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Vancouver man claims self-defense in beating death at motel

A Vancouver man is claiming self-defense in the January beating death of another man in a local motel, his defense attorney said Monday during opening statements in his murder trial.
Courts & Crime

Herbert J. Campbell lived his devotion to The Columbian and Vancouver

The machine was tucked in a dusty black box, clasped with metal and a handle of leather.
Clark County News
Crime scene tents mark where shell casings lie as Vancouver Police officers stand in the Heights Shopping Center parking lot on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at the site of a fatal shooting.

Man fatally shot by police at Vancouver shopping center identified

The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office identified a 43-year-old Vancouver man as the person fatally shot by police May 30 in a central Vancouver shopping center parking lot.
Courts & Crime
An 18-year-old man was killed Sunday night when the car he was riding in crashed into a tree on  Southeast Columbia Way. The driver, a 21-year-old man, was ejected from the car and taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Speed, alcohol suspected in Vancouver crash that killed 18-year-old man

An 18-year-old man was killed Sunday night when the car he was riding in crashed into a tree at high speed on Southeast Columbia Way.
Courts & Crime

Clark County

Orange construction barriers surround the future site of a Costco north of Pioneer Street on Friday in Ridgefield.

Ridgefield Costco construction work set to begin

When Costco announced last July it planned to open a new 160,000-square-foot warehouse store near Pioneer Street and Interstate 5 in Ridgefield, the news generated…


FILE - A truck takes on a load of phosphate ore at a hopper near Monsanto Company's South Rasmussen Mine Operation on July 16, 2009 near Soda Springs, Idaho. U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill' has yanked approval for a phosphate mining project in southeastern Idaho, saying federal land managers in the Trump administration didn't in part properly consider the mine's impact on sage grouse. The judge's Friday, June 2, 2023, decision came five months after he found fault with the way the U.S. Bureau of Land Management approved the Caldwell Canyon Mine.

Approval for Idaho phosphate mine reversed after judge rules U.S. didn’t assess prairie bird impact

A federal judge has yanked approval for a phosphate mining project in southeastern Idaho, saying federal land managers in the Trump administration didn’t in part…

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Second-year Ridgefield Raptors players Trent Prokes (8) and Jake Tsukada (14) play catch prior to the start of the Raptors' season-opening exhibition game against the Cowlitz Black Bears on Thursday, June 1, 2023, at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Corvallis beats Ridgefield Raptors 6-2 to sweep opening series

There are few tougher ways to start a baseball season than facing a team that has won the past six West Coast League championships. That’s…


House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chair James Comer, R-Ky., speaks to reporters after he and Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., the ranking member of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, met with FBI officials to view confidential documents Comer demanded in his investigation of President Joe Biden's family, Monday, June 5, 2023, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

House Republicans ready contempt vote against FBI director Wray over document

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee plans to move forward this week with holding FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress.

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Cyanobacteria are microscopic bacteria, otherwise known as blue-green algae, that form harmful blooms during the summer. They flourish in warm, stagnant water filled with nutrients, such as Lacamas Lake as pictured in 2021. Blooms often occur in Vancouver, Lacamas and Round lakes.

Clark County lakes play host to blue-green algae

As summer temperatures intensify, vivid streaks begin appearing in Clark County’s lakes and rivers.

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FILE - The overdose-reversal drug Narcan is displayed during training for employees of the Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), Dec. 4, 2018, in Philadelphia.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved selling overdose antidote naloxone over-the-counter, Wednesday, March 29, 2023, marking the first time a opioid treatment drug will be available without a prescription.

Washington has upped efforts to get naloxone into communities. Is it enough?

As nationwide rates of fentanyl overdoses have grown into a public health crisis, experts have pointed to naloxone as a way to save lives. But…


Jason Zembuch-Young, artistic director of the public South Plantation High School, in Plantation, Fla,, poses for a photo on May 22, 2023. Zembuch-Young will receive a special Tony Award that honors educators. Zembuch-Young runs a theater department with more than 150 students participating, including putting on both a full-length musical and a play each year.

Florida drama teacher who includes deaf students in school shows will receive a special Tony Award

The special Tony Award that honors educators will go this year to a drama teacher in Florida who has closed the gap between the deaf…

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FILE - President Jimmy Carter, left, presents the Medal of Freedom Award to Coretta King, wife of the late Martin Luther King Jr., during a ceremony at the White House in Washington on Monday, July 13, 1977. Referring to the late Dr. King, the inscription on the award states that King "was the conscience of his generation." At right is Martin Luther King, Sr., father of the slain civil rights leader.

The Carters and the Kings formed an alliance for race relations though Jimmy and Martin never met

The voice of Martin Luther King Sr., a melodic tenor like his slain son, carried across Madison Square Garden, calming the raucous Democrats who had…

Confronting Breast Cancer

Confronting Breast Cancer

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June 6: Fit for Office

Editorial cartoons for week of June 4

In Our View: School for deaf project worthwhile investment

Granderson: Kids may take brunt of GOP’s disdain for poor

Ambrose: Tim Scott GOP’s shining star

Allen: Anti-Catholic bigotry Pride group focus

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