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Trucks drive toward the Zimmerly gravel pit east of Washougal in July 2018. Operators of the pit, long the subject of opposition from neighbors and conservation groups, are seeking permission to keep extracting gravel from the site.

Columbia River Gorge gravel mine east of Washougal is denied

A Clark County hearings examiner has denied an application for development permits for a controversial gravel mine in the Columbia River Gorge east of Washougal.
Clark County News
Aarondeep Johal, 32, makes a first appearance via video Oct. 11 in Clark County Superior Court in a kidnapping and attempted murder case involving his girlfriend and infant daughter.

Ridgefield man who threatened baby gets 10.5 years in prison

A Ridgefield man was sentenced Friday to 10½ years in prison for threatening to kill his infant daughter and violating a domestic violence no-contact order with the child’s mother.
Courts & Crime
Vancouver Police officers talk while a house fire smolders Thursday, June 8, 2023, on Lower River Road west of Vancouver. Two people were transported to the hospital as a result of the fire.

One person found dead in Frenchman’s Bar house fire

One person was found dead after a Thursday morning house fire north of Frenchman’s Bar that also sent two others to area hospitals.
Clark County News

Landslide further limits access to Mount St. Helens area

A landslide east of Mount St. Helens has closed Road No. 25, one of two major north-south routes across the sprawling Gifford Pinchot National Forest, likely for the summer.

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Washougal man who works with kids faces child porn charges

A Washougal man who reportedly worked with kids during after-school activities is accused of three counts of possession of depictions of a minor engaged in…


FILE - A marijuana grow is seen on Sept. 2, 2021, in an aerial photo taken by the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office in the community of Alfalfa, Ore. Oregon has long been known as a mecca for high-quality marijuana, but that reputation has come with a downside: illegal growers who offer huge amounts of cash to lease or buy land and then leave behind pollution, garbage and a drained water table.

Oregon to crack down on illegal pot growers by holding landowners responsible

Oregon has long been known as a mecca for high-quality marijuana, but that reputation has come with a downside: illegal growers who offer huge amounts…


FILE - A man talks on his phone as he looks through the haze at the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J., June 7, 2023. Thick, smoky air from Canadian wildfires made for days of misery in New York City and across the U.S. Northeast this week. But for much of the rest of the world, breathing dangerously polluted air is an inescapable fact of life -- and death.

As historic smoke blankets the East Coast, Northwest leaders hope Congress will wake up to the wildfire threat

The nation's capital woke up Thursday to the impact of catastrophic wildfires — perhaps in more ways than one — as smoke from nearly 10…

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Ridgefield Raptors players exchange high fives after defeating the Edmonton Riverhawks, 4-3, to complete the series sweep on Thursday, June 8, 2023, at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Ridgefield Raptors come from behind to clinch series sweep over Edmonton

Andy Allanson's two-run, eighth-inning single gives Raptors lead for good in 4-3 win


Former President Donald Trump reacts as he visits with campaign volunteers at the Grimes Community Complex Park, Thursday, June 1, 2023, in Des Moines, Iowa.

Trump faces unprecedented legal peril, but will it hurt his standing with Republican voters?

In March, when Donald Trump became the first former president in U.S. history indicted on criminal charges, his reelection campaign saw a huge surge in…

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Clark County Fire District 6 firefighters walk around the site of a fire Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at Whipple Creek Business Park in Salmon Creek. No one was injured in the two-alarm fire that started late Tuesday night, but at least seven businesses were destroyed.

Two-alarm blaze destroys at least seven Salmon Creek businessesvideo icon

A two-alarm, fast-moving blaze destroyed at least seven businesses in a Salmon Creek industrial complex. No one was injured in the fire that started late…

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Kim Adams of the SOAR Initiative, a nonprofit that seeks to prevent drug overdoses in Ohio, packs fentanyl testing strips to be shipped out to anonymous recipients on April 13, 2023, at their office in Columbus, Ohio. The test strips, previously labeled as illegal drug paraphernalia, were only recently decriminalized in the state this spring as part of a nationwide effort to save people who use drugs from overdosing on the deadly synthetic opioid.

Lifesaving fentanyl test strips still illegal in some states under ’70s-era war on drugs law

At Cleveland’s Urban Kutz Barbershop, customers can flip through magazines as they wait, or help themselves to drug screening tests left out in a box…


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Washington ranks high in reported dog attacks on mail carriers in 2022. Tacoma had 10; Vancouver had 2

In order to protect mail carriers, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is working to raise awareness of the frequency in which carriers are attacked by…

Nation / World

An art installation called "Double Ducks" by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman is seen through a prop at Victoria Harbor in Hong Kong, Friday, June 9, 2023.

Giant inflatable ducks make a splash in Hong Kong as pop-art project returns after 10 years

Two giant inflatable ducks made a splash in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor on Friday, marking the return of a pop-art project that sparked a frenzy…

Confronting Breast Cancer

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June 10: Climate Change

Editorial cartoons for week of June 4

In Our View: Keep schools focus of capital gains tax revenue

Skelton: Stricter gun laws save lives

Letter: Nuclear plan raises suspicions

Letter: Lord, please protect us

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