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Firefighters respond to a Tuesday blaze at Erica Village in Hazel Dell.

Hazel Dell apartment’s roof collapses in 3 alarm fire Tuesday

A three-alarm fire Tuesday afternoon at Erica Village apartments in Hazel Dell caused the building’s roof to collapse but didn’t injure anyone.
Clark County News
Republicans John Lee and Philip Johnson and Democrat John Zingale are running for the 18th District House, Position 1, in the August primary.

John Ley’s candidacy and felony election fraud charges complicate 3-way race for 18th Legislative District

Campaign season for the 2024 election is underway, and the 18th Legislative District is starting to look particularly competitive.
Election
Share is mixing up the menu for its summer meal program based on surveys given to kids.

Clark County children can get free breakfast and lunch this summer

Schools across Clark County will close their doors for summer break this week, but there are still several locations where children can access free daily breakfasts and lunches.
Schools
While still lagging behind state averages by about 10 percentage points, student math performance in both Vancouver and Evergreen has improved slightly since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Data also shows that local students are still reaching proficiency at rates lower than before the pandemic in 2019.

Evergreen, Vancouver district eighth-graders lag behind state in math scores

The latest standardized testing data available for Clark County’s students reveals eighth graders are struggling at similar rates in both English and math.
Schools

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Crystal (Photo contributed by the Vancouver Police Department)

Teen found safe after disappearance from Vancouver Mall

Crystal was found safe in Vancouver with the help of an alert resident, according to Vancouver police. 

Business

Mariah Fechtner of Backwoods Brewing Company serves up a cold pint of Hazy Nelson while working at the pub in Carson.

Backwoods Brewing keeps hospitality at heart of its business as it opens pubs, vacation cabins

With three brewpubs, a beer distribution business and growing tourism amenities in the Columbia River Gorge, Carson-based Backwoods Brewing Company is cementing itself as one…

Northwest

Washington launches mental health, school safety helpline for teens

 Growing up closeted in Eastern Washington, Conner Mertens often found himself struggling.

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Sports

An image of Jerry West is displayed outside the Chase Center, Wednesday, June 12, 2024, in San Francisco. West, who was selected to the Basketball Hall of Fame three times in a storied career as a player and executive, and whose silhouette is considered to be the basis of the NBA logo, died Wednesday morning. He was 86.

Jerry West, a 3-time Basketball Hall of Fame selection, dies at 86

Jerry West, who was selected to the Basketball Hall of Fame three times in a storied career as a player and executive, and whose silhouette…

Politics

FILE - Attorney General Merrick Garland answers a question from Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, while testifying during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Department of Justice, June 4, 2024, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House is expected to vote on a resolution holding Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over audio of President Joe Biden&rsquo;s interview in his classified documents case.

House votes to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt for withholding Biden audio

The House voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over audio of President Joe Biden’s interview in his classified…

Editor's Choice

Northbound traffic beyond a road closure backs up on Interstate 205 on Monday, June 10, 2024, in Vancouver. Suspects in an Oregon vehicle theft barricaded themselves in a semi cab on Interstate 205, forcing the closure of all lanes in both directions for about two hours Monday morning, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Standoff closes all lanes of I-205 near Highway 500 in Vancouver for two hours

Suspects in an Oregon vehicle theft barricaded themselves in a semitruck cab on Interstate 205 in Vancouver, forcing the closure of all lanes in both…

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Health

FILE - Varieties of disposable flavored electronic cigarette devices manufactured by EB Design, formerly known as Elf Bar, are displayed at a store in Pinecrest, Fla., June 26, 2023. Health and law enforcement officials are set to face congressional questioning over the rise of illegal electronic cigarettes in the U.S., a multibillion-dollar business that has flourished amid haphazard enforcement by regulators.

Senators blast health and law enforcement officials over illegal e-cigarettes used by teens

Health and law enforcement officials are set to face congressional questioning over the rise of illegal electronic cigarettes in the U.S., a multibillion-dollar business that…

Life

A rare  white buffalo calf, reportedly born in Yellowstone National Park&#039;s Lamar Valley, is shown on June 4, 2024, in Wyo. The birth fulfills a Lakota prophecy that portends better times, according to members of the American Indian tribe who cautioned that it&rsquo;s also a warning more must be done to protect the earth and its animals.

Reported birth of rare white buffalo calf in Yellowstone park fulfills Lakota prophecy

The reported birth of a rare white buffalo in Yellowstone National Park fulfills a Lakota prophecy that portends better times, according to members of the…

Nation / World

FILE - Russian Navy Admiral Gorshkov frigate arrives at the port of Havana, Cuba, June 24, 2019. Cuban officials announced on June 6, 2024, that four Russian warships, including the Gorshkov, will arrive in Havana starting June 12.

Russian warships reach Cuban waters ahead of military exercises in the Caribbean

A fleet of Russian warships reached Cuban waters on Wednesday ahead of planned military exercises in the Caribbean in what some see as a projection…

Economic Forecast &#8211; March 2024

Economic Forecast – March 2024

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Opinion

June 12: Felonious Candidate

Editorial cartoons for week of June 9, 2024

In Our View: Class of 2024 meets its unique challenges

Camden: Representation differs by state

Letter: Common sense, respect are lacking

Letter: We are worse than heathens

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