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Defendant Austin Navarro enters the courtroom for opening statements in his murder trial at the Clark County Courthouse on July 10.

Jury hears closing arguments in murder trial for Vancouver man accused of shooting his former girlfriend

A prosecutor told a jury Tuesday during closing arguments in a Vancouver man’s murder trial that the defendant’s actions speak louder than his words.
Courts & Crime
A real giveaway contest by Burgerville was targeted by scammers trying to get credit card information from people who comments on the Facebook post.

Fake Facebook account tried to use a real Burgerville giveaway to scam followers

Customers hoping to win a Burgerville gift card through a Facebook promotion instead discovered a fake account was trying to scam them.
Community Funded Journalism
The Vancouver City Council is considering action that would help protect and retain mobile home parks, like Vancouver Mobile Terrace, in the city.

Vancouver City Council considers zoning changes to promote affordable housing

The city of Vancouver is considering more short-term zoning changes to increase the city’s housing options, most notably a mobile home park zoning district that would help preserve the less-expensive…
Community Funded Journalism
Clark Public Utilities commissioner candidates James Oneil, from left, Christopher Thobaben and Sherry Erickson meet with members of The Columbian&rsquo;s Editorial Board. The three candidates are vying to succeed Jim Malinowski, who is retiring from the board.

Clark Public Utilities candidates talk about nuclear power, metering, broadbandvideo icon

Three Vancouverites are in the running for a six-year term on the Clark Public Utilities board, with a primary election set for Aug. 6.
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Clark County medical examiner identifies man killed in alleged hit-and-run near Andresen Road WinCo

The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office identified a 38-year-old man as the person found dead under a tree July 8 along Northeast Andresen Road.

Business

FILE - A holiday sale sign is displayed at a retail store in Rosemont, Ill., June 25, 2024. On Tuesday, July 16, 2024, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for June. (AP Photo/Nam Y.

Retail sales unchanged in June from May, underscoring shoppers’ resilience

Shoppers paused their spending in June from May, defying economic forecasts for a pullback and proving their resilience in the face of an uncertain economy

Northwest

FILE - Naomi Pomeroy&#039;s Beast restaurant is shown on Sept. 27, 2013, in Portland, Ore. Naomi Pomeroy, an award-winning chef who helped put Portland, Ore., on the map as a culinary destination, has drowned in an inner tubing accident in the Willamette River, authorities said. She was 49 years old. Pomeroy drowned Saturday, July 13, 2024, near Corvallis after the group she was tubing with got caught on an exposed snag in the water, the Benton County Sheriff&#039;s Office said.

Oregon award-winning chef Naomi Pomeroy drowns in river accident

Naomi Pomeroy, an award-winning chef who helped put Portland, Oregon, on the map as a culinary destination, has drowned in an inner tubing accident, authorities…

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Battle Ground Jackson Hotchkiss (19) fist bumps teammate Keegan Moffatt (15) after Hotchkiss hit a solo home run during a season-opening, non-league baseball game against Ridgefield on Friday, March 8, 2024, at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex.

Jackson Hotchkiss of Battle Ground selected by Diamondbacks in 18th round of MLB draft

Jackson Hotchkiss of Battle Ground was drafted in the 18th round of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft on Tuesday, taken by the Arizona…

Politics

Amanda Bailey, 35, stands on her front porch on Friday, June 21, 2024, in Middletown, Ohio. This house, where Bailey and her family live, is the same house where &ldquo;Hillbilly Elegy&rdquo; author Sen. J.D. Vance, R-Ohio, grew up.

‘Hillbilly Elegy’: JD Vance’s rise to vice presidential candidate began with a bestselling memoir

At the heart of JD Vance’s swift journey from venture capitalist to vice presidential candidate is a memoir he first thought of in law school,…

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Vancouver Police Officer John Davis issues a speeding ticket to a driver.

Speeding to pass a driver in Washington? Here are the laws and fines if you’re pulled over

Driving on the highway can be a frustrating experience at times. The behavior of the drivers around you can dictate the overall experience. Annoying habits…

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The Columbian for Kids &#8211; July 2024

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