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Man arrested in Oregon, accused of kidnapping woman, her children in Vancouver

December 7, 2022, 11:20am Clark County News

A man accused of kidnapping a woman and her two children in Vancouver was arrested Tuesday in Lane County, Ore., after allegedly leading deputies there on a chase. Read story

Police pursuit leads to fentanyl, meth bust in central Vancouver

December 7, 2022, 10:35am Clark County News

A 33-year-old man was arrested Sunday night in the Van Mall neighborhood, accused of crashing a stolen car during a police pursuit and possessing several hundred fentanyl pills and methamphetamine. Read story

Clark County

Miles Terrace, a 69-unit affordable housing complex for low-income seniors in downtown Vancouver, opened in September.

Vancouver looks to replace affordable housing property tax with Feb. 14 special election

Vancouver’s main community resource to lessen its affordable housing challenges is nearing the end of its lifespan, leading city officials to ask residents to vote…

Northwest

FILE - Three girls embrace before they are removed from the home of Samuel Bateman, following his arrest in Colorado City, Ariz., on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022.  Federal documents released Friday, Dec. 2 show that Bateman, the leader of a small polygamous group near the Arizona-Utah border, had taken at least 20 wives, most of whom were minors, and punished followers who did not treat him as a prophet.

FBI: Polygamous leader had 20 wives, many of them minors

The leader of small polygamous group near the Arizona-Utah border had taken at least 20 wives, most of them minors, and punished followers who did…

Politics

FILE - Light illuminates part of the Supreme Court building at dusk on Capitol Hill in Washington, Nov. 16, 2022. The court is set to hear arguments on Dec. 7 in a case from North Carolina, where Republican efforts to draw congressional districts heavily in their favor were blocked by a Democratic majority on the state Supreme Court because the GOP map violated the state constitution.

Justices skeptical of elections case that could alter voting

At least six Supreme Court justices sound skeptical of making a broad ruling that would leave state legislatures virtually unchecked when making rules for elections for Congress…

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Battle ground High School (The Columbian files)

Police suspend investigation of implied threat at Battle Ground High School

Police heightened security Monday at Battle Ground High School after officers were unable to determine the credibility of an implied threat of gun violence at…

Courts & Crime

Sergio Hunt, 17, who played basketball at Fort Vancouver and Evergreen high schools was killed in a hit-and-run in Portland. The Oregon State Medical Examiner determined the cause of his death was from homicidal violence.

Two Portland men charged with murder in Vancouver teen’s slaying

Two Portland brothers were arraigned last month on murder charges in connection with the May 2021 slaying of a Vancouver teen.

Nation & World

Workers work on equipment at the West End Substation, at 6910 NC Hwy 211 in West End, N.C., Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, where a serious attack on critical infrastructure has caused a power outage to many around Southern Pines, N.C.

Duke Energy: All equipment damaged in N.C. shooting now fixed

Duke Energy said Wednesday that it has completed repairs on substation equipment damaged when it was shot up and that it expects power to be…

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