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March 23, 2023

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Kirkland C. Warren, 28, appears Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of tampering with a witness, violating a no contact order and unlawful possession of a firearm. The victim in the case and her 7-year-old daughter remain missing.

Records detail timeline in disappearance, death of Meshay Melendez, daughter Layla

The following information comes from court records filed in Clark County Superior and District Courts and Jefferson County Circuit Court in Arkansas, as well as police news releases. None of…
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FILE - In this April 16, 2019, file photo, a woman exhales a puff of vapor from a Juul pen in Vancouver, Wash. A former Juul Labs executive is alleging that the vaping company knowingly shipped 1 million tainted nicotine pods to customers. The allegation comes in a lawsuit filed Tuesday, Oct. 29, by a former finance executive who was fired by the vaping giant earlier this year.

Clark County schools to receive payouts as part of Juul lawsuit

Four school districts in Clark County are set to receive payouts over multiple years as part of a nationwide class-action lawsuit against Juul Labs Inc. and affiliated companies for deceptively…
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Battle Ground school counselor accused of assaulting her son

A counselor at Battle Ground High School was placed on administrative leave Friday after she was arrested for allegedly assaulting her 10-year-old son.
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New statewide data shows that children entering early learning programs in Washington are meeting developmental standards at a far lower rate than pre-pandemic levels.

Experts in Clark County say post-pandemic learning losses hit preschoolers

New data shows that the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the cognitive development of preschool-aged children in Washington, particularly those of color and in low-income communities.
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Family members Kendrick Taylor, 38, left, and Miguel Melendez, 24, both of Vancouver, speak with media Tuesday afternoon about missing mother and daughter, Meshay Melendez and Layla Stewart.

Family of missing Vancouver mom, daughter feel let down by court system

The family of missing mother and daughter, Meshay Melendez and Layla Stewart, say they believe Vancouver’s Kirkland Warren holds the answers to their whereabouts.


Wind turbine blades and other wind energy components are among the highest profile imports into the Port of Vancouver. The teeth at the end of the blades increase their velocity as they spin.

Port of Vancouver plays vital role in global trade

International trade is a vital part of the state and local economy, with an estimated quarter of jobs in the region being tied to trade-related…


FILE - The headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington is seen on Sept. 18, 2019. The Environmental Protection Agency is urging Oregon to clean up water contamination from nitrates in the eastern part of the state. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that an EPA regional administrator visited Morrow and Umatilla counties yesterday to learn more about the pollution. (AP Photo/J.

Water contamination in Oregon could prompt EPA to step in

The Environmental Protection Agency is urging Oregon to clean up water contamination from nitrates in the eastern part of the state, warning it could step…

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Heritage pitcher Ethan Scott delivers a pitch during the Timberwolves' first baseball game at Heritage's new turf field facility on Tuesday, March 14, 2023.

Heritage High School to host baseball tournament

12-team, three-bracket event set for March 31, April 1


FILE - President Joe Biden speaks at the White House Conservation in Action Summit at the Department of the Interior, March 21, 2023, in Washington. Approval of Biden has dipped slightly since a month ago, nearing the lowest point of his presidency as his administration tries to project a sense of stability while confronting a pair of bank failures and inflation that remains stubbornly high. That's according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, which shows there have been modest fluctuations in support for Biden over the past several months.

Biden approval dips near lowest point: AP-NORC poll

Approval of President Joe Biden has dipped slightly since a month ago, nearing the lowest point of his presidency as his administration tries to project…

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Northbound motorists bide their time during a bridge lift on the Interstate 5 Bridge.

I-5 Bridge program: If there must be lifts, limit them to 1-4 a.m.

Bridge lift or accident? The thought crosses the minds of many drivers as they sit in stopped traffic headed toward the Interstate 5 Bridge, debating…

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