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Julio Segura recounts his memory of the events that led to the death of Vancouver police Officer Donald Sahota during Segura&rsquo;s murder trial Wednesday at the Clark County Courthouse.

Segura testifies in murder trial that he didn’t believe off-duty Vancouver officer Sahota was police

A Yakima man told the jury in his murder trial Wednesday he was defending himself when he stabbed off-duty Vancouver police Officer Donald Sahota with a pocket knife.
Courts & Crime
Educational Opportunities for Children and Families CEO Rekah Strong, right, speaks at a press conference opposing Ballot Initiative 2109 on Wednesday at the early learning nonprofit&rsquo;s headquarters in Vancouver. I-2109 would repeal Washington&rsquo;s capital gains tax, which is expected to provide billions of dollars in support for early childhood education and schools funding over the next few years.

Rep. Monica Stonier, Clark County educators rally to protect Washington capital gains tax

Leaders of Vancouver’s early-childhood programs gathered Wednesday to warn voters that a Washington ballot initiative would undermine a system that already fails to reach children in need.
Politics
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A truck driver travels northbound on the Interstate Bridge on Aug. 31, 2021.

Interstate Bridge Replacement Program officials want span that’s attractive to cyclists, walkers, those using wheelchairs

The Interstate 5 Bridge is a hard road to travel on foot or by bike. The sidewalks are tiny, the traffic is thunderous, and the intermittent shaking and creaking of…
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Pete Barber, restoration ecologist for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, stands in an Ostrander Creek culvert scheduled for removal. The tribe received $1.9 million in federal funding for the project.

Cantwell, Murray announce $75M to improve fish habitats, including $1.9M to Cowlitz Indian Tribe

U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray announced Wednesday nearly $75 million will flow to projects removing fish passage barriers and improving fish habitat in Washington. The Cowlitz Indian Tribe…
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Republican 3rd Congressional District candidate Joe Kent speaks at a Tuesday town hall at the Camas Community Center.

‘The economy is destroying people’: 3rd District candidate Joe Kent hosts town hall in Camasvideo icon

At a town hall event Tuesday morning, Republican 3rd Congressional District candidate Joe Kent declared that inflation, immigration and parental rights are the biggest issues…

Business

As air conditioning has become more common and the region&rsquo;s population has continued to grow, Clark Public Utilities is now seeing peaking energy usage in both the summer and winter months.

Clark Public Utilities braces for peak energy use this summer

Overall demand for electricity has increased as Clark County’s population has grown.

Northwest

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

Capital gains tax receipts in Washington tumble

Capital gains tax collections in Washington have plummeted in their second year, creating potential challenges for the next governor and legislative budget writers in 2025.

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Sports

Skyview junior Maddie Milhorn delivers a pitch in a first-round game against Puyallup at the District 3/4 softball tournament on Friday, May 17, 2024 in Kent.

All-Region Softball: Maddie Milhorn, Skyview

Whether building toward the future or contending for a state title, this era of Skyview softball had centered around one player — Maddie Milhorn.

Politics

Arati Prabhakar, left photo, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Jennifer Klein, Director of the White House Gender Policy Council, are shown in 2023 file photos. Klein and Prabhakar are co-authors of a Thursday announcement calling on the tech industry and financial institutions to commit to new measures to curb the creation of AI-generated nonconsensual sexual imagery.

White House pushes tech industry to shut down market for sexually abusive AI deepfakes

President Joe Biden’s administration is pushing the tech industry and financial institutions to shut down a growing market of abusive sexual images made with artificial…

Editor's Choice

Genevieve Fisher of Vancouver, from left, takes a break in the front yard of the house she purchased with her mom while joined by tenants Stephaun Gallaread and Helen Lowdermilk.

Vancouver woman creates home for people with mental illness or who’ve been chronically homeless

Life used to look a lot different for Siddhartha Fisher. He was a gifted child — class president of his elementary school and winner of…

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Health

FILE - Marijuana plants are displayed at a shop in San Francisco, Monday, March 20, 2023. Daily and near-daily marijuana use is now more common than similar levels of high-frequency drinking in the U.S., according to an analysis of survey data over four decades, according to research published Wednesday, May 22, 2024, in the journal Addiction.

Daily marijuana use outpaces daily drinking in the US, a new study says

Daily and near-daily marijuana use is now more common than similar levels of drinking in the U.S., according to an analysis of national survey data…

Nation / World

Climate Data Analyst Casey Olson, left, of Utah State University, conducts a tour during a visit to the Utah Climate Center&rsquo;s climate reference station on April 1, 2024, in Logan, Utah. Increasingly, U.S. universities are creating climate change programs to meet demand from students who want to apply their firsthand experience to what they do after high school.

Graduating seniors seek degrees in climate change and more US universities deliver

At 16, Katya Kondragunta has already lived through two disasters amped by climate change. First came wildfires in California in 2020. Ash and smoke forced…

Economic Forecast &#8211; March 2024

Economic Forecast – March 2024

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Opinion

May 23: Election Wild Card

Editorial Cartoons for Week of May 20, 2024

In Our View: FAA reauthorization win for travelers, Congress

Frazier: Foundational problems

Letter: I-5-only tolls will cause problems

Letter: Israel needs new leadership

Would you pay a $1.55-$3.55 toll to cross the Interstate 5 Bridge?

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