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Jury for officer’s trial in Daunte Wright death reaches 11

December 2, 2021, 1:24pm Nation & World

Jury selection moved forward Thursday in the trial of a suburban Minneapolis police officer charged in Daunte Wright's shooting death, with the 10th and 11th jurors seated ahead of opening statements… Read story

Prosecutor: Gun was ‘freely available’ to Michigan shooter

December 2, 2021, 1:20pm Nation & World

A prosecutor considering criminal charges against the parents of a boy accused of killing four students at a Michigan school said Thursday their actions went “far beyond negligence” and that… Read story

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Clark County reports seven new COVID-19 deaths as disease activity continues to slowly decline

Clark County reported 681 new COVID-19 cases and seven new deaths Thursday as disease activity continues to decline.

Northwest

A fire burned through the Gibson Flats area south of Great Falls, Mont., on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, destroying 11 homes, seven garages and 11 outbuildings, fire officials said. The fire was one of three wind-driven fires on Wednesday that forced evacuations in Montana. A fire near Denton led hundreds of residents to flee the central Montana town on Wednesday. Some buildings in the town were on fire. Another grass fire forced temporary evacuations near Browning, east of Glacier National Park.

Wildfire burns into central Montana town, destroys houses

A late-season wildfire pushed by strong winds ripped through a tiny central Montana farming town overnight, burning several homes and grain elevators that had stood…

Politics

FILE - Migrants leave Huixtla, Chiapas state, Mexico, Oct. 27, 2021, as they continue their trek north toward Mexico's northern states and the U.S. border. The Biden administration struck agreement with Mexico to reinstate a Trump-era border policy next week that forces asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court, U.S. officials said Thursday.

U.S. will resume policy for asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico

The Biden administration has struck an agreement with Mexico to next week reinstate a Trump-era border policy that forces asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico for…

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Schools

Giving Tuesday campaign spurs bump in charitable donations across Clark County

Many nonprofits across Clark County saw increased donations during the nationwide Giving Tuesday campaign, an event that promotes charitable giving on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

Courts & Crime

Investigators comb the lanes of Interstate 5 southbound on Thursday morning for evidence in a fatal hit-and-run crash that left one person dead.

Police search for suspect in fatal hit-and-run in Woodland

All lanes of southbound Interstate 5 were closed this morning near Woodland for an investigation into a fatal hit-and-run crash. I-5 reopened at about 8:35…

Nation & World

FILE -Tamala Payne, center, with attorney Sean Walton, participate during a protest march for the shooting of her son, Casey Goodson Jr., by a Franklin County deputy sheriff in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, Dec. 11, 2020.  Jason Meade, the former Ohio deputy who fatally shot Casey Goodson Jr. in the back five times was charged Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, with murder in Goodson's death in an encounter that is still largely unexplained and involved no body camera or dashcam footage.

Murder charge for Ohio deputy in Casey Goodson Jr. shooting

The Ohio sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot Casey Goodson Jr. in the back five times was charged Thursday with murder in an encounter that led…

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In this photo taken Feb. 1, 2019, Bill and Melinda Gates are interviewed in Kirkland, Wash. Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates will continue their work with the Giving Pledge, but, following their divorce earlier this year, they will do it separately and in their own ways. In individual letters posted Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 by Giving Pledge, the campaign they co-founded with Warren Buffett in 2010 to encourage billionaires to donate the majority of their wealth through philanthropy, Gates and French Gates outlined their differing philosophies to giving.

Gates, French Gates offer post-divorce philanthropic plans

Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates say they will still work with the Giving Pledge, the campaign they co-founded with Warren Buffett in 2010 to…

Weather

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Weather Eye: Wednesday’s 62-degree high set a record for Vancouver

Wednesday was another record breaker, with a 62-degree high temperature here in Vancouver. That surpassed the old record of 61 degrees set in 1958.

Health

FILE - Licensed practical nurse Yokasta Castro, of Warwick, R.I., draws a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe at a mass vaccination clinic, May 19, 2021, at Gillette Stadium, in Foxborough, Mass. While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant, the delta form of the coronavirus isn't finished wreaking havoc in the U.S. There is much that is unknown about omicron, including whether it is more contagious than previous versions, makes people sicker or more easily thwarts the vaccine or breaks through the immunity that people get from a bout of COVID-19.

As omicron looms, U.S. is still battling the delta wave

While all eyes are on the new and little-understood omicron variant, the delta form of the coronavirus isn't finished wreaking havoc in the U.S., sending…

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