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Neighbors are concerned about safety on Southeast McGillivray Boulevard in east Vancouver.

Vancouver’s plan to remove lanes from McGillivray Boulevard has residents concerned about safety, congestion

A Tuesday meeting about proposed changes to McGillivray Boulevard in east Vancouver drew a crowd of about 40 with concerns about the project.
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Felicia Adams listens Wednesday during sentencing for her and her husband, Jesse Franks, at the Clark County Courthouse. The pair were found guilty of homicide by abuse and second-degree murder in the 2020 starvation death of their adopted 15-year-old son, Karreon Franks, after a two-week trial in October.

Karreon Franks’ adoptive parents sentenced to decades in prison for his murder

With tears welling in her eyes, Judge Suzan Clark on Wednesday sentenced the adoptive mother and father of a 15-year-old boy they starved to death to 35 years and 30…
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Grandparents in court suspected of assaulting 7-year-old Vancouver boy, moving him to avoid repercussions

Authorities say a Vancouver 7-year-old went missing for eight months because his grandparents tortured him and then took him to Missouri to avoid the repercussions.
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Lewis River Highway is closed in both directions near Cougar.

Atmospheric river pushes through Clark County, causing flooding, road closures, record temperatures

An atmospheric river pushed through the region early this week, causing flooding, road closures and record-breaking temperatures.


The Eagle Creek wildfire burns in September 2017 on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge near Cascade Locks, Ore.

Private timberland from WA to CA lost billions in value due to wildfires

A new study from Oregon State University estimates that wildfire and drought caused $11.2 billion in economic losses to privately owned timberland in California, Oregon…


Randy Krause, Port of Seattle Fire Chief, shows the Times a sample of the PFAS product that when mixed with 97% water, produces a bubble bath that puts out fires far faster and more efficiently than only water does on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. But research has shown that PFAS, known as "forever chemicals," can increase health risks for certain cancers and other diseases. Sea-Tac is now trying to phase out their use. (Ellen M.

WA proposes ban on ‘forever chemicals’ in clothes, other products

The Washington State Department of Ecology has proposed bans and new reporting requirements for toxic chemicals used to repel water, heat and fuel in some…

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Columbia River&iacute;s Lauren Dreves (5) makes a dig during the Class 2A volleyball state semifinals match against Burlington-Edison on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023 in Yakima.

All-Region Volleyball: Lauren Dreves, Columbia River

When asked what word best describes Columbia River volleyball’s 2023 season, Lauren Dreves barely paused.


FILE - President Donald Trump speaks during a rally protesting the electoral college certification of Joe Biden as President in Washington, Jan. 6, 2021. Former President Donald Trump is appealing a ruling that found he is not immune from criminal prosecution over his efforts to overturn the 2020 election. That&#039;s according to court papers filed Thursday.

Trump appeals ruling rejecting immunity claim as window narrows to derail federal election case

Former President Donald Trump is appealing a ruling that found he is not immune from criminal prosecution as he runs out of time to delay…

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Leticia Amezcua looks for clothes Aug. 16 at The Giving Closet. Amezcua said she&rsquo;s been shopping for her family here for 15 years.

‘We’ve been saved’: Community steps up for The Giving Closet in Vancouver, keeping store for low-income people open

A few months ago, Denise Currie thought her store with free items for people with low incomes, The Giving Closet, would close by Christmas. But…

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The hospital previously known as Cascade Behavioral Health.

Washington pays $100M fine for neglecting mental health services months earlier than expected

Washington late last month paid a $100 million court-ordered fine for failing to provide mental health services to people in jail, even though the state…


Dean Johnson released his first album to regional acclaim this year at age 50. His casual approach to a music career, playing solo shows only when invited, has earned a reputation as one of Seattle&rsquo;s best kept secrets while bartending for years at Al&rsquo;s Tavern in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle.

Seattle secret musician unleashed: Next great singer was hiding in neighborhood bar

Dean Johnson has taken a casual approach to his music career. That’s not to say that the warmhearted perfectionist, who’s reluctant to inconvenience others with…

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Republican presidential candidate former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley hugs her staff after a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by NewsNation on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, at the Moody Music Hall at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

The GOP debate field was asked about Trump. But most of the stage’s attacks focused on Nikki Haley

Four Republican presidential candidates were given several opportunities Wednesday to criticize former President Donald Trump, who was absent from the debate again. But they mostly…

The Columbian — for Kids

The Columbian — for Kids

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Editorial Cartoons for Week of Dec. 3

In Our View: Remembering Pearl Harbor on Dec. 8, 1941

Harrop: Face the consequences

Letter: Railroad lives up to its word

Letter: Suggestions for off-year elections

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