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Coming in for a landing: A hummingbird approaches one of the many bird feeders in Jack Burkman’s yard in Vancouver. Burkman has outfitted his hummingbird feeders with watertight, clamp-on heat lamps that keep the nectar from freezing during winter. “Consistency is the key thing,” he said.

Nature + nurture = Even birds can use a little help in Southwest Washington winters

Everybody can use a little help making it through the ravages of winter. Even birds.
Clark County Life
City of Redmond senior planner Ian Lefcourte explains that the Together Center in Redmond was built with money generated by an inclusionary zoning program that requires developers to designate 5 percent to 10 percent of units as affordable with lower rents. Developers can choose to pay a fee instead.

Is requiring new apartments to include affordable units the right move for Vancouver? It’s working in Redmond

The city of Redmond, a Seattle suburb, requires 5 percent to 10 percent of new apartments to set rents at a level deemed to be affordable. It’s a policy called…
Clark County Business
Camas City Hall.

Camas City Council approves budget for 2024

The Camas City Council this week unanimously approved a revised 2024 budget that postpones the hiring of more than two dozen city staff positions, including eight firefighters, two police sergeants…
Clark County News
The Camas Public Works Operations Center, 1620 S.E.

Camas utility rates going up in 2024; average customer will see 5% increase

Camas utility customers will soon pay more for their city utilities. On Monday, the Camas City Council voted to adopt utility rate increases for a five-year period beginning in 2024.
Clark County News

Clark County

The city of Vancouver is proposing major traffic changes to Fourth Plain Boulevard from F Street to Andresen Road.

Vancouver to receive nearly $5.7 million for improvements along Fourth Plain, Cantwell announces

Senator says funds are part of $38.3 million allocated for projects across the state

Business

Labor and Industries cited Amazon&Ccedil;&fnof;&Ugrave;s DuPont, Pierce County, fulfillment center in May for violating workplace safety laws. The warehouse is among Amazon&Ccedil;&fnof;&Ugrave;s facilities with the highest rates of worker injuries. (Ellen M.

Inside Amazon warehouses, workers worry about risk of unsafe chemicals

At 4 a.m. in a sprawling Amazon warehouse south of Tacoma, Ellie Zingg noticed a jug of mold remover was leaking.

Northwest

(Strix varia) The hoot of the Barred owl is &ldquo; Who cooks for you, who cooks for you all&rdquo;.   Their orange-yellow beak and streaked breast help identify this bird from the Spotted Owl with a dotted white patterned breast.

Feds propose shooting one owl to save another in Pacific Northwest

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to enlist shooters to kill more than 500,000 barred owls over the next 30 years in the…

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Politics

FILE - President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden exchange points during the first presidential debate Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. President Joe Biden is trying to focus the campaign on former President Donald Trump&#039;s comments and policy proposals, sometimes more than his own. It&#039;s a time-worn strategy of White House incumbents to try to negatively define their rivals in the public&#039;s eyes.

Biden’s focus on bashing Trump takes a page from the winning Obama and Bush reelection playbooks

President Joe Biden's campaign manager recently sent a fundraising email meant to reassure supporters worried about the Democrat's reelection chances, urging them to take a…

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From left to right: Stuart Rouse, 64, Melissa Rouse, 19, Cristina Rouse, 63, and Kristina Rouse, 33. The family, along with Eric Rouse, 57, were identified by relatives as those killed Sunday in an apparent murder-suicide in Orchards.

‘Our hearts are shattered’: Five dead in apparent murder-suicide in Orchards identified as Rouse family

Family members confirmed the Rouse family as the five people killed Sunday in an apparent murder-suicide at an Orchards home.

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Republican presidential candidate former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley answering questions in the Spin Room after the Republican presidential primary debate hosted by NewsNation on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, at the Moody Music Hall at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

GOP presidential hopefuls use Trump’s COVID record to court vaccine skeptics

Former President Donald Trump often seems proud to advertise his administration’s record on speedily developing COVID-19 vaccines.

Life

FILE - Santa Claus, portrayed by Dan Kemmis, laughs as he talks to Kristin Laidre as she walks her dog, Scooby, a Bassett Hound mix, as he sits inside a &ldquo;snow globe&rdquo; protective bubble due to the coronavirus pandemic in Seattle&rsquo;s Greenwood neighborhood on Dec. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted S.

When is St. Nicholas Day? And how did this Christian saint inspire the Santa Claus legend?

The white-bearded Christian saint whose acts of generosity inspired America’s secular Santa Claus figure is known worldwide — but Saint Nicholas’ origin story is not.

Nation / World

Smoke rises from town of Khan Younis after Israeli strikes on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023.

Battles rage across Gaza as Israel indicates it’s willing to fight for months or more to beat Hamas

Battles raged across Gaza on Sunday as Israel indicated it was prepared to fight for months or longer to defeat the territory's Hamas rulers, and…

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Editorial Cartoons for Week of Dec. 3

In Our View: Taking positive steps in fight against fentanyl

Houghton and Otis: Ranked choice voting won

Local View: Congress must prevent Medicare cuts

Letter: Pay now, spend later

How much will you spend this year on holiday gifts for pets?

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