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Compressed air is forced into these large settling tanks so naturally occurring microbes can thrive and break down unwanted organic chemicals in the water.

How Vancouver’s wastewater goes from stinky to sanitary

If you tracked one drop of water through Vancouver’s Marine Park Wastewater Treatment Plant, you’d find that it takes about eight hours to go from raw sewage to reasonably clean.
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Bethany Seegert of Vancouver, left, gets pointers from ax matron Darbi Johnson of Portland at Celtic Axe Throwers' lanes inside Hopworks Urban Brewery in Vancouver.

Ax throwing fun, safe — and now available in Vancouvervideo icon

Throwing axes with your besties is a fun way to catch up and de-stress. And now you can do it here in Vancouver. As of July 2022, the Washington Liquor…
Millet can be enjoyed in sweet or savory recipes, but I like it best as a breakfast cereal, served warm with butter, honey and milk.

For the birds: Millet is good for folk and fowl

Millet is the most marvelous cereal you’ve never heard of, although you’ve definitely seen it a thousand times because unhulled millet is the main ingredient in bird seed. Birds love…
Gregory S. Bailey, 59, appears Friday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of vehicular homicide. He's accused of racing and driving drunk in an October crash that killed a Vancouver man.

Prosecutors: Vancouver man drunk, racing in fatal crash in October

Prosecutors say a Vancouver man was driving drunk and racing when he caused an October fatal crash in the Walnut Grove area.
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Kirkland C. Warren, 28, appeared Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of tampering with a witness, violating a no-contact order and unlawful possession of a firearm.

‘Person of interest’ in disappearance of Vancouver woman, girl charged in 2017 murder in Arkansas

The man charged in a drive-by shooting at his former girlfriend’s Vancouver apartment and implicated in her and her daughter’s disappearances is also accused of…


An AP-NORC poll found that just 1 in 10 of those in households making less than $60,000 a year say their savings have increased over the past year.

Poll: Debt, expenses stressing lower income households in U.S.

Personal finances are a major source of stress for about half of the lower income households in the U.S., a new poll shows, illustrating the…


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Growers get ready for annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

While Skagit County’s tulip growers are working overtime to prepare for the April 1 start of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, the tulips are on…

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Faizah Ford of Battle Ground hits the sand on her way to winning the girls triple jump at the Tiger Relays at Battle Ground High School on Saturday, March 25, 2023.

Prep highlights: Skyview’s Ntekpere a triple winner at Tiger Relays

Skyview’s Emem Ntekpere won three events — the girls 100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles and the high jump — to shine at the Tiger Relays track…


FILE - Vice President Kamala Harris answers a question about her upcoming trip to Africa, after swearing in Eric Garcetti as Ambassador to India, Friday, March 24, 2023, in her ceremonial office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.

Vice President Harris’ trip aims to deepen U.S. ties in Africa

Vice President Kamala Harris will try to deepen and reframe U.S. relationships in Africa during a weeklong trip that is the latest and highest profile…

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A small memorial is seen Thursday afternoon along Wooding Road in Washougal. Authorities found two bodies, believed to be those of Meshay "Karmen" Melendez and her daughter, Layla Stewart, in a brushy area farther down the road Wednesday.

Questions over lack of GPS monitoring after bodies of Vancouver mom, daughter found

Many questions remain as the police investigation continues into the deaths of 27-year-old Meshay “Karmen” Melendez and her 7-year-old daughter, Layla Stewart.

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