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Northwest Credible Messenger met with local barbers and beauticians in Clark County recently to share information about its new program, which helps these professionals attain certifications in peer counseling.

Pursuing peer counseling that’s a cut above: Program aims to train barbers, beauticians to provide support

A haircut is a fairly individual experience. But in some places, especially communities of color, barbershops and beauty salons are social hubs where open, judgment-free conversations can take place.
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Clark County Health
Cyclists hit the road for the Vancouver Bicycle Club's annual Ride Around Clark County.

Don’t bypass bicycle safety: Local cyclists raise the alarm ahead of Ride Around Clark County event Saturday

The biggest annual community bike event in Clark County is set for Saturday, and sponsors say they’re excited for a fun outing — but more than a little worried about…
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Clark County News
Lingering fall color is seen at Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge as low-lying clouds provide a scenic backdrop in December 2023.  The Port of Camas-Washougal and U.S. Fish and Wildlife&rsquo;s negotiations for a land swap are nearly complete.

Washougal’s port, wildlife refuge swap land to smooth property access

A land swap between the Port of Camas-Washougal and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that may expand the port’s inventory of usable land near Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge…
Clark County News
The Durkee Fire, seen here at the Huntington Exit off Interstate 84 in eastern Oregon, is burning on 244,842 acres as of Wednesday afternoon.

Oregon wildfire is the largest in the U.S.; officials warn an impending storm could make it worse

Powerful winds and hundreds of lightning strikes from thunderstorms rattled eastern Oregon and Idaho Wednesday afternoon, cutting power and stoking fires, including one in Oregon that is already the largest…
Weather & Climate

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The new stand-alone Kaiser Permanente Thurston Way Imaging Center opened July 9 and only offers imaging services, including CT scans and mammograms.

Kaiser Permanente opens stand-alone imaging center in Vancouver

Kaiser Permanente’s new stand-alone imaging facility is now open in central Vancouver.


FILE - A Boeing 737 Max jet, piloted by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) chief Steve Dickson, prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight on Sept. 30, 2020 in Seattle. On Sunday, July 7, 2024, the Justice Department said Boeing has agreed to plead guilty to a criminal fraud charge stemming from two deadly crashes of 737 Max jetliners.

Prosecutors file Boeing’s plea deal to resolve felony fraud charge tied to 737 Max crashes

The Justice Department submitted an agreement with Boeing on Wednesday in which the aerospace giant will plead guilty to a fraud charge for misleading U.S.…


FILE - The Washington State Capitol building is seen on the first day of the legislative session, Jan. 8, 2024, in Olympia, Wash.

WA lawmakers decided to tax the rich. Poll shows voters aren’t so sure

By a 2-to-1 ratio, Washington voters support a measure to repeal the state’s new 7% capital gains tax, according to a new poll of likely…

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The Ridgefield Raptors logo sits on a hat Friday, June 16, 2023, during the Raptors' game against Cowlitz at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Raptors Road Report: Corvallis triumphs despite two home runs by Stransky

The Raptors jumped to a 4-0 lead in the first inning thanks to a three-run home run by Justin Stransky and a solo shot by…


A digital screen displays Vice President Kamala Harris&rsquo; campaign as she campaigns for President as the presumptive Democratic candidate during an event at West Allis Central High School on Tuesday, July 23, 2024, in West Allis, Wis.

Democrats hope Harris’ bluntness on abortion will translate to 2024 wins in Congress and White House

President Joe Biden might not often use the word “abortion” when he talks about the overturning of Roe v. Wade, but Vice President Kamala Harris…

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Vancouver Public Schools superintendent Jeff Snell, left, details proposed budget cuts to the district March 12 during a Vancouver Public Schools board meeting at the Bates Center for Educational Leadership. Snell and other district leaders will return to the bargaining table with the Vancouver Education Association next month to work on a new contract for the union.

Despite early start, Vancouver schools, teachers union still negotiating as end of contract approaches

At the end of August, the Vancouver Education Association’s contract will expire with Vancouver Public Schools. Southwest Washington’s second-largest teachers union hopes to reach a…

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FILE - A cyclist rides along a street near the Tobin Memorial Bridge, background, in Chelsea, Mass., on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. After nearly 1,750 low-income people in the Boston suburb won a lottery to receive monthly stipends from the city from November 2020 to August 2021, researchers found that winners visited emergency departments significantly less than people who did not receive the monthly payments.

More money could result in fewer trips to ER, study suggests

Giving cash to poor people could result in fewer emergency department visits, a new study suggests.

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The setting sun illuminates the clouds over the Rocky Mountains after a third straight day of record-breaking heat Sunday, July 14, 2024, in Denver.

Monday breaks the record for the hottest ever day on Earth

Monday was recorded as the hottest day ever globally, beating a record set the day before, as countries around the world from Japan to Bolivia…

The Columbian for Kids &#8211; July 2024

The Columbian for Kids – July 2024

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July 25: Quitting The Race

Editorial cartoons for week of July 22, 2024

In Our View: Hi-School Pharmacy closure shows local businesses’ plight

Ambrose: Making America sane again

Letter: Support Erickson for utility

Letter: Biden is bloodthirsty

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