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Washington launches site for free at-home COVID-19 tests

Washington launched a new state portal Friday for residents to order free at-home COVID-tests, but health officials are urging patience since the state has only been able to acquire a…
Health
The Clark County Council met Tuesday morning to discuss redistricting maps.

Reconvened committee picks Clark County Council district map for public hearing

Clark County residents could have a new voting district map within the next few weeks. After months of wrangling by the county redistricting committee and Clark County Council, a public…
Election
Many new affordable housing developments are being constructed in the Fourth Plain Corridor, including the mixed-use housing project by Sea Mar Community Health Centers. Sea Mar received the first impact fee waiver from the city in 2017 to help ensure the low-income housing center was developed.

Washington legislators introduce two bills to boost affordable housing

Two bills co-sponsored by Southwest Washington legislators would increase the number of affordable housing developments, especially to low-income families and individuals.
Clark County Politics
Fire crews return to Vancouver Fire Station 2 after responding to a call.

Ballots on way for special election to benefit Vancouver Fire Department

Registered voters living in Vancouver city limits will consider a property tax increase on the Feb. 8 Special Election ballot that would contribute about $15 million a year to the…
Election

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Man sentenced to more than two years in prison for soliciting teens at Vancouver Mall

A man who solicited two teenage girls — one of whom was a juvenile — for sex in the parking lot of Vancouver Mall in…

Business

FILE - In this March 20, 2020 file photo, shoppers line up to enter a Costco store in Tacoma.  (AP Photo/Ted S.

Costco profits surge; shareholders vote for faster cut in carbon emissions

Costco’s shareholders are pushing the retail superstore to address its impact on the climate.

Northwest

Bonneville Power Administration Principal Structural Engineer Leon Kempner walks through Ross Complex in Vancouver.

Idaho Power, PacifiCorp, BPA eye clean-energy strategy for western states

Two electric utilities and a federal energy agency with millions of customers in eight western states have reached a tentative agreement centered on a new…

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Sports

Prairie head football coach Mike Peck resigned Friday after four years coaching the Falcons.

Peck steps down after 4 years as Prairie’s football coach

Prairie High School’s head football coach since 2018 is stepping down after four seasons, citing a physical and mental toll coaching has taken the past…

Politics

FILE - This combination photo shows U.S. President Joe Biden, left, in Washington on Jan. 19, 2022, and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo on Oct. 14, 2021. Biden and Kishida are holding their first formal talks on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, as the two leaders face fresh concerns about North Korea's nuclear program and China's growing military assertiveness. The virtual meeting comes after North Korea earlier this week suggested it might resume nuclear and long-range missile testing that has been paused for more than three years.

Biden-Kishida 1st formal talks touch on China, nuke weapons

President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held their first formal talks on Friday as they face fresh concerns about North Korea’s nuclear…

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The Clark County Council met Tuesday morning to discuss redistricting maps.

Clark County redistricting process sent back to committee in 3-2 vote by council

The Clark County Council voted Tuesday to send the contentious process of determining council district boundaries back to the committee that previously failed to reach…

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Many events in Clark County have been altered or canceled due to coronavirus rules. Contact organizers to verify details.

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FILE - A dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at Lurie Children's hospital, Nov. 5, 2021, in Chicago.   Three new U.S. studies offer more evidence that the COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who have received booster shots. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the studies, Friday. Jan. 21, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y.

Studies suggest booster gives best protection against COVID

Three studies released Friday offered more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who received booster shots.

Life

Cool temperatures brought dozens of manatees to the Florida Power and Light Manatee Lagoon in Riviera Beach, Fla. Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022. Last year was devastating for the gentle creatures, with a record set for mortality. The sea cows come to the power plant discharge area to bask in the warm water.

Officials: Florida manatees eating lettuce in pilot program

Manatees at risk of starvation because native seagrass is dying due to water pollution have for the first time started eating lettuce under an experimental…

Nation / World

FILE - This Aug. 12, 2021, file photo from video provided by the Moab, Utah, Police Department shows Brian Laundrie talking to a police officer after police pulled over the van he was traveling in with his girlfriend, Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito, near the entrance to Arches National Park in Utah. Laundrie, the boyfriend of slain cross-country traveler Gabby Petito, took responsibility for killing her in a notebook discovered near his body in a Florida swamp, the FBI announced Friday, Jan. 21, 2022.

FBI: Laundrie admitted killing Gabby Petito in notebook

The boyfriend of slain cross-country traveler Gabby Petito admitted killing her in a notebook discovered near his body in a Florida swamp, the FBI announced…

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Letter: Support Ridgefield school bond

In Our View: Public’s interest in climate action is growing

Pitts: Now a good time to renew civil rights fight

Letter: Policing has been dysfunctional

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