Wednesday, January 26, 2022
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Stephen Chan of Mighty Bowl, left, serves up a lunch order as owner Steve Valenta chats with a customer in downtown Vancouver. In the fourth quarter of last year, Valenta's costs for food increased 24 percent. They had been steadily rising throughout the pandemic. His costs for to-go packaging rose 60 percent.

Clark County restaurant profits sink as omicron surges

Steve Valenta has spent 10 years pouring his life’s savings, his energy and his care into his Mighty Bowl restaurant in downtown Vancouver — to great success. But it’s not…
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One set of housing recommendations is specific to Highway 99, which would exempt some affordable housing projects from certain design standards and would apply new development standards instead.

Clark County housing advisory group outlines options

Tuesday was the county Housing Options Study and Action Plan advisory group’s final meeting before making its recommendations to the Clark County Council and planning commission. The group has identified…
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Polling shows Republican gains in Washington and beyond

When the results came back for the most recent Crosscut/Elway Poll earlier this month, the party identification numbers caught my attention. The percentage of respondents who identified as Republican had…
Benson girls basketball coach Eric Knox, upper right, confronts the Camas student section during a game Dec.

Inappropriate remarks likely made at Camas basketball game, probe finds

An independent investigation into alleged racist remarks made by Camas High School students at a December girls basketball game concluded inappropriate comments likely were used, but the lead investigator said…
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Devin McFeron of Desert Society, left, chats with Emma Fraser of Farrar's Bistro inside Farrar's Bistro in Felida. Both business owners are just in their 20s, and they encourage other young adults to take a chance on their career dreams.

Young female entrepreneurs call the shots in Felida

The pandemic was in the back of their minds when Emma Fraser and Devin McFeron, both women in their 20s, decided to buy their own…


Diane Gustafson uses her Hop Fastpass transit fare card before boarding a bus in downtown Vancouver.

Washington high court to hear case about transit fare enforcement

The Washington state Supreme Court will consider whether fare enforcement on public transit represents an unconstitutional incursion into passengers’ right to privacy.

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Prep Roundup: Balanced attack leads Ridgefield boys over Washougal

Zachary Warren scored 15 points to lead four Spudders in double figures as the Ridgefield boys basketball team beat Washougal 57-44 on Tuesday.


In this photo taken from video and released by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, the Russian navy's frigate Admiral Essen prepares to sail off for an exercise in the Black Sea. Russia has launched a series of drills amid the tensions over Ukraine and deployed an estimated 100,000 troops near the Ukrainian territory that fueled Western fears of an invasion.

Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany agree to new talks

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U.S. has made no concessions to the main Russian demands over Ukraine and NATO in a written response…

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A green pickup truck crashed into a house and parked car in the 14100 block of Southeast McGillivray Boulevard after driving erratically through the east Vancouver neighborhood Monday morning. The driver of the pickup will be booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of DUI and multiple counts of hit and run, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

Vancouver police say erratic driver crashed into cars, 2 houses

Pedestrians narrowly avoided being struck by a pickup being driven recklessly Monday morning in east Vancouver before it crashed into cars and two houses, according…

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FILE - Youngstown City Health Department worker Faith Terreri grabs two at-home COVID-19 test kits to be handed out during a distribution event, Dec. 30, 2021, in Youngstown, Ohio. Starting Saturday, private health insurers will be required to cover up to eight home COVID-19 tests per month for those on their plans, the Biden administration announced Monday, as it looks to lower costs and make testing for the virus more convenient amid rising frustrations.

What to know about at-home COVID-19 tests

With new websites to order at-home COVID-19 tests and shifting guidance on what to do if you test positive, we’ve compiled a guide of what…


According to a recent survey by market research firm Euromonitor, 37 percent of consumers globally are looking for products with no sugar, no added sugar or low sugar.

Here’s next generation of sugar substitutes

We’ve entered a new era in our love-hate relationship with sugar. After decades of trying to make substitutes like Sweet’N Low, Splenda and Stevia work…

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U.S. Coast Guard Captain Jo-Ann F. Burdian details the search of 38 missing migrants at a news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022, in Miami Beach, Fla. One migrant was found clinging to the hull of an overturn vessel and one body was recovered off the coast of Fort Pierce, Fla. The migrants left the Bahamas on Saturday in what the Coast Guard suspects is a human smuggling operation.

Situation ‘dire’ as Coast Guard seeks 38 missing off Florida

The Coast Guard battled time and currents Wednesday as its planes and ships searched for 38 people missing off the coast of Florida, four days…

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Editorial cartoons for week of Jan. 23

Letter: Enforce the laws

In Our View: I-5 Bridge drawings help span public divide

Camden: Marijuana goes mainstream

Letter: Voting concerns are overblown

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