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Cars and trucks travel past the upgraded La Center junction on Interstate 5. The upgrades were paid for by the Cowlitz Indian Tribe.

Cowlitz Indian Tribe seeks to expand its police force, hopes law proposed by Cantwell will help

A shortage of police officers means the Cowlitz Indian Tribal Public Safety Department is struggling to keep up with an increase in calls since the pandemic began, officials say.
Clark County News
Reform Clark County signature gatherers hoped to get the Restore Election Confidence initiative on November's ballot.

Clark County election security petition falls about 20,000 signatures short

A proposed initiative that sought to reform Clark County’s elections process failed to gather enough signatures to secure a spot on the November ballot.
Clark County Politics
Andrew Okerlund, 20, a 2021 Camas High School graduate, climbs the northeast ridge of Easy Mox in Washington during the summer of 2023.

“100 Summits: Bulgers in a Season”: Documentary about Camas grad ready for screening

It isn’t often that a documentary premieres at the Liberty Theatre in Camas. But when both the subject and the mastermind are both Camas grads, it makes sense.
Clark County Life
Samuel Garcia appears June 13, 2022, in Clark County Superior Court for holding two people at gunpoint, including a gas station cashier whom police said he used as a shield. He was sentenced earlier this month to nearly nine years in prison.

Man sentenced to almost 9 years in prison for holding two at gunpoint in Orchards gas station incident

A 23-year-old man was sentenced earlier this month to nearly nine years in prison for holding two people at gunpoint in June 2022, including a gas station cashier.
Courts & Crime

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Clark County Sheriff’s Office IDs all victims in child sexual exploitation investigation

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday its special victims unit has identified all potential victims in a child sexual exploitation investigation of an Oregon…

Business

Jenn Hubbard decorates a cake May 21 at Hubbard&rsquo;s house in Vancouver. Hubbard began baking after her diabetic daughter beat kidney cancer and she wanted to make her a custom cake to celebrate.

Sprinkling generosity: Vancouver woman bakes and donates cakes for end-of-life celebrations and ‘heavenly birthdays’

In a routine she’s mastered, Jenn Hubbard diligently coats a cake with pink frosting, pipes intricate lines and finishes it with sprinkles of edible glitter…

Northwest

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson speaks as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, right, looks on before the signing of several bills aimed at protecting reproductive health and gender-affirming care in Washington, Thursday, April 27, 2023, at the University of Washington's Hans Rosling Center for Population Health in Seattle.

Washington AG Bob Ferguson faces ethics complaint in ‘three Bobs’ saga

Gubernatorial candidate Mark Mullet has filed a pair of complaints alleging that Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson violated the state bar code and ethics laws…

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Sports

The Ridgefield Raptors' final regular-season West Coast League home game against the Walla Walla Sweets last week at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex drew 1,396 fans.

Ridgefield Raptors baseball season starts Thursday

As the Ridgefield Raptors further establish their foothold in the West Coast League, community interest in the collegiate wood bat baseball team is growing steadily.…

Politics

FILE - A row of school buses rests in a parking lot, April 7, 2020, in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. About 7 in 10 AAPI adults approve of K-12 public schools teaching about the history of slavery, racism and segregation, according to a new poll from AAPI Data and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. A similar share also support teaching about the history of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in the United States, while about half support teaching about issues related to sex and sexuality.

Most AAPI adults think the history of racism should be taught in schools, an AP-NORC poll finds

U.S. schools should teach about issues related to race, most Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders believe. They also oppose efforts to restrict what…

Editor's Choice

Real estate experts encourage buyers not to let high interest rates scare them out of the housing market.

Clark County experts: Time to buy a home is now, before dip in interest rates increases competition

High interest rates are making it harder for people to buy homes in Clark County’s already hot market. But buyers shouldn’t wait for interest rates…

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Health

Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar, professor of medicine with the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, shown with his book book titled &ldquo;Atlas of Cardiac Anatomy&rdquo; and a book by Dr. Eduard Pernkopf, an ardent Nazi whose anatomical book was drawn off the bodies of executed prisoners, shown in foreground, May 9, 2024. (Allen J.

A UCLA doctor is on a quest to free modern medicine from a Nazi-tainted anatomy book

As Dr. Kalyanam Shivkumar pondered how to fix the human heart, he was given a gift laced with horror.

Life

FILE - Giant panda Xiao Qi Ji plays at his enclosure at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, Sept. 28, 2023. Two giant pandas are coming to Washington&rsquo;s National Zoo from China by the end of the year. The zoo made the announcement Wednesday, about half a year after it sent its three pandas back to China.

The Panda Party is back on as giant pandas will return to Washington’s National Zoo by year’s end

Two giant pandas are coming to Washington’s National Zoo from China by the end of the year.

Nation / World

FILE - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs a cabinet meeting at the Kirya military base, which houses the Israeli Ministry of Defense, in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Dec. 24, 2023. Netanyahu has repeatedly accused critics of Israel or his policies of antisemitism, including the U.S. college campus protests and the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

Netanyahu frequently makes claims of antisemitism. Critics say he’s deflecting from his own problems

After the International Criminal Court’s top prosecutor sought arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his defense minister and top Hamas officials, the Israeli…

Economic Forecast &#8211; March 2024

Economic Forecast – March 2024

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Opinion

May 30: Electoral College

Editorial Cartoons for Week of May 27, 2024

In Our View: Strengthen middle class, backbone of economy

Camden: Flag disrespect in eye of beholder

Letter: C-Tran should rethink plans

Letter: Be prepared on trails

Would you pay a $1.55-$3.55 toll to cross the Interstate 5 Bridge?

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