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Monday, September 25, 2023
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Some Brush Prairie farmers living near a proposed site for a new church at 14714 N.E. 152nd Ave. worry about losing more farmland in Clark County.

Brush Prairie neighbors worried about prospect of ‘huge’ church

Clark County farmland is disappearing quickly. Some Brush Prairie farmers are worried there will be even less farmland available if the county approves a new church planned for Northeast 152nd…
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Jennie Tinsley and partner Jacob Bouvette look through the rubble of their home that burned down in the Gray Fire on Aug. 31, 2023.

A Washington wildfire sparked in a field of wheat. Within minutes it overwhelmed firefighters

Steve McBride guided his Jeep Compass through the dense smoke. The landscape of once golden-brown ponderosa pines and tan brittle grasses was charred and smoldering.
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Weather & Climate
Anastasha Kathireson listens to Dean of Students Rosalia Burson lead their team in an exercise on day one of a two-day Jumpstart orientation program for incoming 9th graders  at Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma, Wash., Aug. 25, 2021. About 120 students participated in the program, which is meant to help ease the transition to high school.

Washington recalculates math courses to students’ career relevance

Twenty-one states across the country — Utah, Washington and Georgia among them — are part of a special initiative led by the Charles A. Dana Center in Austin, Texas, to…
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Driver killed in single-car crash on State Route 503 in northern Clark County

One person was killed in a single-car collision Saturday on state Route 503 north of Lewisville Park, the Washington State Patrol said.


Heidi Griggs, manager of the joint Pepper Bridge Winery and Amavi Cellars tasting room, pours a glass in November 2020 at the tasting room on the ground floor of the Rediviva building. Two more wineries are set to join the lineup at The Waterfront.

Grape harvest in the Valley: The process of vine to bottle at Pepper Bridge Winery

When considering the process of winemaking, some minds might recall Episode 23 of “I Love Lucy,” titled “Lucy’s Italian Movie.” While the iconic scene, featuring…


Spokane author’s story on her family’s Bermuda Triangle disappearance set for History Channel

The Bermuda Triangle’s mysteries have a deeply personal grip on Spokane author Sarah Conover.

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Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III is tackled by Carolina Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023, in Seattle.

Walker sparks Seahawks to win over Panthers

Kenneth Walker III rushed for 97 yards and two second-half touchdowns, Jason Myers kicked four field goals, and the Seattle Seahawks pulled away in the…


House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill, Friday, Sept. 22, 2023, in Washington.

With House Republicans in turmoil, colleagues implore GOP holdouts not to shut down government

Working furiously to take control of a House in disarray, allies of Speaker Kevin McCarthy implored their Republican colleagues Saturday to drop their hardline tactics…

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The Vantage Bridge carries Interstate 90 across the Columbia River near Vantage at dusk in February 2018.

Is a new Columbia River Treaty treaty on tap?

Since 1961, the U.S. and Canada have worked together to manage dams in the Columbia River Basin, but this arrangement may change in September 2024.

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Benton County Mosquito Control District surveillance technician Kylie Morgan inserts dead mosquitoes into vials so that they can be tested for West Nile virus, among other diseases, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023, in Richland, Washington.

WA’s mosquito trackers are seeing a spike of West Nile virus

The traps dangle from shepherd’s hooks or tree branches and Kylie Morgan keeps an eye out for them as she drives her truck carefully over…


Christina Martin, of Rosamond, California, holds Lisa Frank Crocs that her sister gave her as a birthday gift. Martin has been a Lisa Frank fan since she was a child.

Long live Lisa Frank! Gen Z, 40-year-olds and even babies are channeling a ‘90s revival

In elementary school, Christina Martin loved the bright colors and whimsical animals of artist-entrepreneur Lisa Frank.

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An urban forestry specialist with North East Trees loads up a truck with trees the group plans to deliver to Watts residents. The trees are intended to bring shade and reduce heat in those neighborhoods.

Feds award $1 billion to plant trees, combat extreme heat

California is among the states that will share in more than $1 billion in federal funding to help plant trees in an effort to mitigate…

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Editorial cartoons for week of Sept.25

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: Tidy buses; trashy roads

Smith: Bidenomics having an odd effect on deficits

Ambrose: Context matters on book bans

Other Papers Say: Address ballot rejections

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