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A sign welcomes students Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, at Union Ridge Elementary School in Ridgefield. Classes began after a tentative agreement was reached between the Ridgefield School district and the Ridgefield Education Association.

Ridgefield School District announces three candidates for new superintendent, schedules community meet-and-greets

The Ridgefield School District announced Wednesday morning it had narrowed its search for a new superintendent to three candidates, all from outside the district.
A pedestrian strolls past the American Empress as it is docked along the Columbia River at the Vancouver waterfront on May 1, 2023.

American Queen Voyages suspends services

American Queen Voyages, the paddle-wheeler cruise company sailing ships up and down the Columbia River, has suspended service and canceled its cruises.
BowFlex Inc. reported a continued net loss and drop in sales in its latest financial report.

Vancouver fitness equipment company BowFlex said in a filing the company has serious doubts it can remain afloat

Vancouver fitness equipment company BowFlex has notified investors and regulators that it has substantial doubt it can remain in business through the next year.
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A Vancouver Fire Department patch is seen here in the gear room of Fire Station 2 (The Columbian files)

Former Vancouver Fire Department captain sues city for negligence

A former Vancouver Fire Department captain is suing the city for alleged negligence after he was injured while fighting a 2021 duplex fire.
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A voting sticker is seen on the jacket of Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey outside the Clark County Department of Elections on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 8, 2016.

Ballots heading out Friday for March 12 presidential primary

Washington’s March 12 presidential primary is just around the corner. Clark County’s elections office will mail ballots Friday, and they should arrive in mailboxes no…


A worker at Reata Engineering and Machine Works programs a Mazak Variaxis machine used to make semiconductor pieces, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, in Englewood, Colo. Reata, which supplies the aviation and medical device industries, has invested heavily in software that automates its manufacturing processes. It&rsquo;s also been training workers to use more sophisticated equipment.

Robots and happy workers: Productivity surge helps explain U.S. economy’s surprising resilience

Trying to keep up with customer demand, Batesville Tool & Die began seeking 70 people to hire last year. It wasn’t easy. Attracting factory workers…


FILE - Kyla Carrillo, center, leads a chant on the steps of the Seattle Police Department&#039;s West Precinct as people protest after body camera footage was released of a Seattle police officer joking about the death of Jaahnavi Kandula, a 23-year-old woman hit and killed in January by officer Kevin Dave in a police cruiser, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2023, in Seattle. Prosecutors in Washington state said Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, they will not file felony charges against Seattle police officer, Dave, who struck and killed the graduate student from India while responding to an overdose call..

Seattle police officer who struck Jaahnavi Kandula won’t face charges

King County prosecutors will not file criminal charges against the Seattle police officer who struck and killed a young woman in a South Lake Union…

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Camas girls basketball senior Addison Harris cuts down a piece of the net after the Papermakers clinched the 4A Greater St. Helens League title with a win over Union on senior night Friday, Feb. 2, 2024, at Camas High School.

Tim Martinez: Camas girls basketball earned their No. 1 seed

Selection Sunday for high school basketball in Washington usually comes with some surprises.


FILE - Election judges demonstrate the accuracy of the city&rsquo;s voting equipment on Oct. 28, 2022, in Minneapolis. With election season already underway, state election officials are expressing frustration that Congress has so far failed to allocate federal money they typically use for such things as securing voter registration systems, updating equipment and training staff.

Election officials in the U.S. face daunting challenges in 2024. And Congress isn’t coming to help

With election season already underway, some state election officials are expressing frustration that Congress has yet to allocate federal money they have come to rely…

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Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

Vancouver City Council wants to expand Affordable Housing Fund into county but details need ironing out

Allowing Vancouver’s Affordable Housing Fund to pay for city residents to live outside of Vancouver within Clark County may be key to moving people out…

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FILE - A sign for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is displayed outside their offices in Silver Spring, Md., Dec. 10, 2020. Smartwatches and rings that claim to measure blood sugar levels for medical purposes without piercing the skin could be dangerous and should be avoided, the FDA warned Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024.

FDA warns against smartwatches and rings that claim to measure blood sugar without needles

Smartwatches and rings that claim to measure blood sugar levels for medical purposes without piercing the skin could be dangerous and should be avoided, the…


Everything Bagel Savory Salmon with Cucumber and Brown Rice.

Bagel seasoning perfect for salmon

I was looking for a simple way to spice up salmon fillets and a bottle of everything bagel seasoning on my spice shelf smiled up…

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Editorial Cartoons for the Week of Feb. 19

In Our View: Providence drifts far from organization’s mission

Camden: Surprising pot proposals

Letter: Israel abandons moral high ground

Letter: Street planning doesn’t make sense

Should the county prioritize more land for homes, or more for industry?

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