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The Yaquina is one of two hopper dredges owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The dredges work together to maintain the navigation channel up and down the Lower Columbia River each year. (Contributed by the U.S.

Boating season brings questions about maintenance of Columbia River, its tributaries

With the official start of summer Thursday, anglers, kayakers, boaters and other water enthusiasts will soon flock to the Columbia River for a little recreation and relaxation. But navigating the…
Clark County News
Birds fly around and perch on the South Jetty at the mouth of the Columbia River as one of two dredging ships passes through the channel in 2009. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineer&rsquo;s project to repair the river jetties is expected to be completed in October 2025.

Columbia River jetty repairs nearing completion

The nearly decadelong project to repair the jetty system at the mouth of the Columbia River is expected to draw to a close late next year.
Clark County News
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Vancouver man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for drug trafficking; authorities say his fentanyl was linked to a Clark County overdose death

A Vancouver man whose fentanyl was linked to a fatal overdose was sentenced Friday to 10 years in federal prison for drug distribution and firearms crimes.
Courts & Crime
Crews from Larch Corrections Center were a key part of wildfire response in Southwest Washington before it closed.

Local governments want say in crafting Washington’s new wildfire protection rules

The last time the state Building Code Council crafted rules for protecting homes from the threat of wildfire, city and county officials criticized them as confusing, expensive and overreaching.
Northwest

Clark County

Deputy Bryson Layton, left, of the Clark County Sheriff's Office jokingly talks on his radio as he mimics his dad, Deputy DuWayne Layton, taking a call at his desk June 3 in downtown Vancouver. DuWayne Layton said his son was like his shadow when the 22-year-old was a boy, and they now work together at the sheriff&rsquo;s office.

Young deputy follows in his father’s footsteps at Clark County Sheriff’s Office

When Bryson Layton was a boy, he used to dress up in his father’s worn-out police uniforms. He’d even sleep in them sometimes, his dad…

Business

FILE - A sign outside the Internal Revenue Service building is seen, May 4, 2021, in Washington. The government is making permanent its new free electronic tax return filing system and expanding to taxpayers in all 50 states.

The IRS wants to end another major tax loophole for the wealthy and raise $50 billion in the process

The IRS plans to end a major tax loophole for wealthy taxpayers that could raise more than $50 billion in revenue over the next decade,…

Northwest

Ships on Elliott Bay are silhouetted against the evening sun, Wednesday, June 12, 2024, in Seattle.

Summer COVID surge approaches in Seattle area as travel season begins

A summer COVID-19 surge is on its way through Seattle and the region.

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Sports

Ridgefield's Taylor Takata, right, celebrates with Kyle Memarian after turning a double play Tuesday June 11, 2024, during the Raptors’ 10-0 win against Yakima Valley Pippins at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Raptors Notebook: New players mixing into lineup

Three weeks into the 2024 season, Ridgefield Raptors coaches and front office staff are still in the process of evaluating players to determine their fit…

Politics

Adrian Perkins stands for a portrait in his office in Chicago, Thursday, June 13, 2024. (AP Photo/Nam Y.

AI experimentation is high risk, high reward for low-profile political campaigns

Adrian Perkins was running for reelection as the mayor of Shreveport, Louisiana, when he was surprised by a harsh campaign hit piece.

Editor's Choice

Police lights flash on the roof of a Vancouver police vehicle.

43-year-old ID’d as man fatally shot by Vancouver police Saturday near the waterfront

A 43-year-old Vancouver man was identified as the person fatally shot by Vancouver police Saturday near the waterfront, according to the Clark County Medical Examiner’s…

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FILE - Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy speaks during an event on the White House complex in Washington, April 23, 2024. Murthy is asking Congress to require warning labels on social media platforms that are similar to those that appear on cigarette boxes.

Surgeon general asks Congress to require warning labels for social media, like those on cigarettes

The U.S. surgeon general has called on Congress to require warning labels on social media platforms similar to those now mandatory on cigarette boxes.

Life

Matthew Rego, from left, Michael Rego, and Hank Unger accept the award for best musical for &ldquo;The Outsiders&rdquo; during the 77th Tony Awards on Sunday, June 16, 2024, in New York.

Key moments at the Tonys: Jay-Z and Hillary Clinton in the house, strides for women and a late upset

“People, stop texting me!” pleaded Kecia Lewis, with comic exasperation. The veteran Broadway performer had just won her first Tony award in a 40-year career,…

Nation / World

FILE-The Titan launch barge is moved to the Coast Guard yard at port in St. John&rsquo;s, Newfoundland in this June 24, 2023, file photo.  The deadly implosion of an experimental submersible en route to the deep-sea grave of the Titanic last June has not dulled the desire for deep-sea exploration. Tuesday, June 18, 2024, marks one year since the Titan vanished on its way to the historic wreckage site.

A year after the Titan’s tragic dive, deep-sea explorers vow to pursue ocean’s mysteries

The deadly implosion of an experimental submersible en route to the deep-sea grave of the Titanic last June has not dulled the desire for further…

Economic Forecast &#8211; March 2024

Economic Forecast – March 2024

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Opinion

June 18:  Bump Stocks

Editorial cartoons for week of June 17, 2024

In Our View: Cheers & Jeers: A new garden; a lack of Pride

Estrich: The verdicts: Trump vs. Biden

Other Papers Say: A victory for voter information

Johnson: The unfinished work of racial justice

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