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Freed Israeli hostage describes deteriorating conditions while being held by Hamas

November 28, 2023, 7:51am Nation & World

An Israeli hostage freed by Hamas said in an interview that she was initially fed well in captivity until conditions worsened and people became hungry. She was kept in a… Read story

Fragile truce in Gaza is extended as Israel faces pressure to spare civilians if fighting resumes

November 28, 2023, 7:49am Latest News

A fragile truce between Israel and Hamas entered its fifth day on Tuesday, with the militant group promising to release more hostages to delay the expected resumption of the war… Read story

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

Weather Eye: Arrival of December will bring change in weather pattern

Today will be the sixth day in a row without measurable rainfall as we have enjoyed beautiful sunny days and crisp cold nights. Beginning on…


WestRock Services LLC, a paper mill in Longview.

Longview paper mill owner WestRock, Irish company to form packaging giant

The owner of a Longview paper mill — doubling its local footprint with the anticipated opening of a new plant — is merging with an…


US Secretary of State Antony Blinken boards his aircraft prior to departure, Monday,  Nov. 27, 2023, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., as he travels to Brussels for a NATO Foreign Ministers meeting.

Blinken will return to Israel as the U.S. hopes to see further extensions of the Gaza cease-fire

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will return this week to the Middle East as the U.S. hopes to find a way to extend a…

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Why grades are up and test scores are down in WA schools

Average grades rose significantly for Washington students due to the pandemic, and they’re still slightly up, according to a recent study that analyzed nearly a…

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Motorcyclist dies after high-speed collision in east Vancouver

A 38-year-old man died Friday at a hospital after a high-speed collision between his motorcycle and a Ford Escort in east Vancouver.

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This image taken from video and provided by WTVQ shows people helping arrange cots at Rockcastle Middle School, being used as an evacuation center, in Mt Vernon, Ky., Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023. People were evacuated from a nearby town after a CSX train derailed Wednesday near Livingston, a remote town with about 200 people in Rockcastle County. CSX says two of the 16 cars that derailed carried molten sulfur, which caught fire after the cars were breached.

Failed wheel bearing caused Kentucky train derailment but didn’t trigger alarms beforehand, CSX says

A failed wheel bearing on a train car caused a derailment that sparked a chemical fire and forced residents of a small town in Kentucky…


Business News

A canvas decorated with a commercial promoting the Riyadh Expo 2030 protects a building under renovation, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2023 in Paris. In a high-profile showdown, Rome, Busan and Riyadh are the top contenders to become the host city of the 2030 World Expo, with the organizing body choosing the winner on Tuesday.

High stakes and glitz mark the vote in Paris for the 2030 World Expo host

In a high-profile showdown, Rome, Busan and Riyadh are the top contenders to become the host city of the 2030 World Expo, with the organizing…


The Evpatoria - Saki highway is covered with water after a storm in Crimea, Monday, Nov. 27, 2023. A storm in the Black Sea took down power grids and left almost half a million people without power after it flooded roads, ripped up trees and damaged buildings in Crimea, Russian state news agency Tass said.

Powerful storm pounds the Black Sea region, leaving more than a half-million people without power

A weekend storm that pounded the Black Sea region toppled trees, tore down power lines and flooded coastal areas of southern Russia and Ukraine, leaving…


Cookies cool on a table in Enid, Okla. Holiday meals may be changing for millions of Americans struggling with obesity and taking a new generation of weight-loss drugs in 2023.

No more holiday ‘food orgy’?

For most of her life, Claudia Stearns dreaded Thanksgiving. As a person who struggled with obesity since childhood, Stearns hated the annual turmoil of obsessing…

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