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Massive fire at potato plant forces evacuations

January 22, 2021, 8:07am Latest News

A massive fire at a potato plant in Warden brought fears of an exploding ammonia tank, forcing the evacuation of nearly a third of the town for several hours. Read story

Guard members in D.C. to head home

January 22, 2021, 8:03am Politics

A day after President Joe Biden’s inauguration went off with only a handful of minor arrests and incidents, more than 15,000 National Guard members are preparing to leave Washington, D.C.,… Read story

Clark County

Guests eat indoors on Tuesday at Uptown Barrel Room in Vancouver's Uptown Village.

Challenges continue for Clark County restaurant owners under new ‘open-air’ guidelines

For restaurant owners, the latest COVID-19-era adaptation is a number: 450 parts per million. That’s the maximum level of carbon dioxide permitted in the ambient…

Northwest

Washington National Guard members walk in formation away from the Legislative Building, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Members of the Guard and Washington State Patrol troopers have been in place all week on the campus providing security against possible protests connected with the inauguration of President Joe Biden and the departure of former President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Ted S.

National Guard withdraws from Capitol in Olympia, other measures remain

OLYMPIA -- Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday while the Washington National Guard will begin to withdraw from the Capitol campus in Olympia, some added long-term…

Politics

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, appears virtually to ask questions during a confirmation hearing for Secretary of Defense nominee Lloyd Austin, left, on Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Congress poised for quick action on Pentagon pick

The Democratic-controlled Congress easily passed legislation Thursday required to confirm retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as President Joe Biden’s secretary of defense, brushing aside concerns that…

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Schools

The Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services building.

Vancouver Public Schools gets 27 candidates for superintendent job

Vancouver Public Schools currently has 27 candidates for the superintendent's job, one day before the application process officially closed.

Courts & Crime

Evidence is marked as officials work at the scene after a domestic violence investigation resulted in a fatal police shooting in Vancouver's Rose Village neighborhood on Oct. 4.

Documents detail fatal Vancouver police shooting in October

Investigative documents paint a clearer picture of the Oct. 4 Vancouver police shooting that resulted in the death of Andrew A. Williams, a 41-year-old homeless…

Nation & World

The International Olympic Committee, led by President Thomas Bach, is pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be canceled and will not open on July 23. The Tokyo Games were postponed 10 months ago at the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and now their future appears threatened again.

Amid cancellation talk, Tokyo Olympics ‘focused on hosting’

IOC President Thomas Bach and local organizers are pushing back against reports that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will be canceled.

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