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A sapling grows between precut Christmas trees earlier this month at The Tree Wisemans east of Ridgefield. Owner Bruce Wiseman said the trees were headed to the Ridgefield Lion's Club.

Standing up for tree farms in Clark County

When you go to a Christmas tree farm with your family, it’s not an errand. It’s an outing.
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During World War I, John Blaker of Vancouver served in the Twentieth Engineers, the largest regiment in U.S. Army history, with over 8,200 officers and men. Their job as "Fighting Foresters" was to establish a logging network in Europe to supply troops with lumber for firewood, railroads, barracks, trench walls and more, according to the U.S. Forestry Service.

Before he was Vancouver’s police chief, John Blaker served as a ‘Fighting Forester’ in WWI

A day before Thanksgiving in 1917, Vancouver-born John Blaker stowed two onions in anticipation of a “square meal” that included corned beef and hash, he hoped.
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Julio Riscajche and his son Julian, 3, take a selfie on Saturday with Jojo the Deinonychus, with minder Brendon Grimes of Jurassic Quest at right. Families and dinosaur fans of all ages converged on the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds to see a variety of life-size animatronic dinosaurs this weekend.

Animatronic dinosaur exhibit continues at Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds

On display this weekend at the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds is a glimpse at what your Thanksgiving turkeys may have looked like in the distant past —…
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Alicia Nilo nears the end of the Bridge of the Gods half marathon in August.

Vancouver woman, 26, recovering after being struck by random bullet while running

Vancouver’s Alicia Nilo is facing a long road to recovery after being struck in the hip by a seemingly random bullet on Oct. 21 while running along the Padden Parkway…
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Black Friday shoppers pass in front of customers waiting in line at Bath and Body Works on Friday at the Vancouver Mall. Black Friday seemed to return to its pre-pandemic level as the parking lot filled and store owners had busier crowds return with no building capacity limits.

Holiday season off to busy start on Black Friday at Vancouver Mall

It was still dark outside when Black Friday shoppers began lining up outside the doors of Macy’s at Vancouver Mall. The store opened at 6…

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FILE - Cargo vessels are seen anchored offshore, sharing space with oil platforms, before heading into the Los Angeles-Long Beach port on Oct. 5, 2021. Oregonians are increasingly pushing for the state to divest from fossil fuel companies and other controversial investments, but the state treasury is resisting and putting the onus for any transformation on the Legislature.

Liberal Oregon resists dropping controversial investments

Oregon residents are increasingly pushing for the state to divest from fossil fuel companies and other controversial investments, but the state treasury is resisting and…

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Washington State acting head coach Jake Dickert, right shakes hands with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, left, after Inslee presented him with the Apple Cup Trophy after Washington State beat Washington 40-13 in an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington State removes interim tag, names Dickert football head coach

Washington State removed the interim tag and named Jake Dickert head coach Saturday night after he led the Cougars to a 3-2 record following the…

Politics

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the economy in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, in Washington.

‘Is that it?’ Democrats warn Biden spending bill isn’t enough to satisfy party base

President Joe Biden may be on the verge of enacting a massive social spending plan that’s widely considered to be the crown jewel of his…

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Chris Sessions and Blake Ramsey with a catch of Black Friday rainbow trout. They were fishing with Buzz Ramsey, one of the original anglers that pushed for the yearly event.

Trout anglers ready to chase after a big Black Friday bounty

For the last few years many local anglers have begun to associate the day after Thanksgiving with fat, scrappy trout, instead of crowded stores and…

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