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Angellina Ricker, 23, fixes the rain cover around the tent she shares with her boyfriend in downtown Vancouver in early January. Ricker became homeless after aging out of the foster care system in Clark County. She now speaks out against the vulnerabilities to human trafficking that homeless and foster youth face.

Hundreds in Washington go missing from foster care

As young adults age out of the U.S. foster care system, some inevitably fall through society’s cracks, becoming homeless shortly after leaving state care. But others aren’t accounted for in…
Community Funded Journalism
Picture postcards enjoyed a golden age in the first decade of the 20th century, and the Frank Matsura Photographic Studio in Okanogan sold lots and lots of them. (Contributed by Beth Harrington/"Our Mr.

‘Our Mr. Matsura’: Clark County filmmaker developing project on Washington photographervideo icon

Everybody in Okanogan called him Frank. Just Frank. Some still do, although they never met him.
Life
Vancouver resident Larry Cassidy spent decades serving on state, regional and international fish and wildlife agencies and advocating for Pacific Northwest fisheries. He died Jan. 19.

Larry Cassidy was ‘a giant’ of Northwest conservation

Talk to people who knew Larry Cassidy, and the accolades run as thick as the Columbia River’s famed salmon and steelhead runs in the days before hydroelectric dams forever changed…
Northwest
Washington State Capitol Legislative Building (iStock.com)

Washington bills aim to slow rent increases

Two parallel rent-stabilization bills have hit the legislation table this year. Introduced by state Reps. Nicole Macri, D-Seattle, and Alex Ramel, D-Bellingham, House Bills 1388 and 1389 aim to ensure…
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Sports

Heritage senior Keanna Salavea is the team’s leading scorer this season at 21.7 points a game and is also the emotional leader on the court.

Heritage girls basketball follows Keanna Salavea’s lead

Basketball was once an escape for Keanna Salavea, a space to clear her mind and heal from the pain of losing her older brother.

Politics

FILE - House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif., pauses during a break in the taping of an interview for the Hannity show with Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity, on Capitol Hill, Jan. 10, 2023, in Washington.

Biden, McCarthy to discuss debt limit in talks on Wednesday

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Sunday he is looking forward to discussing with President Joe Biden a “reasonable and responsible way that we can lift…

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A smelt dip on the Cowlitz River brings about a festival atmosphere as folks gather to have fun, and hopefully end up with a mess of smelt.

Prospects good for at least 1 Cowlitz River smelt dip

As February approaches, local sportsmen and women start to think about smelt dipping. Will the popular smelt dip take place on the Cowlitz River this…

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Abcarian: Two universities backtrack but fail to apologize

Jayne: Ignore hype, U.S. not soft on crime

Leubsdorf: Debt ceiling showdown again

Other Papers Say: Inslee’s plan deserves scrutiny

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