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Clark County’s COVID-19 activity rate and hospitalizations decrease; CDC eases guidelines

Clark County’s COVID-19 activity rate and hospitalizations decreased this week, and the county remains at low risk for disease transmission, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Vancouver man pleads guilty to federal charge of mail fraud

A Vancouver man pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal charge of mail fraud in connection with a Ponzi scheme that defrauded 32 investors of $4.3 million.
Courts & Crime
Adult group home worker Jimmy (Zane Jager, left) is just trying to do his job when he's attacked by knight-errant-wannabe Don Quintero (Christopher Cleveland) and his spunky friend Doris (Carol Radkins) in the dramatic comedy "Don Quixote de La Center." (Fetching Photos)

Woodland playwright explores identity, dementia in ‘Don Quixote de La Center’

Caring for a loved one with dementia is no joke — except during those bordering-on-ridiculous moments when you simply have to laugh.
Clark County Life

Clark County

Former Lifeline Connections President and CEO Jared Sanford, from left, former President and CEO Joe Foster, Interim President and CEO Brandy Branch and incoming President and CEO Andrea Brooks pose for a photo Wednesday during a 60th anniversary celebration event for the organization at the Clark County Center for Community Health Building. Sister events were held at three other Lifeline Connections locations across Washington.

Lifeline Connections celebrates 60th anniversary

When Billy Peck first visited Lifeline Connections in Vancouver, his addiction to drugs and alcohol consumed him.

Business

Money is exchanged at a food stand while workers wear face masks inside Grand Central Market on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, in Los Angeles. Falling gas prices gave Americans a slight break from the pain of high inflation last month, though the surge in overall prices slowed only modestly from the four-decade high it reached in June. And even as gas prices fall, inflation in services such as health care, rents and restaurant meals is accelerating.

U.S. wholesale inflation fell in July for 1st time in 2 years

Prices at the wholesale level fell from June to July, the first month-to-month drop in more than two years and a sign that some of…

Northwest

FILE - Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., speaks as the House of Representatives debates the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Capitol in Washington on Dec. 18, 2019. Newhouse was one of 10 Republicans who voted to impeach Trump last year, and is one of only two to beat back GOP challengers this year.

Newhouse’s primary success rare among GOP impeachment voters

The 4th Congressional District in Washington is a land of snow-capped volcanic peaks and lush irrigated orchards that produce most of the nation’s apples. It’s…

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Sports

Washington State wide receiver Lincoln Victor (85) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against Central Michigan during the second half of the Sun Bowl NCAA college football game in El Paso, Texas, Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.

Washington State receiver Lincoln Victor ‘becoming that voice’ for Cougar football team

Lincoln Victor will be a first-year Washington State football starter this year, but he's already become one of the most respected voices in the locker…

Politics

Workman with Power Shift Solar put solar panels on a house Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, in Salt Lake City. Congress is poised to pass a transformative climate change bill on Friday, Aug. 12. The crux of the long-delayed bill is to use incentives to accelerate the expansion of clean energy such as wind and solar power, speeding the transition away from the oil, coal and gas that largely cause climate change.

Big climate bill: Spending green bucks to spur green energy

After decades of inaction in the face of escalating natural disasters and sustained global warming, Congress hopes to make clean energy so cheap in all…

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Brent Luyster III rubs his head in shock after he was acquitted of second-degree murder Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court. The jury deliberated for about 2 1/2  hours before returning the not-guilty verdict.

Brent Luyster III found not guilty in stabbing death of stepfather in Amboy

A Clark County Superior Court jury on Tuesday acquitted Brent Luyster III of second-degree murder in the fatal May 2021 stabbing of his stepfather in…

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