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The VA Portland/Vancouver Health Care system announced plans to construct a primary care, mental health and virtual care facility in Vancouver at a cost of $12.3 million.

Veterans Affairs to upgrade Vancouver medical campus

U.S. Veterans Affairs plans to expand primary and psychiatric care at its Vancouver medical campus.
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18-year-old sentenced to 7 years in shooting near Mountain View High School

An 18-year-old Vancouver man was sentenced to more than seven years in a juvenile detention facility for shooting at two other teens in May outside of Mountain View High School.
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FILE - A portion of the 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return form is shown July 24, 2018, in New York. The IRS has been tasked with looking into how to create a government-operated electronic free-file tax return system for all. Congress has directed the IRS to report in on how such a system might work.

Does Washington state have the worst low-income tax burden? Study compares taxes across US

Tax season has arrived, and Americans across the country are looking at their income and expenses from the past year. With that evaluation often comes reflection of the tax system.…
A screenshot from a Clark County sheriff's deputy body-worn camera in a shooting on Feb. 20 that left one man dead.

Bodycam footage shows man pulled gun before being shot by Clark County sheriff’s deputiesvideo icon

Body camera footage released Thursday by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office captured a 53-year-old Brush Prairie man pulling a gun from his waistband moments before three deputies fatally shot him…

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California burger chain In-N-Out submitted an application Feb. 16 for a Ridgefield location, shown in this rendering.

In-N-Out is coming to Ridgefield; Clark County lands popular fast-food joint before Portland

Clark County residents craving a cheeseburger animal style are in luck. California fast-food chain In-N-Out submitted an application earlier this month for a Ridgefield location.


FILE - The final version of the 737 MAX, the MAX 10, takes off from Renton Airport in Renton, Wash., on its first flight Friday, June 18, 2021. The Federal Aviation Administration is giving Boeing 90 days to come up with a plan to meet safety standards for building new planes, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024. The company has been beset by quality problems in manufacturing of its popular 737 Max jetliner.  (Ellen M.

FAA raises new anti-ice system concerns on Boeing 737 MAX, 787 jets

The Federal Aviation Administration says it will mandate a fix for a new 737 MAX design problem discovered by Boeing that, although it’s a remote…


President Joe Biden takes a photograph with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge, left, and United States Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield, right, during a reception in recognition of Black History Month in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024.

Push for Washington state Democrats to vote ‘uncommitted’ instead of for Biden in March 12 primary picks up steam

A campaign urging Democrats to vote “uncommitted” in Washington’s March 12 presidential primary is rapidly gaining momentum amid protests over President Joe Biden’s handling of…

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Camas players hug junior Kendall Mairs, center, after Mairs made a basket while being fouled Friday, March 1, 2024, during the Papermakers’ 60-48 win against Sumner in a WIAA 4A State Basketball semifinal game at the Tacoma Dome.

Camas back in 4A girls title game after 60-48 semifinal win over Sumner

Papermakers face Gonzaga Prep at 5 p.m. Saturday in rematch of Opening Round game


FILE - This image, contained in the indictment against former President Donald Trump, and partially redacted by source, shows boxes of records being stored on the stage in the White and Gold Ballroom at Trump&rsquo;s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla.

Judge in Trump’s classified documents case hears arguments about a trial date during crucial hearing

The federal judge overseeing the classified documents prosecution of Donald Trump heard arguments Friday about a potential trial date, a crucial decision that could affect whether the…

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The Evergreen Public Schools Administrative Service Center.

Facing nearly $20 million budget deficit, Evergreen Public Schools may cut 140 positions

Evergreen Public Schools leaders are proposing cutting 140 positions across the district to meet nearly $20 million in budget reductions for the 2024-2025 school year.

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FILE - A pedestrian crossing a street with a child is seen through a taxi window in Tokyo, Monday, July 19, 2021.  The number of babies born in Japan last year fell for an eighth straight year to a new low, government data showed Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, and a top official said it was critical for the country to reverse the trend in the coming half-dozen years.

Japan had the fewest babies it has ever recorded last year. Marriages dropped steeply, too

The number of babies born in Japan last year fell for an eighth straight year to a new low, government data showed Tuesday, and a…


In this remote camera image released by Friends of Big Bear Valley, are a pair of bald eagles standing over eggs in a nest atop a tree overlooking Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains in southern Calif., Thursday Feb. 29, 2024. Three bald eagle chicks could emerge this week from eggs laid in the nest. A nest camera set up by Friends of Big Bear Valley monitors the eagles and draws lots of views from eagle enthusiasts.

Hatch watch is underway at a California bald eagle nest monitored by a popular online camera feed

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Hatch watch is underway in Southern California mountains. Three bald eagle chicks could emerge this week from eggs laid…

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Thelma Sims Dukes speaks at Vicksburg National Military Park in Vicksburg, Miss., on Feb. 17, 2024, during the Remembrance and Libation Ceremony for Union soldiers killed or wounded in 1864 at Ross Landing, Arkansas. The National Park Service has broadened how it presents history in the military park with more information about Black soldiers who fought and died in the Civil War. (AP Photo/Rogelio V.

Black soldiers are honored, name by name, at a Civil War battlefield

Thelma Sims Dukes grew up during the 1940s and ‘50s in a segregated Mississippi town steeped in Civil War history.

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Letter: Haley is best for presidency

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