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Camas-Washougal Fire Department firefighter Trevor Guay shows off a fire truck to a group of kids Wednesday at Hellen Baller Elementary.

Consultants say Camas, Washougal should reshape firefighting partnership

A little more than seven months have passed since consultants reviewing the Camas-Washougal Fire Department informed local city officials that the partnership that merged both cities’ fire departments in 2013…
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A Vancouver police officer tests a body-worn camera in late 2021. The department ultimately rejected the first camera in the trial.

How would Clark County’s new public safety tax revenue be spent?

“No one is trying to sell you on this tax, one way or the other.” With that statement, Clark County Council Chair Karen Bowerman began Thursday’s public forum on the…
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Swim teacher Jane Twinkel, facing, helps young students with their form during a lesson at Kids Club Fun & Fitness in Salmon Creek on Tuesday morning. Kids Club and other facilities offering summer programs have had a hard time hiring workers in a tight labor market. Lifeguards especially are in short supply.

Clark County’s recreation, child care facilities struggle to attract employees

If it seems like you’ve had a tough time getting your kids into day camps and swimming lessons this summer, it’s not just your imagination. Recreation centers are struggling to…
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Members of the Angora Hiking Club attend a sacred art tour of the Proto Cathedral of St. James the Greater in Vancouver on Saturday. At top is the exterior of the cathedral, which was built in 1885.

Vancouver church art draws in Oregon hikers

There aren’t many buildings in Vancouver like the Proto Cathedral of St. James the Greater on West 12th Street. The church’s pointed arches, steep-pitched gabled roofs and stained-glass windows stand…
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A Vancouver Fire Department patch is seen in the gear room of Fire Station 2.

Two men found dead after midnight fire consumes Vancouver apartment

Vancouver Police are investigating the deaths of two men whose bodies were found following an apartment fire in the Harney Heights neighborhood early Saturday.


Tony Benton, station manager at Rainier Avenue Radio, on May 24, 2022, has seen the local media effort grow significantly in the wake of George Floyd???s murder, and the pandemic. His group hosted a discussion on Seattle redistricting in the Columbia City Theater, which they purchased and made their home.

Black-led media are seeing a resurgence in Seattle but ‘we’re so much further back than we used to be’

As a small crowd filters into the Columbia City Theater on a gray May Tuesday, Tony Benton stands on the stage with a mic in…


Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson
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‘Roe’ ruling could jeopardize other civil liberties, Washington AG says

On the eve of the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade, Attorney General Bob Ferguson said he has a team of 20 getting ready…

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Kara Winger hugs her husband and coach Russ Winger after winning the women's javelin at the U.S. outdoor track and field championships on Saturday, June 25, 2022, in Eugene, Ore.

Kara Winger captures her ninth national title in the women’s javelin

Skyview High grad has her magical Hayward moment on final throw at U.S. nationals


Carl Macpherson, executive director at Metropolitan Public Defender, examines the file in a double murder case that was recently pushed back for trial in his office in Portland on May 5, 2022. Macpherson says his firm of 90 public defenders recently stopped taking certain types of new criminal cases for a month in two local courts because they had so many cases that the attorneys were violating their ethical obligations to clients. A post-pandemic glut of delayed cases has exposed shocking constitutional landmines impacting defendants and crime victims alike in Oregon, where an acute shortage of public defenders has even led judges to dismiss serious cases.

Public defenders were scarce before COVID. It’s much worse now

On any given day in Oregon jails, 40 or so people remain in custody without a public defender to represent them in court. Some have…

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A shopper strolls past BoxLunch, one of two new tenants at Vancouver Mall. The mall is "more than back to normal" following the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, mall managers say.

Vancouver Mall thriving in spite of pandemic

Malls across the country have struggled the last few years. The Lloyd Center in Portland was already in trouble even before the pandemic and at…

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FILE - An electronic cigarette from Juul Labs is seen on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Pembroke Pines, Fla. Federal health officials on Thursday, June 23, 2022 ordered Juul to pull its electronic cigarettes from the U.S. market, the latest blow to the embattled company widely blamed for sparking a national surge in teen vaping.

FDA bans Juul e-cigarettes tied to teen vaping surge

Federal health officials on Thursday ordered Juul to pull its electronic cigarettes from the U.S. market, the latest blow to the embattled company widely blamed…


Constructed in 1888 by millionaire banker George B. Markle, the Markle-Pittock House is an altered Queen Anne-style home once considered the most significant and well-situated residence in Portland. Markle and his wife were wed at the Vancouver Barracks. He owned land in Vancouver and purchased the city's horse-drawn streetcar line to electrify it.

Clark County History: First and Markle streetcar line

One west Vancouver street recalls the city’s first streetcar venture. Markle Avenue parallels Kaufman and Lincoln avenues and runs south from Fourth Plain Boulevard. It’s…

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George Raya is pictured on Thursday, June 9, 2022 in Sacramento. The 73-year-old sits at the Old Soul at The Weatherstone cafe and holds a 1977 photo of himself an the other participants in the National Gay Task Force at the White House.

Activist raised eyebrows at White House but also awareness of illness affect gay community

George Raya had a seat at the table of the historic 1977 White House meeting of the National Gay Task Force, the first time a…

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June 26: Roe v.

Editorial Cartoons for week of June 26

In Our View: Misinformation undermines election system faith

Other Papers Say: Airline passengers deserve better

Leubsdorf: Compromise is difficult to find

Rubin: Decision kills court’s credibility

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