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Smoke billows from a campfire under cold conditions as Vancouver resident Greg Wilson, background left, who is not a resident of the Burnt Bridge Creek encampment, helps his friend set up his gear in the new location Wednesday morning.

‘All of us want help’: Unhoused residents in Clark County prepare for colder-than-normal winter

Residents huddled around campfires to stay warm at a homeless camp along the Burnt Bridge Creek Trail during this week’s cold snap. Two men murmured to each other that the…
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Mickey Alan Day, 46, appears for his sentencing hearing Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court. He was sentenced to nearly seven years in prison for second-degree manslaughter in a fatal pellet gun shooting.

Vancouver man sentenced to nearly 7 years in fatal pellet-gun shooting described by prosecutor as bizarre

A Vancouver man was sentenced Wednesday to nearly seven years in prison for fatally shooting a man with a pellet gun — a case both prosecuting and defense attorneys called…
Clark County News
Stacy Abdollmohammadi poses with her family and a llama at Special Celebration&rsquo;s Sensitive Santa event, which her family has attend for four years.

Clark County residents of all ages, abilities can have special, free celebration with Sensitive Santa

Many families possess a treasured photo of a screaming child on the lap of a Santa, who’s acting like everything is fine.
Clark County Health
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Man sentenced for selling fentanyl that killed Vancouver man

A Vancouver man was sentenced to four years in prison for selling the fentanyl that caused another man’s fatal overdose in October 2022.
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Clark County

Electronic storage detection K-9 Hota takes a break at the Vancouver Police Department's West Precinct.

Vancouver Police K-9 Hota has a nose for detection, sniffs out electronic storage devicesvideo icon

The Vancouver Police Department’s newest K-9 officer sat near the door of a room at the department’s West Precinct. The sweet-faced black Labrador retriever looked…


A heat pump is installed in a home.

Washington makes another run at heat pump rules

Controversial requirements aimed at getting electric heat pumps installed in newly constructed houses, apartments and commercial buildings cleared a final regulatory hurdle Tuesday.


An M-44 cyanide device is seen in Pocatello, Idaho. U.S. officials have reached a tentative deal with wildlife advocates trying to stop the use of predator-killing, poisoned traps known as “cyanide bombs” that injured an Idaho teenager and killed his dog.

U.S. Bureau of Land Management to end use of ‘cyanide bomb’ to kill coyotes and other predators, citing safety concerns

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has halted the use of spring-loaded traps that disperse cyanide powder to kill coyotes and other livestock predators, a…

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All-Region boys cross country runner of the year, Jacob McManus, is pictured at Columbia River High School on Monday afternoon, Nov. 20, 2023.

All-Region Boys Cross Country: Jacob McManus, Columbia River

In a sport like cross country, often ran on uneven ground, Jacob McManus has found his balance.


Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., center, is joined by, from left, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn., and Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., as House Republicans meet with reporters to discuss their efforts to investigate President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023. (AP Photo/J.

GOP considers holding formal vote to authorize Biden impeachment as White House questions legitimacy

House Republicans are considering holding a formal vote next month to authorize the impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden as the party looks to legitimize a…

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Kim Brown, a special education teacher at Felida Elementary School, smiles as she watches second-grader Zain Thompson, 8, succeed in building a bridge in an exercise on Code.org during class  in 2018.

Vancouver teachers union files complaint about special education policy change, says it violates collective agreement

The Vancouver Education Association filed a complaint Monday with Vancouver Public Schools that alleges a change in the district’s special education policy violates student rights…

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FILE - Homeless men watch a movie, hydrate and rest inside the Justa Center, a day cooling center for homeless people 55 years and older, Friday, July 14, 2023, in downtown Phoenix.The United States is ill-prepared to ensure housing and care for the swelling ranks of America&rsquo;s older people. That&rsquo;s the conclusion of a new report being released Thursday by Harvard University&rsquo;s Joint Center for Housing Studies.

Study says the U.S. is ill-prepared to ensure housing for the growing number of older people

Michael Genaldi’s road to homelessness began early this year when a car slammed into the rear of his motorcycle, crushed three of his ribs, and…

Nation / World

FILE - U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, left, and Egypt&rsquo;s President Anwar Sadat in Cairo, Egypt, Jan. 16, 1974. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, the diplomat with the thick glasses and gravelly voice who dominated foreign policy as the United States extricated itself from Vietnam and broke down barriers with China, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023,his consulting firm said.

Global leaders pay tribute to Henry Kissinger, but his record also draws criticism

Global leaders paid tribute to former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on Thursday, but there was also sharp criticism of the man who remained…

The Columbian — for Kids

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Editorial Cartoons for Week of Nov. 26

In Our View: Pac-12’s demise leaves WSU, public in lurch

Camden: Proposals latest in long line of changes

Cowen: Hypocrisy at core of top universities

Letter: Chelatchie impact is clear

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