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Zoolights in the snow at the Oregon Zoo.

Looking for Christmas lights in all the wrong places? These are the light shows Clark County is dreaming of

Nothing brightens the holiday season like colorful, twinkling lights. Here’s where to find sparkle in Clark County and beyond.
Engineering and landscape architecture firms presented three designs for the city of Washougal&rsquo;s Town Center Revitalization Project, including a preferred option (pictured) and two alternatives, to the Washougal City Council Monday, Nov. 20, 2023.

Washougal considers ‘preferred’ option for town center project with outdoor community space near future library

Washougal City Council members are leaning toward one design option for the city’s future Town Center Revitalization Project, but said they will require more detailed information before making a final…
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The Camas School District Zellerbach Administration Center is pictured in 2020.

‘Critical amount of money’: Camas School District replacement levies to be on February ballot

Camas School District voters will soon decide the fate of the district’s educational programs and operations and capital-technology levies that fund a variety of programs, extracurriculars, technology needs and building…
La Center City Hall (The Columbian files)

La Center City Council approves 2024 budget

Despite continuing declines in cardroom revenues, La Center’s economic and financial prospects remain healthy, according to Mayor Tom Strobehn.
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Police lights flash on the roof of a vehicle Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023, in Vancouver.

East Vancouver drive-by shooting puts man in hospital with life-threatening wounds

A 25-year-old man suffered life-threatening gunshot wounds in a drive-by shooting early Thursday morning at an apartment complex in east Vancouver.


Farmer Erich Schott takes a look at the concrete powder that was spread across his soybean field on Nov. 10, 2023, at Schott Farms in Buckingham, Illinois. The concrete will be tested for efficacy in removing carbon dioxide compared with agricultural lime.

In 1st trial of its kind in the US, Irish startup spreads concrete dust on Illinois farm field to remove CO2 from the air

Over the course of millions of years, the earth regularly removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through a natural process called weathering, when exposure to…


Can you get a ticket for running a broken red light in Washington? Maybe.

What should you do if a red light won’t change? Can you run it? Here’s what WA law says

Have you ever stopped at a red light and waited for the signal to turn green, but it was taking longer than usual or it…

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Secretary of State Henry Kissinger briefs reporters, Oct. 12, 1973, at the State Department in Washington. Kissinger, the diplomat with the thick glasses and gravelly voice who dominated foreign policy as the United States extricated itself from Vietnam and broke down barriers with China, died Wednesday. He was 100.

Kissinger was trusted Nixon confidant to end

Decades later, the scene still is almost too bizarre to imagine: a tearful president and his perplexed aide, neither very religious, kneeling on the floor…

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Construction continues on the Skyview Station shopping center in Salmon Creek. Rumored anchor store Trader Joe&rsquo;s has filed for a liquor license for the location but the company hasn&rsquo;t confirmed the new location.

Coming soon? Trader Joe’s files for liquor license at new Skyview Station in Salmon Creek

Long-rumored anchor tenant Trader Joe’s has filed for a liquor license at the new Skyview Station in Salmon Creek.

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Popular rockhounding areas along the Columbia Basin in Washington are hot spots for agates and fossils. The gemstone Carnelian is considered an agate.

Gone winter rockhounding in Washington state?

Washington is a hotbed for minerals, gemstones, crystals and fossils, making the Evergreen state a popular site for rockhounding.

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A wood cross stands in the tiny St. Mary&rsquo;s Cemetery in Des Plaines, Illinois, on Oct. 30, 2023. Among those buried in the cemetery are five Indian youths who were in a group of 41 boys from the Standing Rock Reservation brought to the school.

Native Americans from the Dakotas were brought to Des Plaines, Illinois, in 1880s in ill-fated assimilation effort

For many, steam rising from turkeys fresh out the oven last week evoked images of the Pilgrims. Schoolchildren learn that the origin of American democracy…

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Editorial Cartoons for Week of Nov. 26

In Our View: U.S.-China cooperation good for Washington

Other Paper Say: Answer clear for learning loss

Harrop: ‘Farm-to-table’ problematic

Donnelly: Participation in caucus process affects results

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