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Andrea Heldt of Vancouver looks on while her daughter, Nora, 7, bonds with puppy Thea as her other daughter, Kylee, 9, plays the piano Wednesday afternoon. The girls used to be enthusiastic about school, but they have been less engaged as remote learning drags on. The Heldt family tries to have fun together to keep things positive during the pandemic.

Clark County families strive for a delicate balance

Andrea Heldt remembers when she first heard that Washington’s schools would close to stem the spread of COVID-19.
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Staffer Allison Berhow instructs a driver to self-administer an oral COVID-19 test Saturday at the new Tower Mall drive-thru testing site. Visitors receive their results in two or three days.

Tower Mall COVID-19 testing site offers rapid free testing to all

Universal COVID-19 vaccine availability is still a long way off and local health officials are working to provide faster and easier testing options in the meantime. Clark County's newest rapid…
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Nikki Sharp takes temperatures at a mass vaccination clinic at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds pavilion Saturday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Walla Walla, Wash.

Washington, Oregon report cases of new strain of coronavirus

Washington and Oregon are now confirming additional cases of the more contagious variant of COVID-19 in the Pacific Northwest.
Syringes containing the COVID-19 vaccine are pictured at PeaceHealth Urgent Care Memorial.

Clark County education leaders join state teachers union to press for vaccine

As more teachers and school staffers return to classrooms for in-person instruction, their COVID-19 eligibility timeline can be confusing.
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One person killed in rollover crash on Highway 14 near Camas

Washington State Patrol Trooper Will Finn said the driver and single occupant of the vehicle crashed into a jersey barrier and rolled several times.


Washington is the first state to legalize human composting. This is a rendering of what a Recompose facility for human composting could look like.

Recompose, the first human-composting funeral home in the U.S., is now open for business

Somewhere in Kent, tucked anonymously into acres of warehouses and light-industrial workshops, the first full-service human-composting funeral home in the United States is operational.


Jay Julius is a Lummi tribal council member and fisherman.

InvestigateWest: Activists thwart fossil fuel projects

Environmentalists teamed with Native Americans, ranchers and even windsurfers to block nearly every effort over the past decade to export fossil fuels from the West…

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Gonzaga forward Drew Timme celebrates after scoring a basket during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Pacific in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021.

No. 1 Gonzaga rolls past Pacific, 95-49

Drew Timme scored 22 points and freshman Jalen Suggs came close to a triple-double as top-ranked and undefeated Gonzaga crushed Pacific 95-49 on Saturday night…


President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump look at supporters before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Jan.

Trump pushed the limits of the U.S. legal system; here’s how it held up

In his four years in the White House, Donald Trump gave the U.S. Constitution an unprecedented workout, challenging norms and laws in ways that left…

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Esmeralda Lopez-Lopez appeared in court on Oct. 4, 2019.

Mother who kidnapped her child, fled to Mexico receives 20-month sentence

A mother who abducted her then-4-year-old daughter during a supervised visit at Vancouver Mall more than two years ago and took her to Mexico was…

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