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Fire sprinkler keeps blaze in check at Ridgefield townhouse

Firefighters credit a fire sprinkler system for stopping a Wednesday evening blaze from spreading inside a Ridgefield townhouse.
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Houses under construction at Whipple Creek Village in Ridgefield in 2021 reflected that city's rapid population growth, the fastest in the county with a 14.5 percent increase in population between 2021 and 2022.

Clark County’s population grows faster than state’s, tops out at 520,900

Clark County’s population continues to surge, despite disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic and rising inflation.
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Clark County medium risk category for COVID-19 for first time since March

Clark County’s COVID-19 activity rate decreased this week, ending a two-week run of gradual increases that has put the county at a medium level of risk of disease transmission, according…
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Motorcyclist killed in head-on crash in north Clark County

A motorcyclist was killed in a head-on collision with an SUV late Wednesday night on Grantham Road north of Fargher Lake and west of Amboy. 
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Vancouver marijuana shop robbed at gunpoint

An employee at a marijuana dispensary was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night in Vancouver’s Arnada neighborhood.

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FILE - The Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square, March 29, 2018. Rohingya refugees are suing Facebook parent Meta for more than $150 billion over what they say is the company's failure to stop hateful posts that incited violence against the group carried out by Myanmar's military rulers and their supporters. Lawyers filed a class-action lawsuit filed in California on Monday Dec. 6, 2021.

Redmond police investigate alleged hate crime after noose found at Facebook construction site

Redmond detectives are investigating an alleged hate crime after a Black carpenter reported finding a noose with a piece of tape containing his name and…

Northwest

An orca leaps out of the Salish Sea near San Juan Island.

Washington issues emergency order to protect endangered southern resident killer whales

A mixed bag of encouraging and discouraging news from recent drone photographs has prompted Washington state to issue an emergency order increasing the distance boats…

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Sports

UCLA and USC are planning to leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten Conference in a seismic change that could lead to another major realignment of college sports. A person who spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday, June 30, 2022, on condition of anonymity because the schools' talks with the Big Ten have not been made public said the schools have taken steps to request an invitation to join the conference. (AP Photo/Mark J.

Big Ten votes to add Pac-12’s USC, UCLA as members starting in 2024

In a surprising and seismic shift in college athletics, the Big Ten voted Thursday to add Southern California and UCLA as conference members beginning in…

Politics

FILE - Rioters stand outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Jan. 6, 2021.  A new poll shows that about half of Americans say former President Donald Trump should be charged with a crime for his role in what happened on Jan. 6. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll found that 48% of U.S.

About half say Trump should be charged for 1/6: AP-NORC poll

About half of Americans believe former President Donald Trump should be charged with a crime for his role in the U.S. Capitol attack on Jan.…

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The Coast Guard said Wednesday that it wants the height of the new I-5 Bridge to be 178 feet — a structure that would tower over downtown Vancouver and is much higher than the 116 feet wanted by bridge project planners.

U.S. Coast Guard: Required clearance for new I-5 Bridge is 178 feet

The U.S. Coast Guard wants 178 feet of clearance for boats under the next Interstate 5 Bridge, much more than the current 116-foot clearance that…

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FILE - A Northwell Health registered nurse fills a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine at a pop up vaccination site the Albanian Islamic Cultural Center, April 8, 2021, in the Staten Island borough of New York. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday, June 30, 2022 recommended that COVID-19 booster shots be modified to better match more recent variants of the coronavirus.

Tweaked COVID boosters in U.S. must target newer omicron types

U.S. regulators told COVID-19 vaccine makers Thursday that any booster shots tweaked for the fall will have to add protection against the newest omicron relatives.

Life

John Williams, the five-time Oscar-winning composer, 90, is devoting himself to composing concert music.

John Williams mulls end of career

After more than six decades of making bicycles soar, sending panicked swimmers to the shore and other spellbinding close encounters, John Williams is putting the…

Nation / World

Flooding in U.S. croplands has taken on new significance in light of the Ukraine war's expected toll on grain production.

U.S. farmers battle floods, heat in bid to replenish food supplies

Global grain markets are at a pivot point, with prices finally starting to ease after a dizzying surge earlier this year. Where things go from…

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July 1: Hot Political Climate

Editorial Cartoons for week of June 26

In Our View: Regulation needed for short-term rentals

Harrop: Abortion is now on the ballot

Letter: Protect middle housing supply

Letter: Regulate carnal violations

Should personal fireworks be more or less regulated in your neighborhood?

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