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A man and a woman were rescued Monday night from the Columbia River, just inside the Multnomah Channel, after their inner tubes popped while they were in the water. Neither were injured, and both were wearing life jackets.

Tubers rescued from Columbia River

A man and a woman were rescued Monday night from the Columbia River after their inner tubes popped while they were in the water.
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John Ley (The Columbian files)

Residency of 18th district candidate Ley in question; Washington law doesn’t define ‘reside’

Clark County Auditor Greg Kimsey has an important but difficult question to answer in the next couple of weeks: How do you determine if political candidates live in the district…
Clark County Politics
Firefighters extinguish a hillside fire Tuesday morning in Hazel Dell that Clark County Fire District 6 says started in a large homeless encampment before spreading to trees. The department said one person suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Fire in Hazel Dell homeless camp injures one

One person was injured after a homeless encampment caught fire Tuesday morning in Hazel Dell.
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Vancouver city staff presented various zoning code updates aiming to develop more affordable housing to address the local housing crisis. Patrick Quinton, Vancouver economic development director, said the city is not keeping pace with the demand for affordable housing, as the stock is low and prices are unattainable.

Vancouver mulls code changes to address housing shortage

As Vancouver’s population grows and its affordable residential stock remains slim, city staff continue to discuss what government can do, and residents share their concerns.
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Dr. Ozone Gautam, left, looks over his bio while joining fellow members of a new Internal Medicine Residency Program at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. "Everyone has been so welcoming, inside and outside of the hospital," Gautam said. "I'm settling in well.

Legacy Health, Vancouver Clinic launch internal medicine residency program

Legacy Health has launched a new internal medicine residency program in partnership with the Vancouver Clinic that will provide a comprehensive medical education focused on…

Business

For about two years, Jon Day had been in contact with city employees about permitting and code compliance while he built his ADU. At that time, the city said it was OK that he rented it as an Airbnb, he said.

City of Vancouver looking at regulating Airbnb, other short-term rentals

Vancouver city councilors agree that Airbnbs and other short-term home rentals should be allowed. But they also agree they should be regulated, and they’re looking…

Northwest

FILE - In this undated photo released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a dispersing wolf from the Oregon Pack OR-54. The past two years have seen a big increase in wolf poaching cases in the Northwest. Four dead wolves were discovered in the northeastern corner of Washington state in February 2022. That followed the poisoning of eight wolves in eastern Oregon in 2021, along with the poaching of a total of eight wolves in Idaho last year. (U.S.

Conservationists call for action on Northwest wolf poaching

Wildlife advocates say there has been a distressing uptick in wolf poaching cases in the Northwest in the past year and a half.

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Sports

Raptors outfielder Jacob Sharp points as he rounds second base after a home run Tuesday, June 28, 2022, during a game between the Ridgefield Raptors and the Portland Pickles at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Ridgefield Raptors win in wild pitch walk-off over Portland Pickles

Jacob Sharp scores game-winning run in the ninth, hits two home runs in 8-7 Raptors win

Politics

The Supreme Court is seen Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in Washington.

Justices limit 2020 ruling on tribal lands in Oklahoma

The Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that Oklahoma can prosecute non-Native Americans for crimes committed on tribal land when the victim is Native American.

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In May, a lot number with the letter "S" is seen on a vehicle at Triple J Towing to indicate it is stolen in the company's Vancouver impound lot.

Clark County team recovers stolen cars, makes arrests

A high intensity effort to address a surge in stolen vehicle cases in Clark County has led to the arrest of 32 people on 46…

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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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