Reno, Nev., Tuesday, March 7, 2023. With U.S. overdose fatalities at an all-time high, state legislatures are considering tougher penalties for possession of fentanyl, the powerful opioid linked to most of the deaths. Proponents say prosecutors and police need more tools to help with the fight because fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are so deadly, accounting for the majority of U.S. overdose deaths.

With overdoses up, states look at harsher fentanyl penalties

State lawmakers nationwide are responding to the deadliest overdose crisis in U.S. history by pushing harsher penalties for possessing fentanyl and other powerful lab-made opioids…


This image released by Paramount+ shows Patrick Stewart as Picard, left, and Ed Speleers as Jack Crusher in the "No Win Scenario" episode of "Star Trek: Picard."  (Trae Patton/Paramount+ via AP)

‘Star Trek’, swear words and TV characters’ changing mores

For nearly four decades, Jean-Luc Picard of “Star Trek” has largely been presented as genteel, erudite and — at times — quite buttoned up. Yes,…

Nation / World

Mourners hug each other during the funeral of 29 year old Yana Rikhlitska, a Ukrainian army medic killed in the Bakhmut area, in Vinnytsia, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 7, 2023. Just over a week ago, Yana Rikhlitska was filmed by The Associated Press as she helped treat wounded soldiers in a field hospital of Bakhmut area which has been pulverized as Russia presses a three-sided assault to seize it.

Ukraine: Volunteer specialist doctors run clinics near front

In a cramped municipal building in this former front-line village, its front window boarded up with plywood, a team of volunteer specialist doctors have set…

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Bernstein: GOP cries ‘woke’ to hide party divide

Other Papers Say: New drug bill right approach

Leubsdorf: Pence stands alone

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